Providing Opportunities for Independence & Social Experiences


Carolyn Jeppsen

is passionate about developing solutions for individuals with disabilities. In addition to her role with POISE, she has devoted over 10 years to serving on boards of educational institutions. Carolyn left a successful career as a civil litigator to found and direct BroadFutures, which provides holistic training, mentoring and meaningful paid transitional work experiences for young adults with learning disabilities.

has been active in the nonprofit sector since attending college at Macalester College, where she earned a degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science. For the last 20 years, Alyson has worked with groups such as The Nature Conservancy, Massachusetts Audubon Society, AANE (Autism and Asperger’s Network), and Land’s Sake Inc. Alyson is the mother of four kids, one of whom has Asperger’s – and all of whom love camp! When not driving the kids somewhere, Alyson enjoys horseback riding, writing, cooking, theater, music and dance.

Alyson Muzila

Brian Rausch

is the CEO of House of Moves, a motion capture and animation studio in Los Angeles, California. His professional expertise is the end-to-end production of games and cinematics, and Brian’s work can be seen in franchises and popular titles such as Tron, God of War, Call of Duty and Halo. Most importantly, Brian is a husband and father. He and his wife have two amazing kids, including a son with a non-verbal learning difference

is a former senior global strategist at Goldman Sachs and managing partner at Buttonwood Capital Partners, a London investment firm. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1970 and in 2003 gave back to the school by helping to establish the Weingarten Family Program for Student Disabilities Services. He is passionate about helping young people with learning differences and social challenges.

Jeffrey Weingarten

Elise Wulff

has more than a decade of experience working with the neurodiverse population, their families, and professionals in both the public and private sectors. Elise currently serves as the Program Manager for Child Services with MGH Aspire, a program within MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Elise oversees services and supports for individuals ages 5-16, including group programming, parent coaching, school consultation, and professional development for providers. Elise received her Master’s from Lesley University and continues to find passion for building inclusive communities that foster self-awareness, social competency, and stress management for all.

is the Principal and Founder of Lincoln Avenue Partners, the consulting firm she established in 2014 to provide strategic marketing advice to law firms and professional services firms. With more than 30 years of experience in the professional services and law firm environments, including leadership roles in strategic marketing and business development for large international law firms, she identifies opportunities for market expansion and revenue growth for her clients and serves as the “outsourced" Chief Marketing Officer. She is a Certified Public Accountant, earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and serves on the Board of Directors of the Hillel Foundation - University of Arizona and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Middle Market Open Golf outing. Barbara has a personal interest in maximizing the success of neurodiverse students in the area of life skills, education, and employment, and works closely with the University of Arizona and others to promote inclusive, positive environments.

Barbara Grant Bereskin

Eric Sasson

has over 30 years of camp experience, at some of the Northeast’s finest camps. He has been a full time camp professional for 20 years and is an active member of the American Camp Association. Eric earned a BA in Math from Haverford College and a Masters in Education from Harvard University. In 2008, Eric and his wife, Debbie, started Camp Akeela, a community designed as a second home for "quirky" campers to thrive socially..

has a BIO coming soon!

Todd Hartley