By unanimous decision the first ACBS Board asked Emily Neilan Rodrigues to be the Executive Director of ACBS in July, 2006, and she happily accepted.
By default she has been acting in that capacity since 2004, when she performed the administrative duties involved in organizing the First ACT Summer Institute in Reno, Nevada.
Since then, she organized ACT SI II in Philadelphia, PA, in 2005, The Second World Conference on ACT, RFT, and Contextual Behavioral Science, in London, in 2006, ACT SI III in Houston, Texas, ACT SI IV in Chicago, in 2008, the ACBS World Conference III, in Enschede, Netherlands, 2009, the ACBS World Conference VIII, in Reno, Nevada, 2010, the ACBS World Conference IX, in Parma, Italy, 2011, the ACBS World Conference VX, in Washington, DC, 2012, and the ACBS World Conference XI, in Sydney, Australia, 2013. (all with the help of many, many wonderful volunteers, local practitioners, and faculty).
If you have an ACBS question you can contact Emily at acbs"@"contextualscience.org (remove the quotation marks when emailing).