Autism Alliance of Michigan

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Mission Statement
The mission of Autism Alliance of Michigan is to lead collaborative efforts across the state that will improve the quality of life for individuals with autism through education, access to comprehensive services, community awareness, inclusion efforts, and coordinated advocacy.

Core Values

Our Core Values exemplify our commitment to improving the quality of life for and acceptance of families with autism living in Michigan. We could not support our vital programs without the generous contributions of individuals, organizations, and foundations who share our Vision for a future of opportunities and paths cleared free of obstacles:

  • Advocate: Remove barriers for families and streamline access to supports
  • Balance: Pave the way to require the same opportunities for persons with autism as their peers.
  • Promote: Advance evidence-based, high caliber professional care across the state
  • Innovate: Move forward goals and creative strategies for our shared future
  • Own: Adopt the agenda and needs of autism in the state of Michigan

How We Invest In The Mission
The Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) is leading efforts to make Michigan a better place to live for people with autism and their families. Our impact on families, communities, lawmakers, and service providers is not possible without the generous support of our corporate, foundation, and individual donors.

Download Our 2016 Impact Report


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Our Staff

Colleen Allen, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Tammy Morris, M.A.,CCC-SLP

Senior Advisor

Lauren Lewis, BA

Events & Marketing Coordinator

Sherri A. Fresorger

Development Assistant

Benjamin Duff

Web Development Manager

Mary Bucher

Annual Fund and Donor Relations Manager

Carla O'Malley, RN MPH
Chief Development Officer

Jill Matson MSN, RN, CPNP
Clinical Specialist

Kat Nelson
Program Assistant

Barb Brish, PsySP, NCSP
Education Specialist

Roba Hrisseh, BA
Navigator Specialist

LaShonda Hampton
Navigator Specialist

Katy Pelot
Navigator Specialist

Kelly Blakeslee, BA
Adult Services Specialist

Emma Tryson, MIS, MBA
Navigator Specialist

Cheryl Welday
Donor Relations and Stewardship

Sgt. Mark Boody
Safety Consultant

Calvin Gee
Navigator Web Consultant

Lisa Espinoza
Content Developer

Monica Puente
Autism Consultant Spanish Outreach

Sharon Valente, BA, MSW
Navigator Specialist

Carissa Rondeau, BCBA
Regional Consultant

Marlowe Franklin
Autism Consultant Adult Outreach

Allen Brothers Law Firm
Legal Consultants to MiNavigator

John Brower, Esq.
Education Law Specialist

AAoM Board of Directors

Colleen Allen President & CEO, Autism Alliance of Michigan

Laura Athens Attorney and Mediator

Julie Bullock Parent advocate & philanthropist

Bruce Dall President, MotorCity Casino Hotel

Steve D'Arcy Partner, Quantum Group LLC

Bill Ernzen Managing Director, Accenture

Amy Fangboner Executive Assistant, PVS Chemicals, Inc.

Michelle Fecteau Executive Director, Wayne State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professor

Ron Fournier Publisher and Editor of Crain’s Detroit Business

Ron Hodess Principal, Miller Canfield

Paul Glomski CEO, Detroit Labs

Jason Jones Regional Director of Marketing, Metro PCS

John Koppin Assurance Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Debora Matthews - Treasurer CEO, The Children’s Center

David Meador - Chairman Executive VP & CAO, DTE Energy Company

Kathy Oswald Director & Chief Administrative Officer at H2O Energy Ltd.

Vasilios (Bill) Moutzouros Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Henry Ford Hospital

Raj Nair Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer - Global Product Development at Ford Motor Company

Jeff Stafeil Executive VP & CFO, Adient

Jon Witz President, Jonathan Witz & Associates

Young Professional Board

Elisabeth D’Arcy

Amy Hillier
Mott Children’s Hospital

William McDowell
Detroit Labs

Jamie Chapoton

Andrew Cauzillo

Abigael Davis
YMCA-Ann Arbor

Lauren Lewis
Autism Alliance of Michigan

Alicia Naser
DMC-CHM Autism Center

Rachel Schilling
Children’s Center for Growth

Calvin Gee

Julie Rauch

Katee Welte

Julie Welch
Amaze Travel

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