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.

Hon. William F. Ward, Chairman [Partner // Rothman Gordon, P.C.]

Janice Bollman, MA, CCC/SLP, BCBA, LBS [Lifesteps Agency]

Xenia Borue, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Karen Markle [Chief Strategy Officer // The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh]

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

Ian Michel, Esq. [Ruder Law]

Jennifer Modell, Esq. [Neighborhood Legal Services]

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]

Michelle Walker, Speaker/Disability Awareness Expert