The ALL Family
The Board will support the work of ALL and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance and oversight. While day-to-day operations are led by ALL’s chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
ALL is the brainchild of Lisa Masters. Lisa is a published author and a single mom of 2 boys, both of whom are on the autism spectrum. She has over 21 years of extensive, hands on experience navigating agencies and support services that serve those with autism. Lisa has also spearheaded fundraising campaigns that benefited autism organizations and she has also served on the Board of Directors for Arizona’s largest early childhood development non-profit, Southwest Human development. She is on the task force for Benevilla’s Helping Partners Program, a program that serves adults with autism and she is a member of The Giving Group Arizona, a nonprofit that awards a substantial donation to four nonprofits every year. Lisa is driven to ensure that the most vulnerable of our society are given the opportunity to live an independent and fulfilling life filled with dignity and purpose.
Kim is a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant with Arizona Autism. She has over 5 years experience working with special needs children and adults. Kim also volunteers as one of ALL’s Social Circle Lifestyle Coaches, planning and hosting monthly social events for our members. In addition to her experience with speech related therapies, Kim also received her bachelors of science in Exercise Science at Northern Arizona University and spent two years working in physical therapy related fields. She understands the unique needs of adults with autism and is committed to ensuring their inclusion and safety in society.
Muriel is a senior marketing professional with experience in various industries including B2B/B2C education, electronics, and banking. She is ALL’s in house expert on strategic marketing and planning. Muriel will help ALL achieve our goal of reaching as many people as possible to spread our mission and gain the necessary support to reach our funding goals. She also has an adult nephew with autism thus adding to her passion for having ALL succeed.
Dr. John Czaplewski
John is a psychologist based in Arizona. He has specialized experience in psychological testing and evaluating a patient’s personal characteristics, such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning. John also diagnoses and treats mental and emotional disorders or disabilities. He will provide ALL a comprehensive perspective as to the unique needs and best support services for those on the autism spectrum.
Rick is a licensed CPA and graduate of the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He began his career in nonprofit and government accounting in Juneau, Alaska, most recently serving as the Finance Officer for the Alaska Department of Public Safety. He currently serves as the Controller for Child Crisis Arizona where he is responsible for coordinating all accounting operational functions. Rick is passionate about using his talents to support the work of nonprofit organizations dedicated to building better lives for our community’s most vulnerable groups.
Linda has worked for the state of Arizona for over 15 years and is now a chief of staff in the private sector. She is a parent to a teenage daughter on the autism spectrum and understands first-hand the hard work and dedication it takes to help a child or young adult become actively involved in the community, form lasting friendships, and participate in social activities. Linda has volunteered and participated in numerous autism organizations and is dedicated in helping to provide individuals with special needs the tools and guidance required to live a safe, successful, and independent life. Linda envisions an inclusive community where our young adults can gain meaningful employment and make lasting friendships. She believes with the right tools, encouragement, and support they will have the ability to accomplish their goals and dreams.
Bill has been a professional performing guitarist and independent recording artist for over 35 years. Bill is from Dublin, Ohio and has a B.A. in Telecommunications from Ohio University. He and his wife, Paige, have called Arizona home for the past 17 years. They have two boys, Austin and Dawson. Their youngest son, Dawson, is on the spectrum and at 22 years old, has started his own ceramics business, Dawson’s Designs. Bill was actively involved with Dawson’s former high-school, Gateway Academy, in helping with social events and school activities. Bill enjoys both music performance and instruction and is an advocate for using music as a tool in bringing together social interaction with young adults on the spectrum.
Phil is a Real Estate Broker with over 15 years in the luxury real estate market. He is dedicated and committed to the highest level of customer service while networking with valuable resources for the benefit of his portfolio of clients. His high level professional marketing skills and passion for working on effective solutions along with his desire to serve ALL’s mission, will prove to be a valuable resource to ALL’s capacity to serve.
NEVER BELIEVE THAT A FEW CARING PEOPLE CAN'T CHANGE THE WORLD. FOR, INDEED, THAT'S ALL WHO EVER HAVE. ~Margaret Mead
The ALL Family
ALL's Executive Leadership Team is small but mighty. With strategic focus, and a collective approach, they are intentional and effective in their actions. Their roles go beyond functional and they passionately lead with courage in their convictions.
As the founder of ALL, Lisa has a vested interest in ensuring the optimal success of Autism Life and Living. She leads the development of ALL’s long- and short-term strategies, oversees company operations, and establishes cohesive relationships with leaders in the community. Lisa manages ALL’s resources to ensure maximum financial health and long term sustainability of the organization that is so near and dear to her heart.
