Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

To educate, advocate for, and support both providers and consumers 
of Applied Behavior Analysis.


2018 Open HABA Board of Directors & Representative Positions

Please consider joining us!

Board of Directors

President Elect/Vice-President:

The Vice President position is a three year position. Year one is spent as the Vice President or President Elect. Year two is spent in the President's role. Year three is spent as the Past President. The Vice President, President and Past President serve as leaders on the Board.  Responsibilities of these positions may include: Liaison for Student and Parent Representatives, liaison for our partnership with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, representing HABA in legislative endeavors, and assist all other board members in various tasks as needed (help marketing, event planning, etc).  Vice President and Past President participate in the monthly board member meetings one time per month and responds to inquiries daily via HABA email account. President runs the monthly board member meetings one time per month and responds to inquiries daily via HABA email account and Facebook Messenger.These positions require a time commitment of approximately 10-15  hours per month with an increase in the months close to the annual convention date and during the active legislative season. See the by-laws for more information.


Treasurer:

The Treasurer is responsible for submitting HABA’s annual taxes. This person is also responsible for managing all incoming and outgoing payments via HABA bank account, credit card, and PayPal. The Treasurer manages HABA’s membership by collecting payment, verifying membership status with student and full members, and updating the membership list on the website.  This person also participates in the monthly board member meetings one time per month and responds to inquiries daily via HABA email account. This position requires a time commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per month with an increase in the months close to the annual convention date and tax day. See the by-laws for more information.See the by-laws for more information.


Legislative Committee Chairperson:

The Legislative Chair is responsible for tracking legislative bills related to the practice of behavior analysis at both the state and federal level. The Chair leads the Legislative Committee and works with the HABA board of directors to recruit and submit testimony, publicize information, and meet with legislators and community stakeholders on policy issues.   This person also participates in the monthly board member meetings one time per month and responds to inquiries daily via HABA email account. The legislative session in Hawai'i runs January to May and this position requires a denser amount of time during the session of  15-20 hours per month and approximately 5 hours per month the remainder of the year.  See the by-laws for more information.


Those interested in legislation but not in the Chair position may join the Legislative Committee.


Events Committee Chairperson:

The Events Chair is responsible for identifying and assembling events for HABA members and the community at large related to behavior analysis. These events include webinars, in-person events, and the annual convention. The Chair conducts outreach to potential speakers for webinars and in-person events. The Chair manages and records BACB continuing education for members and creates CE sheets for events. This and other tasks may be delegating to members of the Events Committee. The Chair recruits committee members and coordinates the Events Committee Meetings. The Chair coordinates and collaborates with the Marketing Chair and other board members to assist with events and advertising. This person also participates in the monthly board member meetings one time per month and responds to inquiries daily via HABA email account. This position requires a time commitment of 15 - 20 hours per month with an increase in the months close to the annual convention date. See the by-laws for more information.


Those interested in helping with events but not interested in the Chair position may join the Events Committee.


Student Representative:

The Student Representative is a one year commitment. The Student Representative is responsible for recruiting student members to join the HABA Student Committee.  This person hosts quarterly Student Committee meetings as well as runs a HABA Student Committee Facebook group. The Student Representative communicates concerns and interests  of HABA student members to the HABA board.  This person also participates in the monthly board member meetings and responds to inquiries daily via HABA email account. The Student Representative is encouraged to assist other board members in various tasks. This position requires a time commitment of  approximately 5 hours per month. See the by-laws for more information.


Non-voting Representative Positions:


Parent Representative:

The Parent Representative is a one year commitment. It is a non-voting position. The Parent Representative communicates concerns and interests of the parent community to the HABA board.  The Parent Representative collaborates with board members on creating parent training events across the islands. The Parent Representative is welcome to  participate in the monthly board member meetings, though it is not mandatory. This position requires a time commitment of  approximately 1-5 hours per month.


Neighbor Island Representative: 

The Neighbor Island Representative is a one year commitment. It is a non-voting position. The Neighbor Island Representative communicates concerns and interests of the neighbor islands related to the practice and dissemination of behavior analysis to the HABA board.  This person must live on a neighbor island. The Parent Representative is welcome to  participate in the monthly board member meetings, though it is not mandatory. This position requires a time commitment of  approximately 1-5 hours per month. 

Nominate yourself or someone else

Mahalo for your interest in becoming more involved in HABA! We will contact you soon about next steps, but please also feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

Mahalo,
Kathleen Penland, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
President-elect
vicepresident@hawaiiaba.org
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