Black Men In Behavior Analysis:
A Safe Space Created For Black Men In ABA, By Black Men In ABA!

Learn How To Overcome The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Black Male BCBAs

Join Our Online Accountability Community: A Safe Space For Black Men In Behavior Analysis!

About Us


Black Men in Behavior Analysis (BMBA) is a special interest group specifically for black men in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), proudly partnered with Black Applied Behavior Analysts (BABA).

At BMBA, our mission is to empower, support, and amplify the voices of Black Men working in the field of behavior analysis.

Black men in this field often feel isolated, underrepresented, undermined and unsupported. Considering statistics recently released by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), this is not at all surprising:                          

  • About 4% of all BCBAs are black.
  • Less than 2% of all BCBAs are black males.
  • Less than 1% of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) are black males.

Based on surveys conducted by BMBA, less than 10% of black men in our field receive ongoing mentorship.

Given these challenges, BMBA is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and equitable community that promotes personal and professional growth, collaboration, mentorship, and leadership among black men in behavior analysis.

Our vision at BMBA is to create a future where black men are celebrated, represented, and empowered as leaders and influencers in the field of behavior analysis. We envision a profession that embraces diversity, cultivates inclusivity, and actively promotes equity at all levels.


Why Is BMBA Necessary In The Field Of ABA?

Meet Our Executive Board

Jeron Trotman


Jeron Trotman, MS, is a highly-skilled Board Certified Behavior Analyst. With a strong educational background and extensive experience, Jeron is a dedicated professional who has made significant contributions to the field, particularly in the area of increasing diversity and representation.

Mr. Trotman completed his Master of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Purdue University. He has worked in the field of ABA for more than a decade. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Bruce Tinor


Dr. Bruce A. Tinor, Ed., LBS, is a dedicated BCBA with a wealth of experience working with students facing various challenges. Currently, he serves as the building Principal at the Career and Child Development Center within the Chester County Intermediate Unit 24 in Pennsylvania.  

Dr. Tinor specializes in supporting students with autism, behavioral disorders, and intellectual disabilities. His passion lies in the philosophical and scientific foundations of ethical decision-making, helping students reduce maladaptive behaviors, and improving their overall quality of life.

Shawn Capell


Shawn Thomas Capell, MS, LBA, holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). He is a BCBA and is currently working towards a Ph.D within the same field.  

Mr. Capell is also the owner and executive director of Covenant 15:16 LLC, an agency with the mission to ensure all families, regardless of socioeconomic status, receive the highest quality ABA care possible. With a love and passion for the field of ABA, Mr. Capell has adopted as his mission to increase the presence and impact of minority professionals within the field of ABA.

Ruel Dixon


Ruel Dixon, MBA., LBA (CT and MA), is a BCBA serving in a public school district facilitating the growth of a service model. He earned a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Westfield State University. Heis currently in an Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Delaware State University. 

Mr. Dixon’s research interest is
looking at how behavior analytic principles can help with exclusionary discipline in our public school systems, especially as it relates to minority students. His goal is to make impactful and meaningful changes and experiences for minority students in education.

Dr. Barry Daly


Dr. Barry Daly, Ed. D, LHMC, is a BCBA at the doctoral level, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, a Certified Addiction Professional and Master Addiction Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, New Mexico, and South Carolina. He is a culturally competent trained practitioner who believes that culture matters.

Dr. Daly is a chief instiller of hope to the hopeless. His philosophy is centered on reaching individuals where they are and helping them understand and achieve their ultimate potential in life.

The Importance Of Black Males In The Field Of ABA

Our Initiatives



Mentorship plays a critical role in the field of behavior analysis, especially for black men in a space with very few mentors and role models that they can look up to and emulate throughout their careers. 

At BMBA, our mentorship is a tailored initiative designed to empower black men in behavior analysis, fostering a supportive community, and contributing to personal and professional growth. 


Monthly Meetups

BMBA’s monthly meetups are designed to cover a range of topics, provide valuable networking opportunities, and foster a sense of community among black men in behavior analysis. The themes address both professional and personal aspects to ensure holistic growth and support within the community. 




Our vibrant Facebook community of black men in the field of ABA is an iron-sharpening-iron support group where we celebrate wins, uplift each other during our challenges, hold each other accountable, network for new opportunities, and grow stronger together!

Challenges That Black Male BCBAs Face In The Field Of ABA


Contact Us

Have a question for us? Submit it here, or reach out to us via email and social media!

* Your privacy is important. We will not spam you or give your information to others!

Scroll to Top

Find A Mentor

We recognize the need for targeted mentorship to address the unique challenges of black men in behavior analysis. Fill out the information below, and we’ll be able to pair you with an experienced mentor who is best suited to your specific growth needs.