Projecting RBT Hiring and Training Resource Needs

Original Webinar Date: October 29, 2020

CEU offered: 1.0 Learning CEU

Short Title:  Projecting RBT Hiring and Training Resource Needs

Webinar Duration: 55 minutes

CE Instructors:

  • Jeff Skibitsky, M.A., BCBA, LBA
  • Mellanie Page, M. Ed, BCBA, LBA
  • Tim Lary


Hiring of staff and scheduling of patients are two key drivers affecting the quality of care. One of the best indicators of a good prognosis in treatment is meeting treatment intensity and prescription fidelity criteria. We look to identify the systems involved in human capital management that enable reporting transparency, management, and efficient onboarding of staff. Further, we look to analyze the predictive analyses that help to maintain growth in markets while sourcing quality candidates



Jeff Skibitsky

Jeff Skibitsky is founder and president of Alternative Behavior Strategies (ABS). Headquartered in Salt Lake City, ABS was founded in 2011 and has grown to become a leading provider of services to children with ASD. Today, the company has locations in California, Utah and North Carolina. It works with a team of more than 500 treatment providers across multiple sites and clinics. As president, Mr. Skibitsky oversees all clinical initiatives for the company, including service delivery, recruitment, and training for members of the behavior intervention team. Mr. Skibitsky received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 2001 and his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2008.


Mellanie Paige

An experienced behavior analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health industry, Mellanie Page serves as the Vice President Operations at Alternative Behavior Strategies. She is skilled in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavior Analysis Instruction, Performance Management, and OBM consulting. Mellanie earned a Master's of Special Education focused in Applied Behavior Analysis from University of Utah.

Tim Lary

Tim Lary is Chief Talent Officer for Alternative Behavior Strategies, which he joined in 2018. Tim is a senior Human Resources leader with 25+ years of progressive experience working with complex large-scale organizations and high-growth, private equity-backed companies. Most recently, Tim was the Chief Talent Officer for MedOptions, a national leader providing behavioral health services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Prior to MedOptions, he was Vice President of Talent Acquisition for TeamHealth, one of the largest providers of hospital-based clinical outsourcing in the US with 20,000 clinicians. Before joining TeamHealth through acquisition, Tim was the Vice President of Talent at IPC Healthcare. Joining the organization in 2004, he helped grow a team of 300 clinicians into the nation’s largest provider of hospitalist & post-acute services, with more than 2,000 clinicians in 28 states. Tim earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, with a concentration in Economics, from Harding University.