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Kingston Daily Freeman – Anderson Center for Autism Restructuring

Date February 23, 2015

Anderson Center for Autism, of Staatsburg, N.Y., has announced an internal restructuring to streamline the chain of command and provide greater accountability.

Programming has been consolidated into two divisions: the Program Services Division, encompassing all services for children and adults, and the Program Supports Division, which includes all areas of clinical (including consultation), health and related services.

Both divisions will report to Patrick Paul, of Gardiner, N.Y., and the chief operating officer. Paul joined Anderson Center in 2000 and previously served as chief financial officer after qualification as a Certified Public Accountant with a career in banking, the Internal Revenue Service, and the state police.

Kathleen Marshall, of Rhinebeck, N.Y., has been is promoted to division director of program services. Reporting to Marshall will be the director of adult services, IEP coordinator, and the Anderson School principal. She also continues her oversight of Children’s Residential Services. Marshall was previously a lead special educator at the Devereux Foundation and is a Certified School Administrator who also holds a master’s degree in special education, and a bachelor’s degree in both elementary education and special education.

Austin Rynne, of New Paltz, N.Y., who joined Anderson in 2008, has been promoted to division director of program supports. Rynne received his doctorate in physical therapy after earning a master’s degree in physical therapy, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Those reporting to Rynne include the recently hired clinical psychologist, Dr. John Ashburn, of Fishkill, N.Y., who joined after a 15-year career as a psychologist in the U.S. Navy.