Meet Our Administrative Team

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

Karelix Alicea
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.


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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.