Jan Montgomery graduated with a Master of Science in psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from North Dakota State University and became BACB certified in 2000. Her career has included working at a head-injury rehabilitation program where she directed a secure, locked unit for violent offenders, chairing LRC committees, consulting with group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities and providing behavior workshops for caregivers and professionals. From 1997 through 2008, Jan worked with dependent children and their caregivers, beginning with a pilot project with the Positive Parenting group, based on Dr. Glenn Latham’s work.
Jan served on the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) executive board from 2003-2006 and from 2009-2011. She was elected and served as president of FABA from 2009 to 2010, and her presidential speech highlighted the ongoing need for behavior analysts to work with individuals with mental health diagnoses. In addition, organizational management, professionalism and ethics training have been recent, specific study pursuits.