Dr. Stacie Bancroft is running unopposed for the open President position on the BABAT board. See more information about Dr. Bancroft below.
Election for President
Stacie Bancroft, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA
Dr. Stacie Bancroft received her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from Western New England University, where she currently serves as an adjunct faculty. Dr. Bancroft is a Program Director at the New England Center for Children. She has presented and published on topics including procedural variations in task analyses, behavior variability, sleep treatments, and development of leisure repertoires in children with developmental disabilities. She has published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Behavioral Interventions. Dr. Bancroft is currently on the BABAT Board of Directors. She lives in Southborough, Massachusetts with her husband and two young sons.
Statement of Interest:
BABAT is first and foremost a community. I have been a proud member of this community for the past 16 years. For the past seven years, I have been fortunate to contribute in small part to the BABAT mission as a member of the BABAT Board of Directors. The number of behavior analysts in our New England community is growing rapidly and a once obscure field is turning familiar. There are now many agencies in our region whose mission is tied to our science and subsequently hire large numbers of behavior analysts. As recently as ten years ago, a district-wide behavior analyst was an uncommon job in public schools, but now many public school districts employ multiple behavior analysts. It seems that behavior-based consulting firms are continually emerging, and our presence in New England academic institutions is strengthening. As our numbers grow rapidly, the numbers of those helped and served through applications of our science grow exponentially.
With areas of growth come areas of need. BABAT, an all-volunteer run professional organization, is here to help support many of those growing needs. As President of BABAT, I would focus my three-year term in efforts to further expand and strengthen our community, enhance supports for our members, and advocate for New England behavior analysts. The following are a few of the specific areas I would like to direct attention to as BABAT president.
- Establishing additional BABAT events to promote networking, connection between members, and continuing education opportunities
- Providing more need-to-know information to members and enhancing communication through a new and improved newsletter, increased social media presence, and updated technology
- Support ongoing growth and improvement of Board initiatives such as awards, membership, and professional practice advocacy
- Strengthen BABAT’s affiliations with other national and regional professional organizations for behavior analysts
- Further develop the framework for members to get involved as volunteers in supporting our community
- Supporting a decision on whether to move the BABAT conference to another location in the coming years
- Transitioning the BABAT Social from an evening event to a full-day conference with ethics and supervision CEU’s
I believe our strength as a community is not only in our numbers, but in the degree to which our members feel connected. In my six-year service as the BABAT Director of Social Events and Media I have worked on connecting BABAT members through the development of the BABAT Social, the newsletter, social media presence, and conference social events. I have had the great pleasure of working with some extraordinary members of our community who donate a considerable amount of time to advance this organization. It is a privilege to be part of this community and it would be my honor to serve it as President.