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AFAM Executive Committee Chairman:
Michael Borr

AFAM Committees and Chairs:
Adult Services Committee:

Chris Hubbard, parent, and Ellen Kilicarslan, MSW, Charles River Center, Co-Chairs

Self-Advocates and Family Members of Young Adults and Adults with ASD:
Lisa Duggan Brown
Susan Fennelly, parent
Carolyn Ferris Gombosi
Jessica Flannery, sibling
Anke Kriske, parent
Michelle Labadini, parent
Eric Olson, parent
Daphne Romanoff, parent
David Rosenzweig, self-advocate
Catherine Sabatini, parent
Robin Slonim, parent
Professionals in the Field:
Catherine Boyle, parent, Autism Housing Pathways
Brittany Collins, Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism
Susan L. Connors, M. D., parent, UMass Medical
Maureen Costello-Shea, Chief Residential Officer, The Guild for Human Services
Rita M. Gardner, M.P.H., BCBA, Executive Director, Melmark New England
Heather Lomartire, BCBA, Vice President of Employment and Day Supports, Charles River Center
Karen B. Mariscal, Esq, parent, Margolis & Bloom LLP
Alexandra Nadworny, sibling, Shepherd Financial Partners
Julie M. O’Brien, M.Ed., LMHC, Lurie Family Autism Center, MGH/LADDERS
Deirdre Phillips, parent, former Executive Director, Autism Consortium
Judith Ursitti, parent, Autism Speaks

Government Affairs Committee:
Terri Farrell, Chair
Helen Golding
Chris Hubbard
O. Sophia Johannson
Carrie Noseworthy

Children’s Services Committee:
Tere Ramos, Chair

Data Collection Committee:
Amy Weinstock, Chair

Development Committee:
Lisa Marie Kearney, Chair
Susan Linehan
Lisa Borges
Judy Zacek
Michael Borr

Advisory Member:
Gyasi Burks-Abbott

AFAM Administrator:
Judy Zacek
781-891-6270, ext. 102

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Jeanne Williamson Ostroff


AFAM Representatives for Member Organizations

Autism Support Center
Kathleen Moline, AFAM Representative

HMEA’s Autism Resource Central
Sue Loring, Executive Director, and Erica Ploof, AFAM Representative

Autism Connections
Karen Serra, Executive Director
Michael Wilcox, AFAM representative

Family Autism Center
Sue Linehan, AFAM Representative

TILL’s Autism Support Center
Lisa Connor, AFAM Representative

Autism Alliance Of Metrowest
Chris Hubbard, AFAM Representative

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc.
Nick Savarese, Executive Director and also the AFAM Representative

The Arc of Massachusetts
Maura Sullivan, AFAM Representative

Massachusetts Advocates for Children
Ann Guay, AFAM Representative

Autism Speaks, Inc
New England Chapter

Judith Ursitti, AFAM Representative

Charles River Center
Ellen Kilicarslan, AFAM representative

The Arc of Bristol County
Donna Brown, AFAM Representative


This web site was last updated 13 February 2018

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