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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

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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, Behavior Analyst and Consultant


Conference Steering Committee

Gina Castelli, Julie Billiart, Intervention Specialist
Mia Buchwald Gelles, Milestones Autism Resources, Operations Director; Parent
Cynthia Johnson, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Director
Janet Keeler, Cuyahoga County Board of DD, Interim General Manager of Community & Workforce Development
Judith Lozada, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, FACE Manager
Lori McCarthy, Bright Beginnings, Licensed Social Worker, Service 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


General Conference Committee

Meghan Barlow, Meghan Barlow & Associates, Pediatric Psychologist
Rebecca Beam, auticon U.S., President
Allison Benedict, Cleveland Clinic, School Administrator
Grace Blatt, CCBDD, Self-Advocate
Leslie Bloom, Autism Speaks, Manager, Field Development
Mike Brickner, All Voting is Local, Ohio State Director
Julie Brizes, Positive Education Program, Occupational Therapist
Sloane Burgess, Kent State University, Associate Professor
Jared Daly, CCBDD, Job Placement Specialist 
Molly Dann-Pipinias, Milestones Autism Resources, Administrative Assistant; Self-Advocate
Anne Davalla, Speech-Language Pathologist
Haley Dunn, Milestones Autism Resources, Teen/Adult Manager
Estee Ezinski, Milestones Autism Resources, Helpdesk Coordinator
Helena Farkas, Milestones Autism Resources, Social Worker
Jennifer Feldman, Self- Advocate
Monica Fisher, Monarch Center for Autism, Behavior Department Director
Steven Fox, Self-Advocate
Mia Buchwald Gelles, Milestones Autism Resourcees, Operations Director; Parent
Rose Griffin, Kidslink Neurobehavioral Center, Speech-Language Pathologist
Jamie Harding, TOPS, Speech-Language Pathologist
Hannah Harp, Milestones Autism Resources, Communications and Digital Content Manager
Ray Heipp, School Health, Senior Program Manager
Esther Hess, Center for the Developing Mind, Developmental Psychologist
Frank Hickman, Hickman & Lowder Co. L.P.A., President
Libby Hill, Milestones Autism Resources, Conference Assistant
Laura Howk, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Senior Behavior Analyst
Charlotte Kennerly, Parent
Mary Beth Koss, School Administrator
Katie Krammer, Lake Erie College, Associate Professor of Special Education
William Lane, Lane Educational Consultant, Consultant
Rebecca Lieb, Akron Children’s Hospital, Director, Autism Diagnostic Clinic
Jill Lipman, Milestones Autism Resources, Website Consultant; Parent
Maria Llerena, Achievement Centers for Children, Occupational Therapist
Beverly Malone, Parent
Salina Miller, Milestones Autism Resources, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator: Parent
Nathan Morgan, Milestones Autism Resources, Early Intervention/School-age Coordinator
Haley Moss, Zumpano Patricios, Attorney; Self-Advocate
Rochelle Nyer, Akron Children’s Hospital, Speech-Language Pathologist;
Rebecca Remner, Monarch Center for Autism, Director of Speech-Language Pathology
Leslie Rotsky, Milestones Autism Resources, Conference Director; Parent
Andrew Schlegelmilch, Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist
Megan Siegfried, University Hospitals, Social Worker
Ilana Hoffer Skoff, Milestones Autism Resources, Executive Director; Parent
Beth Thompson, Milestones Autism Resources, Program Director
Edie Ungar-Shafron, Orange School District, School Psychologist
Makenzie Wesner, Center for Developing Minds, Behavioral & Developmental Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Bradley WynerRose-Mary Center, Behavior Support Specialist


Medical Advisory Committee

Irene Dietz, MetroHealth Medical Center, Comprehensive care Program, Director
Helena Farkas, Milestones Autism Resources, Social Worker
Jess Levy, Cleveland Clinic, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Tracy Masterson, John Carroll University, Associate PRofessorr of Psychology
Rachel Torrance, Accesssing Abilities, Behavior Analyst and Consultant
Steven Wexberg, Cleveland Clinic, Staff Physician

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