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Be a part of something special... Serve on our Board of Directors

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Brandi Pinsker

Board of Directors, Vice Chair

Brandi joined William’s Community School in 2012 when she enrolled her son Eli who has classic austim. After attending first grade in public school, she quickly realized that he needed a more personalized education. Using the flexibility of a small private school environment, she delights in creating programs and activities that inspire the students and foster a strong community among the parents. Her career in the toy industry keeps her connected to kids year-round and drives her passion to infuse education with play.

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Kristi Swice, M.Ed., BCBA

Board of Directors, Secretary

Kristi is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and co-founder of Autism Spectrum Instructional Resources, LLC (ASpIRe).  She has provided ABA services to children with developmental disabilities since 1998.  Kristi graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor degree in Psychology before returning to UT to complete her Masters of Education with an emphasis on Autism/Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Education.  She sits on the board of the Autism Society of Greater Austin and is a member of the Austin regional advisory task force to the Texas Council on Autism & Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

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Allison Gouris, M.Ed., BCBA

Board of Directors

Allison has 25 years experience working with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has11 years experience teaching in the public school system and has implemented Applied Behavior Analysis privately since 1999. Allison is co-founder of Autism Spectrum Instructional Resources, LLC (ASpIRe).  She received her Master of Education from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Special Education and an emphasis on Autism/Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Education. She received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1987. Allison is a member of the Austin regional advisory task force to the Texas Council on Autism & Pervasive Developmental Disorders and has served as President of the Autism Society of Greater Austin.

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Jessica Levesque

Board of Directors

Jessica is a long-time advocate for individuals with Autism. She has served as the WCS Development Chair the last five years, and Board member for just over three years. When she is not volunteering her time and talents at William’s, she is actively involved in the parent teacher organization at AISD Pillow Elementary School.

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Suzanne Potts, LMSW, MPH

Board of Directors

Suzanne joined the William’s Community School board in spring 2018 and is an autism parent and advocate. She most recently served as the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Texas providing information, referrals, advocacy, education and recreational opportunities to people affected by autism across the state. She has experience advocating in local, state and national levels, and teaches at the University of Texas, Austin Graduate School of Social Work and George Washington University, Sports Philanthropy Certificate program.

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Abel Garcia

Board of Directors

Abel Garcia is a seasoned key contributor for IT/Operations/Infrastructure teams with expertise in provisioning, networking, systems, security and global data center infrastructure. Managing the budgets, forecasting and planning lifecycle through implementation and data center deployment. Excellent negotiation skills with vendor relationships offering the ability to reduce costs across the board for all operating and capital expenditures. His expertise in IT/Operations and Infrastructure teams will be a great value-add to WCS. As a board member, Abel believes it is important that we offer students a bridge from education to productivity in the workplace. There is no substitute for the empowerment to contribute to a common workplace goal and be rewarded for those efforts mentally and fiscally.

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Rama Sreekantham

Board of Directors

Rama joined Paragon Prep in 2020 as a science educator with 8 years of experience developing science curriculum for elementary students and nurturing their STEM thinking skills. She also mentors college students in the University of Texas UTeach program. Prior to joining Paragon Prep, Rama was the STEM Department Chair at ACE Academy also in Austin, Texas. Rama was a CODIS DNA analyst for the Department of Public Safety for a decade. She is also a William’s Community School parent; her son has been attending William’s Community School since the Fall of 2013.

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Michael DiMaggio

Board of Directors

Mike is the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Nutrabolt, an industry-leading global sports nutrition company. Mike was formerly a partner and founder of a New York law firm that specialized in the representation of companies in the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics industries. He has spent his career counseling clients on matters ranging from regulatory compliance to general business and corporate matters, including intellectual property protection, litigation management, marketing and advertising law and transnational matters. Mike earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science at the State University of New York at Albany.  Mike currently serves on the Board of the Natural Products Association, which is the dietary supplement industry’s largest and most influential trade association and is the Chairman of their Sports Nutrition Committee.

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