The BABAT Board of Directors is led by the elected President and Past President and includes the elected offices of Treasurer and Secretary and appointed Committee Chairs. There are also up to four special appointments (called “Member, Board of Directors”) approved by the Board.


The current members of the BABAT Board of Directors are listed below.


Executive Committee  (*)

* President



Stacie Bancroft, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Program Director, New England Center for Children

* Secretary  

G. Tracey Toran, M.S., BACB

Program Director, The New England Center for Children


* Treasurer



Liz Martineau, MBA, Ed.S., BCBA, LABA

CEO & President, Nashoba Learning Group


* Past President



Joseph N. Ricciardi, Psy.D., ABPP, BCBA-D, CBIST

Chief Clinical Officer of Seven Hills Foundation


* Conference Committee Co-Chair


Richard B. Graff, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Senior Vice President of Clinical Training and Services, May Institute


* Conference Committee Co-Chair


Maureen Kelly, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Program Director, New England Center for Children

Events Director



Jill Harper, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Director of Professional Development, Clinical Training & Research, Melmark New England


Marketing Director



Rebecca Markovits, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lecturer


Marketing Assistant Director



Nicole Davis, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Northeastern University


Director of Professional



Brandon Herscovitch, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Executive Director, ABACS


Assistant Director of Professional Practice


Ashley L. Williams, M.S., BCBA, LABA

Program Director, ABACS

Director of Membership



Patrick Heick, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Clinical Team Leader, CREC, River Street School

Visiting Associate Professor, Westfield State University


Director of Student Relations



Judah B. Axe, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Associate Professor, Simmons College


Member at Large,

Professional Recognition Director

Jorge Reyes, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Westfield State University

Member at Large,

Editorial Director



Candice Colón-Kwedor, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Director of Professional Development & Research, Behavioral Concepts Inc.

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Adjunct Faculty


Special Appointment to the Board



Gordon Defalco, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

President, Stonebridge Behavioral Services


Volunteer Director


Amanda Laprime, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Program Director, Center for Children with Special Needs