Who is the CalABA Board?

Board members play a vital role in providing policy development, leadership and oversight for the organization. The Board of Directors not only helps keep CalABA connected to the behavior analytic community at large, but is responsive to its needs as well.

Elections Process

Each Board of Directors serves a 2- or 3-year term based on position. Elections are held annually for those Board positions whose terms are ending. Those interested in running for a Board position may apply during the Election cycle. A slate of nominees will be developed based on how well the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicants match the current needs of the organization. The slate is presented to the Board of Directors for approval, and then presented to the entire Membership for Election of the new Board members.

Get Involved!

Participation on the CalABA Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for behavior analysts interested in shaping the future of our field and our Association. Board members enjoy opportunities to grow personally and professionally, to develop skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals.


Behavior analysts interested in serving on the Board are encouraged to reach out to current Directors to learn more about the different positions. In addition, joining one of our Committees is a fantastic way to get involved. Those interested in eventually serving on the Board are highly recommended to volunteer on the Committee(s) working with their position of interest.

Most Recent Election Results

We'd like to send a big thank you to all of the nominees who shared their sincere desire to work on behalf of our field, as well as each of you who took time to vote. 

Without further ado, please join us in congratulating the newest members of our Board of Directors.

  • President Elect (Term 2016-2019) - Sarah Trautman-Eslinger 
  • Conference Chair Elect (Term 2016-2018) - Adel Najdowski  
  • Public Policy Chair (Term 2016-2018) - Danny Shabani 
  • Secretary (Term 2016-2018) - Greg Elsky 
  • Northern CA Liaison (Term 2016-2018) - Sergio Pinto 
  • Southern CA Liaison (Term 2016-2018) - Isaac Bermudez 
  • Professional Associations Liaison (Term 2016-2018) - Jennifer Harris 
  • Membership Chair (Term 2016-2018) - Marla Saltzman 

Our new Board members will officially begin their terms on July 1, 2016. We have much ahead of us as a field in the coming years, and look forward to the role our new Board members will play in shaping our path. Thank you and congratulations!