Houria Elmanouzi, MBA, PhD - CV

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Curriculum Vitae Houria Saïd Elmanouzi, PhD. MBA. houriaaba19@gmail.com Ph: 571.291.1381 (Mobile) Education 9/14 – 6/20 Hybrid

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology PhD, International Psychology, Emphasis in Organizations & Systems

9/01 – 12/03 Winchester, VA

Shenandoah University Master of Business Administration (MBA), Emphasis: Information Systems Technology

1/02 – 12/03 Fairfax, VA

George Mason University Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

1/01 – 5/01 Vienna, VA

db-Training Oracle Certificate in Application Development

9/96 – 3/98 Fairfax, VA

Strayer University Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Selected Presentations

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Elmanouzi, H. S. (2020, October). Autism Spectrum Disorders : Causes, Symptoms, and Comorbidities. Presented virtually via Zoom to audiences in Morocco and other Arabic speaking countries. Elmanouzi, H. S. (2016, April). Fundamental Parenting Tools for Positive Behavior. Invited by Qatar Autism Society. Doha, Qatar. Elmanouzi, H. S. (2016, January). Ethics in ABA. Organized four day-workshop (23-26 in collaboration with Collectif Autisme Maroc under the title: National Autism Campaign -2016: Behavior Modification for an Advanced Capacity. Elmanouzi, H. S. (2007, May). Early Intervention and the Role of Parents. Invited speaker at the 3rd Annual Conference of Special Education organized by Qatar University. Doha, Qatar. Training Teaching Online Pedagogy and Standards (TOPS) program, expected on 10/20 Preparing Future Professional Faculty (PFPF) program, received on 8/15/20 Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certificate, received on 7/14/16 Professional Crisis Management (PCM) certificate, received on 4/18/16 Professional Summary

Carthago, Inc. Senior International Consultant

Virtual July 2006 - Present

Houria Manouzi, PhD. MBA 2

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Assist in developing individualized treatment plans based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB) Provide direct therapeutic interventions to address deficits and needs of clients using direct instruction, discrete trial, shaping, chaining, task analysis, and reinforcement procedures Assist in the development of Individualized Educational Programs (IEP), progress reporting, and recommendations based upon the client’s goals and needs Communicate confidentially and professionally with behavior analysts and parents as well as keep children motivated to learn, and accurately collect data on the client’s progress Support teachers of children with autism and other disabilities in improving students’ learning environment and success in school Provide education and support for families of children with autism by presenting in different behavior related topics

Firefly Autism Denver, Colorado ABA Therapist/RBT Feb 2016 - Dec 2017 • Assisted in client supervision and implementation of treatment plan that can include anger management and self-regulation, increasing effective communication skills, and building appropriate peer relationships • Trained family members in using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to maintain their children’s behavior and teach them daily living skills • Collected data during therapeutic sessions using Catalyst, and compared them with baseline to analyze client’s progress The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) Fairfax, Virginia Academic Consultant Oct 2010 - Dec 2015 • Provided comprehensive advising to sponsored students on various issues (personal, financial, academic, and travel) • Investigated students’ complaints and resolved conflicts with universities and ESL centers • Maintained sponsored students’ files and records; documented all pertinent students’ information; updated computerized information system regarding changes of students’ status • Coordinated with SACM tuition department to ensure timely delivery of financial support letters to universities and ESL centers • Assisted sponsored students in understanding sponsor regulations, specific requirements and procedures • Assisted in the planning and execution of orientations to introduce sponsored students to the culture of the United States General Dynamics Information Technology Arabic Translator/Cultural Consultant

Rockville, Maryland Jan 2010 - Oct 2010

Houria Manouzi, PhD. MBA 3

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Translated daily raw files from Arabic/French into English and vice-versa using online dictionaries, encyclopedias, glossaries, and other tools to deliver quality work Served as cultural consultant to the U.S. staff and provided guidance in reference to the North African and Middle Eastern issues

The International Institute of Islamic Thought, Inc. (IIIT) Herndon, Virginia Research Analyst Jan 2001 - June 2005 • Expanded the company’s scope of research and improved the research methods, which resulted in financial savings • Expanded self-knowledge about research methodologies by attending workshops and conferences on new Internet search engines and online databases • Efficiently managed projects and provided support to project members to ensure the completion of tasks in a timely manner • Established an excellent reputation among scholars, academicians, and staff for outstanding interpersonal style, prompt service and professionalism • Assisted in the facilitation of, and setting objectives for, conferences and seminars locally and internationally • Translated English and French material (academic, research, transcripts, and articles) into Arabic, and vice-versa Professional Memberships Member of the American Psychological Association, 2019 – Present The Chicago School of Professional Psychology alumnus, 2020 Member of the American Evaluation Association, 2015 - 2017 Member of the Washington Evaluators Group, 2015 - 2017 Member of Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA), 2013-2014 Previous member of Shafallah Genetics Research Center / Qatar, 2006-2008 Life member of ‘Who’s Who among Students in American Universities, 1998 Professional Development • • • • • • • • • •

Tarbiyyah (Education) Project Seminar (June 9, 2001) Ethics, Science, Pseudoscience, and Anti-science in Autism Activity Schedules for People with Autism and Other Disabilities Homeschooling Children with Special Needs (May 2007) The 3rd Annual Conference of Special Education, Qatar (12-13 May 2007) Teaching Verbal Behavior to Children with Autism and Related Disabilities (12th, 13th, and 14th March 2008) Eating Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorders: What they Are and What to do (April 14, 2012) Technology for Students with Autism & Related Disorders (December 2, 2013) It’s Just Good Teaching: Everything you wanted to know about Verbal Behavior but were afraid to ask (September 20, 2013) Preparing Future Professional Faculty (PFPF) program (February 26 to July 22, 2020) Professional Accomplishments

Houria Manouzi, PhD. MBA 4

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2019 – Present: Founder & CEO of Saïd Elmanouzi International Relief Corp., a nonprofit organization supporting orphans, widows in Morocco 2020 – Present: Board member of Khair Initiative, Inc., a non-profit organization focusing on health care and education in Morocco and USA 2016 – 2019: President and CEO of Autism Scope, Inc. Provided mentorship to families of children with autism in the U.S. and overseas (Algeria, France, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia) 2009: Created a Yahoo support group where families and professionals exchanged information and feedback on the latest therapies and biomedical treatments in reference to autism and other related disabilities

Publication Elmanouzi, H. S. (2020). Parental Advocacy for Adults with Autism: A Grounded Theory Study of Services in Qatar. Proquest Interdisciplinary Dissertation and Theses Honors and Awards 2013: Bloomburg University of Pennsylvania Saudi Students Association Award for Service of Excellence 2010: Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission, a division of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia A Letter of Appreciation 1997-1998: WHO’S WHO Among Students in American Universities & Colleges Recognition of outstanding and accomplishment as a student at Strayer University Technical Competencies Databases/Analysis: SPSS MAXQDA 2018 Workflow web application MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Language Skills Arabic (all dialects) (reading/writing/speaking) English (reading/writing/speaking) French (reading/writing/speaking)

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