Sharon A. Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA (NY)

Executive Director

Sharon A. Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA(NY) received her Ph.D. in behavior analysis from the City University of New York. She has been active in the field of applied behavior analysis and autism treatment for over 20 years. She also serves as a reviewer and editorial review board member on a number of professional journals in ABA. Sharon conducts research investigating generalization of language, social, and leisure skills for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, and regularly publishes and presents her work on these topics. She has also consulted for school and home-based ABA programs and serves on various advisory boards for agencies and schools involved with autism intervention.

Ruth M. DeBar, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA (NY)


Ruth M. DeBar, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA(NY) has extensive experience assessing and developing interventions to address behavioral excesses and deficits of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She also has provided intensive training to families and related professionals. Dr. DeBar earned her Master's degree from Northeastern University via The New England Center for Children and completed her doctorate degree at The Ohio State University. She has published several peer-reviewed articles and has lead parent-professional workshops on various topics relevant to learners with ASD. Her current research interests include functional behavior assessment, preference, choice, social validity and developing play and leisure skills for learners diagnosed with an ASD.

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Jason C. Vladescu, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP, LBA (NY)


Jason C. Vladescu, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP, LBA(NY) graduated from Central Michigan University in 2010 with a Ph.D. in School Psychology. Dr. Vladescu completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute. His research interests include early behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum and related disorders, increasing the efficiency of academic instruction, staff training, and applied applications of equivalence-based instruction. Jason has served as a guest associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and is currently on the editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Development, Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavioral Interventions, and School Psychology Quarterly.

April N. Kisamore, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA (NY)


April N. Kisamore, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA(NY) completed her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at Western New England University in 2013 under the advisement of Dr. Amanda Karsten and her M.A. in Behavior Analysis at Western Michigan University in 2009 under the advisement of Dr. James Carr. April has worked in the field of behavior analysis for over 10 years. During this time, April provided behavior analytic services and conducted research in the areas of verbal behavior and language development, skill acquisition, social skills, parent and staff training, problem behavior, and reinforcement procedures for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. She has published and presented her work in peer-reviewed journals and at local and national conferences. April is currently chair-elect of the Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group, on the editorial board for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and has served as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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