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Board of Trustees

Anderson Center for Autism operates under the guidance of two exceptional Boards of Trustees. We appreciate the contributions that each of these talented and generous individuals makes towards the achievement of our goals.

Anderson Center for Autism & Anderson Center Services, Inc.

Eric D. Gorman, Chair
Executive Vice President – Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
Elizabeth P. Corcoran, Secretary
Safety & Emergency Preparedness Coordinator – Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Rebecca M. Blahut, 1st Vice Chair
Attorney – McCabe and Mack, LLP
John P. Pecchia, Treasurer
Vice President Business Affairs/CFO – Marist College
Susan S. Amos, Trustee
Vice President, Operations – Hudson River HealthCare
Joan Blutreich,Trustee
Philip Bronzi, Trustee
Vice President Commercial Lending –
Tompkins Mahopac Bank
Paul A. Colbert, Trustee
Attorney – Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
Margaret M. Cusumano, Trustee
Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer – Saint Joseph’s Medical Center
David J. Hay, Trustee
Benefits Consultant – David J. Hay and Associates
Catherine B. Merryman, Trustee
Principal – Our Lady of Lourdes High School
Edward J. Sullivan, Trustee
Associate Dean for Teacher Education – Marist College
Rebecca A. Valk, Trustee
Attorney –  Mackey, Butts & Wise, LLP

Anderson Foundation for Autism, Inc.

Barry R. Feirstein, Chair
Financial Management
Kevin J. Kollar, Vice Chair
Parent/Vice President of Sales Americas – Alacra, Inc.
William F. Melcher, Treasurer
Vice President – Commercial Loan Officer – Putnam County Savings Bank
Tondra Lynford, Secretary
Susan Angeles, Trustee
Parent/Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker – Rutenberg Realty NYC
Gregory S. Burns, Trustee
President – Consigli Construction Management, LLC
Vance A. Gage, Trustee
Retired Teacher – Descendant of the Anderson family
Julie H. Krieger, Trustee
VP Commercial Banking Division – M&T Bank
John Maserjian, Trustee
Director Media Relations – Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
David W. Melby, Trustee
Vice President/Partner – Rose & Kiernan, Inc.
Christopher R. Mertens, Trustee
Parent/Director of U.S. Strategic Accounts – Samsung Electronics
Jeanne Raichle, Trustee
Parent/Special Education Teacher

Lifetime Honorary Members

Neeraj Alimchandani Elinor “Jean” Arnold
Ellen L. Baker Margaret Cusumano
Pompey H. Delafield Richard W. Lewis
Michael McNaughton David W. Melby
Jeanne R. Raichle Jaime Rodriguez-Tellez
Wilfred Rohde John A. Scileppi
Sarah E. Sholes Fritz Sonnenschmidt
Francis M. Synan

Anderson Advisors

Richard Bright David Barrett
Christine Cihi Alayar Kangarlu
Joseph T. Kirchhoff


He has grown up to be a wonderful young man with a great disposition thanks to Anderson Center’s commitment to LifeLong Learning℠.

Parent of student in Anderson Center’s Children’s Day Program

Important Dates

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Agency Philosophy
ACA’s core philosophy is that all people deserve to live a life of quality.  ACA has evolved into an organization that has the expertise, resources and technology to enable the agency to contribute much toward the optimization of the quality of life of those it serves.

Optimizing the Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism

Anderson Center for Autism as a world-class provider and leader


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