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2020 OHABA Conference Keynote Speaker: Linda A. LeBlanc Ph.D., BCBA-D
Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist is the President of LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting. She previously served as a professor at Claremont McKenna College, Western Michigan University and Auburn University. She served as the Executive Director of Trumpet Behavioral Health from 2012-2017, leading the creation of large-scale systems for clinical standards, quality assurance, and research. She established LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting in 2017 and now consults to technology companies, universities, and behavior analytic human service organizations. Her research interests include behavioral treatment of autism, technology-based behavioral interventions, supervision and mentorship, leadership, and systems development in human services. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association Nathan H. Azrin Award for Distinguished Contribution in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is the incoming Editor in Chief of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Invited Speaker: Rick Kubina, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Richard (Rick) Kubina is a Professor of special education at The Pennsylvania State University and co-founder of Chartlytics. Chartlytics merged with CentralReach where Kubina also serves as the director of research. Kubina has published multiple research articles, books, and book chapters on evidence-based education and measurement of student progress. He was the past Editor of the Journal of Precision Teaching & Celeration. Kubina works with school districts, corporations, health care professionals, and coaches and athletes using Precision Teaching, effective practice methods, and other measurably superior educational programs.
Invited Speaker: Amanda Kelly, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Dr. Amanda N. Kelly obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Shepherd University, and her master’s in Behavioral Education and doctorate in Behavior Analysis from Simmons University. Dr. Kelly has experience working as a Special Education Teacher, University Professor, School Counselor, and Behavior Analyst. Over the past two decades, Dr. Kelly has worked in-homes, public and private schools, residential placements, and community settings. Currently, Dr. Kelly serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for DOBE, LLC. Dr. Kelly, also known as Behaviorbabe, has been recognized and praised for her dissemination and advocacy efforts, which have led to the passage of autism insurance and licensure for behavior analysts, most notably in Massachusetts and Hawai’i. In 2012, Dr. Kelly was awarded the Jerry Shook Practitioner of the Year from the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy and in 2015, she accepted the Advocacy Group of the Year award from Autism Speaks, as President for the Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis. In 2016, Dr. Kelly became the first Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Hawai'i. Dr. Kelly has served on numerous boards and committees and is currently serving as Secretary for the Hawai'i Disability Rights Center, Legislative Chair for the Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis, and as Founding Director for Together For Our Keiki Foundation. Dr. Kelly's dedication and commitment to improving access to educational and medical services has resulted in numerous speaking engagements throughout the US, as well as invited talks in other countries such as Canada, the Philippines, and Thailand. In addition to her expertise helping families and schools, Dr. Kelly's interests in behavior analysis extend to dissemination, public policy, and sustainable behavior change.
Invited Speaker: August Stockwell, Ph.D., BCBA-D
August Stockwell (they/them pronouns) is the Executive Director at Upswing Advocates: a community-led nonprofit organization that provides education and research opportunities that support LGBTQIA individuals. Over the past 12 years, August’s research has focused on topics including effective skill-building strategies, jealousy and communication in relationships, gender, sexual behavior, and mindfulness meditation. They have a vision of using precise measurement and an individualized approach to connect people to affirming, accessible interventions that create meaningful change. August is also the Associate Director of Research in the Applied Behavior Analysis Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and the co-Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the Standard Celeration Society.