Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


The ABAI Program Board and Committee facilitate the development and scheduling of the annual convention program, including the recruitment of invited presenters and review and scheduling of presentations. The convention program typically offers more than 500 events by 1,800 presenters. More information about the annual convention and other ABAI events is located here.


Program Board

Objective: To produce annual convention programs and to enhance their quality.


Board Coordinator

Mitch Fryling (2022–2025)

Program Committee Chair

Linda Hayes (2022–2025)


Council Liaison

Kent Johnson (2023–2024)


Program Area Coordinators

  • AAB: Applied Animal Behavior—Erica Feuerbacher (2020–2024) and Mindy Waite (2023–2027)
  • AUT: Autism—Regina Carroll (2020–2024), Yanerys Leon (20212025), and Kim Zonneveld (2023–2027)
  • BPN: Behavioral Pharmacology and Neuroscience—August Holtyn (2020–2024) and Eric Thrailkill (2023–2027)

  • CBM: Clinical/Family/Behavioral Medicine—Alison Cox (2023–2027) and Amanda Muñoz-Martinez (2023–2027)

  • CSS: Community, Social, and Sustainability Issues—Kathryn Roose (20212025) and Brett Gelino (20232027)

  • DDA: Developmental Disabilities—Patrick Romani (20212025) and Adam Briggs (2023–2027)

  • DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—Jovonnie Esquierdo-Leal (2021–2027)
  • DEV: Behavioral Development—Kieva Hranchuk (20212025) and Jennifer Bruzek (2023–2027)
  • EAB: Experimental Analysis of Behavior—Marco Vasconcelos (2022–2026) and Darlene Crone-Todd (2023–2027)

  • EDC: Education—Samantha Riggleman (20232027) and Jessica Van Stratton (2023–2027)

  • OBM: Organizational Behavior Management—Sharlet Rafacz (2022–2026) and Denys Brand (20232027)

  • PCH: Philosophical, Conceptual, and Historical Issues—Caio Miguel (20212025) and Andres Garcia-Penagos (2023–2027)

  • PRA: Practice—Claudia Drossel (2023–2026)

  • SCI: Science—Jonathan Pinkston (2023–2026)

  • TBA: Teaching Behavior Analysis—Daniel Fienup (2020–2024) and Kerri Milyko (2022–2026)

  • VRB: Verbal Behavior—Rocio Rosales (2020–2024) and Alice Shillingsburg (2022–2026)


Modifed by Eddie Soh