Our Team

Get to know our Staff, Volunteer Program Directors, and Core Team Leaders!

Our Staff

Rebecca Barron
Rebecca Barron
Director of Operations
Dayna Kay Hoff, M.B.A.
Dayna Kay Hoff, M.B.A.
ATPF Co-Founder & Volunteer Executive Director
Caitlyn McTaggart
Caitlyn McTaggart
Grant Writer & Financial Consultant

Our Program Directors

Kara Dodds, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kara Dodds, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist & Co-Director of ATPF San Diego Early Intervention Preschool Screening Program
Breena Hayman, M.S., CCC-SLP-COM
Breena Hayman, M.S., CCC-SLP-COM
Speech-Language Pathologist & Co-Director of ATPF San Diego Early Intervention Preschool Screening Program
Jean Novak, Ph.D.
Jean Novak, Ph.D.
Director of ATPF Global Research, Founder of ATPF Bay Area Early Intervention Screenings & Programs
Michelle S. Connelly, M.A., CCC-SLP
Michelle S. Connelly, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist & Director of the ATPF Bay Area Early Intervention Screening Program
Angela (Neve) Meier, M.M., MT-BC, NMT
Angela (Neve) Meier, M.M., MT-BC, NMT
Co-Director of the ATPF Musical Playgroup and In Harmony Programs & Neurological Music Therapist
Julie Guy, M.M., MT-BC, NMT
Julie Guy, M.M., MT-BC, NMT
Co-Director of the ATPF Musical Playgroup and In Harmony Programs & Neurologic Music Therapist
Jon Hickey
Jon Hickey
Director of ATPF-USD Football & Baseball Player Mentor Programs
Marilee Burgeson, M.A., CCC-SLP
Marilee Burgeson, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist & ATPF-NCL Girls Mentor Program Liaison
Helen Ghio
Helen Ghio
Co-Director of ATPF School & Education Resources Program
Garret Hoff
Garret Hoff
Founder of ATPF Intern & Volunteer Program
Michelle McGowan
Michelle McGowan
Director of ATPF Parent Mentor Program & Navigating Neurodiversity Programs
Melissa Sargent
Melissa Sargent
Director of the ATPF Heart & Hooves Therapy Program
Chris Reingen
Chris Reingen
Founder of the ATPF-PLNU Soccer Player Mentor Program
Larisa Hall
Larisa Hall
Director of the ATPF Adaptive Dance Program & Executive Director of Tap Fever Studios
Santana Getz
Santana Getz
Director of the ATPF LEGO Therapy Program & Sibling Support Group Program
Otto Lana
Otto Lana
Founder & Director of the ATPF Typers Social Club Program
Gregg Cady
Gregg Cady
ATPF Community Partner & Farm Manager at Wild Willow Farm
Sierra Reiss
Sierra Reiss
ATPF Community Partner & Education Coordinator at Wild Willow Farm
Kat Greene
Kat Greene
ATPF Bridge to the Beach Program Liaison
Anlin Zhang
Anlin Zhang
Co-Founder of the ATPF Coding Program
Hannah Zhang
Hannah Zhang
Co-Founder of the ATPF Coding Program
Michelle Ripol
Michelle Ripol
Director of ATPF Girls in STEM Program
Anica Tillu
Anica Tillu
Founder & Director of the ATPF Kid Fitness Program
Alexa Zaino
Alexa Zaino
Founder of the ATPF Adaptive Arts Program
Brian Towle Zeugschmidt
Brian Towle Zeugschmidt
Director of ATPF Blue Horizons Program
Karen Wright
Karen Wright
Director of ATPF Ministry

Our Core Team Leaders

Julie Bronstein
Julie Bronstein
Volunteer Advisor
Sandi Anderson
Sandi Anderson
Founder of ATPF-USD Football Player Mentor Program
Joel Anderson
Joel Anderson
Author, Animator, Artist & ATPF International Ambassador
Bobbi Hanna, COTA/L
Bobbi Hanna, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Jennifer Oke, Ph.D.
Jennifer Oke, Ph.D.
Founder of ATPF LEGO Therapy Program
Jeff Snyder
Jeff Snyder
Autism Self-Advocate, Writer & Public Speaker
Terrence Patridge
Terrence Patridge
ATPF Spokesperson & Liaison for the San Diego Symphony
Vincent Ghio
Vincent Ghio
Spokesperson for the ATPF Blue Horizons Program

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