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People

The Consortium’s leadership and membership is both deep and broad. It includes:

  • A committed Board of Directors with a broad base of experience—both as parents of children affected with related disorders and as leaders in life science and related ventures.
  • An enthusiastic staff, led by Deirdre Phillips, Executive Director.
  • A team of Autism Resource Specialists and clinicians at each affiliated hospital.
  • Over 100 clinicians and scientists dedicated to fulfilling the collaborative mission of the Consortium.
  • An inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary Steering Committee with impressive research and clinical expertise.
  • Dedicated donors who have generously invested in the Autism Consortium model.

 

  • Board of Directors

    Voting Members

    Peter Barrett, PhD

    Peter is the President of the Autism Consortium Board of Directors.  He is a Partner in the Life Sciences sector at Atlas Venture. Previously, he was a co-founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Celera Genomics.

    Alan Crane

    Alan is the Vice President of the Autism Consortium Board of Directors. He is a Partner at Polaris Ventures where he focuses his investments in life sciences. Alan has served as the CEO of Cerulean Pharma and co-founded Visterra; formerly he was the CEO of Momenta Pharmaceuticals, and the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Millennium Pharmaceuticals.

    Paul Marcus

    Paul is the Treasurer of the Autism Consortium. He is also the Founder and Managing Principal of Marcus Partners a real estate investment firm.

    John Graham

    John is the Secretary of the Autism Consortium. He is a Partner at Sullivan Worcester LLP.

    Susan Whitehead, JD 

    Susan is a member of the Board of Directors. She serves as an active board member of numerous not for profit organizations, spanning two general areas, social justice and higher education, with an emphasis on science and engineering.

    Non Voting Members

    Deirdre Phillips

    Deedee is the Executive Director of the Autism Consortium. Her prior experience includes over 20 years in financial services as a government and community relations executive, most recently served as a Managing Director at Putnam Investments.   

    Mriganka Sur, PhD

    Mriganka is a Science Advisor for the Autism Consortium. He is the Paul E. Newton Professor of Neuroscience at MIT and recently completed 14 years as chair of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. He is currently the Director of The Simons Center for the Social Brain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD

    Chris is a Science Advisor for the Autism Consortium. He is also the Chief of the Division of Genetics at Children’s Hospital, the Bullard Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

    Ex Officio Members

    Janet Atkins

    Janet is founder of Ridgeway Philanthropy providing philanthropic advice and guidance to individuals, families and foundations to maximize the impact and extend the reach of their charitable giving.

    Anne Marcus

    Anne is a Fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. She is also a former Senior Vice President of Fidelity Investments.

  • Staff

    Deirdre Phillips PhotoDeirdre Phillips
    Executive Director
    (617) 432-7511
    deirdrephillips@autismboston.org

     

     

     











     

  • Steering Committee

    Marilyn Augustyn, MD
    Boston Medical Center

    Roula Choueiri, MD
    The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

    Mark Daly, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital/Broad Institute

    Jean Frazier, MD
    UMass Medical School

    James Gusella, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Alexa McCray, PhD
    Harvard Medical School

    Ann Neumeyer, MD
    The Lurie Family Autism Center/LADDERS

    Deirdre Phillips
    Executive Director, Autism Consortium  

    Leonard Rappaport, MD
    Children’s Hospital Boston

    Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD
    Children’s Hospital Boston

  • Members (Researchers and Clinicians)

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    Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD
    UMass Medical School

    David Altshuler, MD, PhD
    Broad Institute, HMS, MGH

    Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

    Sudha Arunachalam, PhD
    Boston University

    Marilyn Augustyn, MD
    Boston Medical Center


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    William Barbaresi, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Margaret Bauman, MD
    Integrated Center for Child Development

    Mark Bear, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Lars Bertram, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Thomas Biederer, PhD
    Tufts University School of Medicine 

    Emilio Bizzi, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Stephanie Blenner, MD
    Boston Medical Center

    Kristen Bottema – Beutel, PhD
    Boston College

    Carolyn Bridgemohan, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital


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    Elizabeth Caronna, MD
    Harvard Vanguard

    Alice Carter, PhD
    UMass Boston

    Lauren Charlot, PhD
    UMass Medical School

    David Cochran, MD, PhD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Ellen S. Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
    Boston University

    Susan Connors, MD
    Lurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

    Roula Choueiri, MD
    The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

    Carol Curtin, MSW, LICSW
    UMass Medical School


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    Mark Daly, PhD
    Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Patricia Davis, MD
    Integrated Center for Child Development


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    Maurizio Fava, M.D.
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Guoping Feng
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Jean Frazier, MD
    UMass Medical School


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    Elaine Gabovitch, MPA
    UMass Medical School

    John Gabrieli, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Edward Irwin Ginns, MD, PhD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Lisa Goodrich, PhD
    Harvard Medical School

    Ann Graybiel, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Michael Greenberg, PhD
    Harvard Medical School

