Santa Cruz, Calif. – Bertilde Kamana, Ph.D., BCBA, has been named Director of Education and Clinical Services at The Bay School (TBS), in Santa Cruz, Calif. TBS is one of May Institute’s four schools for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
May Institute is a national nonprofit that serves individuals across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs.
Dr. Kamana joined TBS in 2019 as a postdoctoral fellow after completing her graduate work at the University of Kansas. She became a full-time Senior Behavior Analyst for TBS in 2000, a position she held until her recent promotion.
As Director of Education and Clinical Services, Dr. Kamana oversees all student programming and clinical services at TBS in addition to supervising the school’s behavior analysts, coordinator of vocational services, and team of related service providers.
“We are delighted that Bee has taken on this new challenge,” said Andrea Gold, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director of TBS. “She has been an invaluable resource at The Bay School since she joined our team. During her fellowship, Bee helped us develop a research program and an on-site training and supervision program for aspiring Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). I know our school will continue to provide exceptional services to students with autism and developmental disabilities with her leadership.”
Dr. Kamana is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Black Applied Behavior Analysts (BABA), and Women in Behavior Analysis (WIBA).
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