The Nevada Association for Positive Behavior Support Network

The Nevada Association for Positive Behavior Support (NVAPBS) is a professional organization and official chapter of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS). The Nevada Network is supported by the National APBS and the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED). The Network first began between 2010-2012, when a small group of key stakeholders and leaders (i.e., Ashley Greenwald, Don Jackson, Glen Dunlap, Janice Lee) held meetings with goal of increasing the reach and visibility of PBS in Nevada. A logic model was developed to identify resources and desired outputs (activities) & outcomes. In 2012, a petition was submitted to the National APBS to establish the Nevada APBS Network: this petition was approved at 2012 APBS Conference, and the Network has been in operation since then. The mission of the NV APBS Network is to extend the awareness of Positive Behavior Support in Nevada, with the ultimate purpose being to enhance the quality of life of Nevadans with disabilities and challenging behavior through directed, evidence-based instruction, consultation, and systematic change. Our goal is to build the capacity of families, schools and community agencies to provide sustainable, meaningful behavior support. The Nevada APBS Network facilitates the development of new partnerships with school districts, community agencies, and other stakeholders.


The primary purpose for establishing an APBS Network in Nevada is: (1) to give recognition and identity to the many collaborating individuals, professionals and organizations in the state that are currently engaged in activities related to positive behavior support and (2) to strengthen our efforts to encourage the adoption and implementation of PBS approaches in additional venues that could benefit from.


  • President: Felicia Rutledge 
  • President-Elect: Jessica Adage 
  • Secretary: Emily Spurlock 
  • Treasurer: Vanessa Willmoth 
  • At Large Representative: Whitney Fegan 


The 6th annual Nevada APBS Conference will be held Feb. 9-10, 2023 at Suncoast Hotel in Las Vegas.  For more information on the conference and to register, please register on our  conference registration page. 

All conference registrants will receive a free lunch during the Nevada PBIS School Recognition Awards Ceremony, and free registration to the post-conference workshop. Continuing Education (CE) offered for Nevada Department of Education, Social Work and Board Certified Behavior Analysts.

We are pleased to have Kent McIntosh, Ph.D. from the University of Oregon as our keynote speaker this year! Kent McIntosh, Ph.D., teaches and conducts research in the areas of positive behavior support, equity in school discipline, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions in schools. He is Director of Educational and Community Supports, a research unit in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. For detailed information on the conference, please visit our conference registration webpage. If you have any questions, you can contact the NV APBS Network at

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