2022 Milestones National Autism Conference
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Conference Committees

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.

Executive Conference Committee


Doug Blecher
Founder, Autism Personal Coach


Rosemarie Griffin
Speech-Language Pathologist, ABA Speech LLC


Charlotte Kennerly
Intervention Specialist, Cleveland Metropolitan School District • Parent


Katie Krammer
Associate Professor of Special Education, Lake Erie College • Parent

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Judith Lozada
FACE Manager, Cleveland Metropolitan School District


Tracy Masterson, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology, John Carroll University


Haley Moss, Esq.
Attorney, Haley Moss LLC • Autistic Self-Advocate


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


Rachel Avner Torrance, MEd, BCBA, COBA
Assistant Regional Vice President
Accessing Abilities, LLC
Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education


Brad Wyner
Rose-Mary Center, Behavior Support Manager

General Conference Committee

Katherine Antall – Human Sexuality Specialist, Cuyahoga County Board of DD
Megan Barrett – Intervention Specialist, Ankeney Middle School
Rebecca Beam – President, Zavikon LLC
Nera Birch – Autism Advocate, Milestones Autism Resources • Autistic Self-Advocate
Grace Blatt – Good Life Ambassador, Cuyahoga County Board of DD • Autistic Self-Advocate
Stacy Blecher – Art Therapist, PEP Prentiss Autism Center
Jenny Boyden – Early Intervention Specialist, Portage County Board of DD
Carena Brittain – BCBA, ESC of the Western Reserve
Julie Brizes – Occupational Therapist, PEP Prentiss Autism Center
Jacqueline Brooks – Retired Administrator, Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
John Michael Bryson – Senior Manager of Corporate Consulting, NEXT for AUTISM
Sloane Burgess – Associate Professor, Kent State University
Kim Clairy – Occupational Therapist, Autism Out of the Box LLC • Autistic Self-Advocate
Julie d'Aliberti – Director, State Support Team Region 2
Jared Daly – Coordinator of Employer Engagement Services, Cuyahoga County Board of DD
Lisa Danielpour – Marketing & Communications Director, Milestones Autism Resources • Parent
Anne Davalla – Retired Speech-Language Pathologist
Tabatha Devine – Transition Coordinator, Westlake City Schools
Wendy Duke – Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Center for Applied Drama and Autism
Terri B. Eason – Senior Director of Advancement Equity Initiatives, Cleveland Foundation • Parent
Estee Ezinski – Helpdesk Coordinator, Milestones Autism Resources • Parent
Helena Farkas – Helpdesk Specialist, Milestones Autism Resources
Corey Ferguson – Program Administrator of Family Outreach & Education, Ohio Department of DD
Ashley Ferguson-Cioffi – Speech-Language Pathologist, Monarch Center for Autism
Steven A. Fox – Board Member, Milestones Autism Resources • Autistic Self-Advocate
Mia Buchwald Gelles – Co-Founder & Operations Director, Milestones Autism Resources • Parent
Jennifer Gonda –Director, Community Behavior Consulting
Debra Greene – Board Member, Milestones Autism Resources • Parent
Maya Holtz Groys – Development Director, Milestones Autism Resources
John Harrison – Attorney, Ulmer & Berne LLP
Kalina Hatzell – Regional Director, Easterseals Northern California
Raymond Heipp – Senior Program Manager, School Health Corporation
Esther Hess – Developmental Psychologist, Center for the Developing Mind
Franklin Hickman – President, Hickman & Lowder Co. L.P.A.
Jim Howell – Music Teacher & Band Director, Claymont City Schools
Laura Howk – Senior Behavior Analyst, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
Carly Jalowiec – Education Assistant, Milestones Autism Resources • Autistic Self-Advocate
Ronna Kaplan – Clinical Supervisor & Music Therapist, Cleveland State University
Rebecca Kimble – File Clerk, Cuyahoga County Board of DD
Mary Beth Koss – Educational Consultant, Koss Educational Consulting
Kimberly Kroeger – Clinical Psychologist & Associate Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Dr. William H. Lane – Special Education Consultant, Lane Educational Consultant
Rebecca Lieb – Clinical Psychologist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Jill Lipman – Website & Technology Project Manager, Milestones Autism Resources • Parent
Maria Llerena – Occupational Therapist, Achievement Centers for Children
Dacia McCoy – Associate Professor of Behavior Analysis, University of Cincinnati
Ochanya Nicole McRoberts – Administrator, STEPS Educational Group
Mary Meister – Development Assistant, Milestones Autism Resources
Brittni Mejac – Assistant Director, CARES/Mentor Schools
Veronica Miller – Program Manager & Supervisor of Teen/Adult Transition Services, Milestones Autism Resources
Nathan Morgan – Program Manager: Early Intervention and Autistic Supports, Milestones Autism Resources • Autistic Self-Advocate
LaTasha Pannell – Community Relationship Manager, Boundless
Rachael Parkin – AAC Specialist & Speech-Language Pathologist, Cuyahoga County Board of DD
Vanetta Perry – Engagement and Special Events Manager, Milestones Autism Resources
Laura Poundstone – Intervention Specialist, Akron Public Schools
Leslie Rotsky – Conference Director, Milestones Autism Resources • Parent
Andrew Schlegelmilch – Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Meghan Siegfried – Autism Patient Navigator, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Ilana Hoffer Skoff – Co-Founder & Executive Director, Milestones Autism Resources • Parent
Michelle Sokol • Autistic Self-Advocate & Parent
Deedra Strang – Speech-Language Pathologist, Shaker Heights Schools
Beth Thompson – Program Director, Milestones Autism Resources
Victor M. Torres III – Intervention Specialist, Aurora City Schools
Kristine Turko – Professor of Psychology, University of Mount Union
Anna Vagin – Speech-Language Pathologist, Private Practice
Lori Vincent – Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
Anne Winkelman – Behavior Analyst, Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education
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