Mixon, M. Bret
Mr. Mixon provides leadership to the Human Resources program at JGMS for the 100-strong employees, and for a joint venture company of an additional 12 scientists. He focuses on the implementation of all employee programs, policies, and procedures with the goal of maintaining the human in human resources through individual interactions with each employee on at least a quarterly basis.
Mr. Mixon has over twenty years of regional and state leadership in the behavioral sciences. His research and strengths in training and motivation have facilitated the development of multiple interdisciplinary teams in education and healthcare. As a certified trainer associate with Tracom Group, Mr. Mixon uses the social styles model to instruct professionals to recognize their communication style and the impact of their style on others in the workplace. Mr. Mixon also brings a rare behavioral analytic perspective to the human resources industry, emphasizing individual and corporate behavior change for maximized efficiency and relationships.
Mr. Mixon has long adopted a servant leadership perspective regarding community involvement.He has volunteer ed at Special Olympics track meets, coached various age levels in competitive baseball, led study groups through his church, taught servant leadership concepts and behaviors to middle school-aged young men, and tutored struggling students. Mr. Mixon has also offered pro bono assessments to families with children with disabilities, conducted speaking engagements relative to behavior strategies and leadership principles, and led efforts to develop community-based autism task forces.
Mr. Mixon enjoys his bride of 29 years, their son and daughter-in-law, and their daughter. He expects himself to "lead his flock" by living out what he says he believes. Mr. Mixon and his wife spend time riding bikes, kayaking, trail running and any other activity that involves a little competition.
Mr. Mixon has presented to groups of various sizes, focusing on such topics as servant leadership and supervision, building proactive shoo l-based autism teams, parenting behavior strategies, pediatric dysphagia diagnoses, and the role of speech-language pathologists in behavior intervention with individuals with autism.
Mr. Mixon is nationally certified as a speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) and as a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and holds Colorado state certificates as a principal and a special services provider.