Our Team

Randi Mura, M.A., BCBA

Randi’s beginnings in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) started in 2009 when she volunteered for a Social Skills Group that worked with individuals with autism.

That experience inspired Randi to pursue behavior analysis formally, by working as a behavioral therapist in multiple setting such as in clinics, in homes, and in school settings. While pursuing her master’s degree, she spent two years working as a Conroe Independent School District parent trainer and Pre-k teacher for children with disabilities.

Randi graduated in 2015 from Sam Houston State University with her Master of Arts in Special Education with a concentration in autism. She then went on to receive her certification and become a Mississippi state licensed BCBA.

Jessica Swinea, M.A., BCBA

Jessica Swinea graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in special education, specializing in low incidence disabilities and autism. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a licensed BCBA for the state of Mississippi.

Jessica has been practicing applied behavior analysis (ABA) and special education for over five years and is from The Woodlands, Texas, just outside of Houston.

Donna Burrowes, Psy.D., ABPP

Dr. Donna Burrowes is a Licensed Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, trained in assessment of Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders. Dr. Burrowes has advanced practice competency in assessing challenges in child and adolescent development including: attention deficits, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, regulatory problems, and intelligence testing for local gifted programs; as well as common mental health comorbidities.

She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical Services, and is certified with the American 2013 Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Burrowes is a Florida native and returned to the Gulf Coast after serving eight years in the United States Air Force.

Jacqueline Thweatt-Burton, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Jacqueline Thweatt-Burton, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA earned a Bachelor of Science in Education/Human Learning K-6 at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision at Bethel University, and a Graduate Certificate in Autism Behavior Intervention from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Ms. Thweatt-Burton is a certified teacher in Mississippi and Tennessee with ten years’ experience: certifications include general education academic subjects Kindergarten – 12, 9-12 English, Special Education K-12 Modified and Administration.

In addition to being a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Colorful Minds, Jacqui is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee at Martin in the Department of Special Education. She has worked with children with Autism and behavior disorders for over 10 years. She is the President of Mississippi Council of Children with Behavioral Disorders (MSCCBD), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Her passion is working directly with children, and teaching educators and families about ABA. Jacqui has family members with Autism and loves sharing her experience and knowledge of ABA to help our children and families grow and enjoy life.

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