Professional Advisory Council

Our Professional Advisory Council is made up of autism professionals, including:

  • Attorneys
  • Directors of autism service programs
  • Doctors
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Researchers
  • Speech language pathologists

This group of committed individuals is a resource that provides guidance and support to ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA. This Council gives us up to date information, medical insight, and technological innovation to help keep our organization current with the developments in autism education, research, and treatment.

If you are an autism professional with skills that may benefit our organization, and a willingness to serve, please contact us to join an open Advisory Board Committee.

Aurelia Carter-Scott OBH Family Support Specialist
Allegheny County DHS/ OBH
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Scott Faber MD FAAP Neurodevelopmental and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
Work Phone: 412.420.2400 (intake)
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Arthur D. Feldman Esquire Attorney
Private Practice
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Deborah Ferraro BS Executive Director
PLEA
Work Phone: 412-243-3464
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Mark G. Fuller M.D. Medical Director
Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania
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Marcia Goble MS OTR/L Co-Director
Pediatric Therapy Specialists, Inc.
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Benjamin Handen Ph.D BCBA Associate Professor, Clinical & Research Director
Merck Program, UPMC
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Kathleen Helfrich-Miller Ph. D. Owner/Director
Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.
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Marilyn Hoyson Ph. D Chief Operating Officer
The Watson Institute
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Cynthia Johnson Ph. D Director of Autism Center
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Louise Kaczmarek PH.D. Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
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Rebecca Klaw MS M. Ed. Autism Consultant & Trainer
Autism Services By Klaw
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Susan E. Levy M.D. Director & Developmental Pediatrician
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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John Lovelace MS MSIS Chief Program Officer
VP UPMC Health Plan
Community Care Behavioral Health Plan
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Martin Lubetsky M.D. Chief of Child/Adolescent Services
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Psychiatric Services
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Karen Markle MA BCBA Vice President
Northwest Human Services
Corporate of Children Services
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Joseph McAllister Ph. D. Director of Psychological Services
Autism Services Pittsburgh
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Shawn McGill MSW, LSW
Shawn McGill, MSW Consulting Inc.
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David Miles M. Ed. MPM President & Chief Executive Officer
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
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Nancy Minshew M.D. Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology
University of Pittsburgh Autism Center of Excellence
NIH Collaborative Program
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