Alison Pattison, Ed.D., is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arizona Provider Training (APT). APT is the largest training organization in Arizona- providing first-class education and training to caregivers who serve the I/DD community. Alison has focused her passion for teaching and learning for over 26 years to author and develop over 200 online and in-person courses that maximize adult learning. Her background includes fifteen years of teaching and counseling at the elementary and high school levels in both Arizona and Louisiana. Since 2003, Alison has served as a faculty member at various universities including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Louisiana State University, and Grand Canyon University. Alison currently serves as doctoral faculty at GCU and is a Senior Doctoral Dissertation Chair. She also teaches graduate classes in the College of Education at GCU. Alison serves as Co-Chair of the DCW Alliance Executive Committee and Chair of the DCW Curriculum Committee. Her educational background includes a Doctorate in Education: Organizational Leadership, a Master’s degree in Education: School Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
David is originally from New York and moved to Arizona 8 years ago with his family. His professional career spans over 20 years as a professor of clinical and exercise physiology. During that time David worked with 100’s of individuals with disabilities developing and implementing programming around physical fitness, including the New York City Marathon. He has taught and currently teaches courses in fitness evaluation, exercise physiology, chronic disease, clinical exercise physiology, and research methods. David was the board president of KEEN Phoenix, a non-profit providing activity for children with disabilities and he continues to serve on the national board of that organization. ALL is excited to have David develop and implement the health and wellness portion of our Independence Program.
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Advisory Committee Members
The Advisory Committee is made up of a remarkable team of professionals who use their expertise to support the work of ALL by providing mission-based leadership, offering professional advice, and making strategic based recommendations to better serve ALL’s mission.
Janessa is a licensed occupational therapist in the state of Arizona. Her experience serving individuals with special needs began in her adolescent years volunteering at a summer camp and progressed into becoming an occupational therapist. She has many years of event planning experience including Teen Club, a social club enabling community independence, and Impossible Dreams, a competition aiming to empower teens with special needs to explore their interests and support the development of work skills. She has a passion for helping others and believes everyone should be able to live a meaningful life as independently as possible.
Joanne Thomson, President and CEO of Benevilla, developed a deep commitment and passion for charitable work in the nonprofit field early in her career and grew committed to helping people who have: intellectual and cognitive disabilities, dementia, survived a stroke, mental illness, and Parkinson’s Disease. Thoughtful in her leadership style, she strives to enrich the lives of community members and makes positive changes in how we care for our loved ones. Through her guidance Benevilla’s programs and services have thrived. The number of persons served throughout the years has been on the rise. She is an Aging Services CARF Surveyor and travels around the U.S.A. and Canada to assess other aging service providers’ best practices. She is on the Board of Directors for Northwest Valley Connect, Co-Chair of the Dementia Caregiver Alliance, Dementia Friends Champion, alumni of Leadership West class XXVI, and past Honorary Commander for Luke Airforce Base.
Angie offers her services as ALL’s financial controller. She will be responsible for overseeing all of ALL’s accounting practices. Angie is a certified public bookkeeper and is certified in Quickbooks. She is the owner of her own business; Serenity Bookkeeping and Payroll. Angie is an experienced Bookkeeper & Business Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry.
Social Circle Lifestyle Coach
Paige is a Real Estate Consultant and has over 25 years experience in the industry. Her extensive transactional and negotiating skills will ensure ALL is maximizing resource development to its full potential in the most effective and efficient way.
Real Life Advisor
Jay is a beautiful bright young man who is on the Autism Spectrum. He is aware of his diagnosis and has worked hard to overcome many obstacles in his life. His resume is quite impressive: He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, currently works as an unarmed security guard for two companies, and acts as an advocate for people on the autism spectrum through speaking engagements in person, and on the radio. Jay attributes his success to all the support he has received from his family and community throughout his life. He is excited and eager to offer his input as to the unique needs and wishes of adults with autism.
Marilee is experienced in a wide variety of legal areas. She has been an attorney for more than 40 years. She presently focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning and probate, domestic relations, and business law and litigation. Marilee will ensure ALL is in compliance with federal, state, and local statutes.
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Development Committee Members
The Development Committee is comprised of professionals who have a desire to serve ALL's capacity building efforts. They are responsible for program development, resource development and shaping ALL's fundraising strategies and plans.
Joani is Vice President of International Training and Operations at Kahala Brands. She comes with over 16 years experience with Kahala Brands and over 25 years of restaurant management experience and training. One of Joani’s responsibilities include supporting franchisees and working with them to achieve their operating goals, uphold brand standards and work to help make them profitable and sustainable. Her understanding of business support and contacts will be an asset to ALL’s resource fund development and sustainability.
Tyler Klepfish is the owner of Winfish Creative Designs, a small boutique web & graphic design agency with a passion for creating pristine work for her Client’s that sets them apart from their competition, and drives results. Founded back in 2009, Tyler’s 12 years of experience have led her to work with individuals and organizations all over the globe from large enterprise level companies, to small businesses, in just about every industry from A – Z. From full branding packages, marketing collateral of all sizes, to custom full-fledged corporate websites and app development, Tyler uses her empathy and talent to help make her Client’s designs come to life. Tyler’s young son Calvin, is also on the autism spectrum – which provides her with an insider understanding and passion for the Phoenix autism community and all that it encompasses.
Real Life Resource
Maddie is a proud Autistic woman who is a musical theater major at AMDA, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, in New York. She recognizes people on the autism spectrum have different struggles and support needs, but understands their struggles can be managed with acceptance, accommodations, and accessibility. Maddie is a champion for neurodiversity and is grateful to be joining the Advisory committee. She truly believes ALL will be a place that supports neurodiversity and supports neurodivergent traits and culture while still helping people with any difficulties they may face. Maddie feels that her lived experiences can help shape decisions to truly make ALL a great place to be.