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 - President and CEO
  • Carla O'Malley - Chief Development Officer
  • Tammy Morris - Chief Program Officer
  • Barbara Chernoff - Executive Assistant


  • Kat Nelson - Program Assistant
  • Roba Hrisseh - Navigator Specialist - Multilingual
  • Rana Ramouni - Navigator Specialist - Multilingual
  • Emma Tryson - Navigator Specialist - Multilingual
  • Sharon Valente - Navigator Specialist


  • Barbara Brish - Educational Specialist
  • Jill Matson - Clinical Specialist
  • Scott Schuelke - Safety Specialist
  • Mary Schwyn - Insurance Specialist


  • Kelly Blakeslee - Corporate Vocational Consultant
  • Cutrina Claxton - Vocational Support Ally
  • LaShonda Hampton - Vocational Support Ally
  • Meaghan Karafa - Training and Assessment Coordinator
  • Kyle Kucik - Employment Program Coordinator
  • John Steudle - Human Resources Specialist


  • Lauren Lewis - Events and Marketing Manager, Media Coordinator
  • Mary Bucher - Annual Fund Donor Relations Gift Officer
  • Benjamin Duff - Web Manager
  • Cheryl Welday - Acknowledgement Liason
  • Renee Cameron - 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

Paul Glomski CEO, Detroit Labs

Jason Jones Regional Director of Marketing, Metro PCS

John Koppin Assurance Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Rick Loewenstein Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, Centria Health Care

Debora Matthews - Treasurer CEO, The Children’s Center

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

Kathey 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
Healthrise Solutions

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

Calvin Gee

Julie Rauch

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