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Board of Directors

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.

President

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.

President-Elect

Hanna Roen,
M.A.S., BCBA, LBA

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Hanna Roen, M.A.S., BCBA, LBA started in the field of ABA in 2010. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from UC Berkeley and her master’s degree in Infant-Family Practice from Arizona State University. Hanna works as a Senior Clinical Supervisor in the Comprehensive Behavioral Program at SARRC. Hanna’s passions in the field include values-based supervision, DEI initiatives, client self-advocacy and empowerment, and mentoring the next generation of BCBAs. Within AzABA, Hanna has served as co-leader of the ACT/RFT SIG since 2021 and is an active member in the EDI Equal Access to Care subcommittee. She is grateful for the opportunity to join the AzABA board and serve the amazing Arizona ABA community.

Past President

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!

Secretary

Christina Ricciardelli, BCBA

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Treasurer

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.

Board Member

Sarah Hamilton,
BCBA, DBH, LBA

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Sarah Duarte is an Arizona Licensed (LBA) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Sarah completed four degrees through Arizona State University; her doctorate degree in Behavioral Health (DBH) includes a specialization in integrated healthcare management. In 2014, she opened an Intensive Behavioral Treatment Department supporting behavior change via focused and comprehensive ABA programming in the home and community-based setting as well as in the clinic setting. Currently, she is the Chief Development Officer at Arion Care Solutions utilizing organizational behavior management (OBM) to support quality service provision as well as sustainable program development and growth. Sarah is the Past-Chair of AzABA’s Ethics Committee and is the current Chair for the Marketing & Outreach Committee as well as the Co-Chair for the Training & Education EDI subcommittee. Additional areas of professional interest include community engagement, equitable healthcare access, antiracist policy initiatives, public policy and integrated healthcare management across the lifespan. Sarah is continually captivated by the science and is committed to disseminating the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Board Member

Bailey Kadlec, BCBA

Board Member

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.

Board Member

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.

Board Member

Luis Morales,
M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

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Luis Morales has been supporting individuals with developmental disabilities autism since 2012. Luis became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst in 2015 and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Arizona since 2016. He currently serves as a bilingual Senior Clinical Supervisor at Arizona Autism United (AZA) providing individualized behavior analytic services across Maricopa County. Luis is passionate about helping individuals access behavior analytic services and serving underserved populations, including Spanish speaking families. He received his Master’s Degree from Arizona State University in 2015 in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. He also holds a Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University in Special Education. Throughout his experiences, he has focused on creating, training staff, implementing, and overseeing the implementation of behavior analytic interventions in schools, clinics, and home settings. Luis’s interests within the behavioral sciences include supervision and staff training, to provide ongoing support to professionals, direct care staff, and other individuals in a supportive role for families. As expanding the scope of applied behavior analysis to other areas that are not limited to autism treatment.

Board Member

Kayla Rosenberger,
BCBA, DBH

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Kayla Rosenberger is a Licensed Board-Certified Behavior Analyst in the state of Arizona. She is currently Chief Clinical Director at Arion Care Solutions home and clinic-based ABA services. She holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education as well as a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction: Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Kayla graduated with her Doctorate of Behavioral Health Management in December 2020, focusing on integrated physical and behavioral healthcare management. Kayla is the current the AzABA Secretary and Co-Chair for AzABA’ s Equal Access to Services DEI Subcommittee. Other areas of interest include Organizational Behavior Management, Behavior Skills Training, neurodivergent affirming practices, equal access to care, and compassionate care for patients and families. She is passionate about delivering evidence-based programs and collaborating with others to provide a holistic approach to care that will increase the quality of life for individuals of all ages using Applied Behavior Analysis.

Board Member

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.

Board Member

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.

Board Member

Ehren Werntz,
Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

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For those who don’t know me, I’m the son of a special education teacher, originally from South Bend, Indiana and got my start in ABA working in SARRC’s Jumpstart program 20 years ago. I spent a few years as a middle school special education teacher in a title 1 school, and for the last 16 years I’ve been at AZA United where I’ve worked to develop multiple behavior analytic and community support programs. Today I serve as the Vice President and Clinical Director for Family and Community Services at AZA where I oversee a multi-disciplinary team and programs focused on family treatment, community education and serving underserved populations within ABA and behavioral health in general.

Board Member
(non-voting)

Sara Mitchell, MSW, BCBA, LBA

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Sara Mitchell, MSW, BCBA, LBA started in the field of ABA in 2000. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Westmont College and a master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. She currently serves as the Director of BT Performance responsible for managing, monitoring, and reporting on the core functions of the Behavior Technician workforce. Sara’s areas of interest passions include organizational behavior management (OBM), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices, staff training, and developing behavior technicians to support autistic individuals. She is grateful and excited to work alongside the current AzABA board members and contribute to the broader ABA community.

Board Member
(non-voting)

Mary Stevenson, BCBA


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Mary has been working in the field of ABA since 2013 and as a Behavior Analyst since 2016. She has been an autism parent advocate since 2006. Mary is currently the Director of Learning & Development at Ally Pediatric Therapy. She obtained her Master of Education with a focus on Consultation and Collaboration-Autism from Arizona State University. She has served as Adjunct Faculty and Academic Associate at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton School of Teaching and as a Regional Family Specialist for the University of New Mexico Autism Program. She has served on the board of directors for the Autism Society of Greater Tucson and the University of New Mexico Edgar R. Garrett Speech & Hearing Center as an advisory board member. She currently serves as the chair of the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis Feeding Special Interest Group. Her areas of interest are staff and parent training, supervision, organizational behavior management and behavioral feeding supports.

Interns

Student Intern

Ryan Mott

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