Dr. Cat Baker CEO Florida Children's Institute

Dr. Cat Baker, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Dr. Cat Baker founded Florida Children’s Institute in 2014 to make a difference for children and families coping with a wide range of behavior issues and learning disabilities. In spite of having ADHD, Dyslexia, and Anxiety, Dr. Baker earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Florida, an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis & Developmental Disabilities from Auburn University, a B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Florida, and a B.S. in Health & Exercise Science from Wake Forest University. She is passionate about helping children and families who “don’t fit in the box” or who have “brains that work differently” to reach their potential because of her own personal experience.

When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her son, John David, camping and hiking, going to the beach, and watching college basketball.

Jamie Manville-Estes

Executive Assistant & Brand Marketing Manager

Jamie Manville-Estes has worked in the administrative side of mental healthcare since 2020, and joined FCI in February 2022 as an Executive Assistant & Brand Marketing Manager. Jamie graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and spent several years broadening her skills in various roles including retail management, office administration, and event coordination. She has a passion for making mental health information easily accessible for busy parents and hopes she can bring some joy to your day along the way. Originally from Florida, Jamie lives in Seattle, WA, with her husband. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, reading, and playing video games.