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Our Board

Dr. Peter Heyman

Pediatrician for 17 years with the practice Overton, Wiley, Kirchmier, Terry and Rowe.

Dr. Norman J. Geller, Ph.D. NCED

Dr. Geller teaches at the VCU school of education and U of R Law School in the disability law clinic.  He works on the autism assessment team through Commonwealth Autism and the adhd/mood disorders clinic at VTCC.  He has an assessment and training company called autism and educational diagnostics, llc that provides assessment in psychoeducational assessment and autism and am a national trainer for autism assessment. Also, he is on the CEDC board for diagnostics and board of autism society of central Virginia.

Dawn Siegel

Dawn Siegel had an extensive career in electoral politics and today spends her time as a community volunteer, serving on the board of directors of Communities in Schools of Richmond, the Excel to Excellence Foundation, and the Faison School for Autism Foundation.

Dr. Harry L. Gewanter

Pediatrician who cares for children and youth with disabilities, especially those with rheumatic diseases.

Ruth Nathanson Greene

Ruth Nathanson Greene is an attorney focusing her practice on representing individuals in workers’ compensation litigation and other health care and benefit matters.  She is currently of counsel at GreeneHurlocker, PLC.

Leigh Martinez, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA

Leigh Martinez is speech language pathologist studying to be a board certified behavior analyst.  Her focus is early intervention and she is conversationally fluent  in Spanish and versed in basic sign language. She is the proud mother of 4 children and thrilled be both a board member and participant in Friendship Circle.

Hana Hecht

Hana Hecht is a social studies teacher at Douglas Freeman High School in Henrico County.

Andrea Costanzo

Andrea Costanzo is a special education teacher at a private day school.