Scott Herbst, President
Scott is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. There he focused his studies on Organizational Systems Analysis and Relational Frame Theory (RFT). He has numerous publications on both the academic and popular press in the areas of organizational management and culture, leadership, human language learning, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He was an Assistant Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology for six year where he taught classes in basic principles of behavior, applied behavior analysis, ACT & RFT, research methods, and ethics. He is currently president and founder of SixFlex Training & Consulting and his firm helps organizations apply behavior science to workforce engagement, leadership, and organizational culture. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and Behavior and Social Issues.
Jennifer Frakes, President-Elect
Jen Frakes has a well-deserved reputation of excellence, ethics, & high standards for clinical solutions and collaboration. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2008 and conducts the clinical components at her business, Behavior Resource LLC. Jen earned her Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2007. She has worked with a wide range of ages (4+ years), various diagnosis/learning capabilities in homes, schools, agencies, and community environments.
Jana Sarno, Outgoing Operations Coordinator
Jana is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with extensive educational and clinical experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University. Jana attended The University of Southern Mississippi and earned her Master of Arts degree in Psychology. During her time at USM, she worked with children enrolled in Head Start, provided consultation services to local school districts, and worked at a multi-disciplinary setting focusing on pediatric feeding disorders. After her time at USM, Jana completed a year-long internship at the Marcus Autism Center, a NIH Autism Center of Excellence in Atlanta, GA. While at Marcus, Jana received intensive clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, verbal behavior, and pediatric feeding disorders. Most recently Jana has held clinical leadership positions in a number of organizations and continues to serve in this capacity with North Shore Pediatric Therapy. Finally, Jana has participated in grant-funded research and regularly presents at behavior analysis conferences.
Candice Gizewski, Operations Coordinator
Candice is a Board Certified Behavior Analysis with a background in Special Education. She is the Founder of Behavioral Perspective, providing in home and clinic based ABA services to individuals on the autism spectrum, ABLE academy, a non-public secondary education and transition school for young adults with autism and related disorders, and co-founder of Classroom Rescue, providing on site and web based ABA training for teachers. Candice received her masters from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2008. She is passionate about supporting individuals with autism and their families throughout the lifespan as well as mentoring young professionals in the field of applied behavior analysis.
Veronica Glickman, Operations Coordinator-elect
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Ali Carris, Member at Large
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Ashley Whittington-Barnish, Member at Large
Ashley is an associate professor and department chair of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Applied Behavior Analysis Department in Chicago. Dr. Whittington-Barnish is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BA in psychology and educational studies and from Illinois State University with an MS in psychology and a Ph.D. in school psychology. She completed her doctoral internship at Livingston County Special Services Unit and her post-doc at Trinity Services Autism and Family Resource Center. She has worked in school, clinic, and in-home settings with children of all ages, specializing in working with children with autism and their families.
Brigid McCormick, Member at Large
Brigid received her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the founder of Precision ABA, LLC, Brigid currently works with children and adolescents in their homes and communities. She is an experienced precision teacher, and focuses her treatment under that lens. Before getting her master’s degree, Brigid graduated with her teaching certification with an endorsement in special education from Illinois State University, and blends teaching and ABA to produce exceptional outcomes for children and their families.
Sara Baillie, Member at Large
Sara Baillie, Ed.D., BCBA currently holds a full-time faculty position at Trinity Christian College. In her role as an Associate Professor and the Director of the Graduate Program in Special Education- Behavior Intervention Specialist, she is the BACB Verified Course Sequence Coordinator and teaches both applied behavior analysis and special education courses. Sara's research has been focusing on behavioral interventions in the schools- including FBAs, BIPs, and specific interventions such as Positive Behavior Supports. She has presented at numerous conferences and has also been published in the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. In addition to holding the BCBA credential, she is licensed as both an elementary education teacher and a special education teacher in the state of Illinois. Prior to her faculty role, she has taught general education, special education, worked as a full-time school BCBA, acted as a school consultant, worked in Early Intervention, and has also provided therapy in a clinic. She would love to continue to disseminate behavior analysis, specifically focusing on the field of education and schools throughout Illinois..
Brandi Walton, Student Representative
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