Leadership Team

Anna P. Hundley
Executive Director

Joined ATC in 1982
Masters in Special Education, Management & Supervision
Recognized nationally and internationally for nonprofit management and leadership skills
Past President, National Association of Residential Providers of Adults with Autism (NARPAA)
Member, National ASA Services TASK Force; Member, 32nd IRI, US Dept of Education
Vice Chair, Texas Council on Autism & Pervasive Development Disorders
National Advisory Task Force; SEDL; Chair, AFAA Leadership Council

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Carolyn R. Garver, PhD.
Director of Dallas Program

Joined ATC in 1979
Ph.D Health Studies; licensed Child Care Administrator
National/International speaker on autism. Recognized as an expert in autism
Completed and published numerous studies on autism
Advisory Task Force Burkhart Center Autism Program, Texas Tech University
Involved in various research projects
Member, National Association of Residential Providers of Adults with Autism (NARPAA)

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Maria Duncan
Director of San Antonio Program

Joined ATC 1989
Bachelors in Psychology with English Literature
Licensed Child Care Administrator
Extensive experience and knowledge in ICF-ID, DFPRS and residential settings
Member of the Hispanic Woman's Network of Texas

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Neil Massey
Development Director of Dallas

Joined ATC in 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Masters of Nonprofit Management (MNM)
Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program

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Cynthia Hamilton
Development Director of San Antonio

Joined ATC in 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration, Masters in Business Administration and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®). 
Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and co-founder of disabilitysa.org and AccessAbility Fest.

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Nancy Taylor
Chief Financial Officer

Joined ATC in 2005
Bachelors in Accounting, Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance
Extensive experience in accounting and financial management, leadership and strategic planning

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Paul Ely
Director of Operations/Dallas ATCRA Administrator/Compliance Officer

Joined ATC in 2002
Bachelor of Behavioral Science, MBA
Extensive experience in operations management and healthcare regulatory compliance
Member, American College of Healthcare Executives

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Monica Powell
Human Resources Manager

Joined ATC in 2006
Bachelors in Business Administration, member of Society for Human Resources Management
Extensive experience in varied areas of human resources, including change management initiatives
and culturally diverse workforce

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Ernest Smith
Operations Manager San Antonio

Joined ATC in 2014
Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Development, Member of Society for Human Resources Management
Extensive experience in varied areas of human resources,
including employment relations, change management, process improvement initiatives and cultural diversity

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Wilhelmina S. Sims
Human Resources Manager San Antonio

Joined ATC in 2018
BSBA, and Undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management
Member of Society for Human Resources Management
She loves everything about Human Resources, and really likes employees relations
Extensive experience in varied areas of human resources

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Mariel Fernandez
ABA Program Director Dallas

Joined ATC in 2015
Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with a concentration in Developmental Disabilities,
Auburn University 2004.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Licensed Behavior Analyst
Board Member- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Council of Tarrant County
Board Member- MetroCare Public Advisory Committee (PAC)
Advisory Committee Member- Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Public Policy Group (TxABA PPG)
Member: Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA),
Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA),
Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) ATC Representative, Autism Speaks, Autism Law Summit attendee
Local and National Speaker on topics including: lifespan services, insurance and legal issues related to autism spectrum disorders

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Dr. Jessica Graber
Clinical Director San Antonio

Joined ATC in 2018
PhD in School Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Extensive experience and research in ABA and improving services for individuals who engage in severe challenging behavior.

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Board of Directors

The Autism Treatment Center's Board of Directors, comprised of volunteer members, is dedicated to the mission, philosophy and goals of ATC.

Their direction and individual expertise has brought ATC tremendous growth and a staff of dedicated professionals.



