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 2012-2013

Amber Eckert, Associate Vice President for Student and Alumni Affairs – Ashford University

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

Josh Gunn, Ph.D., Director of Counseling and Psychological Services – Kennesaw State University

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

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

W. Scott Lewis, J.D., NaBITA 2013-2014 President; NCHERM Partner

Aaron Chip Reese, Ph.D., Dean of Students – Columbus State University

Saundra K. Schuster, Esq., NaBITA 2011-2012 President; NCHERM Partner

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

Brett A. Sokolow,Esq., NaBITA Executive Director; NCHERM Managing Partner

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

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

Corlisse Thomas, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs – Baruch College/CUNY

Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., Director of Counseling and Testing Center -  Western Kentucky University

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

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