Board of Directors

BOARD 

Gina Green Gina Green,PhD, BCBA-D
Chief Executive Officer (non-voting)
San Diego, CA

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); Autism Speaks Provider of the Year (2014); Behavior Analyst Certification Board Michael Hemingway Award (2017); American Psychological Association Division 25 Don Hake Translational Research Award (2017); California Association for Behavior Analysis Gerald L. Shook Advocacy Award (2018); and ABA in PA Initiative Trailblazer Advocate Award (2019). 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.

 

 

Dawn Bailey, PhD, BCBA-D
Oregon Institute of Technology
Corvallis, OR
(term ends 8/31/22) 

Dr. Dawn Bailey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) with over 20 years of experience designing behavioral and learning programs for persons with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism and other developmental disabilities.  Dr. Bailey is an Associate Professor at Oregon Institute of Technology where she also serves as the Practicum Coordinator for the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program. She is the current president of the Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis, and is serving in her final year as a member of the Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee in the State of Georgia, which works with the state to improve the quality of behavior analysis services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities.Dr. Bailey received her graduate training in applied behavior analysis at Florida State University under Dr. Jon S. Bailey, where she was awarded her Ph.D. in 2008.  She is a frequent presenter at behavior analysis conferences and gives workshops to teachers, parents, and staff on a variety of topics related to the practice of behavior analysis. She was a consultant to school districts, private families, and state agencies in Florida from 1998 to  2015 and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Florida State University and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  She was President of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) in 2014 and held a position on the Executive Committee of FABA for many years prior to that. 

 



Secretary
Jane Barbin, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, LCP (VA)
Behavioral Directions, LLC
Sterling, VA
(term ends 8/31/20)

Dr. Barbin is a BCBA-D, Licensed Behavior Analyst, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia. She founded Behavioral Directions, LLC in 2001 and currently serves as its Executive Director, consulting to parents, educators, and public school districts while collaborating across disciplines to promote successful outcomes for those with autism, behavior disorders, and related disabilities. Upon completion of her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Louisiana State University, Dr. Barbin trained in behavioral psychology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. She was one of the founding directors of the Ivymount School Autism Program, a model ABA program, and has practiced for over 20 years. She has trained and supervised behavior analytic staff to implement services with a high level of integrity. Dr. Barbin is past-president of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis and a grant reviewer for the Organization for Autism Research. Previously she served on the boards of the Virginia Statewide Autism Planning Council and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment. She is a member of APBA, ABAI, and state behavior analysis associations in Maryland and Virginia. She has integrated her background in clinical psychology and behavior analysis as an effective means of treatment and was recently recognized by Children’s National Medical Center, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder for contributions to the field. Dr. Barbin advocates for disability awareness and provides training to parent and professional groups at the local and national level. Her interests include factors related to effective behavioral consultation, improving ethical practice, and quality indicators in autism treatment.



Louis Busch, MEd, BCBA

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health                                               

Ontario, Canada

(term ends 8/31/21) 

 

Louis Busch is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with the Complex Care and Recovery program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario, Canada. Louis obtained an advanced diploma in Behavioural Science and Technology at George Brown College in 2008 and a master’s degree in education with a specialization in work and learning from the University of Calgary in 2016. As part of the Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service, Louis works with an interprofessional team to support recovery, mitigate risk, and facilitate safe and successful community reintegration for adults with intellectual disabilities who have come into contact with the law. Louis is a part-time professor at George Brown College and past-president of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis. His clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of severe challenging behaviour, staff training interventions for direct care professionals, delay discounting in mental health populations, and innovative approaches for promoting professional development and interprofessional care of healthcare providers. 


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Past President
Bryan Davey, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA (AZ)
Touchstone Health Services
Gilbert, AZ
(term ends 8/31/21)

Dr. Bryan Davey’s professional experiences include being a certified special education teacher, consulting 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. He has served as a Board member and as chair of the Public Policy Committee for the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA).


 

Selene Johnson, MEd, BCBA
ABC of NC Child Development Center
Winston-Salem, NC
(term ends 8/31/22)

Selene Johnson is the Executive Director of ABC of NC, a specialized center that provides diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. The school program is accredited through AdvancEd and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Selene has worked with people with ASD for over 20 years. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a formerly licensed special education teacher. She has worked with individuals with autism across the east coast as well as internationally, in Nepal and the Maldives. She served on the governor-appointed Joint Study Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Public Safety, studying autism health insurance legislation in NC, and has led advocacy efforts towards behavior analyst licensure in North Carolina. Selene has served on the Board of the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis for seven years and is the Past President of the organization. She currently serves on the NC Department of Public Instruction Council on Educational Services for Exceptional Children. She also served on the Board of the Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network, is a graduate of Leadership Winston Salem, and is a graduate of the Advancing Strong Leadership in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities NC program.



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President
Charna Mintz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Imagine Behavioral and Developmental Services
Seattle, WA
(term ends 8/31/22)

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 has served as president of the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis (WABA) and co-chair of the WABA Legislative Committee, which sponsored a behavior analyst licensure bill that has been passed into law.


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President Elect
Allyson Moore, M.S., BCBA, LMFT
Therapeutic Pathways/The Kendall Centers
Dublin, CA
(term ends 8/31/25)

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 senior clinician for the Therapeutic Pathways Easy Bay Kendall Center, a comprehensive ABA treatment program for individuals with autism in northern California. She also provides private consultative assessment and training services related to mental health, problem behavior, and social skills in California’s greater Bay Area. 

