About Our Trainers

At PBC University, we take pride in curating a team who are not just trainers but experts in their respective fields. Our trainers bring a wealth of real-world experience, passion for teaching practical skills, and a commitment to fostering relationships with trainees.
Zachary Bird
Dr. Zachary Bird is the Founding Consultant of Principled Behavior Consultants. He’s a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) licensed in Virginia. He has more than 14 years of experience working with a variety of populations including individuals with developmental disabilities and conduct disorders. His expertise is in the assessment and treatment of severe disruptive behavior across a variety of settings. Additionally, he provides consultation with schools on classroom management and systematic instruction. He earned his PhD in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College and his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western New England University. His peer-reviewed research was published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Bryanna Godel
Bryanna Godel is a Behavior Consultant at Principled Behavior Consultants. She joined PBC as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Virginia. She earned her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University in 2020. She has a background in working with individuals with mental health and substance abuse problems. Additionally, she has 3 years of experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. She has a passion for helping individuals and families reach their goals.
Elizabeth Brown
Liz Brown is a Behavior Consultant at Principled Behavior Consultants. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Virginia. Since 2016, Liz has been lucky to serve children, adolescents, and adults in different community, clinic, and in-home settings in both Virginia and North Carolina. While earning her Master’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis at UNC Wilmington, she participated in clinical research treating pediatric feeding disorders in children. She hopes to use her experience to provide high quality and compassionate services to the clients at PBC.
Amanda Cash
Dr. Amanda K. Cash currently serves as a Behavior Consultant at Principled Behavior Consultants. She holds a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School and is recognized as a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) as well as a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Virginia. Her educational journey includes a master's degree from Providence College, supplemented by additional coursework in Special Education Leadership at Drexel University and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at the Florida Institute of Technology. Before joining PBC, Dr. Cash garnered substantial experience in both public and private schools, where she fulfilled various roles such as special educator, behavior analyst, and educational consultant. Driven by a passion for effective instructional practices, Amanda is dedicated to helping clients achieve maximum independence.
Benjamin Davis
Family Medicine, Wound Care
Dr. Benjamin Davis is a staff physician at Schiffert Health Center, providing primary and specialty care for students of Virginia Tech. He completed his training in Family Medicine at Virginia Tech-Carilion’s residency program, then worked as a Hospitalist for about 10 years. He then transitioned to a specialization in Wound Care, which included certification by the American Board of Wound Management and by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. He has served on the Clinical Ethics consultation service and on several other hospital committees. He is a faculty member of the Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine, including 2 terms of service on the admissions committee. Dr Davis and his wife Jill founded Roanoke Valley Medical Missions, a nonprofit organization devoted to health equity, international clinics, and medical supply recycling. They live in Roanoke, have 3 daughters, and heed the call of the mountains as often as possible.
Hamp Ingram
Emergency Medical Services Education Coordinator
Hamp Ingram is the EMS Training Coordinator for the Franklin County, Virginia Department of Public Safety. He is a certified paramedic and EMS education coordinator through the Virginia Office of EMS.He received his Associates in Emergency Health Sciences through the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke (now Radford University Carilion). Hamp has been involved with EMS since 1990, and with fire services since 1997. He recently retired from Henry County, Virginia with 27 years of service, 23 of those with the Department of Public Safety.

Our Mission Statement

PBC University's mission is to extend the principles of excellence set forth by Principled Behavior Consultants. We are dedicated to delivering unparalleled training experiences that foster personal and professional development. Grounded in the same core values of trust, respect, and collaboration, PBC University is committed to providing evidence-based training programs that are deeply rooted in behavior analytic principles.

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