Ivy Chong, Ph.D., BCBA-D, M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, Children's Services

Dr. Chong oversees the operations of May Institute’s national centers for applied behavior analysis (ABA) — home-based, school contracts, and center-based programs, and ensures that quality services are delivered in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

Prior to joining May Institute in 2017 as the Vice President of Home, School, and Center-based Services, she served as the Director of Autism Services and Training at the Scott Center for Autism Treatment in Melbourne, Fla. She was also an Associate Professor in the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts at Florida Institute of Technology.

Dr. Chong has specialized in the assessment and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities for over 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Psychology from Western Michigan University specializing in behavior analysis, and is a licensed psychologist (Michigan and Florida) and doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She earned an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management in 2016.

Her professional interests include early detection, diagnosis and evaluation of autism, linking assessment to treatment, and development of training systems. She has served as guest reviewer for: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis; Behavior Interventions; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; Journal of Organizational Behavior Management; and Behavior Analysis in Practice. In addition, she has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally disseminating ABA to Canada, China, and the Middle East.

She has maintained leadership roles on local and national boards, including the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (term 2017 – 2020). Dr. Chong serves as an adjunct professor at Brock University (St. Catherine’s, Canada) and Simmons College (Massachusetts, USA).