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2019-2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

ANAMARIA ARTEAGA, MA, BCBA, LBA

Past-President

Anamaria is the current Past- President of RIABA (2020-2021). She has served on the Executive Board for the Organization for the last three years as President (2019-2020), President-Elect (2018-2019) and Secretary/Social Media (2017-2018). Anamaria graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Religious and Theological Studies in 2016 and with her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2017 from Salve Regina University. She has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for the past 6 years. She started out as a behavior technician and worked her way up to her certification as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in October of 2017.  She is a bilingual in English and Spanish and has experience working with Spanish speaking clients and children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Anamaria is also passionate about training behavior technicians and is currently teaching the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Course to current behavior technicians.

YANA GRIGORYEVA, MA, BCBA, LBA

President

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POSITION OPEN

President

Assist in developing meeting agenda, Call for and keep records of nominations for organizational officers, Run election of new officers.  *President-Elect must hold a current BCBA Certification due to stepping into President role there following year.

ELIZABETH JANICK, MA, BCBA, LBA

Treasurer

Elizabeth is the current treasurer for the RIABA. Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Salve Regina University. Elizabeth achieved her Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credentialing and licensing in the State of Rhode Island in 2018. Elizabeth has worked at Momentum, INC. since 2015, and is currently a behavior analyst at Momentum, INC. servicing children of varying ages and disabilities in home-based and school settings.

POSITION OPEN

Secretary

Secretary Responsibilities: Keep records of chapter correspondence, Take of minutes at all meetings, Distribute copies of minutes to the executive board within 2 weeks of meeting, Distribute copies of minutes to members upon request via email or by posting on the website.

KRISTAL MARSHALL-SHORE, M.S., BCBA, LABA

Community Liaison

Kristal has more than 30 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities, including extensive experience in training, consultation, supervision and applied behavioral analysis. Kristal worked at a state hospital in Kansas as a direct care staff while obtaining her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in developmental disabilities at Pittsburg State University.  She then moved into a clinical role at the state hospital.  After moving to New England in 2003, Kristal became a BCBA and worked in Connecticut in various capacities, independently and at state and private agencies.  Kristal now resides in Rhode Island and is the Director of Behavioral Services for an agency serving children and adults with developmental disabilities in Massachusetts.  Kristal is licensed as a Behavior Analyst in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  Kristal is affiliated with the Association of Behavior Analysis International and the Rainbow Support Group for individuals with developmental disabilities who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

POSITION OPEN

Legislative Liaison

The Legislative Liaison is responsible for working with the Rhode Island Association of Applied Behavior Analysis on legislative matters of current and changing policy development, communications and strategy, and advocacy on issues impacting the provision of ABA services and the licensing of providers of those services.  The Legislative Liaison should review, monitor, and advocate/inform the membership on public policy proposals, pending legislation, and changes that impact services provided and the profession of Applied Behavior Analysis. The Legislative Liaison should also maintain strong relationships between the Board Members and legislators who are passionate about ensuring the access ABA services to the constituents in need that they represent.

POSITION OPEN

Social Media Representative

Keep records of chapter correspondence, Take of minutes at all meetings, Distribute copies of minutes to the executive board within 2 weeks of meeting, Distribute copies of minutes to members upon request via email or by posting on the website.