Presidents’ Welcome

January 2020

Dear Reader,

The beginning of this new decade is an opportunity for us to share with you our recent history and our vision. The dedication of Board members and volunteers has yielded many accomplishments and positioned NJABA for even greater success in the coming decade.

Accomplishments in the last decade include:
  • Re-examination and evolution of our mission and vision statements
  • Creation of our values statement
  • Newly re-organized website with updated content that manifests our mission, vision, and values
  • Establishment of Board positions dedicated to University Programs and to streamline our communications
  • Creation of a process for members to express interest in Board-appointed positions
  • Membership ranks in excess of 700
  • Contracted with an association management firm that expertly handles our growing membership and organizational needs
  • Development of workgroups that keep pace with the advances and challenges in various practice areas
  • Annual events with CEUs and other new features
  • Successful advocacy for:
  • Increased reimbursement rates with third-party payors
  • Provider qualification standards that more closely align with those of the profession, e.g., DOE job code, DDD’s Behavioral Support Services
  • A new law that establishes first-ever protections in educational settings for students in behavioral crisis
  • Introduction and advancement of legislation to license the practice of behavior analysis and establish our right to practice as well as other protections for behavior analysts, and more importantly, consumers

With the impact and momentum of these accomplishments, NJABA is ready to begin our next chapter serving behavior analysts as individuals and as a profession. The NJABA Board is humbled by the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We take moments to pause and reflect, and then the work begins again because we are driven to see our vision become a reality.

“NJABA’s vision is a statewide community in which behavior analysts have the research, training, and resources they need to improve people’s lives.”

To make the most of the next decade and get closer to realizing our vision, we need your input. We invite you to share your vision with us so that all behavior analysts in our great state are included and engaged in our state association.

We look forward to hearing from you and accomplishing more together!


MaryLouise Kerwin


Sandra Gomes

Past President

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NJABA’s mission is to advance the science and evidence-based practice of behavior analysis through research, education, service delivery, and advocacy in the state of New Jersey.


NJABA’s vision is a statewide community in which behavior analysts have the research, training, and resources they need to improve people’s lives.