Len Leek

Steve Folsom
Interim President

Folsom Companies, Inc. President

Dr. William T. Kniker

Dennis P. Ingram
Vice President

Ackley Financial, Inc.
Certified Financial Planner



David Epperson

Donald Key

Ernst & Young, Former Senior Partner

Steve Barnett

Steve Barnett



Dodge Carter

Ron Botello
Platinum Wealth Solutions
of Texas
Investment Advisor

Dodge Carter

Dodge Carter
Crow Holdings Capital
Real Estate
Managing Director

Gregg Chinn
Frost Bank
Commercial Banker

Christina Coon
Research and Development Director
for the Frito-Lay Division

Linda Doubrava
Federal Tax Partner

Roger Festor
Community Volunteer

Dale Flowers
U.S. Anesthesia Partners
Senior V.P. Operations

Fernando Guerra

Fernando A. Guerra, M.D.
San Antonio
Metropolitan Health Dist.

Jill Rowlett

Glenn Jackson
Community Volunteer

Len R. Leek
L.R. Leek Enterprises

Bobby Norris

Bobby Norris
Bobby Norris
Farm & Ranch Realty

Beth Susens

Christian Owens
Stantec Architects

Lynn Smith
Community Volunteer

Beth Susens

Beth Susens
Community Volunteer

Melissa D. Svoboda, MD
Children's Hospital of San Antonio
Autism Program Director

Peter Townsend

Peter Townsend
Community Volunteer

Jo Ann Webber

Jo Ann Webber, Ph.D.
Texas State University
Associate Dean, Dept. of Ed.

David Young

Luther L. Winch, III
The WINCH Companies

David Young

David E. Young
Health Care Consultant

Monte Zajicek

Monte C. Zajicek
Stantec Architects

Aaltje van Zweden

Aaltje van Zweden
Community Volunteer




Steve Barnett, Secretary
Steve is an attorney at law and lends his expertise in financial and legal matters to ATC’s Board of Directors.  Steve enjoys traveling and has visited most corners of the world; he also serves as a board member to other Dallas-area non-profit organizations.  Steve is the parent of an adult child with autism.

Ron Botello
Ron is an Air Force veteran and a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration. A retiree of AT&T and USAA he has worked diligently the past 10 years assisting families and business owners with financial direction.  Concentrating recently on educating families with special needs children on strategies to consider.  He’s currently on the board and past President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, on the Advisory board of the Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas, and Chairman of the Board of The Club at Sonterra.  Ron’s niece has a son with autism.

Dodge Carter
Dodge Carter received a BBA degree from Southern Methodist University and is a ManagingDirector with Crow Holdings Capital - Real Estate, responsible for multi-family investment and development throughout the United States. Dodge has been a member of the real estate team for over 13 years.  Dodge and his wife of 30 years, Dee, have 3 children; J.Dodge (26), Nicole (24) and Mack (20) and resides in the Dallas area.

Gregg Chinn
Gregg Chinn has been employed with Frost Bank since 1982 where he currently serves as a commercial banker. He received a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from the University of Kansas. Gregg brings numerous years of nonprofit knowledge with him, having served in volunteer capacities to engage in finance oversight, board recruitment/development, and fundraising, including capital campaigns. Gregg and his wife, Teri, have two adult children, one who is diagnosed with autism.

Christina Coon
Christina is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a Masters in Science in Chemical Engineering. She has been employed by PepsiCo since 1998 where she currently serves as the Research and Development Director for the Frito-Lay Division.  Christina is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and the National Institute of Food Technologists. In 2014, she won PepsiCo's highest R&D award from the Academy of Sciences for her work in developing GMO and gluten free products. For ten years, Christina has volunteered for the Roundup for Autism, a three-day fundraising event to benefit ATC since 1988.

Linda Doubrava
Linda is a Federal Tax Partner in KPMG’s San Antonio office. She has over 25 years of providing tax consulting and compliance services to companies in the financial, telecommunication, whole sale, and consumer markets. Linda has served on numerous boards of community non-profit organizations and is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her academic and professional achievements, including the Distinguished Alumni for the New Mexico State University School of Business, Financial Executive of the Year Award from the Institute of Management Accountants for the IMA’s Texas Council, and San Antonio Business Journal’s Women Leadership Inspiration Award.

