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Conference Committees

Executive Conference Committee

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Melissa Armstrong-Brine, PhD


Rose Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA
ABA Speech, LLC


Robin Arnall, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Russell Sage College

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Charlotte Kennerly, MEd
Cleveland Metropolitan Schools

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Haley Moss, Esq
Haley Moss LLC


Doug Blecher
Autism Personal Coach

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Katie Krammer,  PhD
Lake Erie College

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Kim Clairy-Miller, OTR/L
Autism Out of the Box

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Judith Lozada

Cleveland Metropolitan Schools

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Bradley Wyner, NADD-DDS

Milestones Autism Resources

General Conference Committee

Meghan Barlow, PhD — Pediatric Psychologist | Meghan Barlow and Associates
Rebecca Beam — CEO | Zavikon LLC • Autistic Self-Advocate
Allison Benedict — School Administrator | Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
Grace Ren Blatt, BA — Good Life Ambassador | Cuyahoga County Board of DD • Autistic Self-Advocate
Stacy M. Blecher, MA, ATR-BC, CMP — Art Therapist | PEP Prentiss Autism Center
Rick Bondy, MEd — Autistic Self-Advocate
Rebecca Bridges, PsyD — Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellow | MetroHealth Medical Center
Julie Brizes, MEd, OTR/L — Occupational Therapist | PEP Prentiss Autism Center
Lauren J. Broderick — Director of Pupil Services | Beachwood City Schools
Jackie J. Brooks
Kathryn J. Bryan, PhD, ChSNC, CEPA — Financial Planner; Director of Training & Dev. | Skylight Financial Group
John M. Bryson, MSEd, CESP — Learning & Development Director | Rangam Consultants
Sloane Burgess, PhD — Associate Professor | Kent State University
Gina M. Castelli, MEd — Intervention Specialist | Julie Billiart Schools
Lisa A. Cooper, MEd — Founder and CEO | Life Out Loud LLC
Anne Davalla, CCC-SLP — Retired Speech-Language Pathologist
Terri Bradford Eason — Senior Director of Advancement Equity Initiatives | Cleveland Foundation • Parent
Corey Ferguson, MHA — Manager of Ohio LifeCourse Nexus | Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Ashley Ferguson-Cioffi, MA, CCC-SLP — Co-Director of Speech-Language Pathology | Monarch Center for Autism
Steven A. Fox — Autistic Self-Advocate
Dominic Frisina, JD — Partner; Patent Attorney | Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs LLC • Parent
Corinne Gist, PhD, EdS, NCSP, BCBA-D — Owner & Director | Fit Learning Cleveland

John Harrison, JD — Attorney | Ulmer & Berne LLP
Raymond T. Heipp, MEd, PhD — Specialist Manager | School Health Corporation • Parent
RyAnn M. Heller, MA, CCC-SLP — Speech-Language Pathologist & AAC Specialist | Summit County ESC
Franklin Hickman, JD — Attorney | Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A.

Jim Howell III, MSEd, BME — Music Teacher | Osnaburg Local Schools; Advocates for Success
Laura Howk, MS, BCBA — Senior Behavior Analyst | Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
McAlister Huynh, MEd, NBCT — Educator; Consultant; Speaker
Ronna Kaplan, MA, MT-BC — Clinical Supervisor; Adjunct Music Therapy Faculty | Cleveland State University
Sandra Kernen, EdS — Principal | Trumbull County Board of DD - Fairhaven School
Emily Kotting, MEd, EdS — School Psychologist | Cleveland Metropolitan Schools
Kim Kroeger, PsyD — Clinical Psychologist; Program Director | Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Rebecca Lieb, PhD — Clinical Psychologist; Assistant Professor | Kennedy Krieger Institute; Johns Hopkins
Maria C. Llerena, OTR/L — Occupational Therapist | Achievement Centers for Children
Molly Mallory — Community Relationship Manager | Boundless
Dacia McCoy, PhD, BCBA-D — Associate Professor | University of Cincinnati
Kristina Milia, MEd — Intervention Specialist | Julie Billiart Schools
Lisa M. O'Brien — Parent
Rachael Parkin, MEd, CCC-SLP — Speech-Language Pathologist & AAC Specialist | Cuyahoga County Board of DD
Megan Pfeffer, MEd — Early Childhood Intervention Specialist | Licking County ESC - Flying Colors Preschool
Brigid Rankowski — Autistic Self-Advocate
Cari Root — Director of Pupil Personnel | Solon City Schools
Tammie Sebastian — Statewide Program Coordinator | OCECD • Parent
Michelle Sokol — Autistic Self-Advocate • Parent
Laura Leigh Sorg, MD, FAAFP — Medical Director | Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities • Parent
Laura Srivorakiat, PsyD — Staff Psychologist | Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Danyale Sturdivant, MSSW, LCSW — Founder | Living Autism Out Loud, LLC • Parent
Baylee Swank, MSW, LSW — Developmental Specialist | Cuyahoga County Board of DD • Autistic Self-Advocate
Jacqueline Thorman, OTR/L — Occupational Therapist | Cleveland Metropolitan Schools
Victor M. Torres III, MA, CAS — Intervention Specialist | Aurora City Schools
Anna Vagin, PhD — Speech-Language Pathologist | Private Practice
Terra Vance — CEO | NeuroClastic • Autistic Self-Advocate
Lori Vincent, PhD, BCBA-D — Assistant Professor & Researcher | University of Cincinnati
Anne M. Winkelman, MEd, BCBA — Behavior Analyst | Independent Contractor
Kristin Zielinski, OTD, OTR/L — Occupational Therapist | Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital

Milestones Staff

Mia Buchwald Gelles — Co-Founder and Operations Director • Parent
Ilana Hoffer Skoff, MA — Co-Founder and Executive Director • Parent
Gay Baker, LISW-S, MSSA, MEd — Helpdesk Specialist
Kimberly L. Bell — Administrative Assistant • Parent
Lisa Danielpour — Marketing and Communications Director • Parent
Estee Ezinski — Helpdesk Coordinator • Parent
Maya Holtz Groys, MA — Development Director
Nicole Herrera — Office Manager
Carly Millis Jalowiec — Education Assistant • Autistic Self-Advocate
Jill Lipman — Website and Technology Project Manager • Parent
Autumn Ziemba McKenzie — Communications and Content Manager • Parent
Mary Meister — Development Assistant • Sibling
Michelle Mejia — Helpdesk Coordinator: Outreach and Multi-Lingual Support
Nathan Morgan, MSSA, LSW — Program Manager: Early Intervention and Autistic Supports • Autistic Self-Advocate
Christa Mullis, MEd — Training Coordinator • Autistic Self-Advocate
Vanetta Perry — Engagement and Special Events Manager
Angela Richards — Marketing Manager
Beth Thompson, MSSA, LSW — Program Director

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