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Practitioner information

The following regulated professions are overseen by the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board. Learn more about applying for a license, associated fees, laws, rules and more by following the links below:

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

Amy Fenwick

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 10/31/2019
Spokane, Washington


Dr. Amy Fenwick is a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst and founder of a behavioral consultancy serving individuals and organizations in multiple states. Her professional experience spans the arenas of intellectual and developmental disability with co-occurring mental health conditions, autism, 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. 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 continue 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 those seeking national certification, and by volunteering her time at the local and state levels.
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Brad Hendershott

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


Brad Hendershott has over twenty years of experience assessing and serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He is currently an administrator with Columbia Regional Program and has previously served as a school-based speech-language pathologist and licensed autism specialist, supporting multiple districts and early childhood programs across four counties. Brad was appointed by the governor to serve as a commissioner on the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder (OCASD) and as a board member on the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board (BARB). He chairs the statewide regional ASD professional learning team. Brad has served as adjunct faculty at Portland State University for the past ten years, teaching multiple courses in the ASD certificate programs.

Brenna Legaard

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


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Meghan Johns

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 12/16/2022
Portland


Meghan Johns has been teaching and working with children professionally since 2010. Her teaching experience extends beyond Applied Behavior Analysis to include working with children and youth as an English Teacher in Thailand as well as coaching sports such as snowboarding and tennis.

In 2010, Meghan began her work with children and adults with developmental and intellectual differences in both home and community settings. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Education in 2014, with an emphasis on ABA and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2015.

Meghan’s approach focuses on integrating children into their communities by targeting skill deficits and behavior management through Applied Behavior Analysis and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Currently Meghan is working with Positive Behavior Supports as a Behavior Analyst and runs her own company, Opening Doors for Children, that targets improving community supports and involvement for children of all abilities.

The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board currently has an opening for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board currently has an opening for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board currently has an opening for a Psychiatrist. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board currently has an opening for a Developmental Psychologist. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board currently has an opening for a Developmental Pediatrician. To apply, fill out the Application form.

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

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

For board recruitment questions, contact Paige Sims at 503-373-1915 or paige.s.sims@state.or.us.

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