2024 OPEN POSITIONS:
- President Elect
- Program Co-Chair
The Current OHABA Board
dr. JANET HANSEN, BCBA-D, COBA
Janet Hansen is a licensed Psychologist and Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings and has been in private practice for twenty years, specializing in children and developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Janet is passionate about bringing the science and research of ABA to the practice of ABA as well as pulling from both psychology and behavior analysis to provide a unique blend of evidence-based interventions to clients. Janet has been an active member of OHABA since 2010, has served on multiple committees, chaired the Membership committee and served on the executive board as Secretary, President-Elect and President. Janet balances her professional and personal goals while traveling with her labradoodle “Indy” between her lake home in Indiana and Columbus. She stays sane through dog walks, boat rides, cooking, yoga and sampling new herbal tea flavors.
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Dr. JENNIFER SWEENEY, BCBA-D, COBA
Jennifer Sweeney lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband Ryan and 4 daughters. In 2008, Jennifer founded Solutions Behavioral Consulting and has 25 years of experience practicing behavior analysis. She is the Current Past President of the Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis and has served on the Board in various roles since 2011. Jennifer enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
President Elect: firstname.lastname@example.org
DR. NIKKI WILLIAMS, BCBA, COBA
Nikki (Bordner) Williams is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst with over 10 years of experience serving children and adults with Autism and Developmental delays in Ohio. Currently, she is an Instructor at Kent State University. Prior to her current role, she was a Clinical Evaluator for Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE). She served as the Professional Standards Chair for The Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis (OHABA) from 2016-2019 and currently serves on the executive board as the Treasurer for OHABA. Nikki is very passionate about working with young educators, ensuring they have a firm foundation in the science of behavior, theoretical, and philosophical concepts.
Kim Phan Wolff BCBA, COBA
Kim Phan Wolff has been practicing as a behavior analyst since 2009 but fell in love with the field back in 2006. She is the Founder and Director of Wolff & Phan Autism Center (Wolff PAC) located in the Akron area. After living in Boston, Nashville, and Honolulu, she decided to settle in Ohio with her husband and three daughters. She likes road tripping and finding the next best restaurant to enjoy an omakase dinner with her husband.Learn more about her here.
DR. DACIA MCCOY, BCBA-D, COBA
Hi, I am Dacia McCoy and I am a professor at the University of Cincinnati in the graduate-level Behavior Analysis Programs. I have been involved in OHABA since 2015 and enjoy connecting with others across the state of Ohio. A few of my favorite things are traveling, local restaurants, and jazz music. I have two young children and we are a foster family. You can learn more about me on LinkedIn.
Membership Chair: email@example.com
Brittany Duffy, BCBA, COBA
Brittany Duffy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst, and licensed Intervention Specialist. She graduated from The Ohio State University’s Masters program in ABA in 2014 and earned her Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2016. She has been working with children with autism and related developmental disabilities since 2005 in a variety of settings. Currently, she is a behavior consultant and RBT Coordinator under Dr. Janet Hansen. She primarily provides consultation to schools for a variety of concerns and disorders. Her interests include collaborating with other professionals and providing evidence-based services to serve her clients and train other professionals.
Education Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Anderson, BCBA, COBA
Kate Anderson is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst as well as an Intervention Specialist. She found this field in her undergraduate career at The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. After graduation she earned a Master’s in Education degree from Vanderbilt University specializing in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis in Autism. She began working with Dr. Janet Hansen as a Behavioral Consultant and earned her BCBA. During her 13 years with Dr. Hansen, Kate specialized in early intervention and early childhood interventions including parent, staff, and teacher education and training. In 2022, she went back to The Ohio State University to pursue a PhD in Special Education and continue her work towards collaborating with parents and professionals to bring evidence-based practices to children and their parents. She has been married for 15 years with 4 kids between the ages of 7 and 12. She loves being active and coaching basketball.
Professional Standards Chair: email@example.com
Dr. Bryan Droesch, LPC, BCBA, COBA
Bryan Droesch is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings (residential, day programs, and schools) and with individuals of all ages. Bryan has a BA degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University, a MSEd from the University of Dayton in Counselor Education, and completed coursework in behavior analysis at The Ohio State University. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Haugland Learning Centers and a doctoral candidate in Leadership Studies in the College of Professional Sciences at Xavier University. He has been involved with OHABA since 2013. He has also served as President-Elect, President, Past President and Seceary
Public Policy Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Gonda, BCBA, COBA
Hello! I am Jen Gonda and I am OHABA's Public Policy Chairperson. My interest in public policy stems from a longstanding rebellious streak that resulted in more detentions than I care to admit for breaking ridiculous rules. In Ohio, we have quite a few ridiculous rules about ABA and I think it is time to change them. I am blessed to have two daughters and a husband that puts up with me and colleagues that like to argue for the betterment of each client. I have never been accused of going with the flow and I am working on how to smile and nod. My favorite thing to teach clients is how to express displeasure and evoke a compromise without arguing, which is the exact same strategy that I taught as a high school debate coach.
