About Us

MISSION: The mission of Montana ABA is to support students and professionals in the field of behavior analysis through education, research, and practice.

HISTORY: MTABA was established under the leadership of Dr. Cheryl Young-Pelton. Orginal members met for the first time in October and status as an affiliate chapter of ABAI was approved in November of 2013. ABAI Montana Chapter Page

During the 2017 Montana legislative session, Senate Bill 193 added the governance of behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts to the Board of Psychologists.  Montana Board of Psychologists

Sigining of Bill


Lorri Coulter, President 2018-2020

Dr. Ania Young, President-Elect 2018-2020

Jackie Mohler, Past President 2016-2018

Glenda Truesdell, Member at large 2018-TBD

Traci Shinabarger, Member at large 2018-TBD

Brett Gilleo, Member at large 2018-TBD

Autumn Kostka, Treasurer 2019-TBD

Bradley Tiefenthaler, Secretary 2019-TBD