Executive Board of Directors

Elaine Hall
Founder and Creative Director, The Miracle Project
Author

Tom Cajka, President
Partner and CLA Ogulnick and Cajka, LLP

Tarryn Breskal, Board Member
CPA

Debra Dresner, Board Member
Founder, Dresco Design

Rob Eshman, Executive Vice President
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Jewish Journal

Lauren Katz, Board Secretary
President, Jewish Federation, Santa Barbara

Alex Plank, Board Member
Founder of Wrongplanet.net

 

Advisory Council

Robert Accordino, MD, MSC
US Founder of Music for Autism,
Physician and Autism Researcher

Jacqueline Aidenbaum
Researcher
United Nations System

Doug Atchison
Writer/Director
Akeelah and the Bee

Keri Bowers
Filmmaker & Autism Advocate

Jan Blacher, PhD
UC Riverside, founding director of SEARCH

Jess Block, MA
Publicist and President
Felten Media Serivces

DanaKae Bonahoom, MA
Founder of Heartworks Intervention Services

Lee Chernotsky, MBA
Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer
ROSIES

Tracy Columbus
Owner of Columbus and CO Management

Susan Corwin
Writer

Dr. Eric Dolgen, FO, FCA
Osteopath

Leonard Felder, PhD
Best-selling author

Barbara Firestone, PhD
CEO and President, The Help Group

Jeff Frymer, LMFT
Play Therapist

Marcia Goldberg
Management Associate, Producer, General Manager, Manager

Deborah Gordon, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Janet Grillo
Filmmaker

Darlene Hanson, MA, CCC
Speech and Language Pathologist

Carol Ishihara, MAEd
Master Special Education

Portia Iverson
Author
Founder of Cure Autism Now

Lisa Johnson
Master Education

Carol-Jeanette Jorgenson
Jorgenson & Company

Dr. Harvey Karp
Author, Founder, The Happiest Baby

David Kennerly
Professional Photographer

Joanne Lara, MA
Founder, Autism Movement Therapy

Regina Lark
Owner, “A Clear Path” Professional Organizing

Cliff Michaels
Entrepreneur, Author

Barry Prizant, PhD CCC-SLP
Co-Founder of SCERTS

Dr. Rodric Rhodes, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dolores Robinson
Entertainment Manager

Dr. Rickie Robinson, MD
MD Pediatrician

Stephen Shore, EdD
Professor Adelphi University

Shelli Sonstein
News Director, Co-Host “Jim Kerr Rock ‘n Roll Morning Show”
Q104.3 New York

Kristen Stills
Producer, Autism Advocate

Lou Toscano
Director Corporate Events
Morgan Stanley

Caroline Wilson, RN, BSN
President, Autism Society of America
Los Angeles Chapter

Linda Walder
President and Founder, Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation

Michelle Wolf, MPA
Consultant

Steve Ulene
Businessman

Meryl Zinn, Board Member
Marketing Strategist