The Team

Working Together to Achieve One Goal

They say it takes a village, and we have found that to be true. TACA’s board members help TACA achieve our mission by lending their time, connections, and skills. The TACA ambassadors represent us in the community and volunteer their time and effort to support our mission and values. The Medical Advisory Board is crucial to TACA as they give their knowledge and resources to write TACA articles, present webinars, and help parents find TACA. Lastly, the TACA staff works daily to bring education and support to families living with autism.

Board Members

emeritus members

TACA wishes to thank our emeritus board members for their time and service to our mission.

Chad Fitzsimmons

Patrick McIlvain

Casper Zublin Jr.


Lisa Ackerman

Executive Director & Founder

Kristin Allen

Front Office Receptionist

Joan Baek

Program Director

Carolyn Baker

Development Director

Diana Barstad

Finance Manager

Amanda Bright

Program Assistant - Virtual Support

Michelle Del Rosario

Adult Program Coordinator

Jessica DuLong

Mentor Program Coordinator

Rhyan Erb

Volunteer Support Coordinator

Simran Garcia

Southern California Outreach Coordinator & Parent Support

Moira Giammatteo

Database & Scholarship Manager

Cindy Gonyer

Communications Manager

Kenny Le

Communications Associate

Nicole Moshier

Conference Manager

Heather Nelson

HR Manager & Accounting Associate

Ace Panol

Multimedia Communications Manager

Kiele Pennington

Program Design Coordinator

Chrys Rheinbolt

Scholarship Coordinator

Christa Robaina

Program Assistant - Hope and Help

Kat Smith

Program Assistant - Hope and Help

Kelly Steffens

Program Support Lead - Hope & Help

Marley Steffens

Program Assistant - Hope and Help

Susan Tordini

Office Coordinator

Nolan Thompson

Development Specialist

April Tran

Accounting Associate

Leigh Wilson

Education Content Lead

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