Meet the Officers

President

Ben Seifert, BCBA

Ben received his B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University in 2008 and his M.A. in ABA from Ball State University in 2010. Ben received his BCBA certification in 2011. He has been an instructor for the ABA program at Ball State University and is currently working on his doctorate in Special Education at Ball State University. Ben has been working in the field of ABA since 2003 under the supervision of Dr. Carl Sundberg, Dr. Patrick McGreevy, Dr. Mark Sundberg, Dr. John Esch, Dr. Barbera Esch, and Dr. Peter Gerhardt. He has experience working with all ages in home programs, schools, and center-based therapy. Ben is working on his dissertation and hoping to defend it in 2021.

Vice President

Jenna Taylor, BCBA

Jenna Taylor is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and received her Masters in Autism and ABA from Texas State University, and a B.A. in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She has a decade of experience teaching and providing services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities as an ABA provider and classroom special education teacher. Jenna has a passion for working with transition aged students and adults. She is the current Autism Program Manager for Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. Additionally, she is the founder of Independent Identity, a non-profit adult ABA day program opening soon.

Treasurer

Nina Carmichael , BCBA

Nina is a behavior analyst with 17 years of experience providing services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Her latest experience has been as an Executive Clinical Director at a local ABA start-up agency. Nina received her Specialized Organizational Behavior Management Certificate in 2018 and Six Sigma Green Belt in 2020. Nina has a passion for using the principles of ABA to improve all aspects of work and life. She founded Pinpoint Business Solutions, LLC, in 2020 to expand her offerings to new and established agencies looking to improve performance and culture. Nina hopes to continue to contribute to the community by serving as treasurer of ATX ABA, an organization that provides education, networking opportunities, and resources to behavior analysts and consumers.

Secretary

Fabiola Vargas Londono, BCBA

Fabiola Vargas Londoño is an advanced doctoral student in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities program and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Fabiola's research interests include (1) adapting Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) interventions to increase the involvement of culturally diverse parents during in-home therapy, and (2) studying the challenging behaviors displayed by individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to prevent treatment relapse. Fabiola, a native of Mexico, studied Psychology in Mexico and Spain and holds an M.Ed in Special Education from UT Austin. She has over a decade of experience working with low-income minority families with children with ASD.

Event Coordinator

Ali Baucom, BCBA

Ali is a certified special educator and behavior analyst with over 15 years of experience providing behavior analytic services to individuals of all ages and abilities. She has taught and trained in inclusive preschools, treatedproblem behavior in children and adults, taught special education in public schools, and managed ABA therapy programs in homes, clinics, and non-profits. In 2013, she established her private practice exclusivelyoffering parent and professional training programs based on the principles of Applied Behavior analysis (ABA).


CEU Coordinator

Ellen Carter, BCBA

Ellen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and co-owner of an ABA-based private school for prekindergarten-middle school.