AANE Board of Directors

AANE is governed by a diverse group of board and committee members. Adults with an Asperger profile and family members of individuals with Asperger profiles serve side by side with professionals on the Board of Directors and the various committees.

Board of Directors Nomination Form

Board Members (Fiscal Year 2022)

Dian Bohannon - Chair
Adam Markell - Vice Chair
Bill Braun - Treasurer
Cornelia Elwood - Secretary

Jill Baren
Neil Blicher
Ken Dandurand
Susan Erickson
Isha Fahad
Ji Kim
Rebecca Kirshenbaum
Barbara Lund
John Lynch
Donald Michaels
Alyson Muzila
Anastasia O'Melveny
Ellen Pinderhughes, PhD
Deb Platek
Michael Roh
Nancy Roosa, PsyD
Sheeri Steinberg
Lisa Stringfellow
Sangeeta Verma


Past Chairs

Carla Brigham - Immediate Past Chair
Dian Bohannon
Jayne Burke
Dave Harmon
Hank Miller
Jennifer Nash
Nancy Schwartz, MSW
Stephen Shore, EdD
Shannah Varon
Kevin Whalen (1939-2013)

AANE Executive Advisors

Executive Advisors are appointed by the Executive Director to advise the Executive Director and Board of Directors on a range of clinical and organizational issues. Executive Advisors are appointed for a one-year term and may be re-appointed annually.

Want to nominate yourself or someone else to the Executive Advisory Board? Please call Dania at (617) 393-3824 x213.

Executive Advisor Nomination Form

Executive Advisors

Neil Blicher
Michael Glenn, LICSW
Terry Henderson
David Kenny
Peggy Kriss, PhD
Barbara Rosenn, PsyD
Ken Shulman
Carol Singer, EdD
Nancy Sonnabend

Professional Advisory Board

Professional Advisors are appointed by the Executive Director and offer their expertise to enrich our resources and programming and provide consultation on a range of clinical and organizational issues.

Professional Advisors

Diane Adreon, EdD
May-Lynn Andresen, DNP
Tony Attwood, PhD
Katherine Cody, PsyD
Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN
Michelle Dunn, PhD
Dena Gassner, MSW, PhD candidate
Valerie Gaus, PhD
Lynda Geller, PhD
Peter Gerhardt, EdD
Temple Grandin, PhD
C. Faith Kappenberg, PhD, LCSW
Ami Klin, PhD
Matthew Lerner, PhD
Brenda Smith Myles, PhD
Stephen Shore, EdD
Liane Holliday Willey, EdD


AANE Committees

Want to serve on one of AANE’s committees? We welcome the participation of members of our community. If interested, please contact Dania Jekel 617 393-3824 x13 .

Standing Committees

Development Committee Finance Committee Strategic Planning Committee Governance Committee

Ad Hoc Committees

Clinical Advisory Committee Conference Committee Gala Committee Marketing Committee Transition Roundtable