Board of Directors

  • Stacey Hoaglund


    Stacey is a parent of a young man with autism, certified mediator, educational advocate with Family Network on Disabilities, past-editor of The Autism Notebook Magazine and statewide coordinator for Partners in Policymaking.

  • Ven Sequenzia

    President Emeritus

    Currently, Ven is a board member of the Autism Society of Florida, Inc. (ASF), a statewide organization since 1998. He served as its president for 18 years. ASF focuses on advocacy, education and support...

  • Kelly Busch

    Vice President

    Kelly Busch is the mother of three children, two young adult daughters and a young teen son with with autism. She has held numerous committee positions including

  • Robert Demaria


    Autism Society of Fl. Past President-Autism Society-Miami Chapter Past Board Member-Miami Chapter Past Board Member CARD-NSU/Miami Co Chair. of the “Over 21 Club”, a social program for adults on the Autism Spectrum.

  • Ann Reynolds

    Ann has served on various autism boards and school advisory councils over the past 20 years.  She is the parent of a young adult with autism and currently facilitates the Suncoast Autism Social Group for...

  • Jill Hill, CRPS

    Jill has provided trainings in Florida and across the East Coast of United States in Procedural Safeguards, First Person Language, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disorders, IDEA (Special Education Law), How to Advocate for Your...

  • John Miller

    John Miller was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1968.  During his childhood he worked hard to overcome many academic and social obstacles. He decided to get a Master‘s in Special Education to help young...

  • Evangeline Vergo

    Evangeline is a graduate of Partners in Policymaking. She leads a support group for parents of kids with special needs in Orlando.

  • Dr. Ashley Ansara

    Ashley Ansara, DVM, PhD, has been the president and CEO of Regency Holding Corporation in Altamonte Springs, Florida for the last 18 years

  • Ardena Bosley

    Ardena Bosley earned a B.S. Edu. from the University of Michigan, thus establishing a career path devoted to disadvantaged and special needs populations.

  • William Lawless

    William Lawless serves as the Vice Chairman of the Constituency Board of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Florida (UF CARD).

  • Ron Kaplan

    Ron Kaplan is a father to a young man with autism. In 2007, due to extensive international and domestic travel requirements, Ron left his career as CEO/Chairman of a NASDAQ company in educational consumer...

  • Kara Durham

    Kara Durham is a parent of 3 young children, 2 of whom have autism. She is a child advocate with the Guardian ad Litem program in Monroe County, as well as an educational...

  • Margi Hedelund

    Margi Hedelund and her husband, Martin Sr, are parents to identical twin boys, Dalton and Martin Jr, both of whom have ASD. She is a dedicated community volunteer and President of Responding 2...

  • Lynette Bledsoe

    Lynette Bledsoe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, and a Certified Mediator.