From the APBS website: (although nominations are now closed)
Nominations are being solicited from the APBS membership for five open seats on the full Board of Directors for the 2014 election cycle. Any member of APBS in good standing may nominate another member (or themselves) to run for the board.Terms for seats on the board run for 3 years. The APBS Nominations Committee will establish a slate of candidates based upon the information provided with each nomination.
In order to vote for board members you must be a member of APBS. To join, visit their membership page here.
Information about Charlotte Hays:
Experience Relevant to Positive Behavior Support
· Program Coordinator Sr./Clinical Instructor, Family Focus Positive Behavior Support, WV Autism Training Center, Marshall University
· Community PBS Program Manager/Research Instructor, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, West Virginia University
· Leadership Team Member, Committee Chair, Past-Chair
West Virginia Association for Positive Behavior Support Network
Charlotte Hays is a Licensed Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis who has implemented and supervised PBS programs through both of the major universities in West Virginia throughout her career. She has over twenty-five years of experience in Positive Behavior Support, beginning with the first state PBS project involving de-institutionalization efforts, continuing with the development of statewide PBS training and services, and leading into the coordination of PBS training and services for families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders during the past eleven years.
Nomination Summary:The commitments I hope to bring to APBS members and the Board include:
- Collaborating to develop better integration and understanding of PBS across populations, tiers, disciplines, and systems
- Ensuring the fidelity of PBS training and practices through the development of standards of practice for all tiers, including ethical guidelines
- Supporting state networks in collaborating to effect systems changes to support quality PBS practices
- Continuing to expand research applications, learning opportunities and presentation topics across disciplines and systems.
The contributions of the APBS Board and its members in the field of PBS are not only impressive, they are inspiring - and I believe that inspiration is the key to ensuring future generations of PBS evidenced-based best practices. If you agree, I would greatly appreciate your support and the opportunity to serve!