Meet Our Administrative Team
Karelix Alicea, M.S., BCBA, ITDS, Founder / President
Karelix Alicea founded Lotus Behavioral Interventions in 2009. She is also the co-founder of the Miami Association for Behavior Analysis (MiABA) and the Executive Director of The Lotus Children (TLC), a non-profit dedicated to allocating ABA therapies and resources to underprivileged children with autism throughout the world. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS) who has dedicated her life to working with children on the autism spectrum since 2001. Miss Alicea received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology with a specialization in behavior analysis under the direction of the esteemed Dr. Jacob L. Gewirtz at Florida International University and is currently in the process of completing an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and Applied Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University with an anticipated graduation date in 2020.
ANGELA YUSTY, B.A., ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
Angela Yusty has been a valued member of the Lotus administrative team since October of 2017. She joined us with much passion and enthusiasm to be a part of a company that serves such a great purpose. Professionally, she has more than 15 years of experience working in the clinical field, including 8 years in administration and 5 years in management. She has a bachelor's degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix. Due to her love for children, she loves immersing herself in a project whose sole mission is the betterment of their lives. Angela is a wife and mother to two beautiful girls and is fascinated by people and all the good they can do in the world. Angela is bilingual and can communicate fluently in English and Spanish.
Janyl Martinez, CBCS, Billing & Collections Specialist
Janyl has been a valued member of the Lotus administrative team since September of 2018. She attended Barry University where she studied to become a certified billing and coding specialist (CBCS) with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) in 2014. Janyl has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry across publicly and privately funded insurance companies and a variety of medical specialties. She is proficient in CPT, ICD 10 and in practicing her expertise responsibly under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Janyl is bilingual and can communicate fluently in English and Spanish.
Synthia Guzman, B.A., Credentialing & Contracting Specialist
Synthia has been a valued member of the Lotus administrative team since March of 2018. Since 2002, she has worked in the mental health care industry for children and adults with a wide variety of diagnoses. Synthia is a notary public who is proficient in credentialing, contracting, scheduling, payroll and generalized human resources. She is a valued member of the Lotus team and an active supporter of autism awareness activities and fundraisers in her local community. Synthia is bilingual and can communicate fluently in English and Spanish.
Jose Guerrero, B.A., Administrative Specialist
Jose has been a valued member of the Lotus administrative team since February of 2021. His full bio is coming soon!
Matthew Rembold, Administrative Assistant
Matthew is a tech savvy undergraduate Film and English major at the University of Miami (UM) who has been helping with Lotus administration since July of 2017. For Lotus, Matthew specializes in weekly scheduling, keeping our company attendance records, quality assurance, website design and digital marketing media. He has years of experience as a writer for the school newspaper at Columbus Senior High School and is currently the videographer for the UM Hurricanes football team. Matthew is bilingual and can communicate fluently in English and Spanish.