About us

Our Board Members:

President

Jacelyn Biondo, PhD, BC-DMT, LPC

Specialization: Adults with Schizophrenia, De-escalation and Violence Prevention, Dance Therapy Research

Loves: Daydreaming, Making APA-style Tables, Reading in the Sunshine

Job Duties: Holding space for the amazing Board Members, Acting as a Liaison for for the National ADTA 

Contact: paadta.president@gmail.com

Treasurer

Kathryn Lodwick-Jones, MA, R-DMT

Specialization: Children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, CBT for adults with dual-diagnosis, acute medical DMT, de-escalation and violence prevention. 

Loves: Cooking and recipe development, being surrounded by nature, creating spreadsheets, dogs, social justice advocacy, reading, herb gardens, and finding new hobbies to try with my partner. 

Job Description: Maintain all financial records, manage bank account, prepare and submit budget

Contact: paadta.treasury@gmail.com

Public Relations

Meli'sa Grier, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

Specialization: Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, children and adolescents with behavioral issues, trauma, families, de-escalation, dually diagnosed and chronically homeless women, and drug/alcohol addiction

Loves: Dancing, music (listening and singing), my family, traveling

Job Description: Monitor Facebook and Instagram inquiries and post upcoming events on social media sites, maintain website, prepare press releases

Contact: paadta.publicrelations@gmail.com

Nominating Committee

Kaitlyn Clark, MA, BC-DMT

Specialization: School age children and adolescents with histories/diagnoses including trauma/PTSD, ADHD, ODD, juvenile sex offenses, and mood disorders.

Loves: My home town of Philly, yoga, my fur babies, movies, and autumn!

Job Description: Prepare a slate of officers, accept nominations from membership, prepare and distribute ballots. 

Contact: paadta.nominations@gmail.com

Multicultural & Diversity Committee Co-Liaison 

Maria Gismondi, R-DMT, CYT-200

Specialization: Autism Spectrum/Developmental Disorders, Dementia and Memory Care, Wellness, Creativity, Mindfulness Practices, Co-Occurring Disorders

Loves: Power Flow/Vinyasa Yoga, immersive theatre, live music, creative expression, my family, cats, vintage clothing/accessories, fashion, books

Job Description: Provide support and connection to chapter members; Serve as a bridge between the PA ADTA Chapter, the Multicultural and Diversity Committee Leadership Team, and the ADTA at large; Facilitate connections and support for traditionally underrepresented and culturally diverse members to encourage member recruitment and retention; disseminate diverse perspectives from the MDC to Chapter leadership; encourage and support cultural competency of PA Chapter members. 

Contact: paadta.MDCLiaisons@gmail.com

Secretary

Lauren Cunkelman, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, NCC

Specializations: Autism Spectrum Disorder, children, adolescents and families

Loves: Utah, North Carolina and Pittsburgh, PA, my dog Roscoe, warm weather, hiking and being outside

Job Duties: Keep record of proceedings, maintain membership roster, e-mail correspondence, quarterly summaries of chapter happenings.

Contact: paadta.secretary@gmail.com

Program Coordinator

Sonya Budnovitch, MA, R-DMT

Specialization: Older adults, dementia, inpatient psychiatric

Loves: continuing to practice dance, teach pilates and my cat, peppa 

Job Duties: Coordinate workshops, learning opportunities, and Continuing Education for the PA ADTA membership and beyond

Contact: paadta.programming@gmail.com

Government Affairs Liason

Elizabeth McNamara, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, NCC

Specialization: Working with individual and couples through life transitions, relationship issues, and trauma.

Loves: Playing in nature , traveling, chocolate,

a dance floor

Job Description: Resource regarding PA legislation, work in liaison with National GAC chairperson

Contact: paadta.governmentaffairs.com

 

Nominating Committee

Allie Linn, MA, R-DMT

Specialization: Adults with mood disorders, substance use disorders, and psychotic disorders; children and adolescents with autism

Loves: Yoga, writing, dance parties, hiking, quoting The Princess Bride, watching cooking shows, playing with my dog, and going on adventures with my husband!

Job Description: Prepare a slate of officers, accept nominations from membership, prepare and distribute ballots

Contact: paadta.nominations@gmail.com

Multicultural & Diversity Committee Co-Liaison

Rosie Davis Aubrey, MA, R-DMT

Specialization: College Counseling, Adolescents and Adults, Dual Diagnosis and Co-occurring disorders, Drug and Alcohol, Spirituality, Authentic Movement, LGBTQIA+, Wellness, and Mindfulness/Meditative Practices.

Loves: Cooking and then getting to eat what I have created :), elephants, being immersed in nature, going to the movies alone (you really should try it one day), my family and friends, hosting "paint nights" and being a black woman!

Job Description: Provide support and connection to chapter members; Serve as a bridge between the PA ADTA Chapter, the Multicultural and Diversity Committee Leadership Team, and the ADTA at large; Facilitate connections and support for traditionally underrepresented and culturally diverse members to encourage member recruitment and retention; disseminate diverse perspectives from the MDC to Chapter leadership; encourage and support cultural competency of PA Chapter members. 

Contact: paadta.MDCLiaisons@gmail.com

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