Board of Directors

The purpose of the Board of Directors is to make policy decisions to determine the courses of action that our organization will take. Most of the board members are parents of people with autism and so have the best interests of the autism community in mind.

Each of these board members has a commitment to serve the autism community based on their positive experience with our organization. Board members are dedicated volunteers with deep roots in the community and frequently serve in advisory positions in schools and other autism related organizations.

Jessica Benham, MA [Self-Advocate, PhD Student // University of Pittsburgh]

Steve Crane CFA [VP and Sr. Investment Analyst // Federated Investors]

Trevor Dunthorne [CEO // MCC International]

Karen Markle [VP Autism and Education // Northwestern Human Services]

Dave McMaster, Esq. [President // Clear Title Abstract]

Jennifer Modell, Esq. [Associate // Ruder Law]

Jeff Poholsky [Director, Strategy and Business Development // LB Foster Company]

Beth Rom, MSW [Parent of an autistic adult]

Curtis Upsher, PhD ABD [Director Community Relations // Community Care Behavioral Health of UPMC]

Hon. William F. Ward [Partner // Rothman Gordon]

Marla Werner [Principal, MPower Consulting, LLC]

C.S. Wyatt [Self-Advocate, Playwright, and Filmmaker]
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