David Lubin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Vice President – Clinical Affairs

Dr. Lubin is Co-Founder and Vice President of Clinical Affairs with the Children’s Center for Development and Behavior.  With over 25 years of experience in the field of behavior analysis, Dr. Lubin obtained his initial clinical and academic experience in 1980 while attending the University of Florida's Behavioral Psychology Program.  Dr. Lubin went on to study at Auburn University where he continued his work in clinical applications of behavior analysis while earning Masters of Science and Doctorate degrees. During this time, he also chose an emphasis in the study of sophisticated techniques for facilitation of learning curves, clinical neuropsychology, neuroanatomy and human engineering technology. Dr. Lubin also held positions with Army Intelligence and NASA where he led teams in the design of user-systems and automated training systems. Dr. Lubin is an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University and teaches courses in both experimental and applied behavior analysis. As the lead clinician for Children’s Center for Development and behavior, Dr. Lubin provides daily clinical staff and program supervision, however, he remains a ‘hands-on’ clinician providing first-contact intakes, assessments, program development and intervention.

Shana Williams, Psy.D.
Director - Psychological Services

Dr. Williams is the Director of Psychological Services at Children’s Center for Development and Behavior.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been practicing in South Florida since 1993. Her specialties include the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents.  Dr. Williams has extensive experience in working with families to create a more positive home and school environment.  She has a collaborative style with parents, grandparents, teachers and school personnel, medical professionals and other important people in the Child’s life. This style enhances individual abilities across developmental stages and life experiences. Dr. Williams has presented and lectured on a variety of psychotherapeutic issues including parenting skills, professional ethics and assessment methodology and interpretation, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and coping with difficult children. She is accredited with creating stress management programs for several organizations including U.S. Army installations.  Dr. Williams is a court appointed expert and advocate for Deaf and non-verbal clients. Dr. Williams completed her residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mental Health Program.  She was an adjunct professor at Carlos Albizu University, Miami, Florida where she received her doctorate. She is also affiliated with the American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association, Broward Mental Health Association, Non-Commissioned Officer Association, National Association of the Deaf, and Psi Chi, National Honor Society.

Stephanie L. Schwartz, M.S., CCC-SLP
Director of Rehabilitation & Integrated Services
Hanen Certified – It Takes Two to Talk & More Than Words

Stephanie Schwartz is a Speech Language Pathologist and the Director of Rehabilitation and Integrated services at Children's Center for Development & Behavior.  Mrs. Schwartz began her work in the field of Speech Language Pathology in 1988 while attending the University of Florida's Communication Sciences and Disorders Program.  Mrs. Schwartz received her BA in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology in May 1992. Mrs. Schwartz continued her work in the Hillsborough & Broward County School systems, as well as in private practice.  Mrs. Schwartz completed her Master's of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University in 2000.  Throughout Mrs. Schwartz's career, there has been a diverse population of interest.  She has spent numerous years working with medically complex children who received multiple therapy services.

For the past nine years, this along with pervasive developmental disorders has been the focus of her work. Currently, Mrs. Schwartz conducts evaluations, both individual and in an interdisciplinary team approach, develops individualized treatment plans and provides a variety of therapeutic services; including oral motor and feeding, phonological processing, apraxia and language delays and disorders. Mrs. Schwartz is currently certified by the Hanen Centre to provide the Hanen Program for children “It Takes Two to Talk” and the Hanen program for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder “More than Words”.

Caryn Chenven, M.S OTR/L
Caryn Chenven has been working with children and youth with disabilities in a variety of settings including pediatric long term facilities, public and private schools (preschool-high school), home and clinical settings for 10 years. She currently provides occupational therapy services to private schools and in the clinical and home settings. Caryn graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in 1997 with a degree in Kinesiology. She then attended Tour College for a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy in 2000, with a year of pediatric specialization.

Debbie White-Maynes, Ms. Ed, NBCT
Director of Academic Services
National Board Certified Teacher
Exceptional Student Education K-12

Debbie White-Maynes is the Director of Academic Services and a National Board Certified Teacher at Children’s Center for Development and Behavior. Ms. White-Maynes has a deep desire to positively impact the lives of young children with disabilities and encourage parents to become active partners in the learning process. She has a firm belief that education leads to endless possibilities. It is this passion that has motivated her for over twenty years as she endeavors to educate children with special needs. Ms. White-Maynes began her work in the Dade County Public School System with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Special Education from Florida International University in 1996. Ms. White-Maynes worked in a Varying Exceptionalities Classroom where her love grew for the field as she learned about various disabilities that afflict children. Since that time, she has earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Miami and became a National Board Certified Teacher for children (birth -21) in the area of Exceptional Needs Specialist. She currently holds certificates in the following areas: Elementary Education (Grades K-6), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Specific Learning Disabilities (Grades K-12), Varying Exceptionalities (Grades K-12), Prekindergarten Disabilities, Exceptional Student Education (Grades K-12) and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Ms. White-Maynes has worked in both the Public and Private Sectors. For the past ten years, she has worked for the Broward County Public School System as an educator for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for grades Kindergarten through fifth. Ms. White-Maynes has experience providing comprehensive academic assessments, curriculum design for ASD students, development and implementation of an Individual Education Plans (I.E.P), working with Multi-Disciplinary Teams, collaborating with service providers, and with the development of Intervention Plans for ESE students. Ms. White-Maynes is a Clinical Educator Supervisor who has trained developing teachers in the field of education for over fifteen years and she has experience as a State Assessor for National Board Teacher Candidates. Ms. White-Maynes genuinely loves teaching and believes there is no greater gift than to open the eyes of a child to possibilities without limits. She will inspire you and encourage your child to reach their full potential.

Tracy Perez, Psy.D
Post Doctoral Clinician

Dr. Tracy Perez is a lead Clinician at Children’s Center for Development and Behavior. She has been working in the field of Psychology for over ten years.  Dr. Perez completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Nova Southeastern University with a minor in Addictions Studies.  She graduated with honors from Carlos Albizu University where she received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  Dr. Perez completed her residency at St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital with a specialty in Developmental Disorders, Communication Disorders, and a focus on Children and their families.  Dr. Perez has extensive experience working with children while providing individual and family counseling, conducting neuropsychological assessments, diagnosis, and intervention planning. She is an expert evaluator and is well respected in the psychological community for her assessment knowledge. Dr. Perez has provided lectures to professionals, educators, community organizations and parents on topics such as Learning Disabilities, Family strategies, psychological factors influencing success, and other topics at a local and international level. Dr. Perez is also Sign skilled in American Sign Language and provides services to the Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Florida Psychological Association.


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