Take a Behavioral Pulse™
About Us
The mission of B-Vitals is to become an indispensable part of pediatric diagnoses by providing early identification of behavioral health problems.

B-Vitals, Inc is a group of psychologists who came together to develop targeted assessment solutions. B-Vitals, Inc. is headquartered in Broward County, Florida, and its principals are Joel I. Kimmel, Ph.D., President; Hilda F. Besner, Ph.D., Vice President; and Elizabeth W. Blake, Ph.D., Vice President. Together, B-Vitals, Inc. has over 100 years of providing assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, families, and healthcare professionals. We strongly believe that B-Vitals™ will revolutionize how children are examined and treated in the pediatrician's office and contribute to preventing and decreasing the growing problems of children in our nation.

Our Leadership Team

Joel I. Kimmel, Ph.D., President
Dr. Kimmel has practiced for over 37 years as a clinical psychologist. Throughout his career, he has assessed and treated thousands of children and their families for a range of behavioral health issues. Dr. Kimmel was also the program psychologist for a county child abuse agency and several adolescent chemical dependency programs, as well as an executive consultant to several corporations.
Hilda F. Besner, Ph.D., VP Business Development, Sales & Marketing
Dr. Besner is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for over 35 years. She has conducted assessments for broad populations including government agencies, the legal system, and the private sector working with both children and adults. Additionally, she has taught assessment at the graduate school level and has published several books.
Elizabeth W. Blake, Ph.D., VP Finance & Administration
Dr. Blake is a clinical psychologist with a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology and also a Registered Nurse. She has evaluated over seven hundred incarcerated individuals. With her background, she is uniquely qualified to integrate behavioral health information with medical information.