Patrick Progar, PhD, BCBA-DVP of Behavior Services
CNNH NeuroHealth is proud to announce the addition of Patrick R. Progar, Ph.D., BCBA-D as the organization’s first Vice President of Behavior Services. Dr. Progar will lead the development and expansion of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Autism Programs at CNNH while working closely with Chief Medical Officer, Mark Mintz, M.D., to further integrate behavioral evaluations and treatment services into our established interdisciplinary practice, serving individuals with neurological, developmental, cognitive and behavioral concerns.
“I am privileged to welcome Dr. Progar to our ABA team,” says Kathleen Stengel, BCBA, Chief Executive Officer at CNNH NeuroHealth. “He brings over 25 years of experience and expertise in Behavior Analysis. Dr. Progar will enhance our intervention services from assessment through treatment for all children, specifically with ABA, and will also enrich staff training opportunities.”
“The future of ABA is happening now at CNNH NeuroHealth,” says Dr. Progar. “The integration of a behavioral treatment model with a medical treatment model promotes best practices and improved outcomes which benefits the patients and their families. I’m honored to be part of this integrated and skilled team.”
Dr. Progar most recently served as the Executive Director at Princeton Child Development Institute. Furthermore, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship in developmental disabilities and applied behavior analysis at Children’s Seashore House of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and directed Bancroft’s neurobehavioral stabilization unit for individuals with intensive behavioral needs.
“With the expansion of ABA Treatment Services at CNNH, under Dr. Progar’s leadership, more children with an autism diagnosis in NJ and PA will have immediate access to an empirically-based and personalized treatment method that has proven to be effective for individuals with autism,” says Ms. Stengel. “ABA Treatment Services will be available in each region where CNNH has a diagnostic clinic location, currently including South and Central New Jersey and the Philadelphia region.”
In addition, Dr. Progar will establish a formal training and supervision program for ABA professionals at CNNH. As a professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at several colleges and universities and previously Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell College, his leadership in this area will be pivotal in developing ongoing and comprehensive professional development for ABA therapists at CNNH.
“The addition of Dr. Progar to our multi-disciplinary medical team at CNNH NeuroHealth, with his vision and experience in Applied Behavior Analysis, will revolutionize the delivery of care to children with autism,” explains Ms. Stengel. “We are thrilled to have him here at CNNH!”