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); and California Association for Behavior Analysis Gerald L. Shook Advocacy Award (2018). 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.



Jane Barbin, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, LCP (VA)
Behavioral Directions, LLC
Herndon, 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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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).


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President Elect
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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Allyson Moore, M.S., BCBA, LMFT
Private Consultant
Mill Valley, CA
(Term ends 8/31/20)

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. Allyson has given several research presentations at the annual conferences of the California Association for Behavior Analysis and Association for Behavior Analysis International.


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Secretary
Debbi Napolitano, PhD, BCBA-D
Hillside Family of Agencies
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. She has served a faculty member at the University of Rochester School of Medicine providing 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 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. She has been president of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis and 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 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. Her research interests include repetitive behavior of children with autism and functional assessment and treatment of problem behavior in underserved populations.


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Callie Plattner, MS, LPA, BCBA
Access Family Services
Raleigh, NC
(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 as Member at Large, President, and Community Liaison. As Community Liaison, Callie has had 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 M. Riordan, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Behavior Management Consultants

Tallahassee, FL

(term ends August 31, 2019)

 

Dr. Mary Riordan received her doctorate from Florida State University in 1990.  She has worked for over 40 years providing behavior analysis services in community settings, residential facilities, skilled nursing facilities, medical hospitals and schools.  Her work has involved designing and implementing behavioral intervention plans to reduce dangerous behaviors and teach functional skills, developing treatment programs staff training and developing treatment systems for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. She is presently the senior consultant for Behavior Management Consultants in Tallahassee, FL where she oversees the treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness in a variety of settings.  Dr. Riordan also chairs 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. 

 

Throughout her career Dr. Riordan has worked to improve laws and regulations regarding the practice of behavior analysis so that quality services are available to all individuals who need them.  She is Past President of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysts and Association of Professional Behavior Analysts.   Currently she serves as the Public Policy Co-Chair for the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, a member of Florida’s Behavior Analysis Practice Committee, and on the Behavior Analysis Local Review Committee. 

 



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.


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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.

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Past President
Nicholas Weatherly, PhD, BCBA-D
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL
(Term ends 8/31/19)

Dr. Weatherly 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 The Florida Institute of Technology'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.



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