Board of Directors

Steven C. Gustafson
Gould & Ratner LLP

Robert X. Creevy
Corporate Attorney
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Milton Pinsky
Chief Executive Officer
Banner Apartments, LLC

Karen K. Riley
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Katie Bata
Vice President, Human Resources
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Peggy Gilger, R.N.
East Maine School District 63

Kristina E. Johnsen, M.A.
Executive Director
Have Dreams

Alison Kassel
Chief Information Officer – Outsourcing Solutions
TrueBlue Inc.



Life Trustees

Gil Fergus
Special Consumer Counsel
Illinois Attorney General’s Office

Peggy Gilger, R.N.
East Maine School District 63

Richard Malone
President and Chief Executive Officer
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
William & Connie Manika
Dale Seaberg


Professional Advisors

Bennett L. Leventhal, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Deputy Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Director of Training, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
​University of California, San Francisco
STAR Center for ASD & NDDs

Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
Catherine Lord, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and founding Director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB),
New York – Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College,
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in collaboration with New York Collaborates for Autism.

Lauren Wakschlag, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University
Department of Medical Social Science
Feinberg School of Medicine