Read Biographies of Invirtua Advisors
Dana Stamos has been part of the CHOPS team for many years, so it was a natural fit to bring her into the Invirtua plan. Her experience working with children in the Nevada Special Olympics events over the years and as a performer and strategist with CHOPS have been crucial.
Dr. Tom Buggey is our research advisor and expert on video modeling. In 2007 he was appointed Siskin Chair of Excellence in Early Intervention at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he focused on his line of research in Video Self-Modeling (VSM) and autism intervention.
Diagnosed with “atypical development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment, Dr. Stephen Shore was recommended for institutionalization. He’s since become a leading autism advocate.
Dr. Eric Haseltine is a neuroscientist and author whose background in psychology led him to hold key positions at Walt Disney Imagineering, Hughes Aircraft, and the NSA. In 2005 he was the first Associate Director of the National Intelligence Agency, working on counter-terrorism.
Jeff Blackwood is the co-founder, CEO and President of ABPathfinder, responsible for the strategic vision for the company. Jeff ‘s passion for helping children combined with his management skills drove him to be a founder.
Enid Webb’s journey into speech pathology, coupled with her passion for helping others achieve their full potential through more effective communication skills started over three decades ago in Northern California.
Michael Leventhal pioneered the use of computers for autism education, engaging hundreds of language-impaired students in activities promoting metacognition, communication and volition.
Nancy Barcal is a speech-language pathologist and director of Granite Bay Speech in the Sacramento, CA area. She has experience as an educator treating language, communication, and learning disabilities.
Ken Caldwell is an attorney and former Texas Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of legal, SEC compliance and corporate accounting experience in both domestic and international positions.
Kate Hooven is a Justice System Consultant at Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training (ASERT) Collaborative with Drexel University. She’s known in autism as an “awesome” mommy blogger.