CHRISTEN RUSSELL, PhD, BCBA
As the founder and Executive Director of Affecting Behavior Change, LLC., I created ABC from my
passion and commitment to education, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, ethical behavior and
decision-making, behavior analysis, and continual personal and professional growth. I take a
lifelong learner approach to systematically fill the gaps in areas of continuing education,
professional development, and research.
I am an adjunct faculty member at Endicott College. The courses I have taught include: Ethical Issues in ABA, Behavioral Assessments,
Behavior Change Procedures, Translating Behavior Analysis to the Organization, Organizational Behavior Management in Clinical Practice, Behavior-
Analytic Approaches to Learning, and Professionalism. I am a guest lecturer at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work, presenting on the
principles and procedures of ABA. As an ACE coordinator, I have created over 60 continuing education events. I have provided consultation to
teachers, parents, business owners and staff.
For the last 8 years, I have served as an expert witness and independent educational evaluator (i.e., program evaluations, functional behavior
assessments) to screen cases for merit, review and analyze of records, conduct observations, supply written and verbal reports, define applicable
standards of care and deviations, and research and evaluate the validity and reliability of research relied on by all parties.
I am a member of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts and an ally member of Black Applied Behavior Analyst, Inc. With a
focus on supervision, staffing, recruitment, training, strategic planning, and working in the field for over 23 years, I have a broad spectrum of clinical
View Christen's Curriculum Vitae.
JACQUELINE SHACKIL, MS, BCBA
Jacqueline joined Affecting Behavior Change as a Performance Engineer Intern. We were so
inspired by her dedication to the field and to helping others learn more about Organizational
Behavior Management. Jacqueline continued to excel in her position and became a CEU Content
Creator. As a CEU Content Creator at Affecting Behavior Change, Jacqueline develops continuing
education and professional development courses on ethics, contemporary issues in Behavior
Analysis, and Organizational Behavior Management.
Jacqueline has an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Graduate Certification in Industrial-
Organizational Psychology. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.