Presenter Bio:

Gianna Biscontini, M.A.Ed.H.D., BCBA

Gianna Biscontini is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, writer, speaker and the founder of W3RKWELL. Throughout her 15-year career in behavioral science she has held clinical, leadership and consulting roles in healthcare, non-profit, research, education and government industries. She holds a masters in education and human development from The George Washington University and completed her post graduate work in Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University. Gianna began her career conducting clinical assessments under Washington D.C’s then-Chancellor, Michelle Rhee, and former mayor, Adrian Fenty, in the Central Office of Special Education. Throughout her tenure she developed the city’s first early childhood autism evaluation team, served as a panel contributor at The George Washington University and Princeton University, and presented her pediatric work at the Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. conference. She served 5 years on the board of directors for The Bowen Foundation for Autism and has written several articles for EP Magazine (formerly Exceptional Parent) and Behavioral Science in the 21st Century. After moving to San Diego for a clinical leadership position in a large non-profit organization, Gianna expanded her career into Organizational Behavior Management. As an associate consultant in an executive coaching firm she developed behavior-based programs on conducting difficult conversations, fostering critical thinking skills and demonstrating C-level leadership behavior. She earned a certificate in Organizational Behavior Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2017 and went on to become the Founder and CEO of W3RKWELL, a behavior-based agency with the mission of sustainably improving employee and organizational wellbeing with the science of behavior. In her spare time, Gianna enjoys traveling, camping, reading, yoga, meditation, hosting dinner parties with her husband, and relaxing at home with her rescue dog and cat, Franklin and Annie.