Executive Board Member Descriptions

President The president of ORABA presides over weekly board meetings and arranges:  speakers/dates for quarterly meetings, the annual conference, mentoring student representatives, upholding the bylaws, and more. The president serves a two year term and cannot serve two consecutive terms. See the full description here.

Vice President  The vice president aids with: quarterly meetings, the annual conference, advertisement, promotions, co-chairing the ambassador committee, and more. See the full description here.

Secretary The secretary manages the minutes of all the board meetings, CEU certificates, correspondence with members, ABAI affiliation, and more. See full description here.

Treasurer The treasurer has the responsibility for the funds of ORABA. The treasure manages annual fees, non-profit status, payment to speakers, taxes, and more. See full description here.

Apply to be part of next years board! For 2024 President, Secretary, public policy chair, and DEI chair positions are open.  Nomination form here.


ORABA's Current Leadership




This position is currently vacant
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If you are interested in the President position, please get in touch with any of the board members below. 


Vickey Foster M.Ed, BCBA, LBA 
Vice President
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Vickey  Foster is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst. She currently works for New Summit Behavioral Therapy as a Clinical Behavior Analyst and has been involved with ABA in Oregon since 2018. Vickey has worked with individuals with developmental and intellectual differences since 2003, when she started her career in education. Over the years, she wanted a more direct way to work with clients and families, leading her to ABA. 

Since entering the field of ABA, Vickey has worked with children and adults with various diagnoses; she has worked in private residences, group homes, community, clinical, and school settings. In addition to practicing in OR, she has also practiced in VA, NC, and GA.

Vickey loves to collaborate with other providers and community organizations and is excited to bring her 20 years of experience working with nonprofits to ORABA. Outside of ABA, Vickey enjoys being with her family, any sport that involves being on the water, the great outdoors, house projects, and traveling near and far.


 Megan Johns
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Meghan Johns began her work with children and adults with developmental and intellectual differences in both home and community settings in 2010. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Education in 2014, with an emphasis on ABA. She has worked as a Behavior Analyst since 2015 working with individuals with autism and their families in a variety of contexts.

In addition to her role as a BCBA. She has worked to be involved in the community through a few different platforms. She served on a collaboration workgroup committee for the Oregon Commission of Autism Spectrum disorder helping to start discussions between ABA providers and School districts. She has also served on the Oregon Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board helping to regulate Behavior Analysts in Oregon.


Jenny White, BCBA, LBA (
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 Jennifer has worked in the field of ABA for over 15 years. She is a BCBA with a Master of Arts in Special Education. She has worked in the home, clinic, and school environments with children ranging from toddler to high school. Jennifer currently works for Portland Public Schools as a Behavior Analyst, providing ABA services for students, training special education staff on the use of ABA in the classroom, and consulting with general education teachers and special education teachers on strategies to use for behavior management. Jennifer is also an adjunct faculty member with the Oregon Institute of Technology’s ABA graduate program. Jennifer is currently a board member on the Behavior Analyst Regulatory Board, was previously Vice President for ORABA, and received the 2022 ORABA Award for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis.


Board Advisors:


Katie Spicer

Katie Spicer received her Bachelors of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Science from the University of Minnesota. She then obtained a Masters of Science in Special Education from the University of North Dakota. Katie became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst in 2016 and has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities since 2011. Currently, she works with Intercare Therapy as a Training Supervisor/BCBA.

Katie has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings including in-home, clinic, group homes, and day programs. She has experience with intensive behaviors across the lifespan and early intervention. Katie is passionate about including learners in their goal development and staff development, and promoting cultural competency.

Amanda Johnstone
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Amanda started her career in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis as a behavior technician in 2010. Since then she has fallen in love with the field and has taken on several different roles, including her current role as Clinical Director at Autism Spectrum Therapies. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in history from Loyola Marymount University and her master’s degree in special education with a specialization in autism from San Diego State University. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a licensed behavior analyst in the state of Oregon. Most recently, Amanda was elected as an Autism Speaks Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador for the year 2021.