board of directors
Susan has had a 30-year career with Gannett Co., Verizon Communications, and Westinghouse Electric Co., where she currently works as a project engineer. Her 25 year old autistic son participated in the first four years of Evolve’s Arts for Autism program: Joey Travolta Film Camp. She and her son believe it was the most effective of all the programs they had tried.
Jocelyn serves as Client Relationship Manager at Access Data Broadridge, a provider of technology-driven solutions for wealth and asset management. She assists Evolve in the use of technology & data to better anticipate future projections and evaluate student progress.
Colin is a filmmaker, teacher, copywriter, and proud Evolve board member with a special focus on Evolve’s arts education offerings. As a neurodivergent and learning disabled student who struggled in school, he has developed a passion for creating experiential learning alternatives to traditional education at arts programs across the Northeast. The New York Times called his award-winning feature film HOMEMAKERS - filmed in Pittsburgh - a "raggedy ode to the DIY ethos" and the film made Bust Magazine write "Healey nails it!”. He currently lives with his wife and two dogs in a tiny New England hilltown, but relishes any opportunity he gets to come to Pittsburgh and work with Evolve.
Shannon works at Healthy Start Inc. in Pittsburgh as the Fatherhood Program Manager, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in the human services field. He holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Community Ministry from Geneva College.
Carolyn Komich Hare, M.S., CTBS
Carolyn has been working in the field of Autism for more than 20 years and is the President of Evolve's Board. She is a former special education teacher and currently the Clinical Director for Autism BrainNet. Carolyn founded Achieving in Higher Education with Autism and Developmental Disabilities (AHEADD) as well as the Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh which brought the Joey Travolta Summer Film Camp to Pittsburgh. Outside of her career, Carolyn is enjoying raising a family in Pittsburgh and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors
Ronald E. Heakins
Ronald is President and founder of the locally owned Registered Investment Advisors firm OakTree Investment Advisors and is Treasurer of Evolve’s Board. He focuses on community outreach through a number of local charities, Arts for Autism being one of them.
Dr. Stephanie Marasti-Georg
Dr. Stephanie Marasti-Georg is a licensed psychologist, and owns an independent private practice. She has worked in a variety of professional settings, including university counseling. She became interested in joining Evolve's board after volunteering at the 2014 Joey Travolta summer film camp and seeing the organization in action. Dr. Marasti-Georg also serves on the board of the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association.
Erin works at 3M M*Modal in Product Management and is Secretary of Evolve’s Board. As part of the Evolve Coaching team, she hopes to leverage her business experience to help reach more individuals in the community.
Dan is a seasoned leader in IT and technology-driven business transformation. He has worked across multiple industries, including manufacturing, retail, grocery, consumer products, apparel, industrial products, high-tech, entertainment and media, financial services, non-profit, and law firms/professional services. He also serves as a Director to PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Advisory.
Justin is the Operations Manager and Accessibility Coach at Carnegie Science Center, where he oversees all accessibility initiatives. He is a motivated professional who works to ensure his environment is welcoming and open to all individuals.