OHABA Board

Want to be a part of the OHABA Board, or know someone who would?  Click HERE for the 2017 Board Nomination form.  Board Nominations are open until March 6, 2017.

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President: Bryan Droesch, PC, COBA, BCBA

Bryan has been practicing in the field of behavior analysis for the past 10 years in various settings. He has worked with adults with developmental disabilities, students in public schools and non-public school settings, and provided in-home services. For the past 3 years, Bryan has been the Behavior Analyst with Haugland Learning Center (HLC). At HLC, he has overseen and guided the behavior support team staff and its development. He has been responsible for developing a strategic plan to develop the team, provide professional development for staff, and formalize the HLC Behavior Policy. He has served OHABA Secretary and President Elect.

President Elect: Nicole Powell, PsyD, COBA, BCBA-D

Dr. Nikki Powell is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level. Dr. Powell has worked with children on the spectrum for over a decade, focusing on the language acquisition and problem-behavior reduction. Most recently she has expanded her practice to assisting with the development and launch of Nationwide Children’s new Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. Within Inpatient Psychiatry, Dr. Powell has used behavior analysis to impact organization change and development, train a large new staff in inpatient care, provide clinical care, and to expand traditional inpatient treatment to non-traditional mental health populations. She presents nationally and locally at a number of conferences and is a published author in the area of skill acquisition.  Her training history includes verbal behavior and severe behavior, and she remains passionate about severe behavior interventions for patients with challenging disruptive behavior.

 

Treasurer:
 Elizabeth Henry, COBA, BCBA

Elizabeth is in the process of completing her MS in ABA & OBM at the Florida Institute of Technology. She has recently returned to Ohio to help open a new company committed to providing quality behavior analytic and mental health services to individuals with ASD and related disorders across their lifespan. Prior to starting her graduate training, she trained under Dr. Jacqueline Wynn at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (NCH-CASD) from October 2001-August 2012.

Secretary: Jennifer Sweeney, PhD., COBA, BCBA-D

Dr. Jennifer Sweeney is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® and owner of Solutions Behavioral Consulting. Dr. Sweeney provides consultation services to School Districts and families with children who have autism and/or other behavioral needs.  In addition, Dr. Sweeney mentors students pursuing Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) ®, teaches courses in applied behavior analysis at Kent State University.  She also holds licensure in Special Education and Elementary Education.  She has presented on various topics in behavior analysis at conferences such as NATTAP, Milestones, ABAI, and ASA.

Membership Chair:
 Janet Hansen, PhD., BCBA-D, COBA, LLC,

Dr. Hansen works as a psychologist who has provided services to children and adolescents, particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental disabilities, for the past 14 years.  Dr. Hansen received her Bachelors degree in psychology from Cornell University. Dr. Hansen received her Masters in Education and Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology, with a specialty in families with infants and children with special needs, from The University of Virginia.  Dr. Hansen completed her clinical psychology internship at Columbus Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Hansen has been a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio since 2004, Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral level since 2010, and Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst since 2014.  Dr. Hansen has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including inpatient psychiatric, community mental health and rehabilitation center, and has been working in the private practice setting since 2002.  Her professional services include diagnostic evaluations, individual intervention, parent and school consultation, and supervising in-home behavioral interventions based on principles of ABA.  In addition to Autism and related disorders, she provides services to children with ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety and mood disorders, and behavior disorders.

Program Co-Chair: Janette Long, M.A., COBA, BCBA

Janette is currently the lead case supervisor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders for the Transition team, and has worked at the center for the past nine years.  Janette received her Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2004, and received her Masters of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Ohio State University in December 2012. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2013 and a Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst in 2014.

Program Co-Chair & Past President: 
Tracy Guiou, PhD, COBA, BCBA-D

Dr. Guiou received her initial training in the use of learning theory and applied behavior analysis to treat children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders from Drs. Ivar Lovaas and Jacqueline Wynn at UCLA. She served in a variety of clinical positions including Case Supervisor, a research assistant on a follow-up to Dr. Lovaas’ landmark 1987 study, and as a teaching assistant and guest lecturer.

 She received her Ph.D. at UCLA, where she was mentored by Dr. Connie Kasari, a leading researcher in social-emotional development of children with autism. She worked on projects examining the ability of children with autism to mask their feelings of disappointment, the relative efficacy of interventions on the social skills and playground activities of elementary-aged children with high-functioning autism, and on a follow-up to a long-term intervention targeting symbolic play and joint attention skills.  

Dr. Guiou also trained as a psychometrist at the UCLA Autism Evaluation Clinic under the direction of Drs. BJ Freeman and Pegeen Cronin, administering diagnostic and follow-up assessments to children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. 

Dr. Guiou currently holds certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral level (BCBA-D) and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio.  She is also a member of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), Association for BehaviorAnalysis International (ABAI), California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA), and American Psychological Association (APA) including Divisions 33 and 25.  Dr. Guiou served as OHABA president from 2014-2016.

Education Chair: Hal Houseworth, COBA, BCBA

Currently, Hal is the owner of Key Behavior Services, LLC in Dayton, OH, and provides in-home ABA services to elementary and high school aged students. In this role, Hal also provides behavioral consulting services to several schools in the Greater Dayton area. He also is an adjunct professor at Wright State University in Dayton, OH, teaching the course, ‘Applied Behavior Analysis’ to undergraduate students.

Professional Standards Chair: Nichole Williams, COBA, BCBA

Nichole Williams has been practicing in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis as an instructor since 2008 working under a variety of consultants. She received her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University in 2013. During that coursework, she was under the supervision of Dr. Gwen Dwiggins for her fieldwork experience. She passed her BACB exam in 2014. She has been working with Accelerated Learning Clinic since 2011 beginning as a lead instructor responsible for direct implementation of services to individuals with autism as well as analysis of program mastery. She transitioned into the role of Clinical Consultant overseeing home based programs including training and supervising staff, developing behavior plans and on-going treatment goals. She is currently the Clinical Director of Accelerated Learning Clinic in Dublin, Ohio providing full and half day Applied Behavior Analysis treatment options to children on the Autism spectrum. In this capacity, Nichole provides behavioral management and program development for clients attending the clinic. 

Marketing & Technology Chair: Ron DeMuesy, MEd, COBA, BCBA

Ron has worked in the field of special education for over fifteen years.  As a certified MH teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, he has worked directly with a variety of special needs populations at all age levels.  In addition to supporting students and teachers within the context of the classroom, he has created and presented at local and statewide conferences in the areas of functional assessments, writing behavior plans, positive behavior support planning and establishing peer collaboration programs. Ron has served as an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Dayton and Capital University.  Ron is also a certified PEERs instructor and has facilitated social skills groups for students on the Autism spectrum.

Student Representative: Kayley Sanger, MA, BCBA

Kayley started in the field in 2013 while gaining field experience supervision at Step by Step in Columbus. She began as a behavior technician. In 2014, she worked as a supervisor and clinical assistant at the Elijah Glen Center which provided short term residential services to adolescents with ASDs. She received her Master’s in the Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2015 and passed the BCBA exam in the following August. That same month she started at the University of Cincinnati in the School Psychology doctoral program. While working towards her PhD, Kayley works part time as a Behavior Intervention Specialist at Applied Behavioral Services in Cincinnati and maintains clients in Columbus.