The Brain Parade Advisory Board, comprised of committed parents, professionals, and industry experts, actively contributes to strategic company direction and product design. Their real world experience, education, and varied perspectives provide a unique view into what solutions are needed and how best we can deliver them.
Kevin brings over 20 years of experience in technology and the education market and is a recognized leader in launching and growing successful businesses in the online and enterprise markets. Kevin was the primary architect in the launching of six startups, all becoming multi-million dollars companies, with products installed in more than 50 percent of the K-12 schools in the United States.
As the CEO of AutismPro, Kevin raised several million in capital, launched the international brand and lead the company to a successful acquisition in 19 months. Prior to AutismPro, he was president and chief executive officer of Brainium Technologies leading them onto the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Kevin has presented to many state and national associations, including Autism Society of America, Council for Admin of Special Education, Assoc, of School Business Officers and Council for Exceptional Children, Software and Information Industry Assoc and COMDEX Asia.
He received a bachelor’s of science in computer information science and a bachelor’s of science in marketing from the University of Northern Colorado. He has served as the chairman of both the e-business and the education section of the Software and Information Industry Association and has been a guest speaker at COMDEX Asia, has served on the Board of Directors for the Denver Chapter of the Associations for Corporate Growth. In 2009 he participated in Colorado’s Autism Commission, which developed the state’s 10-year strategic plan for autism. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Autism Society of America and is the president of the board of the Autism Society of Colorado. Additionally, for many years he has served as a volunteer ski instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, CO.
Debra was an analyst for Special School District until she formed her own company, ABA Consulting Services, LLC, in 2001. Debra continues to serve children with autism and related disorders today in her practice.
In 2004, she formed the Comprehensive Learning Institute for Challenged Kids, a center for children to receive a variety of services, including social skills groups. In 2011, Debra became inspired by the interest and needs of her clients with regard to the usage of the iPad for communication and in a therapeutic setting. This inspiration led her to found the Touch Technology Applications for Children with Special Needs in 2012. Debra is also a member of Who’s Who Worldwide and volunteers with the Young Friends of Children’s Hospital group.
Jennifer is president of Shore Strategies LLC, a consultancy that helps build brands and trains brand champions. She designs and delivers strategic communication and training solutions, including branding, talent development and engagement, business strategy and career-coaching. From start-ups to established businesses, Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in marketing and counseling, at organizations including Landor Associates, Simon & Schuster/Kaplan Educational Centers, Fordham University, Sarah Lawrence College, and the United Nations International School.
As the mother of a son on the autism spectrum, Brain Parade’s mission resonates with her personally. Jennifer has served as a parent member for the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and the Committee on Special Education (CSE) for her school district in Westchester County, NY.
Jennifer holds a MSEd in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University and a B.A. in Psychology from Bucknell University.
Robin’s passion and expertise on the subject of special needs children comes from her education as well as her first-hand experience. Robin received her Bachelors degree in Human Services from Southern Vermont College and her Masters degree in Special Education from Fairfield University. She is blessed with a supportive husband and two beautiful boys. Her eldest son was born with hydroceplus and is on the autism spectrum. Building upon the advocacy work and her willingness to help others when it comes to their children with special needs, Robin helped form Stamford Education 4 Autism, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education and support to the families with members on the autism spectrum in the greater Stamford, CT area. Robin works very closely with the public school system, volunteers her time to parents as a parent advocate, and is a founding member of the Parent Advisory Council to the Director of Special Education for the city of Stamford. It is Robin’s belief that “all children laugh in the same language and, therefore, all children have the same rights and should have the same opportunity to become active contributing members of the community!” Through Robin’s efforts she hopes to make that a reality.