The Board of Directors are the governing body for AzABA. They are all members and behavior analysts that volunteer their time to serve on the board. Each year, AzABA members vote in a new president-elect.
Jessica Belokas, BCBA
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Jessica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been Licensed in Arizona since 2010. She is currently the Clinical Director of Autism Spectrum Therapies Arizona. Jessica received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Arizona State University with a concentration in autism treatment. She received her Master’s degree in Human Behavior from National University while completing her behavior analytic coursework through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in Arizona since 2003. Her clinical work and professional passion focuses on compassionate quality care for families, the development of behavior analysis training programs with a focus on quality of supervision, and the development of a workplace culture of support. She is most proud of the team and colleagues with whom she works and is dedicated to the development of excellent professionals serving the Arizona community.
Kyle Lininger, BCBA
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Kyle Lininger is Vice President of Clinical Integration at Intermountain Centers. Concentrated areas of interest presently are: public policy, non-profit management, behavior systems analysis, the Community Reinforcement Approach for Substance Use Disorders, and integrated value-based healthcare modeling and intervention. In previous roles Kyle has provided and overseen programs supporting in-home delivered comprehensive and focused Applied Behavior Analysis. He has been a school Principal. Kyle has supervised and supported Behavioral Health Residential Facilities in addition to foster care programs. He is the current Board President of Autism Society of Southern Arizona. Kyle believes that there is no better place to practice ABA than Arizona!
Christina Ricciardelli, BCBA
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Dr. Amy Kenzer, BCBA-D
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Dr. Amy Kenzer is a licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who began working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 1997. She was fortunate to have joined the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Early Childhood Autism Program as an undergraduate student. In that program, she was introduced to behavior analysis by Dr. Patrick Ghezzi and Dr. Sidney Bijou. That introduction shaped the future of her education and career. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (2000) and Master’s (2004) and Doctoral (2007) degrees in Behavior Analysis at UNR.
Through her study and work at UNR, Amy had the opportunity to work in a variety of applied behavior analytic settings and populations including: precision teaching with typically developing children and teens at the Center for Advanced Learning (now Fit Learning); supervision of intensive, comprehensive treatment for adults with developmental disabilities at the Pre-vocational Assessment, Treatment, and Habilitation (PATH) program; consultation for an adult residential program; teaching undergraduate courses at UNR and Truckee Meadows Community College. She also continued to work in the Early Childhood Autism Program as an Assistant Director and Training Supervisor during her graduate program.
Amy moved back to Phoenix in 2007 and began working as a Research and Development Manager at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. During her time there, she focused on applied research in behavior analytic treatment of ASD. She then spent nearly a decade at the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). Dr. Kenzer is currently the Co-Founder of Joyful Learning Services. Her current professional activities involve behavior-analytic services for children with learning differences including ADHD, Dyslexia, and ASD.
Dr. Kenzer’s applied research interests include basic learning processes, staff training, motivation, and intervention research with children with learning differences. Her basic research interests include dishabituation within an operant conditioning paradigm.
Amy has a passion for building the behavior analytic community in Arizona and driving access to ABA-based services. She testified at the State Legislature to support the passage of Steven’s Law that allowed insurance coverage for ABA treatment for ASD, actively engaged in the development and early implementation of the BCBA coursework at Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College, and served on the advisory committee for the development of the Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis at ASU, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology Department.
Bailey Kadlec, BCBA
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Dr. Bailey Blake Kadlec is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and licensed professional in Arizona since 2017. She holds a master’s degree in ABA and a Doctorate in Behavioral Health, Management from Arizona State University. Bailey has delivered (ABA) services across various environments, including classrooms, homes, and centers. Since joining the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA) in 2017, Bailey has been an active member of AzABA, contributing to the Ethics, Program, and Marketing Committees and attending meetings of many of the special interest groups. Serving as the Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for two years, Bailey has supported AzABA by supporting the dissemination of meetings, CEUS, and anything else going on in the community. Looking ahead, Bailey remains committed to actively supporting AzABA's mission and contributing to the field of ABA.
Jessie Marshall, BCBA
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Jessie is a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Gilbert, AZ. She is currently the Executive Director of ABA Services at DEPS where she oversees clinic based treatment for children 0-5. Jessie also teaches as a Co-Instructor for ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College – ABA Master’s program. Jessie received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona with an emphasis in Research, her Master’s degree in Infant Family Practice from Arizona State University, and completed her behavior analytic coursework through Florida Institute of Technology. Jessie’s professional interests include supporting and identifying developmentally appropriate treatment outcomes, compassionate care for families, quality assurance monitoring and neurodivergent affirming practices.
Ashley Sanchez, BCBA
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Ashley Sanchez is an Arizona Licensed (LBA) and nationally credentialed Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Additionally, Ashley is a Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO). Ashley has a doctorate degree through Arizona State University in Behavioral Health (DBH) which includes a specialization in integrated healthcare management. In 2015, Ashley began working within the behavioral services department at Arion Care in various roles throughout the years including: direct care worker, behavior analyst, and clinical director. In 2020, Ashley established a quality assurance department at Arion Care and is currently the Director of Quality Assurance, utilizing Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) to support quality service provisions. Ashley also serves as a HIPAA Compliance Officer, Ethics Compliance Officer and oversees an internal EDI Committee at Arion Care. Ashley is Co-Chair the Public Policy Committee and participates in Program Committee, and Ethics Committee. When Ashley is not working or volunteering, her time is spent with her family (3 young boys) and traveling outside the country.
Megan Tadvick, BCBA
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My name is Megan Tadvick and I have been a BCBA for over 8 years and a member of AzABA since 2013. I am passionate about providing compassionate family treatment guidance, teaching functional skills, and supervision. When not working, I enjoy running, reading, and watching my two sons play sports. Thank you for the opportunity to serve on the board.