Roger Festor
Retired in June of 1917. Over the previous forty-five years Roger has been involved in founding and managing several varied and diverse companies, i.e. commercial and residential insulation, commercial construction, financial services, (Series 7 & 39 licensed), oil and gas exploration in five states and ranching; breeding and selling exotic animals.

Dale Flowers
Dale Flowers currently serves as the Sr. Vice President of Operations for U.S. Anesthesia Partners, the largest single specialty group of its kind. Dale has over 25 years of experience in leadership positions with various healthcare systems. His experience includes executive roles in finance, operations and strategic planning. Dale's interest in working with and supporting the autistic community stems from his wife Helen who teaches high school students on the autism spectrum. Dale received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and his masters in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Steve Folsom
Steve has served as President of Folsom Companies, Inc. since 1981. He attended Southern Methodist University and received his B.B.A. Steve and his wife, Sharon, live in Dallas with their two daughters (Hunter and Annabelle) and their son, Chase. Steve is the father of a child with autism.

Fernando A. Guerra, M.D.
Fernando is the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Director and oversees the operation of 32 health locations throughout the San Antonio community. He sustains a long-standing interest and involvement in improving access to health care systems for infants, women, children, and the elderly. Fernando has been active with local, regional and national forums with responsibilities including research, program and policy development, legislative issues and health planning.

Dennis P. Ingram, Vice President
Dennis specializes in financial services and is associated with New England Financial. Dennis has been involved in the financial services sector for 23 years. He earned his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation from the College of Financial Planning and is also a registered representative of New England Securities. He received his Bachelors from St. Edward’s University in Austin, his Master’s from the University of Central Oklahoma and has begun work toward a doctorate at the University of North Texas, Denton. Dennis’s professional goal is to help businesses and individuals develop strategies to meet future financial goals and objectives.

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Glenn Jackson
Glenn is an attorney practicing in Dallas and a gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Development Disorders. He received a bachelors degree from Duke University and a law degree from Harvard University Law School. Glenn has a child with autism.

Donald Key, Treasurer
Donald is an adjunct lecturer at Southern Methodist University following a career in public accounting. After receiving his BBA and MBA from Texas Tech University, Key spent his career with Ernst & Young in the audit of financial statements of numerous Fortune 1000 clients before he retired as a senior partner. Key is an avid runner and served as the past Chairman of the Board to the Dallas White Rock Marathon.

Len R. Leek, President
Len is president of L.R. Leek Enterprises, Inc. , a worldwide marketing and sales company specializing in industrial products, since 1985. Len earned his M.B.A. from Ohio University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. Len has served as President of the ATC Board of Directors since 2000. Len & Patty Leek have a daughter in the Dallas program, Monica Leek.

Bobby Norris
In 1988 Bobby founded the Roundup for Autism that is today ATC's biggest fundraising event. Bobby is a rancher and quarter horse cutting champion and trainer. Bobby attended Colorado State University and after graduating moved his equine operations to Texas in 1982. Bobby is a past president (three terms) for American Quarter Horse Association; board member of the National Cutting Horse Association; and member of the National Cattle Raisers Association. Currently, Bobby serves as a board member of the Stock Show Syndicate, Cowboy Hall of Fame and the ATC. He is an advocate of therapeutic horseback riding. Bobby has an adult daughter with autism.

Christian Owens
Christian Owens is a Principal and part owner of Stantec Architects. Christian has been an integral part of the firm's growth and commitment to excellence. Christian has presented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the impact of the built environment on autistic students and continues his research on this topic. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Caudill award from TASA/TASB, the design award from the AIA, and Texas Society of Architects for his work in Kurdistan, Iraq in developing a school.

Lynn Smith
Lynn Smith rejoins the ATC Board of Directors, having previously served as Chair of the Friends of ATC from 2000-2007. Lynn was instrumental in guiding the capital campaign to purchase lands and build the 22,000 square foot facility where ATC’s administrative offices, Crystal Charity Ball Educational Wing, and Adult Services are currently housed. 

