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Autism Alliance of Michigan

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What Drive Us Forward

True North
People with autism will lead lives that meet their greatest potential.
Mission
We lead efforts to raise expectations and expand opportunities for people touched by autism across the lifespan.
Core Values
Advocacy
Diversity
Expertise
Innovation
Ownership
Compassion
Collective Impact

Navigation

A life-long guide with professional help and answers for anyone touched by autism.

Education

Create a community with awareness and high expectations in schools and at large to prepare for a safe, successful, and inclusive life.

Employment

Maximize employment opportunities for individuals of all abilities across industries, through innovation and partnerships.

Independent Living

Drive initiatives that allow individuals with autism to attain the independent or supported living they choose.

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.

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Our Staff

Executive Team

Colleen Allen, PhD
President and CEO

 

Tammy Morris
Chief Program Officer

Carla O'Malley
Chief Development Officer

Program Team

Barbara Brish
Education Specialist

Susanna Ickes
Navigation Specialist

Joanna Lofton
Community Resource Specialist 

Jill Matson
Clinical Specialist Navigator Manager

Dennis McElhone
Navigation Specialist

 

Kat Nelson
Program Assistant

Hetal Patel
Communication Specialist 

Rana Ramouni
Navigation Specialist 

Emma Tryson
Navigation Specialist 

Sharon Valente
Navigation Specialist

Employment Team

Kelly Blakeslee
Vocational Consultant 

Cutrina Claxton
Vocational Support Ally

LaShonda Hampton
Vocational Support Ally

Meaghan Karafa
Assessment Coordinator 

John Steudle
Human Resource Specialist 

Development Team

Mary Bucher
Annual Fund and Donor Relations Manager

Sherri Fresorger
Development Assistant

Luke LaBenne
Graphic Design Coordinator 

Lauren Lewis
Events and Marketing Manager, Media Relations 

Megan Williams
Development Intern

 

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

Melissa Howell
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Kellogg Company

Paul Glomski
CEO, Detroit Labs

John Koppin
Assurance Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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

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

Raj Nair 

Jeff Stafeil
Executive VP & CFO, Adient

Douglas Welday
Vice President, Finance, Spectrum Health Hospital Group

Jon Witz
President, Jonathan Witz & Associates

Young Professional Board

Elisabeth D’Arcy

Amy Hillier
Mott Children’s Hospital

William McDowell
Detroit Labs

Jamie Chapoton
PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Andrew Cauzillo
PriceWaterhouseCoopers

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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