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.


ABAI's membership outreach, support, application review, and recognition of outstanding contributors to the field are coordinated by the Membership Board and its committees. More information about membership in ABAI is located here.


Membership Board

Objective: To recruit, retain, and recognize members.


Board Coordinator

Wendy Donlin Washington (2016–2022)


Council Liaison

Ruth Anne Rehfeldt (2019–2022)


Special Interest Group Committee

Objective: To contribute to the vitality and development of specific interests in behavior analysis within ABAI.


Committee Chair

Robert K. Ross (2017–2023)


Application Review Committee

Objective: To ensure that applicants for full membership qualify.


Committee Chair

Jonathan Friedel (2020–2023)


Committee Members

Daniel Fienup (2016–2022)

Rocío Rosales (2016–2022)

Kwang-Sun Blair (2020–2023)


Student Committee

The Student Committee facilitates the involvement of Student members of ABAI and encourages students of behavior analysis to develop professionally. The committee sponsors the Professional Development Series at the ABAI annual convention to address issues relevant to students, and has representation on the Executive Council. More information about ABAI's Student Committee is located here.


Objective: To provide organizational support enabling student members to develop professionally and contribute to behavior analysis.


Committee Chair

Allyson Salzer (2019–2022)


Committee Members

Jovonnie Esquierdo-Leal (2018–2021)

Rita Olla (2020–2023)

Modifed by Eddie Soh