National Staff

Executive

Peter V. Berns
Chief Executive Officer
Peter Berns
Shira Wakschlag
Staff Attorney and Special Assistant to the CEO
Shira Wakschlag

Chapter Leadership Development Group

Dawn Cooper
Manager, Diversity & Cultural Competence
Dawn Cooper Ilyse Kramer
Chapter Associate
Ilyse Kramer
 
Thuba Nguyen
Chapter Outreach & Growth Associate
Thuba Nguyen    

Development, Marketing, and Communications Group

Sarah Bal Sarah Bal
Communications Manager
Bob Bennett Bob Bennett
Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
 
Mark Cannizzaro Mark Cannizzaro
Development Assistant
Trudy Jacobson Trudy R. Jacobson
Senior Executive Officer,
Development & Marketing
 
Pam Katz Pam Katz
Marketing Associate, Copywriting
Sarah Kennedy Sarah Kennedy
Development Associate
 
Ieshia Kinney Ieshia Kinney
Marketing Associate, Events & Branding
Kristen McKiernan Kristen McKiernan
Senior Executive Officer, Communications
 
Casey Nitsch Casey Nitsch
Proposal Manager
Abe Rafi Abe Rafi
Director, Digital Strategy & Online Services
 
Monica Sanjur Monica Sanjur
Marketing Associate, Programs
Laura Schroeder Laura Schroeder
Development Manager
 
Emily Verwee Emily Verwee
Web Designer
Vila-Sheree Watson Vila-Sheree Watson
Director of Marketing
 
Kevin Wenzel Kevin Wenzel
Web Producer
   

Operations

Cindy Allen
Operations Support Associate
Cindy Allen Shaw Fodor
Director, Human Resources
Shaw Fodor
 
Robin Helschien
Membership Assistant
Robin Helschien Solomon Lissanu
Database Manager
Solomon Lissanu
 
Darcy Rosenbaum
Senior Executive Officer, Operations
Darcy Rosenbaum CT Turner
Operations Support Manager
CT Turner
 
Brenda Walker
Administrative Assistant
Brenda Walker William Washington
Receptionist
William Washington
 
Feng Zhang
Finance Director
Feng-Zhang    

Program Innovation Group

Max Daniel Max Daniel
Program Associate
Caitlin Davis Caitlin Davis
Program Assistant
 
Leigh Ann Davis Leigh Ann Davis
Program Manager, Justice Initiatives
Amy Goodman Amy Goodman
Director, Autism NOW
 
Jonathan Lucus Jonathan Lucus
Managing Director, Employment & Transition Services
Liz Mahar Liz Mahar
Program Manager, Individual and Family Support
 
Kerry Mauger Kerry Mauger
Training Coordinator
Katherine Murphy Katherine Murphy
Business Development Assistant
 
Phuong Nguyen Phuong Nguyen
Program Assistant
Robin Shaffert Robin Shaffert
Senior Executive Officer, Individual & Family Support
 
Jennifer Sladen Jennifer Sladen
Senior Program Associate
Kathryn Walker Kathryn Walker
Criminal Justice Fellow
 
Karen Wolf-Branigin Karen Wolf-Branigin
Senior Executive Officer, National Initiatives
   

Public Policy

Annie Acosta
Director, Fiscal and Family Support Policy
Annie Acosta Marty Ford
Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy
Marty Ford
 
Amie Lulinski
Director, Rights Policy
Amie Lulinski TJ Sutcliffe
Director, Income and Housing Policy
TJ Sutcliffe
 
Julie Ward
Director, Health Policy
Julie Ward