James (Jim) Moore, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Director of Autism Solutions for Canopy Children’s Solutions, has been elected to serve as a member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Board of Directors. Each member of the 11-person board is elected to serve three years and includes leading experts in behavior analysis from across the globe. Moore was elected alongside Marlene Brown, BCBA, and Angelika Anderson, BCBA-D, who was re-elected to the board for a second term.

Moore“I don’t know that I have ever felt so overwhelmed and humbled at any other point in my career,” said Moore. “I will work as hard as I can to earn the trust my fellow colleagues have shown in me.”

In order to be considered for the BACB election ballot, each candidate was first nominated by a number of other behavior analysts. Each nominee was then vetted for the knowledge and experience of Applied Behavior Analysis in order to uphold the credentialing standards. The ballots were dispersed to more than 35,000 Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) worldwide.

The BACB’s Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the organization’s mission and vision and overseeing its management. Members of the board represent a cross section of stakeholders, including practitioners, consumers, employers, faculty, and administrators. Moore’s official call to service will begin in August 2019.

“From partnering with the global leader Microsoft, reimagining solutions for children with autism, hosting professionals with operations in China and Dubai, to publishing in the world’s leading periodic journals, the reach of Canopy’s innovative work extends far outside the boundaries of Mississippi,” said Dr. John D. Damon, CEO of Canopy. “Now, Dr. Moore’s appointment to the international Behavior Analyst Certification Board is further testimony to the immense respect he has earned and the global impact Canopy is having for children and families. We are blessed to have Dr. Moore as an ambassador for Canopy and Mississippi.”

About Jim Moore

As Director of Autism Solutions, Moore oversees operations of Canopy’s early intervention autism clinics, including therapy at the new Center of Excellence in Jackson, as well as clinical programming offered through the autism classrooms at Canopy’s CARES Schools in Jackson and Hattiesburg. Additionally, Moore leads development initiatives as Canopy seeks to expand its autism solutions to help reach the more than 15,000 estimated children in Mississippi affected by autism.

Moore has spent the past two decades working with individuals on the autism spectrum. He is a strong and well-respected advocate for individuals on the autism spectrum and plays an integral role on the Mississippi Autism Board-Mississippi Licensing Board for the Practice of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).

Moore has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) since 2002, the longest standing BCBA in the state. He was also the first Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Mississippi. His research is widely published in such journals as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Modification, Child and Family Behavior Therapy, Neurodevelopmental Rehabilitation, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Proven Practice, School Psychology Review, School Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Family Psychotherapy, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, in addition to several book chapters on Autism and Behavior Analysis.

Moore holds a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and completed his pre-doctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology from the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center and the Marcus Autism Center at Emory University in Atlanta. He joined Canopy Children’s Solutions in 2017.

ABOUT CANOPY AUTISM SOLUTIONS: Canopy Children’s Solutions is a leader in autism solutions with comprehensive programs spanning early intervention therapy, educational solutions and ABA solutions for children on the autism spectrum. Canopy Autism Solutions is the single largest employer of board certified behavior analysts, including two Johns Hopkins-trained Ph.D.-level clinicians. Autism solutions are provided through the Jackson-based Center of Excellence, CARES Schools in Hattiesburg and Jackson, and an early intervention clinic in Hattiesburg. The clinic at the Center of Excellence is also an innovative leader for the “Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge” (PEAK) autism curriculum, currently performing more PEAK assessments and intervention programs than any other clinic in the world. For more information, please contact 800-388-6247 or visit mycanopy.org.