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The Faculty

First Place Leadership Institute is led by a faculty of specialists from across the country.

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George Braddock

Creative Housing Solutions, LLC Director

Catherine Camp Boyle

Catherine Camp Boyle

Autism Housing Pathways, Inc. Founder & President
Mother of a young man with autism

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Peter Gerhardt, Ph.D.

EPIC School Executive Director

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Valerie Paradiz, Ph.D.

First Place Leadership Institute Director
Elijah's Mom

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Anna Hundley, M.Ed.

Autism Treatment Center (ATC)
Texas Executive Director

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Jeff Ross, M.A.

First Place Program Director

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Raun D. Melmed, M.D.

SARRC Co-Founder & Medical Director
Melmed Center Director & Developmental Pediatrician

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Paul Shattuck, Ph.D.

AJ Drexel Autism Institute
Drexel University Associate Professor & Life Course Outcomes Research Program Leader

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Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D

SARRC President & CEO

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Christopher Smith, Ph.D.

SARRC Vice President & Research Director