Executive Director

Jose A. Merida, CBA/FL. Mr. Merida has served as the Senior Analyst of New Way Day Services since its inception in 1999. Prior to this service he practiced as a Certified Behavior Analyst with American Habilitation Services, Liberty Healthcare and Sunrise Communities. Mr. Merida has 16 years experience serving individuals with special needs in the Miami-Dade area. Mr. Merida has been a voting member on the Local Review Committee for the last 9 years.

Clinical Director

Wendy Roth, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Dr. Roth is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and over 16 years of experience in the field. She has extensive knowledge in the improvement of children with underdeveloped verbal capabilities. Dr. Roth served as the Clinical Director of the Verbal Behavior section in Achievement and Rehabilitative Centers (A.R.C.) for 4 years.


Cary Bouza-Merida. Mrs. Merida has had extensive experience in the operations of New Way Day Services, Inc. serving as the office administrator. As the President and Chair of A Better Day Learning Center Mrs. Merida is dedicated to work closely with funders to assure that all children can receive treatment regardless of the families’ financial capabilities.