Standards Committee Guidelines

The ACQ Standards Committee is charged with developing accreditation standards that are:

  • Designed to promote quality and rigor for healthcare organizations providing ABA services to individuals with ASD.

  • Informed and valued by multiple stakeholders representing the various parties impacted by services.

  • Based in evidence when possible and logically considered when the evidence is unknown.

  • Capable of accommodating various organization types, sizes, settings, and treatment models.

  • Reasonable and feasible for organizations to achieve, maintain, and document.

  • Flexible to accommodate innovations and differing pathways to deliver effective services to patients.

Standards Committee Members (2022 – 2023)

  • Leila Allen, MA, BCBA, LBA
  • Matthew Busick, PhD, BCBA, LBA
  • Amanda Davidson, MS, BCBA
  • Daniela Fazzio, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Arzu Forough, BS, BA
  • Naa Garrido, MS, BCBA, LBS
  • Pablo Juárez, M.Ed., BCBA/LBA
  • Jim Kane
  • Eric Larsson, PhD, LP, BCBA-D (Chair)
  • Junie Lazo-Pearson, PhD., BCBA-D
  • Linda Leblanc, PhD., BCBA-D

  • Matisse Lovett, M.A., BCBA
  • Eileen Mendes, BA (Vice Chair)
  • Steven Merahn, MD, FAAP
  • Mike Miller, MBA
  • Penny Schenkkan, MS, BCBA
  • Sarah Schmitz, CPB, CPC, CMRS-I
  • Tyra P. Sellers, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Jeff Skibitsky, MA, BCBA, LBA
  • Rebecca Womack, MS, BCBA, LBA
  • Katherine Wooten, MS, LCSW, BCBA

Standards Committee Members (2021 – 2022)

  • Matthew Busick, PhD, BCBA, LBA
  • Amanda Davidson, MS, BCBA
  • Craig Domanski, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Daniela Fazzio, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Breanne Hartley, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Chuck Jiongco, JD, BCBA
  • Kathleen Karimi, MHA
  • Eric Larsson PhD LP BCBA-D (Chair)
  • Junie Lazo-Pearson, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Eileen M. Mendes, BA
  • Steven Merahn, MD, FAAP
  • Brittany Rader, MEd, BCBA, LBA
  • Spencer Ramsey, BCBA
  • Lisa Riley
  • Sara Sato, MEd, BCBA, LBA
  • Jeff Skibitsky, MA, BCBA, LBA
  • Kristie Thompson, PhD, LB, BCBA-D
  • Ashley Williams, PhD, BCBA, LABA
  • Katherine Wooten, LCSW, BCBA