Joy Pollard, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Joy Pollard is the Co-Founder and CEO of Clinical Operations at Behavior Change Institute. Dr. Pollard earned her Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines, with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis at Utah State University. She began her clinical career in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2003 and has supervised multi-state Telebehavioral Health Services since 2011. In 2011, Dr. Pollard’s nephew was diagnosed with Autism and was unable to access treatment due to his rural location. In response to her family’s need, Dr. Pollard developed a Telehealth Service Delivery model with the goal of bringing services to him in his home community. Her research and clinical work has focused on leveraging technology to increase access, build capacity, and improve the standard of behavioral healthcare for families in rural and underserved communities. Dr. Pollard has published in several peer-reviewed journals and has led numerous research projects investigating various behavior analytic treatments for individuals diagnosed with autism. Dr. Pollard is currently a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University and the President of the New Mexico Association for Behavior Analysis. Under her role as an ECHO facilitator, Dr. Pollard leads the ECHO Autism in Applied Behavior Analysis initiative and contributes expertise in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, functional behavior assessments and functional analysis, assessment of treatment barriers through care coordination, verbal behavior, natural environment teaching, and parent training.
Tina Goldsmith, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Tina Goldsmith is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Doctoral-Level Board Certified Behavior Analyst who completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at Western Michigan University, an APA-approved internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at the John Hopkins University, and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center at Yale University. Dr. Goldsmith presently works as the Director of Training for Trumpet Behavioral Health, where she works in partnership with Dr. Linda LeBlanc to oversee all internal and external training initiatives for the company, including Trumpet’s e-learning platform, Trumpet Learning Center. Previously, Dr. Goldsmith worked at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Development and Disability (CDD) Autism Programs, where she specialized in ASD diagnostics, intervention, education and training. During this time, Dr. Goldsmith also served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Goldsmith serves as a Hub Panelist for ECHO Autism in Applied Behavior Analysis and offers support and consultation to participants in numerous areas related to the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, including but not limited to: sleep, feeding, problem behavior, safety, and language.
Kristin Sohl, MD, FAAP
Kristin Sohl is a licensed medical doctor and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics with over 10-years of experience providing pediatric care to children and families in Columbia, MO. Dr. Sohl graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine in 2005. She is a pediatrician specializing in developmental pediatrics. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Sohl’s contributions to innovation in pediatric care have been prolific. Dr. Sohl is a past medical director and biomedical division director of the Thompson Center for Autism and in addition to her full-time pediatric practice, Dr. Sohl serves as an Associate Professor and Advocacy Director for the University of Missouri’s Department of Child Health, and is the Director of ECHO Autism Program. Dr. Sohl is a committed panelist for ECHO Autism in Applied Behavior Analysis through which she provides support and consultation to the behavior analytic community in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, pediatric health conditions, medical interventions, pharmacology and family centered care.
Zoe Migel, MS, LISW, LSSW
Zoe Migel, MS, LISW, LSSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has provided support to children with autism spectrum disorder and their families for over 18 years. After attending Columbia University, where she earned a Master’s Degree in International Social Work and Social Administration, Zoe returned to her home town of Santa Fe, New Mexico and founded Bright Futures, a social service organization committed to ensuring positive outcomes for young children with autism through provision of clinical case management, advocacy and therapeutic family support services. ECHO Autism in Applied Behavior Analysis proudly welcomes Zoe as a member of the clinic’s hub panel, through which she contributes expertise in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, patient and family centered care, effectively overcoming treatment barriers and facilitation of meaningful care coordination.
Kathleen Karimi, MHA
Kathleen Karimi is the Co-founder and CEO of Business Operations at Behavior Change Institute. Kathleen earned a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Ohio University and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Kathleen has nearly ten years of experience supporting clinical practice through healthcare administration, client/family advocacy and program development. In addition to fulfilling an executive role at several premier behavioral healthcare organizations, Kathleen has consulted for dozens of leading ABA organizations nationwide in the areas of business administration, quality assurance and program development. Kathleen’s passion for ABA operations is fueled by her commitment to improving the lives and wellbeing of children and families by way of ensuring adequate access to the medically necessary supports and services. Kathleen currently serves as a board member for the New Mexico Association for Behavior Analysis and as a hub panelist for ECHO Autism in Applied Behavior Analysis. Kathleen’s contributions to ECHO include providing support and consultation to the behavior analytic community around navigating the complex web of healthcare, school and social systems to effectively coordinate care