Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Advisory Committee

 

Advisory committees differ from the governing boards and commissions by the authority granted by the legislature and not by the importance of their duties. The secretary of the Department of Health relies heavily on the professional and technical expertise of advisory committee members. Their advice is always a major factor in the decision-making process.

The secretary is committed to the pursuit of the health, safety and welfare of the public and directs advisory committee members to be ever mindful of that commitment when making recommendations that impact the public.

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Committee Information

Description

Advisory committees differ from the governing boards and commissions by the authority granted by the legislature and not by the importance of their duties. The secretary of the Department of Health relies heavily on the professional and technical expertise of advisory committee members. Their advice is always a major factor in the decision-making process.

The secretary is committed to the pursuit of the health, safety and welfare of the public and directs advisory committee members to be ever mindful of that commitment when making recommendations that impact the public.

Advisory Committee Guidelines

The secretary with the advice of advisory committees operates under legislative mandate to protect the health and safety of the public and to promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of professional healthcare providers under its jurisdiction by:

  • establishing, monitoring and enforcing qualifications for licensure, certification or registration
  • insuring consistent standards of practice
  • developing continuing competency mechanisms
  • applying consistent application of disciplinary sanctions for all health professions
  • developing rules, policies and procedures to promote the delivery of quality healthcare to the residents of the state.

Committee Information

The Applied Behavior Analysis Advisory Committee consists of five members appointed by the secretary of health. Each member of the committee must be a Washington State resident.

The members include:

  • three licensed behavior analysts
  • one licensed assistant behavior analyst
  • one member of the public who is not a member of any other healthcare licensing board or commission and does not have a material or financial interest in the rendering of services regulated and as defined in chapter 18.380 RCW. The public member may be the parent or guardian of a recipient of behavior analysis services.

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Committee Members

Name and term expiration date of members

Members Term expires
Nancy Rosenberg, PhD, LBA, BCBA-D, chair April 13, 2024
Ralph Pampino, LBA, BCBA, vice-chair April 13, 2026
Romila "Mimi" Dasgupta, M.Ed., LBA, BCBA April 13, 2023
Amber Persons-Geer, MSW, LABA, BCABA April 13, 2024
Andrea Elderkin, public member August 31, 2024
Committee Meetings

Meeting Schedule

All meetings begin at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Date and Locations Activity Documents
October 7, 2022, at 9 a.m.
Virtual meeting
Business meeting Agenda (PDF)

*Location TBD when in-person meetings resume

Meeting Minutes

2022

2021