Who We Are

Our Boards

Governing Board

Tristan Andlinger

Student at Borough of Manhattan Community College | Member since 2022

Jim Balfanz

CEO, City Year | Member Since 2014

Matt Bloom

Assistant Coordinator of Science, Windward School | Member Since 2023

Joanna Burleson

Managing Director at Monitor Institute by Deloitte | Member Since 2018

Hillary Mow Cervieri

Managing Director, Corporate Strategy & Chief Operating Officer, Strategy and Relationship Management Group | Member since 2021

Ben Chesler

Co-Founder, Imperfect Foods | Member Since 2020

Amory Donohue

Founder, Language in Action, LLC | Member Since 2019.

David Flink

Chief Empowerment Officer, Eye to Eye & Author of "Thinking Differently"

Inger Dewey Golob

Co-Owner, PhotoBall, & Learning Disability Advocate | Member Since 2018

Kevin Greer

Partner, Chief Administrative Officer for New Profit | Member Since 2018, Board Treasurer

Tim Hebert

Business Leader and Consultant | Member since 2020

Bea O. Awoniyi, Ph.D

Assistant VP, Student Affairs, Santa Fe College | Member since 2022

Leadership Council

Shawn Jacqueline Bohen

Principal Consultant, Workwonder

Ross Buffington

Former Eye to Eye Board Director

Bill Butler

Agent and Manager

Steve Carnevale

Executive Chairman, Sawgrass Technologies

Beth Cogan

Former Partner, Goldman Sachs

Shari Crotty

LD Advocate and Former Eye to Eye Board Member

Jim Cutler

CEO, Cutler Partners LLC

Susan Donahue

Board Member, Boston Medical Center, Museum of Fine Arts, and Health Leads

Elizabeth Alda O’Heaney, EdD

Special Educator & Learning Disability Advocate

Dean Flanagan

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Jess Flanagan

Parent Advocate

Phil Hanley

Comedian and Storyteller

Roch Hillenbrand

Founder and Managing Director of Stony Brook Investments

Marc Hoffman

Former Eye to Eye Board Director

Alisha Howell

Vice President, Lillian Lincoln Foundation | Member since 2021

Vanessa Kirsch

Founder and CEO, New Profit, Inc.

Adam Koplewicz

Managing Director, EJS Group

Jenny Krause

Continuous Improvement Supervisor, Professional Development and State Initiatives at Wyoming Dept. of Ed. Division of Individual Learning

Laura Giadorou-Koch, JD, LLM

CEO, Dolium Wines

Rick Lavoie

Special Educator and LD Advocate

Tammy Mobley

LD Advocate and Co-Founder, Every Kind of Mind

Stephen Neidich

Artist and Eye to Eye's 2015 Artist-in-Residence

Stacy Parker-Fisher

Education Consultant

Gail Propp

Founding Eye to Eye Board Director

Anne Schneider

Founder and President, LD Access Foundation

Susan Segal

Parent Advocate

Susan Kurz Snyder

Founder, Principal, & Senior Legal Recruiter, Greene-Levin-Snyder Legal Search Group

Lester Strong

Former Eye to Eye Board Director

Young Adult Guiding Coalition

At Eye to Eye we believe deeply in the power, voice, and perspective of our young people. All that we do is oriented around their needs, wants, and opportunities and we leverage their voices and leadership to inform our collective direction.


The Young Adult Guiding Coalition (YAGC) is a 10-month long volunteer opportunity for young people aged 16-25 who identify as neurodivergent. YAGC members are primarily responsible for providing insight and input into Eye to Eye programs and services; co-creating opportunities for our Eye to Eye community; and serving as ambassadors for the movement to combat stigma and engage in anti-ableist practices as we work towards a world that celebrates learning differences and neurodiversity.

Our YAGC works together virtually as a singular advisory group in addition to 4 committees that work directly with specific internal teams here at Eye to Eye.

2 The YAGC has the following committees:

  • Philanthropic Development Committee: supports our growth by leveraging their neurodiverse voices by helping to shape and participate in fundraising, events, community giving, funding opportunities, and more.
  • Organizing and Action Committee: supports our movement building work by partnering with our Organizing and Action team to drive forward our base building and organizing campaign work. 
  • Professional Learning Committee: supports our work directly with our Professional Learning team to help inform and augment our educator programming by sharing their authentic personal and professional experiences as young people who learn differently. 
  • Near Peer Mentoring Committee: supports our work to inform our programmatic direction for our near peer mentoring and provide their experience, insight, and collaborate with the Near Peer Mentoring team on events and programs for our Mentoring Chapters.

Each Committee has a YAGC co-chair that works directly with an Eye to Eye staff member as committee co-chairs throughout the year.

3 High Level YAGC Participation

  • A 10-month commitment with at least 20 hours of time, August 2022 through May 2023.
  • Upon completion of a successful YAGC year, YAGC members receive an honorarium of $500. 

Applications for 2022/23 are now closed. We will open applications for 2023/24 in Spring 2023.