Executive Staff

Sharon Leon, MBA
Executive Director
National Foundation for Autism Research

Maggie Katz
Outreach Coordinator
National Foundation for Autism Research

Board of Directors

Juan F. Leon
Board Chairman and Founder
Co-Creator - NFAR Technical Training
National Foundation for Autism Research

Brad Adams, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
The Hampstead Companies

Chelsea Asaro
NFAR Tech Outreach
Presbyterian Urban Ministries (a homeless ministry downtown)
NFAR Board Secretary

Jay Bautista
Sr. Program Manager
Mail Boxes Etc., a UPS Company

Joyce Alfonso-Bautista, CPA
Sr. International Accountant
Cymer LLC

Kim Brown, MA, BCBA
District Autism/ Behavior Specialist
Encinitas School District

Leanne Chukowskie, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
  Director of Power of NeuroGaming Center at Qualcomm Insititute 

  Asst. Research Scientist, Instit for Neural Computation
  Associate Director, Research for Autism and Development Lab  

Minerva Schools @ KGI - Professor of Social Sciences

David Greenfield
Legal Counsel, Senior
Registered In House Council

Qualcomm Incorporated

Brandon Kirby
VP Technology & Business Development
Halo Business Intelligence Inc.

Srinivas Rao, MD., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Axial Biotherapeutics, Inc.


Technology Training Program

Steve Stachwick
Co-Creator and Technical Director
NFAR Board Member - 2009-2014
Matthew Evans
Technical Training Instructor
Stephen Hastings
Technical Training Assistant
Ren Madison
Technical Training Assistant

Contact us if you would like to volunteer your talents to NFAR.