Kristin Abendroth

An energetic and dynamic personal trainer, Kristin has over ten years’ experience in the fitness industry. She has taught in both large- and small-group training settings. She has a passion for working with both neurotypical and neurodiverse athletes. A former music educator and oboist with education and performance degrees from Ithaca College and the Crane […]

Eric Chessen

Eric Chessen has spent nearly two decades developing successful fitness and adapted PE programs for the autism and special needs populations. An exercise physiologist with an educational and clinical background in Applied Behavior Analysis, Eric created Autism Fitness first as his private practice with 1-to-1 and small group programs, building a dedicated team to evolve […]

Greg Austin

Greg is the proud dad of Lucas, an autistic teenager who is the heart and passion for launching Inclusive Fitness. After a 20-year career as a Chief Marketing Officer for three global consulting firms, Greg founded Inclusive Fitness in 2019. As its founder and one of the Certified Trainers (Level 1 Autism Fitness Certified Pro), […]

Mariana T. Osorio-Ramirez

Mariana T. Osorio-Ramirez has served in the office of Congressman Stephen F. Lynch since 2008. In her capacity as Senior Legislative Assistant she manages the health, foreign affairs, defense, military, immigration, veterans’ affairs, homeland security, and intelligence portfolios. Prior to her current position, she was a Legislative Fellow for former Congressman Charlie Gonzalez of the […]

Elizabeth O’Hara

Ms. O’Hara is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Richard E. Neal (D-MA1), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means. She serves the Chairman in both the personal and committee offices and covers policy issues that include health; social security; worker and family support; appropriations and other matters. Before joining Chairman […]

Mary Rubenis

Mary manages educational outreach, strategic partnership building and marketing strategy for the Massachusetts ABLE Savings Plan (Attainable), which allows those with disabilities to save for qualified disability expenses. She is a mom of a daughter with a disability and is passionate about helping families and individuals with disabilities and gives educational trainings on the Attainable […]

Susannah Savage

Susannah Savage is Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Health Policy Advisor. A member of Senator Warren’s policy team since 2016, she previously served as Senator Warren’s Assistant Director for Oversight and Investigations and worked on her Economic Policy Team. Before working in the Senate, Ms. Savage worked at Common Sense Kids Action, an advocacy group focused on […]

Ashley Helsing

Ashley Helsing is the Director of Government Relations for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) where she works with Members of Congress and their staff, federal agencies, state and local leaders, and grassroots advocates to pass legislation that is beneficial to the Down syndrome community. Originally from the West Coast, Ashley has built her career […]

Karen Mueller-Harder

Karen Mueller-Harder has been teaching sign language to children with developmental delays and other communication challenges for the past 15 years. She had a good friend in childhood who had Down syndrome, and didn’t have access to strategies for effective communication, as was common in the ’70s. Karen was involved with the Deaf community while […]

Sherry Elander

As a Transition Specialist and Special Education teacher with over 25 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it has been Sherry’s passion to connect students, families, educators, community leaders, politicians and professionals together to support youth in accessing inclusive postsecondary education as well as competitive employment. Through a variety of […]