Dr. Kerri Milyko joined CentralReach as the Director of Clinical Programming as of October, 2019. In this role, she and her team create a fully-digital, integrated, evidence-based curriculum to service the needs of neurodiverse learners, CR Elements. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Research and Development of The Learning Consultants, and Director of Development and Outreach of Agile Learning Solutions (formerly known as Precision Teaching Learning Center). Dr. Kerri is also adjunct faculty at the University of West Florida where she created and teaches their VCS, master’s-level Instructional Design class.
Her primary behavior analytic focus is in measurement, instructional design, precision teaching, direct instruction, percentile schedules of reinforcement, compassionate-focused applied behavior analysis, behavioral education, and bettering products for clinicians.
Finally, Dr. Kerri volunteers on various boards. In 2019, she was elected to serve 3 years on the Board of Directors for the Standard Celeration Society where she currently resides as the Chairperson. In the same year, she was appointed by the governor of Nevada to serve on the first-ever Board of Applied Behavior Analysts to create ABA practice regulations for the state for licensure where she served as President for 2019. Recently, in August of 2021, she was elected as a Trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.
Personally, Kerri values quality time with her three children, her husband, and dear friends. She loves wine and butter, true crime podcasts, and a good sci-fi novel while tinkering in her backyard.
It has been a great honor to serve on the board of the Standard Celeration Society for the last four years, the last 2 as Chair. It feels a bit selfish to be asking for you to vote for me for a second term, but I do so with service as my motivation. Since I first participated in leadership of the society up to the present day, our organization has been working tirelessly to get to the precipice it is currently at as far as serving as the educational hub of standard celeration charting and precision teaching. We have been building, organizing, innovating and refining our operations and services to establish and carry out this mission as well as functioning as a more sustainable society. It is my perspective that we are mere moments away from that goal and are beginning to actualize some of the dreams that we set out to accomplish. In my time as Chairperson, we refined our values to better represent our culture and vision for the SCS. We also aligned with a new strategic partner, Black Applied Behavior Analysis, to create reciprocal trainings and events to benefit each organization. We enacted bylaws that reflect the manner in which we have operated the organization for the last 6 years and into the future. That adoption then set the stage for us to initiate an advisory board, of which we are in the process of developing with the help of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, to ensure it is established in an inclusive manner. We are finalizing more specific short-term and long-term goals that align all outputs of the organization with a common focus. These goals will then allow us to select appointed board members with diverse experiences to help meet the strategic goals. By 2022, we will have grown to provide 3 (hopefully annual) conferences instead of only one, as we have previously.
I am so proud of the progress our organization has made these last few years, especially in the midst of a pandemic and all of the stressors and barriers that it brings. I am asking for one more term to see the actualization of some of these projects that are still in progress. Further, I want to help the organization solidify greater membership benefits, implement a learning management system to guide asynchronous learning opportunities, strengthen the new conferences to become sustainable and well-known, establish of value-based dues, polish the systems within the organization to allow greater productivity with less dependency on our volunteers, provide a stipend to our VPs, continue to find opportunities for transparency, and diversify our membership and leadership. I ask for your vote for Board Member so that I can aid in the completion of this vision we have established. I’m extremely excited about these initiatives and am eager to have them become a part of our organization to help it thrive and reach future charters. I can be a key player given my experience, leadership, time, and resources in helping the organization achieve its mission. Thank you for considering me to serve on the board for a second term. Happy charting, friends.