Program Co-Chairs: email@example.com
Cara Brown, MA, BCBA, COBA
Cara started in the field of behavior analysis in 2000 focusing on Verbal Behavior programing. Her experience teaching children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities ranges from clinical, residential, and educational settings across Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas. Cara opened Behavioral Intervention and Consulting the fall of 2012 with the vision of providing families with quality ABA Programming in a clinical setting. Her continued mission is to allow parents, children, and employees to feel like part of a team, creating an ideal environment for learning. She also teaches behavior analysis related courses at Miami University-Oxford through the department of Educational Psychology. She enjoys cooking with and for friends, spending time with her family as well as her 2 dogs. Cara also loves spending time boating and swimming with her family at Lake Cumberland.
Hannah Stauffer, MA, BCBA, COBA
Hannah Stauffer recently returned to the Buckeye state after moving cross country and back again! She found a love for behavior analysis "on accident," having completed her undergraduate degree in Opera and Musical Theater at Capital University in Bexley, OH. Her clinical work allowed her to serve individuals in Ohio, Indiana, and California before transitioning into a Compliance role. Hannah is currently the Managing Director of Clinical Quality and Compliance with Intercare Therapy and has a passion for helping to bridge the gaps between the clinical and compliance worlds while advocating for access to care at both an individual and policy level. She is honored to co-chair the Program Committee with Cara Brown and hopes you will all join for OHABA's annual conference!
Marketing Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Wallace, M.ED, COBA, BCBA
Kate began in the field of behavior analysis in 2014. She has worked in schools, clinics, and homes. In 2020, Kate opened Fit Learning Columbus in Dublin, Ohio. She is passionate about changing education for all types of learners. Additionally, Kate consults with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio. When not working, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and golden retriever. She also enjoys riding her bike and spending time outside!
DEI Chair: email@example.com
Juliana Carrus, M.ed, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA, COBA
Juliana Pabon Carrus is a dually certified Speech Language Pathologist and BCBA with over 18 years of experience. She is originally from Colombia and grew up between Los Angeles and New York City. After her undergraduate degree in Boston, she agreed to follow her then boyfriend to Ohio for a quick, 2 year stint. Twenty two years, 4 children, and 3 dogs later she cheers for the Browns and is happily working at Solutions Behavioral Consulting in Cleveland. She is passionate about impacting and improving the lives of children and their families by leading effective and happy therapy teams. She loves coffee, salsa dancing, and true crime podcasts.
Learn more about her here.
Student Co-Chairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seth Sharpe, BCBA
Seth Rivetti-Sharpe has been a BCBA since 2021 and has experience working in homes, clinics, and telehealth. In addition, he is an adjunct Applied Behavior Analysis lecturer at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus in Indiana. He started his career in Indiana and moved to Ohio to continue his education. He is currently in his second year of his doctorate program at Wright State University, studying Clinical Psychology. He has a passion for advocating for his own supervision students and wants to ensure that those seeking BCBA or BCaBA certification have a well-rounded experience. He recently got married in May of 2023 to his partner of 4 years and spends his free time with his two cats, reading, or walking outside. Learn more about him here.
Sara Martin has been a student pursuing her BCBA since 2020 when she began her master’s program at The Ohio State University, studying ABA. She has worked as a special education teacher for 6 years and has experience working with individuals on the Autism spectrum in homes and the community. In addition, she is a PhD student studying special education at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She has a passion for advocating for individuals with disabilities to be included in their communities and providing functional communication to ensure all individuals have a voice. She and her partner recently welcomed their first son in March of 2023 into their fur family of two dogs and two cats. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, running, travelling, and reading. Learn more about her here.
Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis
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General Board Service Roles and Responsibilities
Term: Terms vary in length based on the position. Elected positions are 2 years in length. Appointed positions have no expiration.
Estimated Time Commitment: Times vary in duration based on the position. Approximately 5-10 hours per month, but possibly up to 20 hours per month immediately prior to and following the annual conference.
General Overview:To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of OHABA so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.
Mission:The purpose of OHABA is to promote the science and theory of Behavior Analysis through the support of research, education and practice.
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