Mission and Objectives

 The purpose of HLABA is to promote the analytical science of behavior and its associated technologies within the Heartland area (Nebraska, Iowa, and surrounding area). HLABA's objectives are to:  

 

  1. Serve as a professional reference group for all in the Heartland whose work involves the principles and practices of behavior analysisPromote research that will advance the understanding of human behavior

  2. Identify and promote the use of effective treatment procedures in meeting the educational, therapeutic, and habilitative needs of persons in the Heartland within the ethical guidelines set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc.

  3. Organize and sponsor training events that serve as a forum for presentation of technological achievements in behavior analysis

  4. Promote the development and expansion of education, training, and employment in the field of behavior analysis

  5. Support efforts of allied organizations in providing behavior analytic services

2018-2019 Board Members

President: Andrea Clements

Immediate Past President: Kevin Luczynski

Vice President: Regina Carroll

Treasurer: Steve Taylor

Secretary: Jes Beck

Representative-at-Large: Megan Levesque

Student Representative: Jaime Crowley 

2017-2018 Board

Left to right: Jaime Crowley, Amanda Zangrillo, Andrea Clements, Steve Taylor, Jes Niemeier, Kevin Luczynski

Previous Board Members:

2017-2018

President: Kevin Luczynski

Immediate Past President: Amber Paden

Vice President: Andrea Clements

Treasurer: Steve Taylor​

Secretary: Amanda Zangrillo

Representative-at-Large: Jes Niemeier

Student Representative: Jamie Crowley

2016-2017

President: WIlliam Higgins/ Kevin Luczynski

Immediate Past President: Amber Paden

Vice President: Kevin Luczynski

Treasurer: Steve Taylor​

Secretary: Amanda Zangrillo

Representative-at-Large: Jes Niemeier

Student Representative: Victoria Smith

2015-2016

President: Amber Paden

Immediate Past President: Kate Peterson

Vice President: William Higgins

Secretary/Treasurer: Steve Taylor​

Representative-at-Large: Amanda Zangrillo

Representative-at-Large: Jennifer Brock

Student Representative: Victoria Smith

 

2014-2015

President: Kate Peterson

Immediate Past President: Elizabeth Bullington

Vice President: Amber Paden

Secretary/Treasurer: Steve Taylor​

Representative-at-Large: Jennifer Brock

Representative-at-Large: Terri Newton

Student Representative: Dan Mitteer

 

2013-2014

President: Elizabeth Bullington

Immediate Past President: Amber Paden

Vice President: Kate Peterson

Secretary/Treasurer: Steve Taylor

Representative-at-large: Bobbi Hightree

Representative-at-large: Terri Newton

Student Representative: Dan Mitteer

 

2012-2013

President:Amber Paden

Immediate Past President: Tiffany Kodak

Vice President: Elizabeth Bullington

Secretary/Treasurer:Anney Fahrenholz

Representative-at-large: Doug Boe

Representative-at-large: Bobbi Hightree

Student Representative: Kate Peterson

2011-2012

President:Tiffany Kodak

Immediate Past President: Valerie Volkert

Vice President: Amber Paden

Secretary/Treasurer: Anney Fahrenholz

Representative-at-large: Doug Boe

Representative-at-large: Krista Boe

Student Representative: Kate Peterson

 

2009

President: Valerie Volkert

Immediate Past President: Tami McDowell

Vice President: Tiffany Kodak

Secretary/Treasurer: Anney Fahrenholz

Representative-at-large: Krista Boe

Student Representative: Andrea Clements

 

 

2008

President:Tami McDowell

Immediate Past President: Hank Roane

Vice President: Valerie Volkert

Secretary/Treasurer:Anney Fahrenholz

Representative-at-large: Lera Johnson

Student Representative: Andrea Clements

 

2007

President: Hank Roane

Immediate Past President: Steve Taylor

Vice President: Tami McDowell

Secretary/Treasurer: Anney Fahrenholz

Representative-at-large: Lera Johnson

Student Representative: Elizabeth (Gawley) Bullington

 

2006

President: Steve Taylor

Immediate Past President: Joe Evans

Vice President: Bobby Buckner

Secretary/Treasurer: Anney Fahrenholz

Representative-at-large: Tori Smith/Judy Matthews

 

HLABA Award of Excellence

Award winners are individuals who have been crucial to the development and ongoing success of ABA in the Heartland area. The recipient receives a plaque and is announced at the annual conference.

 

 

Steve Taylor presenting the HLABA Award of Excellence to the 2017 recipient, Annette Wragge.

Annette Wragge is the State Coordinator for the NE Autism Spectrum Disorders Network.   Annette received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Doane College. Annette completed her Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification in May 0f 2014. In her role as State Coordinator, Annette works with regional coordinators and various agencies across the state to provide training and technical assistance in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Her many accomplishment include pursuing financial support for educators seeking their BCBA credential including herself and seven of her staff that are BCBAs or pursing that certification, getting approval to hire a BCBA in the Nebraska Department of Education, aligning ASD Network trainings to ensure they are aligned with the principles of ABA, offering an Intensive Teaching of Verbal Behavior training to approximately 300 individuals, and working Kansas and Colorado do develop an online Registered Behavior Technician training. 

Past Award Winners

2016 - Kathryn Peterson

2015 - Valerie Volkert, Mark Shriver, Lisa Kelley-Vance

2014 - Ryan Groenweg

2013 - Terri Newton

2012 - Bobbi Hightree and Leah Clark

2011 - Connie Taylor

2009 - Wayne Fisher

2008 - Steve Taylor

Financial Report 2015

​© 2013 by Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis.

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