Affecting Behavior Change, LLC

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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.


As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, my clinical experience focuses on quality

assurance, compliance, clinical support, business development and growth. I also work closely

with  leadership and management divisions on compliance, training and delivery

of sound, ethical and effective behavioral supports to achieve client goals. I have established and assisted with the startup, and/or growth and

development of four agencies providing ABA services.  I have consulted with health care agencies, providing services to 100s of staff, including 

BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs, executive, administrative, clinical and operations staff. 



I am an adjunct faculty member at Endicott College. The courses I have taught include: Ethical Considerations in ABA, Behavioral Assessments, 


Behavior Change Procedures, Translating Behavior Analysis to the Organization, 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 40 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 Behavior Analysis International, Association for Professional Behavior Analysts and the OBM Network. 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


expertise. 


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.