Laura Iglesias is the Executive Director of BDA Texas and has been providing services in Applied Behavior Analysis since 2005. She received her graduate degree in Teaching with an Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2013. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2014. Laura has a passion and drive for helping children reach their developmental milestones using Natural Environment Teaching. She excels at building solid working relationships with staff and families. Laura has a solid sense of teamwork and organizational skills which lead to a hands-on approach to training and working with staff and families. Laura joined the BDA team in 2018, as the Executive Director of Clinical Operations in California. As has now started building and training a team in Texas to support families in Dallas and Austin.
As the Chief Strategy Officer, Matt oversees and assists with all School District Consultation. As a behavior analyst and a former Special Education teacher, Matt brings a unique perspective to the table. He is able to understand the difficulties of teaching and working in the school environment. Matt has extensive experience working with Autism, at risk general education, and the BD/ ED/ OHI populations. The latter group of students requires an uncommon skill set, in which Matt has found near perfection, often educating others within the field and the agency. Matt uses his knowledge of behavior analytic principles to assist students, teachers, Child Study Team members, and Directors to create a more successful environment in the individual classrooms and schools, globally affecting therapeutic behavior change systems. Along with his presentations for professional development, Matt is a talented lead crisis trainer in the Safe and Positive Approaches curriculum, using his personal and professional experiences to keep the workshops engaging and entertaining.
Professional Advisory Board
Julie S. Vargas, PhD
Formerly Skinner, Author and Educator
E.A. Vargas, PhD
Vice President, B.F. Skinner Foundation