Allyson has held a variety of positions in her 20-year career, including Program Manager for Northwest Behavioral Associates California Outreach Program for children with autism; head teacher and founding staff members of The Bay School, a nonpublic school for children with autism in Santa Cruz, CA; Site Coordinator for the Modesto and Tracy Kendall Centers in the Central Valley of California; and Clinical Director for Tucci Learning Solutions, a provider of comprehensive services for educators and parents of individuals with autism and related disorders. In addition, Allyson served on the Board of Directors of the California Association for Behavior Analysis from 2007-13 and on that organization's Professional Standards, Membership, and Advertising/PR/Marketing Committees. She was on APBA's Board of Directors from 2008-11, and has served in her current term on that Board since 2014. Allyson has given several research presentations at the annual conferences of the California Association for Behavior Analysis and Association for Behavior Analysis International.



Mahin Para-Cremer, MEd, BCBA, LBA (WI)
Integrated Development Services
Milwaukee, WI
(term ends 8/31/22)

Mahin Para-Cremer is a Licensed Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She began her career in human services working with adults with intellectual disabilities and young children with autism spectrum disorders while earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, human development, and family life at the University of Kansas. Mahin worked in various leadership capacities, including managing adult residential programs, supported apartments, and adult foster care settings, while earning her masters degree in special education from Grand Canyon University.  She has worked as a clinician with children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, acquired and traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, co-occurring mental health disorders, and at-risk children and youth in clinics, schools, residential treatment centers, treatment foster care, and in-home services. Her areas of interests are staff training and development, parent training, and ensuring high quality standards for treatment. Her work with children and adults with acquired and traumatic brain injuries expanded the community's understanding of neurobehavioral treatment options and increased successful reintegration of clients into home and community settings through training with natural and community supports. In addition, Mahin developed new programs and services to increase access to treatment in rural or otherwise underserved areas.  She currently serves as the Director of Operations for a large autism service provider for in-home and clinic-based services in Wisconsin, overseeing the clinical and operational activities for the organization. Mahin is the Past President of WisABA, the Wisconsin Affiliate of APBA, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Autism Provider Association.


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

 



Traci L. Shinabarger, LCSW, BCBA

Montana Department of Justice

Montana Behavior Collaborative

Helena, MT

(term ends 8/31/21)

 

Traci L. Shinabarger is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Montana. She received her undergraduate degree in political economy from James Madison College at Michigan State University and graduate degrees in social work and public administration from Columbia University in the City of New York. After moving to Montana and continuing her work with children and families in foster care and group care systems, Traci completed her studies in applied behavior analysis at Montana State University - Billings. Traci currently serves at the Chief Child and Family Ombudsman for the Montana State Department of Justice. Recently she supported the effort by the Montana Association for Behavior Analysis to obtain licensure for behavior analysts and established Montana Behavior Collaborative, PLLC to provide behavior analytic services to adults with disabilities. Her interests include the application of behavior analysis in work with vulnerable populations, in rural areas, and in organizational management across professional disciplines.

 



Clint Trusty, MS, BCBA
Trusty Behavioral Services
Suwanee, GA
(term ends 8/31/20)


Clint Trusty earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Tennessee and began working with adolescents with behavioral problems and developmental disabilities. His introduction to behavior analysis involved an unplanned encounter with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) on a shared case that opened his eyes to the potential outcomes when ABA is properly deployed. That experience pushed him to pursue and receive his master’s degree from Auburn University and his BCBA certification in 2008. Clint spent over six years working in state government in Georgia’s developmental disability agency (DBHDD), serving as the Senior Behavior Analyst and Director of Behavior Services. His experience includes work at both the systems and individual level in settings that include private homes, group homes, schools, residential facilities, day treatment facilities, and hospitals. In 2004 he left state government and founded Trusty Behavioral Services with a mission to deliver ABA to underserved populations, most notably adults with developmental disabilities. He has been involved in the Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis (GABA) since 2008 as President, Board member, and Advisory Board member, and currently chairs the Committee on Legislative Affairs. Clint has also been involved with APBA, serving on the Convention Committee since 2015.



Rebecca Womack, MS, BCBA, LBA
Blue Sprig Pediatrics, Inc.
Cushing, OK
(term ends 8/31/22)

Since graduating with a master’s degree in 2003 from North Dakota State University, Rebecca has been privileged to serve adults and children using applied behavior analysis in facility-based care, group homes, daycare centers, schools, and family homes. She has traveled across the United States and overseas to provide consultation for families with children and adults who have autism. Rebecca currently serves as the Director of Clinical Compliance for Blue Sprig Pediatrics, Inc. There she works collaboratively with a team of interdisciplinary professionals to create quality assurance policies and ensure that processes are ethically and contractually aligned with health plan standards. She is also Executive Director ofthe Behavior Analysis Advocacy Network (BAAN), working closely with policymakers to preserve services and continuity of care for children with autism. In addition to facilitating provider and family concerns, she disseminates information on clinical and ethical practices relating to funding source requirements. Whatever the role, her ultimate goal is to make a significant impact through effective and efficient services utilizing the science of behavior analysis.




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