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The xMinds Team

Board of Directors

*Executive Committee Members


Nora Dudwick
*
President


Sue Keisler*

Vice President

Eric Skigen*

Treasurer


Daria Hall
*
Board Member


Stacy Ganz Kahn

Board Member

Dan Amodeo

Board Member


Cara Fletcher

Board Member


Staff and Volunteers


Melanie Carlos

Executive Director

Beth Panitz

Communications Specialist

Annie Pruett

Events and Resources Associate


Advisory Council

Nancy Corr, Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Workgroup

Laura Gordon, Former MCPS Special Education Paraeducator, former xMinds Board President

Kristin King, General and Special Educator (MCPS), Special Olympics Coach

Monica Martinez, Special Education Advocate, former xMinds Executive Director

Karen Paul, Founder and Principal at Catalyzing Philanthropy

Kim Pinckney-Lewis, Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology, xMinds Educator Support Committee Co-Chair

Julie Reiley, Former Co-Chair Montgomery County Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) and former Chair and Vice-Chair of the Special Education Committee of Montgomery County Council of PTAs 

Scott Robertson, Ph.D., Self-Advocate

Barb Rosston, J.D., Independent School and Nonprofit Consultant

Anne Stewart, M.A. Special Education, Special Educator (Lee Montessori, DC Public Charter School)

Sarah Wayland, Ph.D, Guiding Exceptional Parents

Molly Whalen, Special Education Parent Advocate, DCASE Executive Director, Fundraiser 

Bonita Williams, former xMinds Board member

Jamell White,  PhD, LCSW-C, Professor, College of Education Early Childhood Education at UMD




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