ABOUT BHCOE

Our Mission

Transform person-centered behavioral health by advancing measurement science, establishing performance-based standards, increasing access to quality care, and leading community collaboration.

Our Vision

To ensure and encourage safe, effective, equitable, patient-centered healthcare.

Our Core Values

Our core values provide the foundation for everything we do. They guide how we behave in our interactions with our agencies, partners, and each other. They tell our clients what is important to us and what they can expect from us.

Radically Transparent Process

We maintain an open dialogue about all accreditation activities. We welcome the opportunity to provide clarity about any of our standards and encourage discussion and feedback.

Ethical Practice

We maintain integrity through accountability. We stringently protect the confidentiality of all private information provided to us. We value and honor the trust of our clients, their patients, and staff.

Collaborative Problem-Solving

We continually refine our standards by staying up-to-date with the most current evidence-based practices. We engage and encourage all stakeholders to participate in the improvement and innovation of our field.

Balanced Representation

Our leadership is comprised of a wide range of stakeholders representing diverse voices and points of view. We strive to remain objective and unbiased by working to establish consensus within our community and our field.

We Are BHCOE

We are an international accrediting body created to meet accreditation needs specific to the delivery of behavior analysis. We develop and measure voluntary consensus standards for autism and Applied Behavior Analysis service organizations.

Our Executive Team

Sara Gershfeld Litvak

Sara Gershfeld Litvak

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ellie Kazemi

Dr. Ellie Kazemi

Chief Science Officer

Dr. David Cox

Dr. David Cox

Chief Data Officer

Anna Bullard

Anna Bullard

Vice President of Government Relations

Micah Friddle

Micah Friddle

Director of Accreditation

Dominique Vargas

Dominique Vargas

Vice President of Finance

Our Evaluators

Dr. Ashley Shayter

Dr. Ashley Shayter

Dr. Blaire Michelin

Dr. Blaire Michelin

Elizabeth LeFever

Elizabeth LeFever

Laura Weil

Laura Weil

Melissa Cottengim

Melissa Cottengim

Melissa Kotarski

Melissa Kotarski

Dr. Nichole Williams

Dr. Nichole Williams

Scott Page

Scott Page

Tyler Godsy

Tyler Godsy

Valeria Parejo

Valeria Parejo

Victorya Jewett

Victorya Jewett

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