advisory board

Advisory Board

Dr. Gusty-Lee Boulware, PhD, BCBA Specialist in integrating empirically validated, research based strategies into social skills programming for students who need help with self-regulation, executive functioning and sustaining quality relationships with peers.

Michael A. Fabrizio Partner and Clinical Supervisor at Organization for Research & Learning (O.R.L.), a behavior analytic private practice that works with learners with autism.

Jill Geary Attorney/Parent Representative with Wolf Bay Law, LLC; former Special Education Administrative Law Judge and Hearing Coordinator with the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Professor Norris Haring First director of the Experimental Education Unit, started in 1963, which is located within the Norris and Dorothy Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Education at the University of Washington. The Haring Center houses three individual units: The EEU, The Applied Research Unit and CARE. Professor Haring is widely credited for pioneering the incorporation of Precision Teaching into a classroom-wide model. His work has influenced educators, parents, legislators and policymakers around the country.

Raquel Karls Chief Human Resources Officer at Outerwall, Inc., the company that brought consumers Redbox® entertainment, Coinstar® money services, and ecoATM® electronics recycling kiosks. In this role, she leads a team responsible for recruiting, learning and development, compensation, benefits, engagement and retention, and diversity and inclusion. She is a former member of the APL Board of Directors and has more than 20 years of human resources experience at companies such as Pepsi, Starbucks and Expedia.

Susan Malmquist, Ph.D. Dr. Malmquist provides training and consultation to families, schools, and professionals to create learning environments and programs that meet the unique and diverse needs of all students. Her professional interests include the translation of research on learning into sustainable, effective educational practices within our communities. She is a frequent speaker on topics relating to instructional design and consultation, student evaluation, high stakes achievement testing, and the creation of meaningful, alternative assessment systems for students and teachers.

Dr. Stacey Shook, PhD, BCBA Director of Northwest Behavioral Associates, a Bellevue, WA non-profit that provides quality educational and behavioral support for children and their families.

Mari Stobbe Family and Community Disabilities Advocate. Co-founder and former Director of ASTAR (autism diagnosis and treatment) Center in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Elizabeth West, PhD Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the Area of Special Education. Dr. West’s research agenda focuses on transforming communities to increase access and to improve outcomes for students with low incidence disabilities.

Dr. Owen R. White, PhD (April 28, 1945 - March 31, 2012) Professor, College of Education, University of Washington and one of the world’s leading academic experts in Precision Teaching.

Dr. Owen White Tribute

On Saturday March 31, 2012 we lost a friend and colleague, Dr. Owen White. Owen served as APL’s very first Advisory Board member and helped mentor and guide APL since day one. His research and publications have had a profound impact on the fields of special education and applied behavioral analysis. A prolific writer, Owen was writing a book for publication on the Practical Science of Education at the time of his passing. Our hearts go out to his wife and children. If you would like to write a tribute to Owen, please send it to Ilene Schwartz:

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