The COABA Dissemination Committee works under the direction of the COABA Executive Board. The Dissemination Committee’s function is to support COABA’s mission of advancing the awareness of and access to applied behavior analysis (ABA) services in the state of Colorado.


Committee Chairs
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Dr. Alison Betz

Committee Chair

Dr. Alison Betz is currently the Clinical Director at Behavior Services of the Rockies. She earned her Ph.D. from Utah State University in 2009 and completed her post-doctoral fellow at University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe Myer Institute. Before moving to Colorado, Dr Betz served as an assistant professor in the School of Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. Her research and clinical expertise are in the areas of early intensive behavioral intervention and the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, which is demonstrated by her publications in many of the top-tiered behavioral journals. Currently Dr. Betz serves on the board of editors for several journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Education and Treatment of Children, and Behavior Development Bulletin. Now working in the clinical field, Dr. Betz strives to provide high-quality services for all individual by focusing on the science-practitioner model and incorporating the scientific method in to daily practice.

Melissa White

Dr. Melissa Nosik

Committee Co-Chair

Melissa R. Nosik, PhD, BCBA-D is the Deputy CEO at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Dr. Nosik received her master’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology in 2004 under the mentorship of Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, her doctorate in 2013 from the University of Nevada, Reno under the mentorship of Dr. Larry Williams and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board under the mentorship of Dr. James E Carr. Her professional interests include credentialing, public policy, practitioner training, mentorship practices, behavior-analytic applications in higher education, and diversity of practice. Dr. Nosik has 15 years of experience in practice and has trained behavior analysts both in the United States and internationally. Dr. Nosik has served as a board member for the Tennessee, Nevada, and Colorado Associations for Behavior Analysis.

Committee Members
  • Shasta Brenske
  • Katherine Donahoe
  • Kelly Doyle
  • Kylee Drugan-Eppich
  • Lindsey Gilbert
  • Stephanie Lamont
  • Sarah Micklewright
  • Donna-Shemain Nazarchyk
  • Emily Patrizi
  • Bryan Tanner
  • Kaitlyn Taylor
  • Ken Winn


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