Norma Slade

Norma Slade is the co-founder of her tax and small business consulting firm with her spouse, Charles Slade. Norma has resided in Anne Arundel County for 40 years. She has served her client base in Maryland for over 25 years and appreciates the opportunity to share her expertise in volunteering as the Treasurer and serving as a board member of RISE for Autism.


Brittany Sibiski, M.S., BCBA

Ms.Sibiski has worked with children with special needs for the past decade. She received her undergraduate degree from UMBC in the area of Clinical Psychology and completed her Early Childhood Special Education M.S. coursework and a Post Masters Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis at Johns Hopkins University.  She has held various positions in the special education field, from in-home ABA therapist to School Based Behavior Specialist. Ms. Sibiski currently works as a Special Education Teacher for the Howard County Public School System. She is interested in promoting family and community education for children with Autism, spreading awareness of effective and safe behavior modification techniques, and empowering adults and children with Autism. 

Amanda Hastings is a licensed pediatric psychologist and board certified behavior analyst in Washington DC. She is a 2008 graduate from Drexel University, where she received a BS in psychology and minor in women studies. After graduating from Drexel, she received a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and later completed a post-master's certificate in applied behavior analysis. Dr. Hastings specializes in the assessment and treatment of children with developmental delays and behavior challenges, specifically those with autism spectrum disorders. She is passionate about the early identification and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, as well as the importance of reducing parental stress while raising a child with developmental delays. She is currently employed at HSC Pediatric Center in Washington DC, which recently opened the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic to best serve children with special needs.

Brett Lundeen, MBA

​Mr. Lundeen has worked as an operations and technology leader in the education services and health services sectors for over twenty five years.  He has experience building domestic and global operating teams.  Mr. Lundeen has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and a Master of Business Administration.  He is passionate about volunteering his time and has served in various roles at his church, working with youth league sports teams and in local schools.  His son has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and he is passionate about spreading awareness about ASD and creating support for families and communities in order to better promote confident, competent individuals with disabilities.

Ian Riddle

Mr. Riddle has been a professional banker in the financial banking industry for the past 18 years.  During this time, Mr. Riddle has consulted individuals and businesses in Anne Arundel and Howard County.  He is a Vice President with his organization.  He enjoys his position as  a Commercial Relationship Manager, fostering and maintaining commercial and business relationships.  Mr. Riddle has joined the RISE family in an effort to educate the public about Autism and developing a better awareness in local communities.  

Michael Antlitz, MBA

Mr. Antlitz has worked in the government sector for twenty seven years as a government employee, a contractor and currently as the owner of a small business doing Engineering consulting to the Department of Defense.  Mr. Antlitz received his bachelors degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and his Masters Degree in Information Management from the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Antlitz's company, Prophasys is focused in strategic areas within the Department of Defense focusing in technology assisting the Department of Defense in keeping the United States technologically advanced.  Mr. Antlitz has a son with Autism named Scott, who he has seen, benefit from the education and aide of organizations like RISE for Autism.  

Board Members


Board of Directors

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Meghan Murphy, M.S., BCBA, LBA

​​Ms. Murphy received her B.S in Special Education from Pennsylvania State University and her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction and Administration from McDaniel College. She also recently completed a Post Masters Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis at Johns Hopkins University. She is a Maryland Certified Special Education and General Education Teacher and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Ms. Murphy is currently a Special Education Program Specialist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools supporting students with autism and intellectual disabilities in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Amanda Hastings, Psy.D., BCBA

President and Founder

Cheryl Antlitz, RN, BSN

Mrs. Antlitz received her RN, BSN from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has also pursued a career as a Business Manager, attending many classes and trainings, and receiving certifications in the field. During her ten years as a nurse, Mrs. Antlitz spent two of those years working with a physician who specialized in treating children with autism and related disorders. Over the past twelve years, she has attended numerous autism trainings, workshops, and conferences. In addition, the past five years, she has attended the practitioner trainings at the Autism Conferences. Mrs. Antlitz became interested in the field of autism seven years ago when her then 18 month old son was diagnosed. Since then, she has become very involved in the community and serves as an advocate for all individuals with autism.


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Daniel Decker, M.S.

​​Mr. Decker is a special education teacher for Howard County Public Schools, he works with infants and toddlers with special needs, while also coaching High School Football and Baseball.  Previously he served as the assistant to the HCPSS Autism Specialist and worked in many extended school year programs for children with Autism.  He has a graduate degree in Special Education from Johns Hopkins and is also the sibling of an individual on the spectrum.  

Medical Advisor

Daniel Rossignol, MD
Dr. Rossignol received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia.  Coming from an academic background, Dr. Rossignol searched the medical literature looking for a solution after both of his children were diagnosed with autism .  He has made it his mission to research and publish in autism.  In the last 6 years, he has 25 publications and 3 book chapters concerning autism and related conditions.  Dr. Rossignol has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders, PANDAS, cerebral palsy , and related neurological and developmental disorders as well as medically complex children and adults.  Dr. Rossignol is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).

Linda Carter-Ferrier

Ms. Carter-Ferrier is the parent of two sons, ages 23 and 20, who both have autism spectrum disorders as well as co-occurring mental health issues. She has worked as a parent advocate for students with disabilities for over 14 years, and served as Co-President and President of the Anne Arundel County Chapter of the Autism Society of America for 10 years.  She has also served as a member of many different committees, work groups and organizations devoted to the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Vice President


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