James Chok, Ph.D., BCBA-D
James Chok is a licensed psychologist, neuropsychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Chok received his doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed a one-year internship and two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chok previously served as the Senior Director of Clinical Services for the Residential Treatment Facility at Melmark Pennsylvania, which specializes in the treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and severe challenging behavior. He now maintains a private practice in West Chester, PA. Dr. Chok previously served as the Vice President of the New Hampshire chapter of the International OCD Foundation is a graduate instructor for UMASS Boston. He is a published author in peer-reviewed scientific journals and regularly presents research findings at professional conferences. In 2011, Dr. Chok was the recipient of the Outstanding Practitioner Award given by the Berkshire Association for Applied Behavior Analysis and Therapy.
Jon Bailey, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D, BCBA-D
Patrick McGreevy received B.S. and M.A. degrees in Psychology and Special Education, respectively, from the University of Iowa. He was a special education teacher for eight years, working with children and young adults with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities. He received the Ph.D. degree in Education from Kansas University under the guidance of Ogden R. Lindsley. He has served on the faculties of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Louisiana State University, the University of Central Florida, and the Florida Institute of Technology. He is the author of Teaching and Learning in Plain English, an introduction to Precision Teaching, and the founder and first editor of the Journal of Precision Teaching and Standard Celeration Charting. He is the author of ten journal articles and a book chapter on teaching verbal behavior. He is the first author of Essential for Living, a functional skills curriculum, assessment, and professional practitioner’s handbook based on B. F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior for children and adults with moderate-to-severe disabilities. For the past 30 years, he has provided consultations for children and adults with developmental disabilities in school districts, residential programs, and hospitals, specializing in the simultaneous management of aggressive and self-injurious behavior and the teaching of communication and language skills to individuals with limited repertoires. He has given hundreds of presentations and workshops, and is the recipient of the Ogden R. Lindsley Lifetime Achievement Award of the Standard Celeration Society.
Shawn Quigley, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Shawn Quigley is the Senior Director of Clinical Services and Training at Melmark, PA. He earned his doctorate degree in Behavior Analysis at Western Michigan University. During his graduate studies, Dr. Quigley had opportunities to manage a federally funded research grant; help develop two different county mental health service systems for adults and children; and practiced in multiple settings. These experiences provided a strong foundation for understanding service development, regulatory requirements, scope of competence issues, and resource allocation. He completed a post-doctoral psychology fellowship with the University of New Mexico Medical Group. The fellowship provided Dr. Quigley an opportunity to conduct diagnostic evaluations in an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) clinic, and support families and individuals with ASD. He stayed with the University of New Mexico Medical Group as a manager of behavior services. This position provided an opportunity to support the development of behavior analytic services across the state. Some of the projects included recruiting behavior analytic providers to the state, increasing the capacity of current providers, supporting advocacy groups, developing state regulatory guidelines for service delivery, and developing the initial steps for behavior analyst licensure. In his current role with Melmark Dr. Quigley ensures clinical and training practices optimally meet the needs of individuals supported. He has also actively taught students at multiple universities. Dr. Quigley has supported the profession through service on editorial review boards; publishing research; being active with regional and national service groups (e.g., past board member for ABAI Autism SIG and current president of the ABAI Ethics SIG); and volunteering as a subject matter expert for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
Thomas Zane, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Thomas Zane is a Professor of Practice and the Director of Online Behavior Analysis programs in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Dr. Zane earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in psychology at Western Michigan University and his doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at West Virginia University. He has served as a Post-Doctorate Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts, Professor at Mount Holyoke College, and Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Zane serves on the Executive Board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the international organization that represents the field of behavior analysis. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Organization of Autism Research, a group that raises money to fund innovative research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Zane has been past President of the Ethics Special Interest Group of the International Association for Behavior Analysis. His research interests include teacher training, learning, evidence-based practice in autism, and the philosophy of science and radical behaviorism.
Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Professor at Endicott College, where she directs the Master’s Program in ABA and Autism and is a mentoring faculty member in the Doctoral program in ABA. She also does research with the team at Melmark. Dr. Weiss has worked in the field of ABA and Autism for over 30 years. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1990 and she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2000. She previously worked for 16 years at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University, where she served as Director of Research and Training and as Clinical Director. Her clinical and research interests center on defining best practice ABA techniques, exploring ways to enhance the ethical conduct of practitioners, evaluating the impact of ABA in learners with autism, teaching social skills to learners with autism, training staff to be optimally effective at instruction, and maximizing family members’ expertise and adaptation. She serves on the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research, is on the Professional Advisory Board of Autism New Jersey, is a regular reviewer for a variety of professional journals, and is a frequent member of service committees for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, including many years on Disciplinary Review and Code Compliance committees. She is also a Past President of the Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, a former member of the Board and the author of the Ethics Corner for over two years for the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, and a former Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Autism New Jersey.
Jaime A. DeQuinzio, Ph.D., BCBA
Jaime Ann DeQuinzio, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level. She has specialized in the education and treatment of individuals with autism since 1998.She completed her doctorate in Psychology specializing in Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis in 2009 at the City University of New York. She has provided consultation and training in both public and private schools and to families on applied behavior analysis technology. Currently, Dr. DeQuinzio is a consultant and the primary researcher at the Alpine Learning Group, a preeminent autism treatment center in Northern New Jersey. She is also an Applied Research Project Instructor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has been teaching since 2006 and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses as an adjunct at various universities in both Psychology and ABA departments.
Dr. DeQuinzio has served as a reviewer for many scientific journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavior Modification, The Psychological Record, Behavioral Interventions, and Research in Developmental Disabilities. Her research interests include observational learning, social referencing, stimulus control of problem behavior, and equivalence based instruction. She has published research and book chapters on topics including observational learning, social referencing, video modeling, independence, and reducing problem behavior, and has presented her work at both local and national conferences.
Anna Marie T. DiPietro, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC