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. Autism Connection of Pennsylvania’s board includes of people with various disabilities, autistic adults, parents, and professionals, and it is diverse in terms of gender, race, income, skill set, and family member status.

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 who share their creativity, business insights, personal disability experience, time and talents for which we are forever grateful.

Steve Crane
Steve Crane, CFA Autism Connection of PA Board Chair; Federated Investors
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Jennifer Modell Autism Connection of PA Chair Elect; Neighborhood Legal Services
Photo of Beth Rom
Beth Rom Autism Connection of PA Vice Chair; Parent Advocate
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William F. Ward, Esq. Autism Connection of PA Immediate Past Chair; Rothman Gordon, P.C.
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Janice Bollman, MA, CCC/SLP, BCBA, LBS Autism Connection of PA Trustee; The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
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Karen Markle Autism Connection of PA Trustee; Senior Development Consultant, ZMark Health
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Dave McMaster, Esq. Autism Connection of PA Trustee; President at Clear Abstract Settlement
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Ian Michel, Esq. Autism Connection of PA Trustee; Ruder Law
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The Honorable Tiffany Sizemore Autism Connection of PA Trustee; Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
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Joseph Smith Autism Connection of PA Trustee; Giant Eagle and Professional Photographer
Michelle Walker
Michelle Walker Autism Connection of PA Trustee; Lend an Ear Consulting
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Thomas Ward Autism Connection of PA Trustee

Volunteer Strategic Planner:

Jeff Poholsky Director, Strategy and Business Development, LB Foster Company