Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


ABAI is a member of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM, the strategic focus of which is to, “[build] communities actively intolerant of sexual and intersecting bases of harassment and [build] bridges for collective efforts across STEMM—among societies, academic and research institutions, teaching hospitals and others, as well as researchers, faculty, and students.”


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board

Objective: To provide support for efforts to foster a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the behavior analysis and ABAI.


Board Coordinator

Dr. Carol Pilgrim   (2019–2022)


Council Liaison

Kent Johnson


Board Members

Shahla Ala'i

Jovonnie Esquierdo-Leal

Elizabeth Fong

R. Wayne Fuqua

Ramona Houmanfar

Frances McSweeney

Jomella Watson-Thompson


Modifed by Eddie Soh