Meet Our Administrative Team

Karelix Alicea, M.S., BCBA, ITDS, Founder / President

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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

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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

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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.

Matthew Rembold, B.A., Administrative Assistant

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Matthew has been a valued member of the Lotus administrative team since July of 2017.  He is a Film and English graduate of the University of Miami (UM) who helps Lotus with a wide range of administrative duties including scheduling, record keeping and business correspondence.  Matthew is bilingual and can communicate fluently in English and Spanish.