Board of Directors
The BHCOE’s Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the organization’s mission and vision and overseeing BHCOE’s management. Elected directors serve a three-year term and may serve a second term if re-elected. Directors serve in an unpaid, volunteer capacity. Directors represent a variety of stakeholders, including government agencies, faculty, clinicians, consumer-advocates, payers, employers and administrators.
PhD, BCBA-DDr. Bailey graduated from the University of Kansas in 1970. He currently serves as Professor Emeritus for Florida State University. His research and practice interest include the application of basic principles of behavior to the solution of important problems in society. Dr. Bailey is one of the foremost behavior analysts in the U.S. and a leading authority on ethics in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition to being a highly sought-after speaker at international conferences on ethics, he served as a founding director of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board ® (BACB). In 2005, he received the Distinguished Service to Behavior Analysis Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis. He is the co-author of numerous books and articles. Additional areas of interest include: ethics and professional skills, applied research, developmental disabilities, education. Performance Management & Technology is another area of interest. For more information, visit http://baileyburch.com/
Dr. Wayne Fuqua is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University, a member of the applied behavior analysis and clinical faculties, and the director of the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory. Dr. Fuqua conducts research across a range of areas including health psychology, ethics, developmental disabilities, and evidence-based practice. A Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International, Dr. Fuqua has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on applied behavior analysis. He has been a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences. Dr. Fuqua was a member of the Michigan Autism Council and a co-founder of the WMU Autism Center of Excellence. He was recently honored with a Distinguished Service Award from Western Michigan University.
PhD, BCBA-DMichael Mozzoni, PhD, is the Director of Behavioral Services for Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in Effingham NH. He is a board certified behavior analyst and certified brain injury specialist clinical trainer who has worked with people with brain injuries since 1985. He holds a Ph.D. in applied behavior analysis from Florida State University and a M.A. in experimental psychology from Harvard University. He served as treasurer for both the ACRM (American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine) Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group and ACBIS (Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists). He is a reviewer for the NIH Center for Scientific Review panel and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Sarah Jane Brain Project and the Behavior Analysis Certification Board examination committee. Mike also serves as a member of the editorial boards of Behavioral Interventions, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (ad hoc) and Brain Injury (ad hoc). In his spare time he serves as an adjunct professor in the ABA department at the Chicago School for Professional Psychology and Simmons College. He has numerous publications and presentations in the areas of: Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Employee Turnover, Behavior Management, Skill Acquisition and Environmental Hardening.
MBAMr. Pagliaro currently serves as Executive VP & Chief Learning Officer of Rethink and member of Rethink’s Scientific Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pagliaro was Executive Director of the New York Center for Autism Charter School, the first charter school for children with autism spectrum disorders in New York. The program has received national recognition from the media and a number of professional publications as a model for children with autism in the public school system. In the early part of his career, Mr. Pagliaro worked directly with individuals with disabilities in all stages of life across a variety of home and school settings. Mr. Pagliaro has an MBA from Villanova University and a BA with honors in Psychology from Wesleyan University. He speaks nationally, serves on several professional advisory boards, and has authored numerous articles on the use of technology in special education.
