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Advisory Board

The APBA bylaws were amended recently to add the following provision: "APBA shall maintain an Advisory Board composed of professionals in behavior analysis and other disciplines as well as consumers who share APBA's mission. The Advisory Board will advise the APBA Board of Directors on how to meet the organization's objectives, provide input on APBA position statements, write articles for the APBA newsletter, provide resources for the APBA website, and share their expertise on issues of importance to APBA. " The Board of Directors is very honored to have these individuals on the initial Advisory Board:

Teresa Baro
Parent/Autism Advocate
Pleasanton, CA

Holly Brown, DNP
University of Rochester School of Nursing
Rochester, NY

Lana Collet-Klingenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Special Education
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI

Louis P. Hagopian, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Program Director, Neurobehavioral Unit
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, MD

Jim Johnston, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Auburn University (Retired)
Knoxville, TN

Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Licensed Psychologist
Trumpet Behavioral Health
Lakewood, CO

Dan Lesinski, M.S.
Parent/Executive Director of DD Services
Hillside Family of Agencies
Rochester, NY

Sharon Older, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Adapt Behavioral Services
Maitland, FL

Daniel Shabani, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Executive Director, The Center for Behavior Analysis and Language Development
Santa Monica, CA

Coleen Sparkman, M.A. CCC-SLP
Director, Therapeutic Pathways/Kendall Centers
Modesto, CA

Marianne Sullivan, RN, MN
Parent/Managing Director, Community Outreach
Autism Speaks
Santa Cruz, CA

Gretchen Thwing, M.S., BCBA
Mount Dora, FL

Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D., LCSW, BCBA-D
College of Social Work
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Lorri Shealy Unumb, Esq.
Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel
Autism Speaks
Lexington, SC