Kiel Scates, M.Ed., BCBA

Kiel Scates, M.Ed., BCBA grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, Ryan, and their 4-year-old son, Andy. Kiel works for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) as the Director of Member Services. Over the past two years, Kiel served as the Co-Vice President of Communication and Marketing for GABA. She Is also a member of the GABA Licensure Committee and she currently leads the Licensure Fundraising Sub-committee.


Kiel received bachelor's and master's degrees in special education from the University of Georgia. She taught self-contained special education in Athens, Georgia before moving to Atlanta. After moving to Atlanta, Kiel went to work as a therapist for Integrated Behavioral Solutions, Inc. while pursuing her BACB certification. In her 5+ years there, Kiel moved up the ranks to Senior Behavior Technician, Case Manager, Clinical Supervisor, and RBT Trainer. As an ABA practitioner, she has worked with a variety of clients ages 2 years to adulthood in homes, schools, clinics, and community settings. Kiel is passionate about building connections within our field and the importance of quality services for all. 

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