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Lisa Pugliese

Founder and CEO

Lisa is a Speech-Language Pathologist who currently works at the Palm Beach School for Autism.  Lisa specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

A former collegiate tennis player at the University of Florida, Lisa enjoys combining her tennis experience with the ability to teach the sport to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

After working with children for years as a Program Director for a national non-profit for autism, Lisa was inspired to be able to develop her own local non-profit, Love Serving Autism, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Lisa has a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Florida Atlantic University and is certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association.

Board of Directors

Chase Moore

Chase Moore

President

Chase Moore is an experienced professional with a career history of domestic and international business, marketing, operations and management expertise.

She is a graduate of Villanova University with degrees in International Business, Psychology and Accounting.

For several years, she volunteered for an organization that assisted children with Autism. It is from her knowledge and expertise from that program that made her one of best candidates for the Board of Directors for Love Serving Autism.

Diane Woodyshek

Diane Woodyshek

Vice President

Diane currently serves as Vice President/Head of Marketing for Love Serving Autism. In her current role, she is responsible for both Vendor communications and Event planning; as well as the concept development and overall design of all marketing materials.

Diane was introduced to the Love Serving Autism family through the Palm Beach School for Autism, where her son Colin was a student and participated in the program. Her interest in the tennis and the program grew when she began to see her son’s excitement playing and learning the game. His enthusiasm is what inspired her to become involved with the program and to help future expansion.

Prior to joining Love Serving Autism, Diane worked in the Consumer Retail Industry, where she held several sales and management positions at both the Retail Store and Corporate level with companies such as Levitz Furniture, TJX, Bloomingdale’s and Dillard’s.

Diane holds a Bachelor of Science, concentration in Communication from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.

Laura Van Handel

Laura Van Handel

Secretary

Laura VanHandel is a physician assistant who currently practices Urgent Care medicine in West Palm Beach. She graduated from UW- La Crosse with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, and then attended Carroll University for her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies. Her hobbies include dancing, running, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends.

Candi Spitz

Candi Spitz

Treasurer

Candi Spitz is the proud mother of identical/mirror-image twin boys, Brendan and Jaden, who were diagnosed with autism at the age of 17 months.

Candi, a former TV and Radio Personality as well as International Key Note Speaker, moved into the realm of non-profits following their diagnosis. She joined 211 HelpLine Palm Beach/Treasure Coast in July 2016 as their Special Events Manager and Pediatric Outreach Coordinator for their Help Me Grow program. Prior to making the move to 211, she spent the past eight years in the Nonprofit sector as a National Spokesperson for Autism Speaks, Development Manager for American Cancer Society, Ambassador to Project Lifesaver International and served on the WPTV Impact 5 Autism Advisory Board.

Sandy Bell

Advisory Committee

USPTA Certified Tennis Professional

Keith Robinson

Advisory Committee

USTPA Certified Tennis Professional, ATP&WTA Touring Coach

Olga Concha

Advisory Committee

Autism Care Center

Kimberly Tice, M.S., CCC-SLP

Advisory Committee

Speech-Language Pathologist

Venita Litvack, M.S., CCC-SLP

Advisory Committee

Speech Language Pathologist

Marjorie Estevez, PT

Advisory Committee

Physical Therapist

Jessica Budd, M.A., CCC-SLP

Advisory Committee

Speech Language Pathologist

Olga Dr. Harold "Hackie" Reitman, M.D.

Advisory Committee

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Barbara Hernandez, OTR/L

Advisory Committee

Occupational Therapist