Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

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


2019 Open HABA Board of Directors & Representative Positions

Nominations have been accepted! Stay tuned for details on VOTING! 

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.


Events Chair:

The Events Chair conducts outreach to potential speakers for the annual convention. The Chair manages and records BACB continuing education for members and creates CE sheets for the convention. 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 for the convention. 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.


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 Neighbor Island 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. 

Join a Committee
Events Committee
Those interested in the Events Committee must attend all but two Events Committee meetings. There are approximately 8 Events  Committee meetings per year. Events Committee members must also plan to attend the annual convention as well as one other event during the year. Events Committee members will enjoy the benefit of attending all HABA events, including the annual convention, and half off the member price.

Legislative Committee 
Those interested in the Legislative Committee must attend all but two Legislative Committee meetings. Legislative Committee meetings are held approximately once per month, possibly more during the legislative session. Legislative Committee members must also plan to submit testimony for all assigned bills and, when possible, support in testifying or attending meetings at the State Capitol. Committee members will enjoy the benefit of attending all HABA events, including the annual convention, and half off the member price