Milestones Annual Benefit 2019 - October 26, 2019
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Conference Commitees

Members of the Milestones Conference Committees are instrumental in planning a successful conference each year. We appreciate their work in guiding conference programming and reviewing proposals.


Conference Chairpersons

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Tracy Masterson, PhD
John Carroll University, Associate Professor of Psychology, Milestones Board Member

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Sandy Petrovic, RN, BSN
Notre Dame College, Instructional Advisor; Parent

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Rachel Avner Torrance, MEd, BCBA
Accessing Abilities LLC, Owner and Director; Behavior Analyst, Milestones Board Member


Conference Steering Committee


Terri Eason, The Cleveland Foundation, Director of Gift Planning; Milestones Autism Resources Board Member
Gina Edgehouse, Julie Billiart, Intervention Specialist
Mia Buchwald Gelles, Milestones Autism Resources, Operations Director; Parent
Ray Heipp, School Health, Senior Program Manager
Cynthia Johnson, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Director
Saundra Jordan, CMSD, Parent Mentor
Jacquie Kasprisin, CCBDD, Chief Operations Officer
Joe Kraft, Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc, Director of Private Wealth Management; Milestones Autism Resources Advisory Committee; Parent
Debra Mandell, Monarch Center for Autism, Director
Lori McCarthy, ESC of Medina, Transition-to-Work Coordinator
Leslie Rotsky, Milestones Autism Resources, Conference Director; Parent
Tammie Sebastian, OCECD, Parent Trainer Cuyahoga County; Parent
Ilana Hoffer Skoff, Milestones Autism Resources, Executive Director; Parent


Conference Committee

Melissa Baker, Private Practice, Speech-Language Pathologist
Meghan Barlow, Meghan Barlow & Associates, Pediatric Psychologist
Allison Benedict, Cleveland Clinic, School Administrator
Grace Blatt, CCBDD, Self-Advocate
Leslie Bloom, Autism Speaks, Manager, Field Development
Sloane Burgess, Kent State University, Associate Professor
Kimberly Burkhart, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Clinical Psychologist
Jared Daly, CCBDD, Job Placement Specialist 
Molly Dann, Milestones Autism Resources, Administrative Assistant; Self-Advocate
Anne Davalla, Speech-Language Pathologist
Tabatha Devine, Westlake City Schools, Transition Coordinator
Wendy Duke, Center for Applied Drama and Autism, Co-Director
Haley Dunn, Milestones Autism Resources, Teen/Adult Manager
Helena Farkas, Milestones Autism Resources, Social Worker
Mary Ellen Fecser, Positive Education Program, Consultant/Trainer
Monica Fisher, Monarch Center for Autism, Behavior Department Director
Steven Fox, Milestones Autism Resources Board Member; Self-Advocate
Tonya Freeman, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Behavior Analyst; Speech-Language Pathologist
Debra Greene, Milestones Autism Resources Board Member; Parent
Rose Griffin, Kidslink Neurobehavioral Center, Speech-Language Pathologist
Jamie Harding, TOPS, Speech-Language Pathologist
Hannah Harp, Milestones Autism Resources, Communications and Digital Content Coordinator
Eileen Hawkins, Independence Schools, Parent Mentor
Frank Hickman, Hickman & Lowder Co. L.P.A., President
Laura Howk, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Senior Behavior Analyst
Jamie Hughes, Jamie R. Hughes, LLC, Speech-Language Pathologist; Milestones Autism Resources Board Member
Carla James, OCECD, Information Specialist
Gerri Jenkins, Ursuline College, Director of Counseling and Career Services
Jessica Kaluga, Geauga County, Community & Economic Development Program Administrator
Ronna Kaplan, The Music Settlement, Chair, Center for Music Therapy
Katie Krammer, Lake Erie College, Associate Professor of Special Education
William Lane, Lane Educational Consultant, Consultant
Heather Leffler, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Regional Liaison
Rebecca Lieb, Akron Children’s Hospital, Director, Autism Diagnostic Clinic
Maria Llerena, Achievement Centers for Children, Occupational Therapist
Nathan Morgan, Milestones Autism Resources, Early Intervention/School-age Coordinator
Rochelle Nyer, Akron Children’s Hospital, Speech-Language Pathologist; Milestones Autism Resources Honorary Trustee
Rebecca Remner, Monarch Center for Autism, Director of Speech-Language Pathology
Meghan Siegfried, University Hospitals, Social Worker
Lori Soble, Occupational Therapist, Parent 
Beth Thompson, Milestones Autism Resources, Program Director
Anne Winkelman, Shaker Heights City Schools, Behavior Analyst; Positive Behavior Coordinator


BCBA Committee

Allison Benedict, Cleveland Clinic, School Administrator, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Katie Cook, Willow Farms, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Jocelyn Eskenazi, Cleveland Clinic, ABA Consultant, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Monica Fisher, Monarch Center for Autism, Behavior Department Director, Board Ceritified Behavior Analyst
Sarah Glass, Innovative Behavioral Consulting, Behavior Specialist, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
Leah Gongola, Proactive Behavior Services, Director, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Chiara Graver, Cleveland Clinic, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Rosemarie Griffin, Kidslink and ABA SPEECH, Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Jen Loudon, Aurora City Schools, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Colleen Muhvic, Cleveland Clinic Lerner School, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Amanda Presto, Cleveland Clinic, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
Judy Reynolds, Monarch Center for Autism, Behavior Specialist
John Schaefer, Cleveland State University, Assistant Professor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Jennifer Sweeney, Solutions Behavioral Consulting, Owner, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Brittany Theberge, The Silver Lining Group, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Rachel Torrance, Accessing Abilities, Owner and Consultant, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Victor Torres, Aurora City Schools, Intervention Specialist
Heli Vires-Collins, Monarch Center for Autism, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Anne Winkelman, Shaker Heights City Schools, Positive Behavior Coordinator, Board Certified Behavior Analyst



CME Planning Committee

Melissa Armstrong-Brine, MetroHealth Medical Center, Psychologist 
Toby Bourisseau, University Hospitals, Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
Helena Farkas, Milestones Autism Resources, Social Worker
Jess Levy, Cleveland Clinic, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Sarah McElroy, MetroHealth, Certified Nurse Practitioner
Amy Pisman, Case Western Reserve University, Director of Continuing Medical Education
Robert Needlman, MetroHealth, Division Director of Behavioral Health
Leslie Speer, Cleveland Clinic, Clinical Psychologist
Robyn Strosaker, University Hospitals, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Carl Tyler, Cleveland Clinic, Director of Geriatric Education and Research
Steven Wexberg, Cleveland Clinic, Staff Physician

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