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Board of Directors

Gina Green Gina Green, PhD, BCBA-D
Executive Director (non-voting)
San Diego, California

Gina Green received a PhD in psychology (Analysis of Behavior) from Utah State University in 1986 following undergraduate and master’s-degree studies at Michigan State University. Dr. Green has authored numerous publications on behavioral treatment of individuals with disabilities and the experimental and applied analysis of behavior. She serves or has served on the editorial boards of several professional journals in behavior analysis, developmental disabilities, and psychology. Dr. Green co-edited the books Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism and Making a Difference: Behavioral Intervention for Autism. She has served the Association for Behavior Analysis International as a member of its Accreditation Board, Public Relations Committee, Professional Standards Committee and Distinguished Speakers Bureau; Experimental Representative to the Executive Council; and President. Dr. Green has also been active in the California Association for Behavior Analysis, serving as ABA Liaison, Conference Committee Co-Chair, a member of the Legislation and Public Policy Committee, and President. She was on the Board of Directors of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board from 2002-08, also serving as Chair of the Continuing Education Committee, and on the Board of Trustees of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies for 15 years. Currently Dr. Green sits on the professional advisory boards of several autism programs and organizations. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Other recognitions and awards include Psychology Today’s “Mental Health Professional of the Year” (2000); honorary Doctor of Science degree from The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland (2005); California Association for Behavior Analysis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Behavior Analysis (2013); New York State Association for Behavior Analysis John W. Jacobson Award for Contributions to Behavior Analysis (2013); Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis & Therapy Sidman Award for Enduring Contributions to Applied Behavior Analysis (2014); Friend of the Kendall Centers, Modesto, CA (2014); and Autism Speaks Provider of the Year (2014). Dr. Green lectures and consults widely on autism and related disorders, behavioral research, effective interventions for people with disabilities, and public policies affecting the practice of applied behavior analysis.

Sean D. Casey

Lynn G. Bowman, M.A., BCBA, LBA (MD)
Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
(Term ends 8/31/18)

After receiving a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology, Lynn initially provided behavior analytic services to adults in central Virginia, and then moved to Baltimore to work at the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Neurobehavioral Unit (NBU).  Lynn is the Director of Direct Care Services and a Senior Behavior Analyst on the NBU. She is an Assistant Professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Lynn supervises behavior teams employing functional analysis and behavior analytic interventions aimed at addressing the severe behavior disorders of children with developmental disabilities.  She also oversees the NBU Direct Care Managers, approximately 120 direct care staff, and the NBU recruitment team.  Her research interests are diverse, and include the interactive effects of pharmacologic and psychological interventions, and managing human service staff.  She has over 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals, has served on the Editorial Board of JABA for over 10 years as well as reviewed for many other scientific journals, and has presented research at numerous national and international conferences.  In addition, she enjoys taking the lead on hospital performance improvement projects on topics related to staff training, departmental policies, infection control, behavior analytic supervision, and recruitment. 

Lynn is a founding Co-Director, Treasurer, and member of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis and was recently appointed by former Governor Martin O'Malley to the newly established Behavior Analysis Advisory Committee for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which is responsible for developing regulations for licensure of behavior analysts in Maryland.  She is a member of many Kennedy Krieger leadership committees and has served the BACB as a task force member. 

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Bryan Davey, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA (AZ)
Highland Behavioral
Gilbert, AZ
(Term ends 8/31/20)

Dr. Bryan Davey’s professional experiences include being a certified special education teacher, consultant to schools and businesses nationwide, and establishing two agencies in which ABA services are delivered to families and within school districts. Dr. Davey has developed a unique understanding of how insurance companies operate with regard to ABA services. He has firsthand knowledge of how to successfully credential with and become an in-network provider for insurance companies. His experiences as a provider and agency administrator afford him a working knowledge of insurance billing and claims adjudication. Dr. Davey assists organizations to implement policies and procedures for working with insurance companies in states that have and have not passed autism insurance laws. He actively supports the process of developing, implementing and monitoring ABA benefits for a large self-funded company. Currently he serves as a Board Member of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) and as Chair of the CalABA Public Policy Committee.

