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Executive Administration

Directs daily operations, staff and resources and is responsible for the implementation of all policies and programs approved by the ABA Board of Directors.

Mary Post

Executive Director, Administrative Affairs

Shirline Fuller

Senior Executive Assistant

Jennifer Hopp

Human Resources Administrator

Marketing and Communications Services:

Administers the development and deployment of all ABA communications and marketing materials. The team also manages the ABA Communications Center, which is staffed with specialists who are available to answer questions and provide guidance regarding certification and maintenance of certification.

Michele Pore

Director, Marketing and Communications Services

Cristalle Hinkle Dickerson

Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist

Trecia Debnam

Lead Communications Specialist

Jackie Kindred

Communications Specialist

Chrissy Baker

Communications Specialist

Assessment Services

Administers the policies and procedures that have been established by our Board of Directors to evaluate the credentials of candidates and diplomates for board certification and maintenance of certification. The credentialing process includes examination and review of the credentials of individuals meeting a set of educational and occupational criteria such as training, licensure, the ability to practice independently and continuing medical education. The Assessment Services department is also responsible for the scheduling, administration, and scoring of all ABA examinations.

Ann Harman

Chief Assessment Officer


Jo Lovell

Manager, Credentialing Services

Holly Keeling

Senior Credentialing Analyst

Rudy Puryear

Senior Credentialing Analyst

Linda Parrish

Credentialing Administrator

Jennifer Dike

Credentialing Analyst

Dee Kimball

Credentialing Analyst

Examination Development:

Anna Menzies

Manager, Examination Development

Chris Boucher

Examination Editor

Cass Chisholm

Examination Editor

Colleen Lennon

Examination Editor

Anita Smith

Examination Editor

Examination Administration:

Darlene Hicks

Examinations Administrator

India Laughlin

Examination Services Associate

Maintenance of Certification:

Diana Kitchener

Manager, Maintenance of Certification

Tamika Williams

Maintenance of Certification Program Associate

Research and Psychometrics:

Huaping Sun

Manager, Psychometrics & Research

Rebecca Breese Golay

Research Associate

Finance & Administrative Services

Responsible for finance, accounting, meeting and event planning, and office administration.

John Markey

Chief Financial Officer

James Crawford


Clayton Atwood

Office Services Coordinator

Terrill Debnam

Financial Analyst

Amanda Barry

Corporate Meeting Planner

Caitlyn Cook


Ben Lutkoski

Electronic Records Administrator

Information Services

Creates, deploys, and maintains information systems that support every facet of the ABA’s business operations.


David Pinaula

Director of Information Services

Greg Armstrong

Systems Engineer

Robert Williams

Systems Engineer

George Best

Systems Engineer

Mark Glass

Database Administrator

Laura Rini

Database Engineer - Reports Specialist

Andy Gulya

Senior Software Engineer

Ray Eisele

Senior Software Engineer

Elgin Perry

Software Engineer

Sarah Johnston

Software Engineer


Kelly Powers

Project Manager

Gary Smith

Business Analyst

Dori Wilson

Business Analyst

Marjie Danckert

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst

Lori Evans

Quality Assurance Analyst

Katie Long

Quality Assurance Analyst