Jon Reily
Board Member

Jon Reily is a 25-year Commerce veteran who founded and sold two successful companies in the first dotcom boom of the 1990s. He then continued a successful career advising and guiding companies from start-ups to global brand powerhouses to design their digital futures over the last two decades

Reily is a strong advocate of the importance of the experience in any digital strategy and that companies who embody this will thrive, and those who do not will not. As a result, he has been a driving force in the global commerce space for nearly a decade. A successful strategist, futurist, and forecaster of future trends, Reily is a major factor in dentsu commerce’s toolkit to help its clients on their digital journeys.

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Unita Cheeseman
Board Member

Unita Cheeseman is an autistic adult diagnosed in her early 40’s. She has two children who are also autistic. Her desire to advocate began with her own children, and then herself. For the past decade, she has done volunteer work with families who have received new autism diagnosis. 

Unita is a naturopath, nutritional therapist, aromatherapist, herbalist, public speaker, educator, and holistic cancer practitioner with over a decade of holistic health experience.   She holds a B.A. in Health and Wellness from Ashford University, is a Certified Nutritional Counselor through the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy, a Certified Vegan Mastery plant based foods educator through the Vegetarian Health Institute, and a Certified Holistic Cancer Educator through The Centers for the Advancement in Cancer Education. Unita is currently completing her PhD in Traditional Naturopathic Medicine through Avicenna Institute.

Jackie Pilgrim
Board Member

Jackie Pilgrim is an autistic adult and founder of Autism's Love: The Pilgrimage. Her son is a young adult also diagnosed with autism. She bares a unique approach to advocacy, addressing a global array of supports needed for individuals on the autism spectrum, family members, and service providers. 

Jackie is a public speaker, mental health ambassador, and artist. She believes coping skills should be taught as early as possible. Empowerment comes from the ownership of one's self, space, and responsibilities. Life is multi-dimensional and should always be presented that way. Lived experience is the best form of education.

"No one can tell our stories better than we can.  No one can understand our plight more than we do.  No one is better equipped to meet the need than we are."

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Debbie Bruce-Juhlke
Advisory Board Member

Debbie Bruce-Juhlke enjoyed a impressive career in working with others in nursing, as a business owner and a HR Director, before becoming the President of Civitan International, an international organization dedicated to volunteer service in communities worldwide. Debbie has a love of helping others, and has a strong interest in serving people with special needs and their families. She and her husband, Tim recently adopted four beautiful children and live in Round Rock, Texas

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Nolan Perry
Advisory Board Member

Nolan Perry is a young autistic web and software developer from Beaufort, SC. In addition to serving on the board of directors for Neuroguides, he is on the board for NeuroClastic as well as being their Chief Technology Officer. He also volunteers regularly around the community at local assisted living facilities since he was 11. Other times you can find him in the virtual world of Second Life and OpenSimulator or off playing CS:GO.

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Alice Dendinger
Advisory Board Member

Alice Dendinger has over 35 Years of Expierience in the field of Human Resource Management and Organizational Development. She started the Alice Denginger Alliance Group in 2002 and PivotU in 2014. Through consulting, training, and coaching. Alice has focused her work on strategic management, organizational development, employee relations and communication, mediation and conflict resolution, performance, and assisting every level to "work better together". She has a BS in Business, MA in Communications and several professional communications. 

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Wendy Katz
Advisory Board Member

Wendy Katz (aka AspieGurl) is a 40-something autistic blogger and self-advocate. She received her BA in Sociology from Hanover College and her MSW from George Mason University. She "brain trains" autistic, ADHD, and learning disabled children and adults at LearningRX Reston and is becoming a certified Relationship Coach through the Relationship Coaching Institute. She dreams of starting her own relationship coaching business for autistic clients and their partners and a family with her partner Shawn. Her loves are Shawn, her family, her rabbit BlueBelle, relationship coaching, making music, and well-written sci-fi.

Becca Lory
Advisory Board Member

Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become an active autism consultant, author and advocate. With a focus on lving an active, positive life, her work includes autism consulting, public speaking engagements, writing two regular blogs and a bi-weekly podcast that she co-hosts. Becca sits on the Advisory Board of the Nassau-Suffolk chapter of the Autism Society of America, the board of Directors of Different Brains, and Community Council of AASET

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Hunter Hansen
Advisory Board Member

Hunter Hansen is an autistic content creator on YouTube and Instagram and a blogger on thelifeautistic.com. After discovering his autism in his late teens, Hunter tried to outgrow and suppress his autistic traits for years, until coming to terms and embracing his identity as an autistic adult. He has since turned that suppression into passion, advocating for greater understanding and appreciation of autism and autistic people. Hunter works for a major tech company as a business analyst and lives in the Denver area with his wife and three daughters.

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