PhD, BCBA-DDavid A. Pyles, PhD is a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and a licensed psychologist practicing in Los Angeles, California. He received his PhD in Psychology from the Florida State University in 1992. He took a position as Senior Behavior Analyst at Howe Developmental Center, playing a critical role in its resolving a U S Department of Justice Consent Decree in the two years minimum duration possible. He then was promoted to Senior Behavior Analyst of the Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities. In that role, Dr. Pyles developed and oversaw systems related to behavior intervention, including: peer reviews, functional assessment of behavior, developing behavior support plans, and conducting Behavior Intervention Committee reviews. He also coordinated the Psychology Task Force, which developed standards of practice, provided expert consultation for people with severe behavior disorders, and developed training materials and systems to teach MA-level practitioners to develop treatment plans consistent with the standards of practice in the field. Dr. Pyles was instrumental in creating and building the MA and PhD programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He served as Interim Chair at the Los Angeles campus for eighteen months. He is now Associate Professor of Behavior Analysis, where his teaching and research interests include functional assessment/functional analysis, organizational behavior management sports applications, stimulus equivalence, staff training, and parent training. He is President of Pyles & Associates, a consulting company that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities and organizations seeking to improve employee performance. He is also President of Panda Learning Services, an agency that provides ABA services to children with autism and their parents. firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD, BCBA-DDr. Denise Rockwell is a licensed developmental psychologist and board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level. She received her doctoral degree in Applied Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, where her research and clinical interests centered around early diagnosis and intervention, social skills training using portable technology, developmental assessment, language acquisition, and parent training for children with autism spectrum disorders. Her current clinical practice involves providing psychological and psycho-educational test batteries to assess cognitive, academic, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children ages 2 through 18 years. She also is a core faculty member in the Clinical PsyD program at Alliant International University in Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Rockwell is very active in providing community outreach services and trainings to school staff and parents for the purpose of teaching caregivers of children how to bring about positive change in their child’s behavior and skills.
Thomas J. Zwicker
PhD, BCBA-DDr. Zwicker has over 20 years of experience serving individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities across the country. He received his Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas, the first, and largest behavior analytic program in the world. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral level and a licensed behavior analyst in New York. Dr. Zwicker splits his time between Connecticut and New York, consulting for schools and families and leading the organization as it expands to meet the growing need for high quality, intensive behavior analytic services for children and adolescents with autism. Dr Zwicker actively supervises a large number of graduate students working towards board certification as behavior analysts. He regularly leads training workshops for those interested in learning critical skills to address severe problem behaviors such as functional analyses. He also leads ongoing workshops to teach parents and those interested in helping serve children with autism the skills required to become Behavior Technicians. He also presents to a wide variety of groups serving those with developmental disabilities including attorneys, schools, and to professionals serving children with special needs in the Dominican Republic. Before founding ZABA Therapy, Dr Zwicker led the startup of ABA services at Easter Seals Coastal Fairfield County. Dr Zwicker’s connection to autism has become personal as well as professional and in recent years he has strongly advocated as a parent and expert to the state legislature, schools, and agencies to ensure every child gets the high quality, intensive behavioral intervention needed to help them achieve their maximum developmental potential. Before returning to services for children and adults autism and other developmental disabilities, Dr Zwicker led large-scale transportation safety initiatives and coached executives to improve business performance using applied behavior analysis. His first role after receiving his doctorate was to lead the FAA’s efforts to change the way it oversees the nation’s airlines. That resulted in reducing airline fatalities from an average of about 300 a year previously to zero fatalities for the last 11 years for all United States air carriers. After that, he led research teams to implement and evaluate regional and national efforts to increase safety belt use and reduce drinking and driving. These efforts led to significant increases in safety belt use and significant decreases in alcohol related fatalities. Following his work in transportation safety, Dr Zwicker worked with corporate executives to maximize performance and bottom line results during major strategic changes, multi-billion-dollar major capital projects, mergers, and reorganizations.
DBH, BCBA, LBADr. Diana Davis-Wilson, DBH, LBA, BCBA is a licensed behavior analyst and the Chief Executive Advisor for Aspen Behavioral Consulting services. She has several years of experience providing consultation and training to families, school districts, and organizational personnel nationwide. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science, a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and a Doctorate of Behavior Health with an emphasis on integrated healthcare management. For over 10 years Dr. Davis-Wilson served as the clinical director of an Arizona-based autism provider organization, overseeing applied behavior analysis programs for hundreds of children statewide. Through this work, Dr. Davis-Wilson created an extensive curriculum-based supervision program which included sustainable employment opportunities, staff training and professional development for hundreds of aspiring professionals and students. In addition to the experiences she gained as a clinical director, Dr. Davis-Wilson currently serves