    Jim Gusella, PhD
    Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital


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    Nouchine Hadjikhani, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Ellen Hanson, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    David Helm, PhD
    UMass Boston

    Takao Hensch, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Martha Herbert, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Hon Ho, MD, MPH
    MGH for Children at North Shore Medical

    Ingrid Holm, MD, MPH
    Boston Children's Hospital

    David Holtzman, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital


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    Mira Irons, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital


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    Michele Jacob, PhD
    Tufts University School of Medicine

    Rudolph Jaenisch, MD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Mehrdad Jazayeri, Ph.D.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Mary Jeffers-Terry, APRN
    UMass Medical School

    Robert Joseph, PhD
    Boston University School of Medicine


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    Mary Beth Kadlec, ScD, OTR/L
    UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Nancy Kanwisher, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Walter Kaufmann, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Raymond Kelleher, MD, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Tal Kenet, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    David Kennedy, PhD
    UMass Medical School

    Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Karl Kuban, MD, SMEpi
    Boston Medical Center

    Raju Kucherlapati, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Karen Kuhlthau, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Louis Kunkel, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School 


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    Eric Lander, PhD
    Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

    John Levine, MD, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, St. Francis Hospital

    Rhiannon Luyster, PhD
    Emerson College and Boston Children’s Hospital


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    Jamie Maguire, PhD
    Tufts University School of Medicine 

    Ann E. Maloney, MD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Dara Manoach, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Alexa McCray, PhD
    Harvard Medical School

    Christopher McDougle, MD
    Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital

    David Miller, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Karen Miller, MD
    Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

    Jeff Milunsky, MD
    Boston Medical Center

    Teresa Vann Mitchell, PhD
    UMass Medical School

    Eric Morrow, PhD
    Brown University


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    Ramzi Nasir, MD, MPH
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Charles A. Nelson III, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Ann Neumeyer, MD
    Lurie Family Autism Center at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

    Thomas Nieland, PhD
    The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
     

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    Gael Orsmond, PhD
    Boston University


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    Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

    David Pauls, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Ellen Perrin, MD
    The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

    Jim Perrin, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
     

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    Vijaya Ramesh, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Leonard Rappaport, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Joel Richter, PhD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Michael Rivkin, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Elise Robinson, ScD
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Ellen Roth, MSW
    Massachusetts General Hospital


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    Bernardo Sabatini, MD, PhD
    Harvard Medical School

    Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Joshua Sanes, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

    David Scanlon, Ph.D.
    Boston College

    Alison Schonwald, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Yiping Shen, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Laura Sices, MD
    Boston Medical Center

    Pawan Sinha, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Ruth B. Smith, PhD
    UMass Medical School

    Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Broad Institute

    Magdi Sobeih, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Sarah Spence, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Charles Stiles, PhD
    Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, Harvard Medical School

    Christy Stine, MD, PhD
    UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Mriganka Sur, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Susan Swanson, MA, CCC-SLP
    UMass Memorial Medical Center


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    Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD
    Boston University

    Rudolph Tanzi, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Joseph Thakuria, MD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Li-Huei Tsai, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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    David Urion, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School


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    Dennis Wall, PhD
    Stanford Unviersity

    Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

    Ellen Winner, PhD
    Boston College

    Clifford J. Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Bai-Lin Wu, PhD, MMed
    Boston Children's Hospital


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    Jun Xu, PhD
    Tufts Medical Center

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    Liane Young, PhD
    Boston College
     

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    Andrew W. Zimmerman, MD
    UMass Medical Center

  • Autism Resource Specialists

    Specially trained Autism Resource Specialists, with backgrounds in social work and special education, support families seen at our affiliated hospitals.

    Bernadette Murphy Bentley, MPA
    The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
    Center for Children with Special Needs
    750 Washington Street, Suite 334
    Boston, MA 02111
    (617) 636-1305
    bbentley@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

    Suzanne Bloomer, MA
    Lurie Autism Center
    1 Maguire Road
    Lexington, MA 02421
    (781) 860-1728
    sbloomer@partners.org

    Neal Goodman, MS
    Developmental Medicine Center, Children’s Hospital Boston
    300 Longwood Avenue, Fegan 10
    Boston, MA 02115
    617-355-6802
    Neal.goodman@childrens.harvard.edu

    Kelly Hurley
    Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO)
    Department of Psychiatry
    UMass Memorial Medical Center
    55 Lake Avenue North, Room S7-714N
    Worcester, MA 01655
    (774) 442-2269
    kelly.hurley@umassmemorial.org

    Shari King, MA
    Program Manager, Family Support
    Boston Medical Center
    72 East Concord Street, Vose 4
    Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 414-3666
    shari.king@bmc.org

    Lauren Bartolotti, MA
    Boston Medical Center
    72 East Concord Street, Vose 4
    Boston, MA 02118
    lauren.bartolotti@bmc.org