TxABA Executive Council & Staff

TxABA Executive Council & Staff


Executive Council Information


The TxABA Executive Council is composed of two presidents, a minimum of three council members, and two student representatives. Below are the term lengths and requirements for each position.


Position Term Lengths


President Council Member Student Representative
4 years
  • Year 1: President-Elect
  • Years 2-3: President
  • Year 4: Past President
3 years 2 years
  • Year 1: Junior Student Representative
  • Year 2: Senior Student Representative

Position Requirements


President Council Member Student Representative
Be a Texas resident Be a Texas resident Be a Texas resident
Be a voting member of TxABA Be a voting member of TxABA Be a student member of TxABA
Fulfill all of the following requirements:
  • Be a full member of ABAI
  • Qualify via one of the following criteria: 
    • Held BCBA or Masters degree for a minimum of three years
    • Held a BCBA-D or PhD for a minimum of one year

Fulfill one of the following requirements:
  • Be a full member of ABAI
  • Held BCBA or Masters degree for a minimum of three years
  • Held a BCBA-D or PhD for a minimum of one year
Have at least one year remaining in their program at the time of joining council.

Election and Term Information

A terms begin on May 1 and end on April 31. Elections are held annually for any open positions. Electronic nomination ballots are mailed to voting TxABA members and posted online. Nomination ballots are open for one month, after which time those qualifying nominees with the highest number of nominations are asked to sit for election. Once the nominees are finalized, electronic election ballots are posted online and mailed to voting members. Nominations and votes are only accepted from individuals who have a paid membership at the time the nomination or vote are submitted.


Current Council Members


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Jeffrey Dillen
MS, BCBA, LBA

President
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Kate Johnson-Patagoc
MS, BCBA, LBA

Past President
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Summer Gainey
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Council Member
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Karen Toussaint
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Council Member
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Berenice de la Cruz
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Council Member
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Jennifer Hines
M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Council Member
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Jared Armshaw

Senior Student Representative
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Julie Hrabal
M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Junior Student Representative

TxABA Staff


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Zachary H. Morford
PhD, BCBA-D

Executive Director
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Rachel Kramer
MS, BCBA, LBA

Secretary-Treasurer
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Latonya Cabiness

Administrative Assistant
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Evan Stone
JD

Senior Web Developer