We are pleased to announce that voting for our 2020 election is now live! Please review the candidates then place your vote in the form below.
President: two nominations
Michelle Sherbon, M.A., BCBA, LBA
Michelle Sherbon currently works at Western Psychological and Counseling Services (WPCS) as the supervisor of the Intensive Behavior Unit where she oversees the BCBAs and direct staff. Michelle earned her MA in ABA from California State University Northridge, completing her hours under the supervision of Dr. Fahmie. After graduation she began working at the Shabani Institute in Southern California under the guidance of Dr. Shabani. She moved to Oregon in 2016 and immediately began to be an active member of ORABA by attending journal clubs, quarterly meetings, serving on the Conference Planning Committee, and becoming involved in the new Ambassadors Committee which seeks to disseminate ABA and bring about more collaboration in the field. Michelle has presented at ORABA’s quarterly meeting as well as acted as a discussant for symposiums at ORABA. If elected, Michelle would continue to strive to push ABA forward, focusing on mentorship of new BCBAs, advocacy and collaboration with other professionals, and continuing to increase the overall quality of ABA in our beautiful state.
Erica Holding, PhD, BCBA-D
Dr. Erica Holding, BCBA-D, LBA, has been working in the field of autism treatment for over 25 years. She received her first Masters in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. She received her second Masters and her PhD. in School Psychology from the University of Connecticut, holds a certification in School Administration, is a nationally certified School Psychologist, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral Level (BCBA-D). Her professional experience includes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with various diagnoses in school, home and community settings. Her interests have always been focused on helping individuals and families to achieve happier more fulfilling lives. Dr. Holding has presented at both the local and national levels on such topics as parent empowerment, how to raise resilient children regardless of the challenges they face and how to provide effective ABA services in the real world.
Vice President: two nominations
Samantha Parnham, BCBA, LBA
Samantha Parnham, BCBA, LBA, is the founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Adventures with Autism in Keizer, OR. AwA offers intensive clinic based services for children with autism, and also offers social skills classes, adapted physical activity classes, special education advocacy, and related services. Samantha has extensive experience working with children in a variety of settings, applying OBM to autism clinics, and Applied Animal Behavior. She also serves on the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board. Samantha is also the owner of a non-profit photography company that specializes in providing lasting memories for families of children with special needs.
Alexandra (Chehab) McCallen, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Alexandra (Chehab) McCallen is a bilingual (French and English) Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 18 years of experience designing behavior-analytic/ educative programs for individuals with Autism and other developmental needs. Mrs. McCallen is the Clinical Director for Intercare Therapy’s Oregon office, and is the co-chair for ORABA’s Ambassador Committee. Mrs. McCallen has experience in a variety of fields: ABA, Special Education and Fundraising/ Development. Mrs. McCallen was instrumental in growing the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis (WABA) to what it is today. She is passionate about the dissemination of behavior analysis, to increase awareness and care in OR.
Public Policy Chair: one nomination
Molly Roach, BCBA, LBA
Molly Roach BCBA, LBA, is a Clinical Directors at Adventures with Autism in Keizer, OR. AwA offers intensive clinic-based services for children with autism, and also offers social skills classes, adapted physical activity classes, special education advocacy, and related services. Molly has extensive experience working with children and adults with Autism and other disabilities in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for about a decade. He specialties include prepping children for classroom settings, feeding and teaching/utilizing AAC devices. She earned her Master’s in ABA at Western New England University in Massachusetts (2014). Upon graduation she drove across the country to explore new opportunities in Oregon, becoming the state’s 48th licensed BCBA. In her spare time, she enjoys adventuring with her husband and two dogs, and starting (but rarely finishing) crafting projects.
Student Representative: there is one nomination
Leslie Fitzgerald, Oregon Institute of Technology
Leslie is a graduate student in Oregon Tech’s Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis program. In addition, Leslie works at Oregon Tech’s BIG ABA clinic in Klamath Falls. This year Leslie is conducting her thesis at a preschool in the community where she is implementing a variation of the Good Behavior Game adapted for this age group. Leslie is committed to sustainability and examining the ways that behavior analytic principles operate on specific behaviors related to consumption and waste.
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