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The Current OHABA Board



Janet Hansen is a licensed Psychologist and Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst.  She has worked in a variety of mental health settings and has been in private practice for twenty years, specializing in children and developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Janet is passionate about bringing the science and research of ABA to the practice of ABA as well as pulling from both psychology and behavior analysis to provide a unique blend of evidence-based interventions to clients. Janet has been an active member of OHABA since 2010, has served on multiple committees, chaired the Membership committee and served on the executive board as Secretary, President-Elect and President. Janet balances her professional and personal goals while traveling with her labradoodle “Indy” between her lake home in Indiana and Columbus. She stays sane through dog walks, boat rides, cooking, yoga and sampling new herbal tea flavors.

Past President:  


Jennifer Sweeney is the Founder and CEO of Solutions Behavioral Consulting. She has over 20 years of experience practicing behavior analysis. Using high-quality Applied Behavior Analysis practices and principles, Dr. Sweeney and her staff provide behavioral consultation services for families with children who have Autism spectrum disorder, and/or other behavioral needs. Dr. Sweeney is the Current Past President of the Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis and has served on the Board in various roles since 2011.  She completed her doctorate in 2010 in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis and completed her Masters of Arts in Special Education in 2003 at The Ohio State University. Dr. Sweeney is a Board Certification for Behavior Analysis (BCBA), Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA) and holds licenses in Special Education-: Grades K-12 and Elementary Education

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President Elect:


Nikki (Bordner) Williams is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst with over 10 years of experience serving children and adults with Autism and Developmental delays in Ohio. Currently, she is an Instructor at Kent State University. Prior to her current role, she was a Clinical Evaluator for Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE). She served as the Professional Standards Chair for The Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis (OHABA) from 2016-2019 and currently serves on the executive board as the Treasurer for OHABA. Nikki is very passionate about working with young educators, ensuring they have a firm foundation in the science of behavior, theoretical, and philosophical concepts. 


Kim Phan Wolff BCBA, COBA

Kim Phan Wolff has been practicing as a behavior analyst since 2009 but fell in love with the field back in 2006. She is the Founder and Director of Wolff & Phan Autism Center (Wolff PAC) located in the Akron area. After living in Boston, Nashville, and Honolulu, she decided to settle in Ohio with her husband and three daughters. She likes road tripping and finding the next best restaurant to enjoy an omakase dinner with her husband.



Hi, I am Dacia McCoy and I am a professor at the University of Cincinnati in the graduate-level Behavior Analysis Programs. I have been involved in OHABA since 2015 and enjoy connecting with others across the state of Ohio. A few of my favorite things are traveling, local restaurants, and jazz music. I have two young children and we are a foster family. You can learn more about me on LinkedIn

Membership Chair: 

Brittany Duffy, BCBA, COBA

Brittany Duffy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst, and licensed Intervention Specialist. She graduated from The Ohio State University’s Masters program in ABA in 2014 and earned her Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2016. She has been working with children with autism and related developmental disabilities since 2005 in a variety of settings. Currently, she is a behavior consultant and RBT Coordinator under Dr. Janet Hansen. She primarily provides consultation to schools for a variety of concerns and disorders. Her interests include collaborating with other professionals and providing evidence-based services to serve her clients and train other professionals.

Education Chair:

Kate Anderson, BCBA, COBA 

Professional Standards Chair:

Dr. Bryan Droesch, LPC, BCBA, COBA

Bryan Droesch is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings (residential, day programs, and schools) and with individuals of all ages. Bryan has a BA degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University, a MSEd from the University of Dayton in Counselor Education, and completed coursework in behavior analysis at The Ohio State University. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Haugland Learning Centers and a doctoral candidate in Leadership Studies in the College of Professional Sciences at Xavier University. He has been involved with OHABA since 2013. He has also served as President-Elect, President, Past President and Seceary

Public Policy Chair:

Jen Gonda, BCBA, COBA

Jen Gonda is the Associate Director at Proactive Behavior Services, an agency providing ABA in homes, public, and private schools. Jen has over a decade of experience passionately working in various settings with individuals with moderate to intensive disabilities as a teacher and behavior analyst. She received her Bachelor degree in American Education and Inequality from New York University, a Master's degree in Education in Special Education--Autism and Related Disabilities from Youngstown State University, graduate certificate in ABA from Penn State University, and is working on her doctoral dissertation in special education. Her research interests include functional behavior assessment with children in poverty, policies on the use of restraint and seclusion, and least restrictive settings for children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Jen has presented many times at state and regional conferences due to her excitement regarding behavior analysis and the growth of her clients. Jen enjoys non-profit work, she spearheaded a non-profit, developing community programming for children with disabilities, served on the board of the Autism Society of Ohio, and serves on the strategic planning committee for the Ohio Speech and Debate Association.

Program Co-Chairs:

Cara Brown, MA, BCBA, COBA

Cara started in the field of behavior analysis in 2000 focusing on Verbal Behavior programing. Her experience teaching children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities ranges from clinical, residential, and educational settings across Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas. Cara opened Behavioral Intervention and Consulting  the fall of 2012 with the vision of providing families with quality ABA Programming in a clinical setting. Her continued mission is to allow parents, children, and employees to feel like part of a team, creating an ideal environment for learning. She also teaches behavior analysis related courses at Miami University-Oxford through the department of Educational Psychology. She enjoys cooking with and for friends, spending time with her family as well as her 2 dogs. Cara also loves spending time boating and swimming with her family at Lake Cumberland. 

Hannah Stauffer, MA, BCBA, COBA

Marketing Chair:

Kate Wallace, M.ED, COBA, BCBA

DEI Chair:

Juliana Carrus, M.ed, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA, COBA 

Student Co-Chairs:

Seth Sharpe, BCBA & Sara Martin

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Chair Position Descriptions:

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General Board Service Roles and Responsibilities

Term: Terms vary in length based on the position. Elected positions are 2 years in length. Appointed positions have no expiration.

Estimated Time CommitmentTimes vary in duration based on the position. Approximately 5-10 hours per month, but possibly up to 20 hours per month immediately prior to and following the annual conference.

  1. Participate in Board meetings as scheduled in person.
  2. Participate in one committee and attend committee meetings as scheduled.
  3. Fulfilling specific responsibilities of board member position.
  4. Fulfilling specific responsibilities of committee chairperson position.
  5. Attend the annual conference as well as conference events where Board member presence is particularly important, such as the Awards Ceremony, Luncheon, and VIP Reception.

General Overview: 

To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of OHABA so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.


The purpose of OHABA is to promote the science and theory of Behavior Analysis through the support of research, education and practice.

Major Board Member Responsibilities:

  1. Organizational leadership and advisement
  2. Promotion of the organization
  3. Community outreach
  4. Oversight of the OHABA conference planning and evaluation
  5. Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
  6. Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget

Expectations of Board Members:

  1. Attend and participate in Board meetings in person.
  2. Attend and participate in special events.
  3. Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
  4. Attend quarterly Board Member meetings.
  5. Monitor and manage email no less than on a weekly basis.
  6. Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by OHABA’s mission and objectives.
  7. Help communicate and promote OHABA’s mission and annual conference to the community.
  8. Become familiar with OHABA’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
  9. Understand and comply with the policies and procedures of OHABA, including the confidentiality and conflict of interest policies.
  10. In general, utilize personal and professional skills, relationships and knowledge for the advancement of OHABA.

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