Special Interest Groups

Our special interest groups will work to address racial equity and social injustices in the following areas:

  • Juvenile and Criminal Justice
  • Chair: Vanessa Bethea-Miller, M.A., BCBA, LBS
  • The purpose of this SIG is to:
    • Address issues in racial disparity when it comes to sentencing, arrests, and the overrepresentation of minorities throughout both systems
    • Provide training and support to local law enforcement agencies, correction facilities, etc. based on the principles of behavior analysis
    • Provide assessment and treatment for at-risk youth
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in ABA
  • Chairs: Landria Seals Green, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA, LBS & Robin Williams, M.S., BCBA
  • The purpose of this SIG is to:
      • Improve professional understanding of critical race theory, DEI
      • Expand and broaden DEI to include discussions about practical inclusion ableism, race, culture, LGBTQ from a work place, parent family support perspective
      • Support the community of behavior scientists in realizing their responsibility to seeing DEI in all the spaces of ABA across
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  • Clinical Research
  • Chair: TBD
  • The purpose of this SIG is to:
      • Improve practitioner engagement in single and multiple baseline designs  in clinical practice
      • Engage members in opportunities to ‘think and act’ like researchers in clinical practice
      • Lead discussion in guided feedback in formation of practitioner presentations
      • Liaise and partner with university labs and research and practitioners for the formation and promotion
  • Business Leadership
  • Chair: Angelica Gray, M.A., BCBA
  • Health Equity
  • Child Advocacy and Development
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Becoming a SIG Chair

The SIG Chair role is a formal voluntary role.  Membership and webinar attendance for all Taskforce CEU events is provided to team members at no cost. As the SIG Chair, you will be the direct liaison to the ABA Taskforce leadership

  • Develop relevant CEU opportunities for the Taskforce at large
  • Explore research, practicum, or clinical opportunities for members
  • Liaise with external organizations within behavior science or allied disciplines for the promotion of behavior analysis and community benefit-impact
  • CEU- Membership Education:
  • Provide speaker topics and speakers (within and outside of the field of Behavior Analysis) related to the SIG specific area five times per year.

If you are interested in becoming a chair to one of our groups without a chair, please feel free to contact us.

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.

Expert People

Board of Directors

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of Research at FirstSteps for Kids. Dr. Tarbox is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Dr. Amoy Hugh-Pennie

Dr. Amoy Hugh-Pennie, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA National Director of Clinical Operations at Understanding Behavior Inc. Instructor for The Children's Institute of Hong Kong- ABAI VCS Program Rugby & Martial Arts Enthusiast

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