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People of KIPBS

KIPBS Instructors and Mentors
KIPBS Facilitator Board Members
KIPBS National Advisory Board
Past KIPBS National Advisory Board Members


Matt Enyart

Matt J. Enyart, KIPBS Director

Matt Enyart leads both research and training teams across KIPBS activities. Mattís research interests include organization and community applications of PBS, quality of life, individual-centered planning, juvenile corrections, interdisciplinary collaboration, systems of care, sexuality, transition, disability, policy, and state-wide evaluation. He leads multiple Kansas PBS projects, facilitates PBS Kansas, and chairs the International Home & Community PBS Network. His experience includes providing individualized PBS interventions and implementing layered PBS supports in family homes, schools, I/DD organizations, mental health organizations, juvenile detention centers, and acute care hospitals. Matt also provides PBS and related training to human service organizations in a variety of formats. He has worked with children and adults with behavior support needs for more than twenty years.

Aaron Gates

Sara Quick, PBS Training Specialist

Sara Quick has been involved with the Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support since 2006, first as a student, then a facilitator, regional trainer, and was hired onto the project as a Research Assistant in March 2013. Sara has a Masterís degree in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis on Autism and behavior analysis. In her spare time, Sara loves to cook, be with friends, watch KU sports, and spend time with her husband and two young children.

Aaron Gates

Aaron Gates, Research Assistant

Currently a graduate student in Counseling Psychology at KU, Aaron helps the KIPBS team with data analysis, evaluation, survey development, audio/video editing and production, multimedia design, and web design. Aaron has years of experience working with collaborative research teams in the fields of psychology and education, along with experience as a counseling intern in a community mental health center. Aaron devotes much of his spare time to the creation of electronic music.

Jeffry Lewis

Chris Rathmel, MLS, Technologist

Chris develops web applications for KIPBS, creates and edits web content, and offers technological support to the KIPBS team and its partners. Chris has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Kansas and a Master's Degree in Library Science from Emporia State University. In his spare time, Chris hangs out at home with his wife and two daughters. At night he enjoys reading, dabbling in foreign languages, and binge-watching episodes of BBC crime series from the 80s and 90s.

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KIPBS Instructors/Mentors

Kristine Abad, Instructor/Mentor - Kristine Abad is a regional trainer for the KMHPBS training course and a co-instructor and mentor for the KIPBS training course. She is also an active member on the KIPBS Facilitator Board. Kristine is currently an Autism Specialist providing behavior consultation to children with Autism and their families in home and community-based programs. She also provides services as a KIPBS facilitator as well as a Targeted Case Manager. Kristine has been working with children with developmental disabilities for 12 years. Kristine graduated from the University of Kansas with a double major in Applied Behavioral Science and Psychology. She obtained her masterís degree in Early Childhood Unified Special Education with an emphasis in Autism. Kristineís work has been centered on implementing early intensive behavioral intervention for young children with autism, specifically in utilizing Applied Behavioral Science (ABA) methods. Her work also involves working with children with severe behavior problems and working with their families to increase quality of life by providing individualized behavior plans that address each childís specific needs.

Beth Blubaugh, Instructor/Mentor - Beth Blubaugh has a bachelorís degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University and a Masterís Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. She is a licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, LCMFT, and has completed the KIPBS training. She has worked as an attendant care worker and case manager for a Community Mental Health Center, as a therapist for children at risk of out of home placement for a family preservation program, and as a clinical therapist providing consultation work with early intervention and infant-toddler mental health services for children 0-5.

Nan Perrin, Course Evaluator - Nan Perrin is a Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and has graduate degrees in Human Development and Special Education from the University of Kansas. She has worked with individuals with disabilities for since 1990. She has been a BCBA since 2001. She is appointed to the Kansas Governorís Commission on Autism as the BCBA member. She has overseen consultants working in the areas of Positive Behavior Support facilitation, Autism Waiver Services, behavioral consultation and Targeted Case Management. Her primary areas of focus are autism, behavior support for individuals and families, as well as policy and systems change. Her passion continues to be working with children, families, schools and providers to reach the best outcome for individuals.

Marci Ramsay, Instructor/Mentor - Marci Ramsay is a licensed specialist clinical social worker (LSCSW) and has a graduate degree in social work from the University of Kansas. Marci works as a mental health clinician and behavior consultant for Douglas County Child Development Association (DCCDA) in Lawrence, KS, serving children ages birth to age 6. In addition, Marci leads the effort of implementing Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support in local early learning centers with the assistance of her team at DCCDA. Marci completed the KIPBS Facilitator program in 2012 and is currently a Regional Trainer for KIPBS.

Leslie Stevens, Instructor/Mentor - Leslie Stevens has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree and Clinical License in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to being a Regional Trainer with KIPBS, Leslie is a Mental Health Specialist working with children and families at Rainbows United, Inc. in Wichita. Her focus at Rainbows is on Mental Health and Early Intervention for children ages 0-5. Leslie is also a Facilitator for PBS services in Sedgwick County.

Katie Zerr, Instructor/Mentor - Katie Zerr has a bachelorís degree in Human Development and a masterís degree in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of Kansas. She has worked with individuals with Autism for approximately eight years. Her primary areas of focus are early intervention for children with Autism and providing Positive Behavior Supports services. Katie has provided Autism Specialist services through the Autism Waiver and Positive Behavior Support facilitation.

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KIPBS Facilitator Board

The KIPBS Facilitator Advisory Board is comprised of a voluntary group of KIPBS Facilitators from across the State of Kansas as well as members of the KIPBS staff. The board meets every other month to discuss issues such as policy development around the prior authorization process, the evaluation of PBS plans, and quality assurance.

If you are a current KIPBS Facilitator and are interested in becoming involved with the board, please contact Pat Kimbrough at KIPBS for details.

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National Advisory Board

The role of the National Advisory Board (NAB) is to provide KIPBS staff members with expert guidance on the development of the standards and curriculum. The National Advisory Board members:

The NAB meets primarily via conference calls and individual meetings at conferences and other events. Click here for more information about the NAB role. This page provides NAB members with the agenda, materials, and tools that are to be reviewed during upcoming NAB meetings. In the earlier years of KIPBS (2001-2003), onsite meetings were scheduled with board members attending full day events to review training materials and content. The current role of the NAB is to ensure the content and training system is updated regularly and contains new evidence-based practices.

Current KIPBS National Advisory Board Members
(serving a three-year term ending October, 31, 2013)

Darlene Magito McLaughlin
University of New York at Stony Brook
Carol Davis
University of Washington
Kimberly Thier
Loyola University
Rob Horner
University of Oregon
Donna Wickham
Keystone Alternate Assessment Design
Don Kincaid
University of South Florida
Jennifer Zarcone
Kennedy Krieger Institute

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Past National Advisory Board Members (Not Listed Above)

The following professionals have previously served on the National Advisory Board:

Linda Bambara
Lehigh University

Fredda Brown
Queens College, City University of New York

Ted Carr
University New York, Stonybrook

Al Duchnowski
University of South Florida

Constance Lehman
Western Oregon State University

Joe Reichle
University of Minnesota

Wayne Sailor
University of Kansas

Travis Thompson
University of Kansas Medical Center

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