Jose Martinez

BACB Liaison
Jose Martinez-Diaz, PhD, BCBA-D
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL
(Term ends 8/31/17)

Dr. Martinez-Diaz is Associate Professor and the founder and chair of Behavior Analysis Graduate Degree Programs at Florida Institute of Technology's College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. He also is the founder and program director of the ABA-On-line Professional Development Program at Florida Tech, CEO of ABA Technologies, Inc., and an adjunct professor at Penn State's Department of Special Education. Jose served as an officer and board member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for seven years and is now Senior Consultant for the BACB. Jose also serves as a member of the Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology Specialty Council and Florida’s Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee. He is a past president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, which awarded him its highest honor, the Charles H. Cox Award for Outstanding Service and Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Florida, in 2005.

Jose earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in behavior analysis and therapy, from West Virginia University. His publications include a chapter on ethics in Cooper, Heron, and Heward, Applied Behavior Analysis (Second Edition) and an article on autism spectrum Disorders in the National Health Review.


Charna Mintz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Imagine Behavioral and Developmental Services
Seattle, WA
(Term ends 8/31/18)

Dr. Mintz began her career in 1996 as a special educator for public schools in Georgia and later Nevada. In 1998 she was afforded the opportunity to work with a faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno who introduced her to the precision and effectiveness of behavior analysis. She went on to receive a Masters and Ph.D. in psychology from UNR in 2001 and 2003 respectively, followed by BCBA in 2004. She has held a variety of positions including chief behavior analyst at a large adult residential facility in Nashville TN, school consultant for districts across Long Island, NY, and clinical director for a private early intervention program in Perth, Australia where she served as the state’s only BCBA-D. In early 2013, after 18 months abroad, she accepted her current position as the clinical director for a national behavioral services company that provides evidence based intervention to children and adults with developmental disabilities. She currently serve as the president elect for the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis and the co-chair of the legislative committee where in 2015, successfully sponsored a BCBA licensure bill that has recently been passed into law.


Allyson Moore, M.S., BCBA, LMFT
Private Consultant
Mill Valley, CA
(Term ends 8/31/17)

Allyson Moore holds a Master of Science degree in psychology (behavior analysis concentration) from California State University, Stanislaus and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist.  Allyson currently serves as a private consultant, providing mental health, behavioral, educational, and social skills assessment, treatment planning, and consultative services to school districts, healthcare organizations, regional centers, and non-public agencies in California’s greater Bay Area.

Prior to serving as a private consultant, Allyson served for several years as the site coordinator for The Tracy Kendall Center, an ABA treatment program in California’s Central Valley. She was a founding staff member of The Bay School, a nonpublic school for children with autism in Santa Cruz, CA.  In addition, Allyson served as a member of the Board of Directors of the California Association for Behavior Analysis from 2007-13 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Behavior analysts from 2008-11.  She has served on the Advertising and Professional Standards Committees for the California Association for Behavior Analysis since 2007. Allyson has given several empirically-based research presentations at the annual conferences of the California Association for Behavior Analysis and Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Debbi Napolitano, PhD, BCBA-D
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, NY
(Term ends 8/31/19)

Dr. Napolitano received her Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. Prior to her graduate education, Dr. Napolitano worked her way up from a direct-support professional to a group home manager working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that displayed challenging behavior. That is where she first experienced the positive impact of behavior analysis on the lives of individuals with disabilities. Dr. Napolitano has worked with children with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities who display severe challenging behavior since she graduated from KU in 2000. Currently she is a faculty member at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. In that position she provides expert consultation to not-for-profit agencies and school teams on increasing the fidelity of delivery of applied behavior analysis services to individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, mental health needs, and challenging behavior.

Dr. Napolitano also serves as expert consultant to a number of New York agencies, including the NY State Department of Education, the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, and the Office of Child and Family Services. Dr. Napolitano is the current president of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis and has been a co-leader in NYSABA's efforts to bring licensure of behavior analysts to New York State. In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Napolitano also conducts behavior-analytic research. She has published over 20 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Specific topics of research interest include repetitive behavior of children with autism and functional assessment and treatment of problem behavior in underserved populations.


