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President - Dr. Linda Heitzman-Powell, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Heitzman-Powell, IBT’s psychologist, has worked for the last 25 years with children with behavioral challenges, and more specifically during the last 8 years with children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. She received 4 years of supervised training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the Child Development Unit where she gained substantial experience in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism and other disabilities. In addition, she has extensive experience working with children with other forms of challenging behaviors such as ADHD, Disruptive Behavior Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Eating Disorders.

Vice-President - Ron Johnson
Ron Johnson is the co-founder of the Kansas City Autism Training Center with Dr. Linda Heitzman-Powell. The Gardner, Kan., resident, serves as the Executive Director of the Center, and was instrumental in creating the Center to provide professional, research based interventions and training for children diagnosed with autism spectrum and their families.

Vice-President, Instructional Technology - Dr. Jay Buzhardt, Ph.D.
Dr. Buzhardt's interests focus on the development, implementation and evaluation of technology-based instruction and assessment. He has directed and co-directed several federally and locally funded projects that integrate web-based instruction with traditional face-to-face and classroom training. He is also the co-director of a project aimed at developing and experimentally evaluating the use of early childhood developmental assessments with web-based support and customized intervention advice.

Secretary/Treasurer - Monika Suchowierska, Ph.D., BCBA
Dr. Monika Suchowierska recieved her doctarate from the University of Kansas and moved back to her home country of Poland to provide Autism services. She founded the Center for Early Intervention Step-by-Step and is on the forefront of developing and disseminating knowledge about behavior analysis as a science of behavior and about the radical behaviorism of B. F. Skinner as a philosophy of this science in Poland.

Member/Fundraising - Jeff Blackwood, ABPathfinders
Jeff Blackwood is the co-founder, CEO and President of ABPathfinder, a company dedicated to using technology solutions to improve the lives of therapists and individuals with Autism. Jeff ‘s passion for helping children combined with his management skills drove him to be a founder of ABPathfinder, giving him an opportunity to positively affect the lives of children on the Autism spectrum. In addition to IBT, Jeff serves on the board of the Autism Society - the Heartland.

 
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