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How The Task Force Started…

with dialogue, heart, and vision.

In the wake of the news media discussion of George Floyd including the historical context of ‘how we got here’, two Board Certified Behavior Analysts began to think that if Applied Behavior Analysis was missioned to change the world, then we a task analysis and actionable blueprint should be developed for systematic and incremental behavior change. While Reimagining the science of human behavior, Landria and Vanessa wrote a blog post as a call to colleagues. This vision soon developed into a Task Force.

Thrusts

Using our Science and Ourselves to For Behavior Change

Getting to Social Significance to Impact our communities is an application of applied behavior analysis that we believe in. It requires the understanding of the science, collaboration, and our collective belief in the creation of a better world for all of us.
This Task Force has several thrusts that involve:
  • The Creation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the field of applied behavior analysis leadership and boards
  • Providing Clinician and Educator tools in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Educating and creating clinical competencies in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for fellow clinicians
  • Serving as a partner and arm to community organizations who are working in local advocacy in areas of law enforcement training, school to prison pipeline, health disparity, and more.
  • Providing clinicians with local initiatives to impact
  • Collection of pre/post measures on the impact of targeted social initiatives

About Our Co-Founders

Vanessa Bethea-Miller

Co-Founder

Vanessa Bethea-Miller is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and PA Licensed Behavior Specialist. Vanessa is the founder of Bethea-Miller Behavioral Consulting and Shaping Tomorrow Child Care Services, an ABA based daycare and preschool.

Landria Seals Green

Co-Founder

Landria Seals Green is the founder and Executive Director of Momentum Autism Therapy Services based in Southeast Michigan and Principal Consultant at Landria Green,PLLC.

Our Advisory Board Members

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Natalie Parks

Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, CPBC

Natalie Parks has over 20 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She earned both her master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Missouri. Dr. Parks has worked in a variety of settings both in the clinical and organizational settings. Historically she worked with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in homes, schools, day treatment, and inpatient settings focused on skill acquisition and verbal behavior, the reduction of severe problem behavior, feeding disorders, and toileting. As Dr. Parks moved into chief officer positions, she learned that the best way to ensure a business is providing the best services and products to their consumers is to focus on the leaders and operations of the business. As an Organizational Behavior Management expert, she knows that the success of the business is dependent upon those in the business engaging in the right behaviors at the right time. To ensure this Dr. Parks focuses on leadership development, business systems analysis, performance management, and ethical practices. She does this by providing coaching, consultation and training to executives and leaders.

 

Dr. Parks is in the business of helping businesses who help others. She uses the science of behavior along with her passion to improve the world to create businesses where people are excited and perform efficiently.

TaskForce Partnerships