Callie Plattner, MS, LPA, BCBA
Access Family Services
Raleigh, North Carolina
(Term ends 8/31/19)

Callie Plattner is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Psychological Associate practicing in North Carolina. Callie obtained her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis with a concentration in developmental disabilities from Auburn University in 2007. She has worked as a Behavior Analyst for East Alabama Mental Health/Mental Retardation and Staff Psychologist II for the PATH Program at the Murdoch Developmental Center, and spent 7 years with the Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment as Senior Behavior Analyst, Director of Psychological Services, and Director of Clinical Outreach. Most recently, Callie has accepted a position as Director of Autism Services for Access Family Services. This position allows her to be innovative in clinical and business development as a new ABA program, primarily serving the underserved, is developed and implemented statewide. During 2016, Callie volunteered and traveled with Global Autism Project, which has sparked a passion for and commitment to international dissemination of behavior analysis for the autism community.

Callie has served on the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA) Executive Board for the past 6 years as Member at Large, President, and Community Liaison. As Community Liaison, Callie has the opportunity to work with state entities to communicate the needs of the NCABA membership and behavior analytic community as they relate to licensure and insurance coverage.


Treasurer (non-voting)
Jonathan Pool, CPA
San Diego, CA

Mary Riordan

Mary M. Riordan, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Senior Consultant and Waiver Director
Behavior Management Consultants
Tallahassee, FL
(Term ends 8/31/17)

Mary received her Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1990.  She began working with Behavior Management Consultants while completing her doctoral degree.  Her work takes her throughout the southeast, providing consultation to individuals, families, facilities, agencies and state systems.   She has extensive experience in treatment of severe inappropriate behaviors, teaching functional skills, developmental disabilities, developing behavioral systems, regulatory compliance, and performance management. 

Mary is actively involved in the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, serving two terms on the Executive Committee and one term as the association’s President.  Currently she chairs FABA’s Legislative and Public Policy Committee, is a member of the Georgia Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee, and serves on a number of state workgroups aimed at increasing access to professional behavior analysis services to citizens of Florida and Georgia.
Mary Riordan

Henry S. (Hank) Roane, PhD, BCBA-D
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
(Term ends 8/31/19)

I received my Ph.D. in psychology from Louisiana State University and completed my graduate training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. From there, I was part of the initial team that developed the Marcus Institute (now Marcus Autism Center). I then held a faculty positions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where I was the Director of the Severe Behavior Disorders Program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. In 2009, I moved to Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY to develop an outpatient program for children who have co-morbid developmental disabilities and challenging behavior. At present, I am the Gregory S. Liptak Professor of Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University. In this capacity, I serve as the Chief of the Division of Development, Behavior, and Genetics where I direct three outpatient clinics: a developmental pediatrics and genetics clinic, a behavior analysis clinic, and a multidisciplinary diagnostic and early intervention clinic. I am an Associate Editor for the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities and have been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice. I serve on the editorial boards of several other journals. In addition to APBA, I serve on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and on the Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Study Section for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I previously served on the Board of Directors of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as well. I have co-authored numerous research articles and chapters as well as three books on the assessment and treatment of behavior disorders and applied behavior analysis. I also served as principal investigator on grants funded by NIH and the New York State Department of Health, and I provide consultation services to other behavioral programs nationwide.

Mary Riordan

Maria Valdovinos, PhD, BCBA-D
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
(Term ends 8/31/19)

Maria Valdovinos received her doctorate in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2001. Afterwards she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University's Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. Prior to beginning her studies in Kansas, Dr. Valdovinos worked in residential and day treatment settings with adults diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her experiences in these settings lead to her interest in evaluating the pharmacological and behavioral treatment of challenging behavior, which has received federal funding. Since 2010, Dr. Valdovinos has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Drake University. She has provided consultation to local school districts, community providers, and the developmental center. Currently Dr. Valdovinos is the President of Iowa ABA and serves as the chair of its legislative committee. In this capacity, Dr. Valdovinos has worked with her colleagues to grow the number of behavior analysts in the state of Iowa. She also sits on a state advisory board that aims to increase needed supports for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.


