Executive Board Member Descriptions

 President The president of ORABA presides over weekly board meetings and arranges:  speakers/dates for quarterly meetings, the annual conference, mentoring student representatives, upholding the bylaws, and more. The president serves a two year term and cannot serve two consecutive terms. See the full description here.

Vice President  The vice president aids with: quarterly meetings, the annual conference, advertisement, promotions, co-chairing the ambassador committee, and more. See the full description here.

Secretary The secretary manages the minutes of all the board meetings, CEU certificates, correspondence with members, ABAI affiliation, and more. See full description here.

Treasurer The treasurer has the responsibility for the funds of ORABA. The treasure manages annual fees, non-profit status, payment to speakers, taxes, and more. See full description here.

Apply to be part of next years board! For 2023 Treasurer and Secretary are open.  Nomination form here.


ORABA's Current Leadership




Analise Herrera, BCBA, LBA 
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Analise Herrera is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst. She currently works for Autism Spectrum Therapies as a Behavior Analyst Specialist. In this role she supports clinicians to ensure clinical quality, provides graduate fieldwork supervision, and engages in caregiver education.

Analise has been working in the field of behavior analysis in Oregon since 2009. She has been involved with ORABA in a variety of capacities throughout that time and has remained dedicated to the expansion of high quality ABA services in our state. Analise served as a Co-Chair for ORABA's Public Policy Committee from 2021-2022. During this time, Analise and Co-Chair Jaclyn Connelly, supported in several important pieces of legislation, ensured timely communication with the behavior analytic community, and developed processes to increase the effectiveness of ORABA in supporting public policy matters that impact the practice of ABA. 

Analise is dedicated to diversity in our workforce, clinical excellence, and equitable access to services. She has extensive leadership and team building experience. Her understanding of the growth of behavior analysis in Oregon and the specific issues that are faced by clinicians in this state is valuable to ORABA's Executive Board. 

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Shaun Goodman 
Vice President
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Shaun has been involved with ABA in Oregon since 2012, and an active member of ORABA since 2013. Throughout the years, Shaun has seen ABA grow in strength and numbers. Before taking on the role of Vice President and Ambassador Co-Chair, Shaun served on the Ambassadors Committee from 2020-2022 and specifically focused on disseminating ABA and amplifying autistic voices. In addition, one of Shuan's passions is the support in creating resources for parents.  Throughout the years she has seen families struggle to navigate insurance, DD services, employment supports, group homes, and more and over the year of 2021 Shaun worked closely with ORABA's student representatives to create more robust and accessible caregiver resources.

Shaun currently is a Clinical Supervisor at LifeStance Health (formally Western Psychological and counseling services). Shaun earned her Masters in Special Education from the University of Washington, studying under Dr. Nancy Rosenburg and became a . a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in 2017.  Shaun has presented research posters at ORABA and WABA. Over the years, Shaun has worked in a variety of local settings including schools, clinics, and in homes and with clients range in age from 3-19.

Outside of ABA,  Shaun enjoy the great outdoors, house projects, volunteering at Kindness Farms in SE Portland, being involved in her community, and dancing.


 Megan Johns

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Meghan Johns began her work with children and adults with developmental and intellectual differences in both home and community settings in 2010. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Education in 2014, with an emphasis on ABA. She has worked as a Behavior Analyst since 2015 working with individuals with autism and their families in a variety of contexts.

In addition to her role as a BCBA. She has worked to be involved in the community through a few different platforms. She served on a collaboration workgroup committee for the Oregon Commission of Autism Spectrum disorder helping to start discussions between ABA providers and School districts. She has also served on the Oregon Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board helping to regulate Behavior Analysts in Oregon.


 Carol J. McPheters
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Carol J. McPheters, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, is an Assistant Professor at the Oregon Institute of Technology and has worked in behavior analysis for twenty years. She started her career working with Dr. Ivar Lovaas at UCLA. Subsequently, she received her master’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles, and her doctorate from Caldwell University. Dr. McPheters is passionate about inspiring and guiding the next generation of behavior analysts. In her practice, she has assisted individuals with autism to acquire the skills necessary to lead meaningful lives and provided consultation to agencies that serve individuals with developmental disabilities in various settings. Her research on stimulus equivalence is published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.


Board Advisors:


Katie Spicer

Katie Spicer received her Bachelors of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Science from the University of Minnesota. She then obtained a Masters of Science in Special Education from the University of North Dakota. Katie became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst in 2016 and has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities since 2011. Currently, she works with Intercare Therapy as a Training Supervisor/BCBA.

Katie has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings including in-home, clinic, group homes, and day programs. She has experience with intensive behaviors across the lifespan and early intervention. Katie is passionate about including learners in their goal development and staff development, and promoting cultural competency.

Amanda Johnstone
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Amanda started her career in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis as a behavior technician in 2010. Since then she has fallen in love with the field and has taken on several different roles, including her current role as Clinical Director at Autism Spectrum Therapies. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in history from Loyola Marymount University and her master’s degree in special education with a specialization in autism from San Diego State University. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a licensed behavior analyst in the state of Oregon. Most recently, Amanda was elected as an Autism Speaks Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador for the year 2021.