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

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

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

Eric Courchesne, Ph.D.
UCSD Autism Center of Excellence and Healthy Infant Development Laboratory
Professor of Neurosciences, UCSD

Mariana Farrell, CLU, ChFC, CASL, LUTCF
Director of Development
New York Life Insurance Company

Laura Hall, Ph.D.
Professor and Board Chair
Department of Special Education, College of Education, 
San Diego State University

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

Srinivas Rao, MD., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer


Technology Training Program

Steve Stachwick
Co-Creator and Technical Director (Volunteer)
NFAR Board Member - 2009-2014


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