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Beth Susens
Beth is a graduate of Northwood University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and currently serves on the Board of Governors for the University. She is a community volunteer and is involved with the Park Cities Disabilities Association, Junior Charity League of Dallas and organizations related to autism and learning differences. Beth has a son with autism.

Melissa D. Svoboda, M.D.
Dr. Svoboda is an Assistant Professor with Baylor College of Medicine & Children's Hospital of San Antonio. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she also completed her pediatric residency. She completed her Child Neurology/Neurodevelopmental Disabilities fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon. She is involved in clinical research projects as well as advocacy for children with special health care needs. She specializes in autism, cerebral palsy, and developmental delay, and is the Director of the Children's Hospital of San Antonio Autism Program.

Peter Townsend
Peter is a retired Executive of ExxonMobil and is very community minded serving not only on the board of the ATC but he is also on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Opera. He is a loving grandfather of two children with autism and has given extensively to research efforts.

Jo Ann Webber, Ph.D.
Jo has been special education faculty at Texas State University since 1986. Her professional experience began with teaching students with autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, and mental retardation. Jo is a past president of the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Her interests include recruitment of qualified special education teachers, educating students with autism and emotional and behavioral disorders, and promoting positive behavioral programming in the schools. She is co-author of three textbooks: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Theory to Practice (Webber & Plotts, 5th Ed. , 2008, Allyn & Bacon), Autism: Teaching DOES Make a Difference (Scheuermann & Webber, 2002, Wadsworth), and Educating Students with Autism: A Quickstart Manual (Webber & Scheuermann, 2008, PROED). For 20 years she has consulted with school districts throughout the state and nation regarding students with autism and emotional/behavioral disorders, and managing difficult student behavior. She initiated the effort to develop and open the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation, and Support (CARES), a clinic specializing in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, at Texas State. She also serves as chair of the Austin Area Autism Task Force established by the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Jo is currently serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Education.

Luther L. Winch, III
Luther is an entrepreneur residing in Montgomery, Texas. He and his wife Therese have 2 sons, Luke and Rome. Rome has autism. After spending 25 years in the energy industry, Luther sold his pipeline services business. He now focuses on equity investing, cattle ranching, real estate and philantropy. Luther is a graduate of the University of Louisiana, Lafayette with a degree in Business Administration. He is a supporter of the Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism and the Lone Star Pony Express.

David E. Young
David has over 25 years of healthcare executive experience in several venues including acute care hospital settings, outpatient physical rehabilitation, autism, and outpatient behavioral healthcare. He has served in progressively responsible roles up to chief executive officer. David has started several healthcare ventures and participated in several turn around projects. He was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a multi state multi company outpatient behavioral health care services organization where he developed several innovative programs during his tenure. He is a leader in the use of technology and the delivery of behavioral health services. David has also worked with a physician group to develop a company that provides telepsychiatry services which serves rural areas in southern Arizona. He has an in depth knowledge of healthcare finance and taught at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for over ten years. He holds a MBA in health services administration from the University of Dallas.

Monte Zajicek
Monte is a partner with Stantec Architects, an architectural firm in Texas. His area of specialization is designing educational facilities. Monte has been with SHW Group for 27 years and is a senior vice president and co-manager of the Dallas office. Monte is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where he received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Architecture. He is also a graduate of Leadership Dallas and a life member of the Texas PTA Association. Monte is a past president of the ATC Board of Directors.

Aaltje van Zweden
Aaltje and her husband, Jaap, are co-founders of the Papageno Foundation (located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands) which provides music therapy for children with autism.  Aaltje established and maintains a close friendship with ATC since her arrival to Dallas.  She has encouraged others to pursue continued educational opportunities at ATC and Aaltje frequently speaks on the need for increased services for children and adults with autism.  Aaltje is the parent of a son with autism.

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