Karen R. Wagner, PhD, BCBA-D
Behavior Services of Brevard
Cocoa, FL
(Term ends 8/31/17)

Karen R. Wagner was originally certified as a Florida Behavior Analyst in 1993, transferring to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board in 2001.  She received her Ph.D. in education from the University of Central Florida with a focus in special education and applied behavior analysis. In 1997, Karen founded Behavior Services of Brevard, first as a provider of in-home services, and then expanding into intensive behavioral adult day training in 2003.  Many exceptional behavior analysts have contributed to BSoB on their way to doctoral programs and other rewarding endeavors.  After reluctantly closing the IB-ADT program in 2013, Karen opened a school for children with a history of learning difficulties. She is a former Board member and past-president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, and still remains very active state-wide in matters relating to behavior analysis in legislation and practice.    

Karen has been an instructor for the UMASS Lowell Interventions in Autism online program since 2008, and has combined her love of history and education with her ongoing project, The (R)Evolution of Behavior Analysis, interviewing over 80 individuals who have made contributions to the science of behavior. She has been a Trustee for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies for the past four years, and has served for many years on local peer review committees in the state of Florida.  She has presented at numerous professional conferences, both locally and abroad, on topics such as supervision, ethics, serving older individuals, physical management, and most recently, providing workshops to prepare practitioners for BACB supervisor status.

Nicholas Weatherly, PhD, BCBA-D
Aubrey Daniels International
Atlanta, GA
(Term ends 8/31/19)

Dr. Weatherly is a consultant with Aubrey Daniels International and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. He received his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University's Applied Behavior Analysis program in 2008, studying under Dr. Richard Malott. His primary areas of interest include behavioral systems analysis, behavior-analytic legislation, programmed instruction, rule-governed behavior, and the analysis and application of autism interventions. He began his career at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and over the years has held academic and clinical positions in areas including special education, behavior analysis, pediatrics, and organizational behavior management, most recently in St. Cloud State University’s Applied Behavior Analysis program.

After the signing of Kentucky House Bill 159 in 2010, Dr. Weatherly was appointed to the Kentucky Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Board and served as Chair for the first years of the board’s operation. During that time he worked with parents, clinicians, academics, and legislators to promote the dissemination and protection of behavior analytic services and those affected by them. Dr. Weatherly has held advisory roles and served on the board of directors for a number of professional associations, advocacy groups, and service agencies, including the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis, the Louisville Autism Friendly City group, and the Autism Treatment Association of Minnesota. He is the past president of the Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis and the Academy at St. Andrews.


Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH, BCBA-D
New York, NY
(Term ends 8/31/18)

Dr. Patricia Wright’s commitment to ensuring all individuals with disabilities have access to effective services and supports has guided her work over the past 25 years, from her earliest responsibilities as a special educator, to state and national-level program management, to her current role as the Vice President of Professional Services for Rethink. Specific examples of her advocacy include Dr. Wright’s management in the design of a statewide system of support for children with autism for the state of Hawaii, several years as the National Director of Autism Services for Easter Seals, and her current position aimed at leveraging technology and innovative delivery options to increase access to evidence-based practices.

Throughout her career, Dr. Wright has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to professional development and inspires others through her clinical example and instruction to do more to promote access to quality services and supports for all individuals with disabilities. Dr. Wright has held advisory roles for a number of professional associations and advocacy groups, including the Organization for Autism Research's Scientific Council, the Executive Committee for the Friends of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Autism Society Panel of Professional Advisors. She has been asked to provide expert testimony at Congressional Hearings and is a frequent contributor in the media, raising awareness of effective intervention for those living with disabilities.

Dr. Wright completed her PhD and Master of Public Health from the University of Hawaii. Her research focuses on the delivery of evidence-based practices in schools and healthcare access for people with disabilities.