BAAMS Special Committees

Membership Committee

Chair: Sarah Kowalczyk

Committee Members: Amber Orman, Lakeisha Winston, Meleah Ackely, Laura Katherine Baker

Role: Assists in organizing and implementing an effective way to recruit new members and retain current members. Responsibilities include contacting prospective members to invite them to join BAAMS, contact new members, solicit feedback for improvement, and encourage renewals.

Conference Planning and Continuing Education Committee

Chair(s): Dannell Roberts, Kate Kellum,  Keith Radley

Committee Members: Emily Mathis, Bailey King, Kyle Rowsey, James Cook, Dorothy Scattone, Katelyn Sessums, Hailey Ripple, Emily Johnson

RoleLed by the APBA and ABAI representatives and will coordinate the BAAMS annual conference, soliciting speakers, coordinating the conference activities, soliciting sponsors, sending out and review call for papers submissions, tracking attendance and registration, disseminating information to presenters and attendees, coordinating continuing education units, recruiting volunteers, and assisting with communications for the conference via social media and other technologies. 

Development and Dissemination Committee

Chair: Matthew Davidson

Committee Members: Dan Gadke, Emily Johnson, Neelima Duncan

Role: Guide and support BAAMS initiatives and programs related to the development of content and its delivery via any form of media. Responsibilities: Improve the use of the website as a point of access for BAAMS members as well as for other affiliates, disseminate latest research, develop partnerships with other community agencies, pediatricians, support groups, etc., to promote ABA and BAAMS initiates, develop position papers targeting key messages related to behavior analysis, provide workshops for families and other key caregivers, collaborate and participate in the BAAMS newsletter.

Advocacy and Insurance Committee

Chair: Brittany Cuevas

Committee Members: Amber Orman, Kimberly Hargrove, Britanny Bell, Karlie Robinson, Jennifer Subramanian, Neelima Duncan, Wayne Williams

Role: To identify emerging issues and facilitate policy and advocacy efforts and insurance reform efforts on behalf of behavior analysts in the state. Responsibilities include monitoring proposed legislation at the state and federal levels that ca impact behavior analytic service provision, supporting BAAMS initiatives with legislation by facilitating member participation, communicate with legislators, insurance agencies, etc. to promote BAAMS goals and objectives, regulate policy efforts, and monitor effectiveness. 

Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 3651, Tupelo, MS 38803

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