Meet Our Board Members

President & CEO

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President & CEO

Kandi Pickard

Board of Directors

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Elizabeth F. Goodwin

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Board Chairman | Talent Leadership Executive Coach

Carlo P. Frappolli


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Vice Chairman | Vice President, Undersea Warfare Programs General Manager, Manassas Operations

Tom Warner

Lockheed Martin

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Board Treasurer | Executive Vice President

John Short


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Board Secretary | Retired

Janet Slaughter Eissenstat

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Deputy Secretary | Entrepreneur

Candace Whiting

Great Life Unlimited (This board seat is held by a self-advocate with Down syndrome in honor of Mia Peterson.)

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Audit Chair | Executive Director, Strategic Strike Programs

Misty Holmes

Raytheon Missiles Defense

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Chief Happiness Officer

John Cronin

John's Crazy Socks

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Courtney Gaines

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Tony Gostkowski

Engelhard Hanovia,Inc

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SVP, Stores (West US Group)

Mark Johnson

Michaels Stores

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Assistant Special Services Director

Schunda Jones-Murphy

Wynne School District

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Chief of Staff

Joe Joyce


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Assistant Director of Programs and Communications

Michael Kulma

International House at the University of Chicago

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Senior Vice President

Debbie Morris


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Occupational Therapist/Mother/Advocate

Lisa L. Pelham, OTR, MA

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Assistant Vice President, Federal Affairs

Tom Santos

Zurich North America

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Vice President, Head of Consumer Insights and Research

Kerry Sette

Voya Financial

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Director of the School of Special Education, Leadership and Professional Studies

Marjorie C. Shavers

Interim Associate Dean in the College of Education, Missouri State

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Founder & CEO

Ciara Siegel


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Retired / Board Member of the ARC of Chester County

Bob Siegel

DuPont Company / Past President of the Board of Directors of the ARC of Chester County

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Senior Advisor, Government Affairs Lobbyist

C. Mitch Taylor

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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Parent / Advocate

Victoria Tremonti

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Medical Director / Assistant Professor

Dr. Lauren Wang

Timothy Freeman, MD, Center for Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, UC Health / University of Cincinnati

Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board

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Dr. William Mobley

UC San Diego


Ms. Romney Croft

Private Practice Therapist

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Dr. George Capone

Kennedy Krieger

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Dr. Jamie Edgin

The Virginia Tech College of Science

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Dr. Elizabeth Head

University of California at Irvine

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Mr. Hampus Hillerstrom


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Dr. Paul Moore


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Dr. David Patterson

University of Denver

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Dr. Sonja Rasmussen

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Dr. Roger Reeves

Johns Hopkins

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Dr. Stephanie Sherman


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Dr. Amy Lewanda

Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC

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Dr. Priya Chandan

University of Louisville

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Dr. Laura Mattie

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Dr. Brian Chicoine

Advocate Medical Group, Park Ridge, IL

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Dr. Robert Siegel

Volunteer advocate and DSMIG member

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Dr. Heather Anderson

Ohio State University