Our Vision

The vision of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) is to make our campuses and workplaces safer environments where development, education, and caring intervention are fostered and encouraged.

NaBITA brings together professionals from multiple disciplines who are engaged in the essential function of behavioral intervention in schools, on college campuses, and in corporations and organizations for mutual support and shared learning.

Whether it is to combat bullying, prevent violence, support individuals with disabilities, empower the success of those suffering from mental health challenges, or assist those who are in crisis, our members are joined in common purpose and exploration of best practices.

NaBITA Mission

The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) is committed to providing education, development and support to school and workplace professionals who endeavor every day to make their campuses and workplaces safer through caring prevention and intervention.

NaBITA Values

Collaboration · Diversity · Education · Empowerment · Inclusion · Integrity · Leadership · Respect

About NaBITA

NaBITA is an independent, not-for-profit association incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It has more than 800 active members from colleges, universities, schools and workplaces. NaBITA’s offices are based in Malvern, PA. NaBITA has an advisory board of 14 and an executive body of eight people.

An active and engaging association, NaBITA hosts an annual conference, an annual Campus Threat Management Certification Institute, publishes a regular newsletter, maintains a listserv, and provides frequent webinars to members and non-members. NaBITA is a clearinghouse for more than 180 BIT-related model policies, training tools, templates, and other BIT-related materials. NaBITA’s 2013-2014 President is W. Scott Lewis, J.D. NaBITA’s Executive Director is Brett A. Sokolow, Esq. NaBITA’s Associate Executive Director and Conference Chair is Samantha Dutill.

NaBITA Executive Staff

President- W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Executive Director, founder and past president – Brett A. Sokolow, Esq.

Associate Executive Director – Samantha Dutill

President-Elect – Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.

Past-President - Saundra K. Schuster, Esq.

NaBITA Advisory Board 2013-2014

Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Dean of Students - Columbus State University

Gregg Elliott, MA, LPC, Director, Counseling & Career Services - Adams State University

Charles Kenyon, Ed.D., Associate Vice President and Dean of Students – Buffalo State College

Peggy Scott, Ed.D., LPC, Director, Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities – Stephen F. Austin State University

Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., President-Elect, NaBITA; Senior Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

Erica Woodley, M.Ed., Assistant Vice President Student Resources & Support Services/Case Manager – Tulane University

Mitchell Levy, Ph.D., LMHC, Dean of Students, Atlantic Cape Community College

Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq., NaBITA VP for Strategic Initiatives; Partner, Abrams Fensterman

Yvette Sweeney, Dean of Students and Enrollment Management, Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City

Josh Gunn, Ph.D., Director of Counseling and Psychological Services – Kennesaw State University; Past-President – American College Counseling Association

Joseph Allen, M.A., Director of Student Development & Engagement, Ashford University

Susanne Fenske, Ph.D., Director of Student Development, Waukesha County Technical College

Adrian Rodriguez, Vice President, Student Development Services – Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus

David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University

Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., Senior Executive Vice President, The NCHERM Group, LLC