Board Members

Autism Society of Mahoning Valley Staff and Board of Directors

Robin Suzelis

Robin stepped up as Director of the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley in 2021 to help further lead programs and services for the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley. She organizes all programs and is the Information & Referral Specialist for the organization helping families and local professionals find resources needed to help their families.

Aundrea Cika Heschmeyer

Board Chair
Aundréa Cika Heschmeyer is the president of Marquee, a boutique strategic communications and special events firm. She is a former staff member of ASMV and serves as its current representative to the Board of the Autism Society of Ohio.

Sean Barron

Board Member at Large
Sean Barron is a journalist for The Youngstown Vindicator in Ohio.

The Honorable Meghan Brundege

Board Secretary
Meghan is the Magistrate at the Youngstown Municipal Court. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Youngstown State University. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Akron University School of Law.

Katie DeGennaro

Board Treasurer
Katie DeGennaro is a Vice President and Senior Banking Advisor for PNC Private Bank based out of Youngstown, Ohio. Katie works with high net worth individuals and their families. She delivers insightful banking solutions whether for complex lending needs or day to day banking needs. Katie has over 18 years of banking experience and has held various roles in both commercial banking and personal banking.

Stephanie Gilchrist

Board Member at Large
Stephanie Gilchrist, Mahoning Valley native and Youngstown resident, is the Regional Director of The Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) hosted at the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI).

Jodi Glass

Board Vice-President
Jodi is currently the Recruiter and Marketing Specialist for MCCTC Adult Career Center in Canfield, OH. Her responsibilities include community outreach, social media, advertising, and speaking engagements. Previously she has worked in sales and as on-air radio talent.

Kelly Long

Board Member at Large
Kelly Long is a Parent Advocate in the tristate area. Long studied Special Education Law and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She started out as an IEP Specialist for Psycare before leaving to become an Independent Consultant. Long advocates for services/accommodations for special needs students in the classroom.

Dee McFarland

Board Member at Large
Dee McFarland is a Founding Partner and Employee Benefits Consultant with Reliable Consulting Group LLC. Dee consults with employers to design and administrator employee benefits and wellness plans; as well as with individuals about their health benefits and insurance in general.

David Moliterno

Board Member at Large
David Moliterno, FSCP® is the Agency owner of Moliterno Insurance & Financial Services llc. The agency has a passion for helping families with insurance and financial planning specific to households with special needs. Having a sibling with autism has shed some light on the difficulties and concerns that can arise, in order to plan for a secure financial future for yourself and your loved ones.

Ronald Seese M.D., Ph.D.

Board Member at Large
Dr. Seese is a developmental neurologist at the Beeghly Campus of Akron Children’s Hospital. He obtained his baccalaureate degree in neuroscience at UCLA. He then obtained M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at University of California, Irvine. His Ph.D. dissertation work, entitled Memory Encoding: Impairment and Rescue in Mouse Models of Autism, helped him discover his own interests in childhood conditions affecting neurodevelopment.