ACE Community Engagement Advisory Board

The Community Engagement Advisory Board partners with the Center to provide perspectives and advice to support community-engaged research priorities, increasing the impact of scientific discoveries on the daily lives of individuals with autism and their families.The Advisory Board facilitates inclusive, authentic, and meaningful communication and engagement by advising on community concerns and needs, research priorities, and messaging development, with particular emphasis on the dissemination and outreach objectives of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Duke Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) study. 

Meet our Community Engagement Advisory Board

Katherine Boeck
Council Member, NC Council on Developmental Disabilities
Jeff Day
Principal Consultant, Pre-Sales, FICO
Kristen Dorsey-Leake, MD
Medical Director, Rural Health Group
Danai Kasambira Fannin, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, NC Central University
Shelagh Kenney
Deputy Director, Center for Death Penalty Litigation
Jillian LaSerna, PhD
Assistant Professor, UNC Charlotte and
Member, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools Board of Education
Sharon Loza, PhD
Early Intervention Branch Head, NC Division of Public Health and
Member NC Infant and Young Child Mental Health Association
Miles Ndukwe
Business Analytics Consultant, PNC and Duke University Alumnus
Portia Pope
Director, Durham Children's Developmental Services Agency, NC DHHS
Tracey Sheriff
Executive Director, Autism Society of NC
Jill Sirko
Communications Coordinator, Disability Rights NC
Caroline Sullivan
Executive Director, NC Business Committee for Education
Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE, FAHA
Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine