Board of Trustees

The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to make policy decisions to determine the courses of action that our organization takes. Our board consists of people with various disabilities, and is diverse in terms of gender, race, income, skill set, and family member status, including parents of people with autism.

Each Trustee is committed to serve the autism community based on their positive experience with our organization. Trustees are dedicated volunteers with deep roots in the community share their creativity, business insights, personal disability experience, time and talents for which we are forever grateful.

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

Janice Bollman, MA, CCC/SLP, BCBA, LBS [Behavior Specialist // The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh]

Xenia Borue, M.D., Ph.D. [Full Spectrum Psychiatry]

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

Karen Markle, MA, BCBA []

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

Ian Michel, Esq. [Ruder Law]

Jennifer Modell, Esq. [Neighborhood Legal Services]

Beth Rom, MSW [Parent of an autistic adult]

Joseph Smith [Employee//Giant Eagle, Independent Photographer]

Curtis Upsher, PhD ABD [Retired]

Michelle Walker, Speaker/Disability Awareness Expert

Strategic Planner

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