This post is written by Jaclyn Renner, the Coordinator for Youth and Student Engagement at Autism Speaks and an alumna of the Theta Kappa chapter of Alpha Xi Delta.
In 2009, Alpha Xi Delta selected Autism Speaks as their national philanthropy. Since then, Alpha Xi Deltas across the country have worked tirelessly to promote Autism Speaks’ mission while rallying fellow sisters, friends and family to support their efforts.
On Friday, November 15 at 1:00pm ET, Alpha Xi Delta and Autism Speaks will host the 3rd Annual National Philanthropy Day Brown Bag Lunch webinar. Experts from Autism Speaks will share information on the advances in awareness, family services, advocacy and research from 2013. All members of Alpha Xi Delta, both undergrads and alumni are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, so click here to register and reserve your spot today!
The following Autism Speaks staff members will participate in the 2013 National Philanthropy Day Webinar:
Katia Suero-Berroa, Communications Coordinator, International Awareness
Katia Suero-Berroa is the Communications Coordinator for the Media Strategy and Awareness Team. She mainly focuses on the international awareness aspects of the Light It Up Blue annual campaign as well as other local elements of this effort. Katia also assists with media opportunities, pitches and annual events. Katia completed her Master’s Degree on Public Administration for Non-Profits at Pace University.
Christina Carty, Director, Programs & Services – Northeast
Christina Carty joined Autism Speaks in 2007 as Regional Director for the Philadelphia and South Jersey walks. In 2011, she assumed the role of Executive Director of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, and in 2013, became Director of Programs & Services for the Northeast. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Rutgers University and a graduate degree in liberal arts from the University of Pennsylvania.
Amy Daniels, PhD, Assistant Director for Public Health Research
Amy Daniels is the Assistant Director of Public Health Research in the Science Department, where she works on research efforts to enhance access to early detection and intervention services for children affected by autism both in the US and internationally. Prior to coming to Autism Speaks, Amy completed her Masters in International Health and PhD in Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Ann Boeker Gibbons, Senior Regional Director, Southeast
Ann Boeker Gibbons joined Autism Speaks in April 2008 as Executive Director – National Capital. Since that time, she has been instrumental in managing Walk Now for Autism Speaks’ events for the Washington, DC – National Capital area, along with other events such as Bike to the Beach and supporting the relationship with Alpha Xi Delta. Ann was inducted as an alumna member of the Alpha Deuteron chapter of Alpha Xi Delta in 2011.
Shelley Hendrix, Director of Grassroots Development
Shelley Hendrix serves as the Director of Grassroots Development for Autism Speaks in our Advocacy & Government Relations Department. Shelley’s son, Liam, was diagnosed with autism at the age of two in 1998. Since that diagnosis, Shelley has worked out of Baton Rouge to become one of the most familiar faces in the nation’s autism community, organizing political rallies across the country and teaching parents how to get involved in government activity. She joined Autism Speaks in 2007.
Click here for more information on Alpha Xi Delta & Autism Speaks’ partnership.