Barbara Davis, Regional Director of Florida Operations

Barbara Davis, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Regional Director (South Florida), is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with individuals with intellectual disabilities for nearly 15 years. Barbara was previously the Little Leaves Regional Director for the DC Metro region before she and her family moved to the South Florida area in 2017. Since moving, she has served as the Clinical Director for two community-based residential programs serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities and severe problem behavior. Previously, she worked on the Neurobehavioral Unit at Kennedy Krieger Institute in various roles. Dr. Davis holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida, an M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology – both from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International, Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, and the Florida Association of Behavior for Behavior Analysis. Her research has been presented at regional and national conferences and workshops and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Facts About Barbara

  • Originally From: Baltimore, MD

  • Time With Little Leaves: 6 years

  • Educational Background: P.hD. from University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Favorite Hobby: Knitting

  • Dream Vacation: Bora Bora

  • Center: Weston, FL

We sat down with Barbara to discuss what brought her to Little Leaves, the joy she finds from her work, and her plan to help expand our life-changing services to children while keeping the small and personal feel of the company!

For us, it was a no brainer to expand our services into the Florida market. We saw a real possibility to fill the void where a lot of children suffered from a lack of high-quality ABA Therapy. We believe we will make a big difference in the lives of many here.

Barbara Davis, on Little Leaves Growth into Florida

Why did you choose to pursue ABA Therapy as a profession?

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What makes Little Leaves special to you?

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Barbara has been instrumental in our ability to expand into Florida. We would be lost without her. Her knowledge of the needs of families in Southern Florida has been tremendously important.

Marina Major on Barbara Davis

What is the most rewarding part of your role with Little Leaves? 

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How has Little Leaves helped you grow as a professional?

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