Team Shanna

Shanna Huffnagle, BCaBA

Assistant Director | Emerald Coast Autism Center


Shanna is a 2013 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in business and marketing. After several years in the business world and looking for a career change, Shanna stumbled upon ABA and quickly discovered a passion for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. While working as a behavior therapist, she completed coursework and became a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst in 2021. Shanna is currently in her last semester of her Master's program through the University of West Florida and expects to be a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst by the end of 2024. 


"I've been given the honor of watching some kids here at ECAC say momma or daddy for the first time when doctors and the world told them they never would. I've listened as families have told me their child sat at the dinner table with the entire family for the first time when the family could have never dreamt it. I've had families we work with say how they could look forward to the holidays for the first time because now their child will gladly be in the same room as their family and be ok with the chaos the holidays bring. I get to wake up each day and be a part of the little victories that lead to these milestones for the children and families that we serve. It is one of the biggest honors of my life! - Shanna