Board members:


Board Chair: Larry Blasko

Larry Blasko is Chief Revenue Officer at Apptio where he led sales through its growth from venture-backed startup to successful IPO and then acquisition several years later. He is a parent of a teen on the autism spectrum.

Board Treasurer: Bryce Rassilyer, CPA

Bryce Rassilyer is the Nonprofit Assurance Director at CliftonLarsonAllen. He is a former WAAA clients and a parent of two on the autism spectrum.

Director: M3 Sweatt

M3 Sweatt, as a Partner Director at Microsoft M3 brings over 20 years of working on customer and partner experience across engineering and marketing groups at leading software companies. M3 is a parent of a teen on the spectrum.

Advisory board members:


Raphael Bernier, PhD, LP

Raphael Bernier of Apple is also the Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Adjunct Professor in the departments of Psychology and School Psychology at the University of Washington. He works on national standards of care for the medical assessment and treatment of ASD.

Cindy Blasko

Cindy Blasko is a nurse specializing in training stakeholder groups to overcome communications barriers with individuals on the autism spectrum, informed by her personal experience as a parent to her son on the spectrum. Her husband Larry serves on the WAAA board.

Charles A Cowan, MD

Charles A Cowan is Emeritus Clinical Professor, Dept of Pediatrics UW School of Medicine Clinical Director, Seattle Children’s Autism Center Pediatrician, Neurodevelopmental Program.

Gina Green, PhD, BCBA-D

Gina Green is Executive Director, Association of Professional Behavior Analyst, has authored numerous publications on the behavioral treatment of individuals with disabilities and the experimental analysis of behavior.

Min Kim

Min Kim is a Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors, and an uncle of a child with autism.

Eric V. Larsson, PhD, LP, BCBA-D

Eric V. Larsson is Executive Director of Clinical Services at the Lovaas Institute Midwest. He runs intensive early intervention for families of children who suffer from severe behavior disorders, including autism.

Russ & Diana Noble

Russ & Diana Noble are parents of an adult child on the autism spectrum. Russ is Assistant Principal at Brighton School north of Seattle. Diana is Senior Human Resources Generalist at Boeing and is a published young adult author.

Julie Osterling

Julie Osterling is a licensed clinical psychologist, a member of the client advisory board and the parent of two children on the autism spectrum.

Dan Roach

Dan Roach is the Pierce County Council member who previously served five consecutive terms in the House of Representatives, representing the 31st legislative district.

Ilene S. Schwartz, PhD

Ilene S. Schwartz is a Professor and Director of the Haring Center for Research and Training in Education at the University of Washington. A board-certified behavior analyst, she researches inclusive education and sustainability of educational interventions.

Wendy Stone, PhD

Wendy Stone Professor of Psychology Director of the READi Lab at the University of Washington where she researches early identification and early intervention for children with ASD.