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Judith E. Favell is CEO of AdvoServ, Inc., a multi-state network of treatment programs for children and adults with developmental and emotional challenges. She combines her professional training and experience as a psychologist with administrative and business roles. A native of Sr. Louis, Dr. Favell received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan in 1966 and earned her Ph.D. in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas in 1970. Throughout her career as a clinician, researcher, teacher, lecturer and administrator, she has focused on the understanding and treatment of serious behavior disorders, such as self-injurious and aggressive behavior in individuals with autism. Her work has encompassed not only clinical domains, but also organizational, regulatory, legal and policy issues, for example, through testifying, chairing national task forces, serving as expert witness and writing guidelines and policies governing treatment in developmental disabilities. As President of the Celeste Foundation, she is developing new methods of delivering services to clients via interactive video technology. Dr. Favell has authored numerous articles, monographs, chapters and books, edited a leading journal and several newsletters, and served on the editorial boards of many ochers. Her offices have included President of the American Psychological Association's Division on Developmental Disabilities and President of the International Association for Behavior Analysis. Of awards she has received, the one she most values is IWU's Outstanding Young Alumni in 1979. She and her husband, Jim Favell, have two talented and beautiful daughters and a wonderful grandson.