Organization for Autism Research

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Staff

The people that drive OAR’s day-to-day operations are the six full-time staff members listed below:

 

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Areas of Responsibility

Michael V. Maloney
Executive Director

Chief staff executive, Board of Directors, business operations, fundraising, newsletter, community outreach, military families initiative
Kimberly Ha
Programs and Outreach Associate

Program and resource development, community outreach and partnerships, "Autism in the Schoolhouse" and "Autism Sibling Support" initiatives, Life Journey through Autism series, military families initiative, Conference-on-the-Road program, The OARacle newsletter, blog, social media, internship management

Wendy McKinnon
Programs and Outreach Associate

Program and resource development, community outreach and partnerships, "Autism Employment" and "Autism Sibling Support" initiatives, Life Journey through Autism series, military families initiative, Conference-on-the-Road program, The OARacle newsletter, blog, social media, internship management

Kristen Essex
Business Manager

Donor outreach and relations, planned giving, major gifts, foundation grants, special events, workplace giving, Combined Federal Campaign

Michael V. Maloney
Acting Director, RUN FOR AUTISM

Overall program management; sponsor relations; future event planning; Tysons Chamber Charity 5K; iRUN FOR AUTISM and TRI FOR AUTISM; runner support and fundraising

Emily Branham
RUN FOR AUTISM Coordinator

DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon; Virgin Money London Marathon; Marine Corps Historic Half; Marine Corps Marathon and 10K; GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon; RUN marketing and communication; runner support and fundraising

Katie Ginda
RUN FOR AUTISM Coordinator

Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon; United Airlines NYC Half; Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K; Bank of America Chicago Marathon; TCS New York City Marathon; RUN marketing and communication; runner support and fundraising

Throughout the year, the staff receives invaluable support from volunteers of all ages and capabilities and interns.  These people are the unsung heroes behind most of OAR’s successful programs and events.  Read about current volunteer opportunities and internships.