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Practitioner information

The following regulated professions are overseen by the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board. Find out how to get licensed, see laws and rules, fees and more at these links:

About the board

The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board oversees the licensing of behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts and the registration of behavior analysis interventionists. Applied behavior analysis is a therapeutic modality that is often used to treat people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board consists of nine members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate:

  • Four behavior analysts or assistant behavior analysts licensed with the Board
  • One licensed psychiatrist with experience or training in treating ASD
  • One licensed psychologist with experience or training in treating ASD
  • One member who is a licensed developmental pediatrician with experience or training in treating ASD
  • One member of the public who does not have a financial interest in the provision of applied behavior analysis and does not have a ward or family member who has been diagnosed with ASD
  • One parent, guardian or family member of an individual who has been diagnosed with ASD and has received some form of applied behavior analysis therapy.

The term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on the next Nov. 1. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

Board members

Wendy Machalicek

Wendy Machalicek

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/31/2019
Eugene


Dr. Machalicek is an assistant professor in special education at the University of Oregon. She earned her Ph.D. and M.Ed. in special education with a specialization in autism and developmental disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level. She has published in special education and applied behavior analysis literatures and is the co-editor of Neurodevelopmental Rehabilitation.

Maria Gilmour

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/31/2019
Portland


Dr. Maria Gilmour has been professionally working with families for the past 15 years. Dr. Gilmour is an educator and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level who has extensive experience consulting with parents and families, teachers, educational leaders and school administrators in both public and non-public programs for children and adults with special needs. She is well known for her creative approach to cross-disciplinary collaboration. Dr. Gilmour's core philosophy is that an individual is most fully served when parents and family members, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, medical doctors, primary educators, behavioral specialists and caregivers work together and blend their approaches to the specific needs of an individual. While working as a consultant for families and educational programs world-wide, her primary focus is to get resources to individuals in need through tele-health methods. Dr. Gilmour received her master’s degree in Special Education at Gonzaga University and her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia focusing on Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism, Learning and Cognition, and Educational Administration and Policy. Currently, Dr. Gilmour resides in Portland, and she is consulting with families and educators while conducting research on the use of technology to teach language and social skills.

Keith Cheng

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/31/2019
Lake Oswego


Dr. Cheng has provided psychiatric services in Oregon since 1990 after completing his postdoctoral fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Yale University Child Study Center. His major clinical interests include Autism, ADHD, and treatment of immigrant youth from around the world. Dr. Cheng is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU. He has a longstanding interest in psychiatric education. In 2010, Dr. Cheng and his co-editor Kathleen Myers had the second edition of their textbook “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials” published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. The target audience for this textbook includes: pediatricians, family practitioners, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, as well as medical students, residents, and child psychiatry fellows. Dr. Cheng is the Chief Medical Officer at Trillium Family Services (TFS), Oregon’s largest provider of child and adolescent inpatient treatment. He has extensive experience providing clinical leadership for TFS treatment teams taking care of Oregon’s most mentally ill youth. In 2010 he joined OHSU’s Child Division to develop services in their Outpatient Clinic and the Oregon Psychiatric Access Line for Kids (OPAL-K). The OPAL-K project mission is to provide Oregonian pediatricians and family practitioners psychiatric consultation so their patients can have their mental health needs optimally met in primary care settings.

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Brad Hendershott

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/31/2020
Tigard


​Bio to come

Brenna Legaard

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/31/2019
Portland


​Bio to come

Amy Loukus

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/31/2019
Sagle, Idaho


Amy Loukus is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and owner of a behavioral consultancy serving individuals and organizations in Oregon, Idaho and Illinois. Her professional experience spans the arenas of intellectual and developmental disability with co-occurring mental health conditions, autism treatment and organizational behavior management.  An author of eight peer-reviewed journal articles and one co-authored book chapter, she has delivered more than 30 professional presentations and workshops at regional and national conferences. Additionally, she has held editorial and administrative positions with scholarly journals and professional organizations in behavior analysis and psychology. While serving on the BARB, she hopes to expand the public knowledge of the utility of behavioral science and aims to increase access to high-quality behavior-analytic services by providing training and supervision opportunities for students seeking national certification, and by volunteering her time at the local and state levels.

Carol Markovics

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/31/2019
West Linn


​Bio to come

Michele Raddish

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/31/2017
Lake Oswego


Dr. Raddish has been a Developmental Pediatrician with Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children in Portland since 2001. Dr. Raddish graduated from Boston University, received her MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, and earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Utah.

Candice Pogge

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/31/2019
Beaverton


​Bio to come

Board recruitment

Are you interested in serving as a volunteer citizen board member? HLO-regulated boards seek new members as current member terms expire.

Overview of HLO-regulated professions and boards
Current board vacancies and information on how to apply

Questions?

For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Anne Thompson at 503-373-1904 or anne.p.thompson@state.or.us.

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Cristina Wardwell at 503-373-1740 or cristina.r.wardwell@state.or.us.

For board recruitment questions, contact Amanda Schuck at 503-373-1915 or amanda.r.schuck@state.or.us.

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