Executive Director of Behavior Change Consulting Institute
Dr. O’Brien joined BCC in April 2019 and has been integral is transitioning the organization to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Throughout her research career, her work has focused primarily on improving communication and reducing health disparities in the children’s mental health and intellectual/developmental disabilities systems. Most recently, she is studying the impact of asset development and financial inclusion for improving children's health outcomes and reducing the wealth gap. As Executive Director of BCC, Dr. O’Brien is working to expand delivery of our evidence-based training approach and continue our dedication to maintaining the gold standard in Motivational Interviewing.
Motivational Interviewing Trainer and FLEX Program Founder
Mr. Maurice Bulls M.Ed., serves as lead trainer, program developer and MI coach. He is an active member in the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. His current focus is on adapting MI to map on to the language of minority clients and staff. Mr. Bulls' graduate work focused on cooperative learning, an evidence-based system for teaching students in small group settings, using highly specified instructional strategies to encourage students to work together in teams towards a common goal while helping each other learn. He has expanded our MI workshops to incorporate these strategies as well as fun, interactive training activities. In addition, Mr. Bulls has over 22 years of experience in inner city school settings and has been involved in manual development for new interventions. He is the developer and founder of the BCC Flex program, which integrates MI with skills training and physical activity with promising results.