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Autism Advisory Board

Dr. Thomas Frazier

Chief Science O cer, Autism Speaks
Dr. Frazier is a licensed clinical psychologist who until recently was the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism. He is best known for his research on improving early identification by understanding autism symptom patterns and through the development of objective markers of autism using remote eye gaze tracking. Dr. Frazier is also the father of a 13-year old son ...

Bridget Harrell

Business Executive, Philanthropist and Mother to Son with Autism
Bridget Harrell founded Velocity Solutions in 1995 and served as its Chairwoman until the sale of the company in December 2017. Velocity Solutions is the leading provider of revenue enhancement solutions to regional and community banks and credit unions across the country. Velocity’s solutions are designed to drive new accounts, increase transactional activity, generate ...

Dr. Ami Klin

Director, Marcus Autism Center
Ami Klin, PhD is the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Professor. He obtained his PhD from the University of London, and completed clinical and research post-doctoral fellowships at the Yale Child Study Center. He directed the Autism Program at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine until 2010, where he was the Harris Professor of Child Psychology ...

Scott H. Kollins, PH.D

Professor & Vice Chair for Research Strate & Development; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science; Duke university School of Medicine
Dr. Scott Kollins is a tenured Professor and Vice-Chair for Research Strategy and Development in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. Scott is the Global Lead for ADHD and Substance Use Disorders at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). He is also the Director of the Duke ADHD Program. He received his undergraduate ...

Dr. Robert Melillio

Founder, Brain Balance
As a clinician, professor, brain researcher and bestselling author, Dr. Robert Melillo has been helping children overcome learning and developmental challenges for over 25 years. His areas of expertise include ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Issues, Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum ...

Amy O’Dell

Executive Director and Founder, Jacob’s Ladder
Ms. O’Dell holds a degree in Activity Therapy and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Clemson University. She is a licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and South Carolina and also has extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings. Beginning as an intern with Shephard Spinal Center in Atlanta, Ms. O’Dell has held the positions of Director of Activity Therapy and ...

Dr. Kevin Pelphrey

George Washington University, Professor and Director of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute and Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC.
Dr. Kevin Pelphrey is Carbonell Family Professor and Director of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute at The George Washington University (GW) and Children's National Health System (CNHS) in Washington, DC. As a neuroscientist, his research investigates the brain basis of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. The goal of his research is to understand the causes of ...