About Us

ASI is the Illinois Chapter of the Autism Society of America (ASA), and is ranked in the top 10 of all ASA Affiliates nationally based on the quality and level of support offered statewide.

Board of Directors
-Board Meeting Schedule
Regular meetings of the Board of directors are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

Holidays and special events may require this schedule to be revised.
Additional board meetings may be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

2017 Autism Society of Illinois Board Meeting Schedule


Board of Directors – Opportunities

Individuals interested in serving on the ASI Board of Directors are encouraged to contact the Executive Director or any Board Member. Expertise is needed in the following areas: Marketing, Public Relations, Legislation, Advocacy, Health Care, General Law, Fundraising, Finance, Communications, Education. Knowledge of Autism is encouraged but not required.
ASI Staff
Executive Director: Matt Ackerman – Kane County
Accountant: Lisa Grywza- Dupage County
Administrative Assistant:- -Cathy Gajewski- DuPage County

Champagian Urbana- Associate Executive Director- Teresea O’Conner
Southern Illinois Mt. Veron- Open
Lake County- Kristin Esser
Carbondale- Stephanie Brown

Meet the Board:

Executive Board:
Chairman of the Board: Ann Rigby- Dupage County
Vice Chairman of the Board: Mark Beebe- Dupage County

Treasurer: Mike Higgins- Kane County
Secretary: Anju Usman – DuPage County

Board of Directors:

Kimako Patterson
Kevin Gallaher
Jennifer Nix

Honorary Board Members:
Kevin Worthy- Hit Squad Productions
Thomas Manning- Sam’s Club
Russel Luce- Planning Legacies Financial Group
Representative Cynthia Soto (D) 4th District