Jennifer Phelps, MS, BCBA
Chairman of the Board
Jennifer obtained her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University and found her passion for helping children at a young age. At age 12, she began working with individuals with disabilities and drew the floor plan for the clinic she hoped to open. When she was a teenager, Phelps read Catherine Maurice’s “Let Me Hear Your Voice” and it was this and a family member that motivated her to dedicate herself to helping those with developmental disabilities.
Jennifer is passionate about helping others, and that passion has led her to become the Co-Founder of Nest Life. At Nest Life, Jennifer enjoys building collaborative teams that work together to provide individualized care for parents and children. She knows that every parent and child is unique, and she believes that Nest Life can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Jennifer is committed to helping parents and children reach their full potential, and she is grateful for the opportunity to do what she loves every day.
Jennifer has been named Tampa Bay Business Journal 2017 Businesswoman of the Year finalist, is a Founding member of St. Petersburg KNOW Tribe, and has been featured as a Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine’s Extraordinary Women and in Best of the Bay St. Petersburg/Clearwater. Jennifer has also presented on being an entrepreneur and CEO at Florida State University, University of South Florida, SharpHeels, and TBBJ Elite Young Professionals. Jennifer has owned and operated ABA-based service companies and schools for over 13 years.