Board of Directors

 

Sandeep Arora has demonstrated a high level of success in multiple leadership assignments - building and leading high performing, cross functional teams, identifying obstacles to process and organizational performance, providing pragmatic solutions and driving transformation and change leading to new levels of efficiency and profitability. A proponent of LEAN/Six Sigma, Mr. Arora has successfully leveraged and integrated best-of-breed SaaS tools, data analytics, robotic, AI and machine learning in designing and executing transformation solutions across multiple industry verticals - in both owned and outsourced environments. Currently, Mr. Aurora is working as a Sr. Consultant at a large global CPG company He is guiding their team to create and execute a digital transformation roadmap to drive adoption of robotics, A.I. and machine learning in their process DNA. He is also assisting with their strategy refresh to create a more data driven, intelligent organization. Prior to this, Mr. Aurora was the SVP-Transformation and Shared Services at XPO Logistics. He has also held senior leadership positions at Mondelez, ADP, Xerox and American Express. Mr. Aurora has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a member of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Aurora and his wife live in New Jerry and are recent empty nesters as their twin son and daughter are freshmen at Denison and NYU-Stern, respectively.


James DiNardo is a partner at Pioneer Financial, a Certified Financial Planning firm under Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management. Prior to Pioneer Financial, Jim worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He has a master’s degree in Financial Services from American College and a Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College. Jim has a 29 year old sister with Asperger Syndrome.  He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.


Lynda Geller, Ph.D. has been in the field of autism spectrum for three decades. She served on the faculties of Georgetown University, Stony Brook University and NYU Medical Schools for 25 years, where she worked on the development of clinical centers providing a wide array of services for children and adults with autism spectrum conditions. Dr. Geller founded Spectrum Services, a multidisciplinary group of independent practitioners dedicated to providing social, psychological, psychiatric, speech and language, vocational training and employment, family support, consulting and coaching services for children and adults with Asperger Syndrome and related conditions in New York City. She serves on the advisory board of Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association and the editorial board of Autism Spectrum News. Dr. Geller has taught numerous courses on autism spectrum at Georgetown University, Stony Brook University, Pace University, and Bank Street College. She writes scholarly and popular articles, conducts professional training and continuing education, testifies on behalf of children and adults on the spectrum and speaks at regional, national and international conferences.


Wendy Hensel, J.D. is the Dean and professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law. She teaches and writes about disability discrimination in American society and its intersection with education, employment, and tort law. She has written numerous articles on the legal treatment of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and is a frequent invited speaker around the country on related topics. Hensel graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and clerked for Judge Orinda Evans of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She also practiced labor and employment law for several years with the law firm of Alston & Bird, where she litigated disability discrimination cases and counseled Fortune 500 companies on compliance with the ADA. She is an advocate for children with disabilities in the Atlanta metropolitan area and regularly provides pro bono counseling to parents seeking special education services in the public schools.


Russ Intravartolo has over 30 years of experience and success in the Telecommunications and IoT sectors.  Mr. Intravartolo brings a wealth of diverse experience garnered from executive positions he has held at world-class firms such as Cisco Systems, Hewlitt Packard, Oracle, Northrup Grumman, Motorola Inc., StarNet Inc., and Paetec Communications. Mr. Intravartolo’s education includes Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Technical Business Management while attending Washburn University (Kansas), the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), and DePaul University (Chicago).   Mr. Intravartolo is a co-author of the book “The Entrepreneurial Problem Solver: Entrepreneurial Strategies for Identifying Opportunities in the Marketplace” Aspatore Books.  Russ has twice been a finalist (final four) in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001 & 2002.  Additionally, Russ has been a public speaker on IoT, VoIP, WiFi, and Network Deployment.  Mr. Intravartolo has three children, including an eight year old daughter who has Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.


David Kruth, CFA, has 30 years of global real estate investment experience.  Mr. Kruth has worked in major investment firms including Shroders, Yarmouth/Lend Lease, Alliance Bernstein, and Goldman Sachs.  He is currently Managing Partner of Brooklyn/Queens Properties, which invests in various projects in the NYC Metro Area, and is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Real Estate Graduate Program.  Mr. Kruth graduated from Ithaca College in 1985 with a degree in Economics and Finance and received his CFA Charter in 1996.  He is the parent of a young adult on the autism spectrum.  


Andy Pinto is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.   Mr. Pinto is based in New York and has been at PwC since 1991, except for a brief stint from 2002-2004 when he was a division CFO for a large mutuallife insurance company. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Villanova University and his MBA from Columbia University. Andy lives in Monmouth County, NJ with his wife and son  who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Marcia Scheiner is the founder and President of Integrate, formerly Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership. Prior to founding Integrate, Ms. Scheiner spent 25 years in the financial services industry, most recently as CEO of Centrally Managed Businesses for Zurich Financial Services. She has also held management positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Scheiner is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She is the parent of a young adult son with Asperger Syndrome.


Richard Scheiner is an investment professional with 35 years of Wall Street experience, primarily institutional equity sales.  His clients included Fidelity Management, Wellington Management, Warbur Pincus and its successor Credit Suisse Asset Management, Oppenheimer Capital, and others.  Mr. Scheiner managed a hedge fund, Lane Gate Partners, LLC., from 2010-2012.  He currently invests in early stage companies and manages his family office.  Mr. Scheiner is on the board of directors of early stage company Sure Made Foods which makes Ketchup, Barbecue Sauce and Hot Sauce with either no or low added sugar, no corn syrup and a puree of vegetables as its core. He is a 1980 graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a Chartered Financial Analyst.  He also earned an MA Degree in Psychology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in 1978 and an AB in psychology from Vassar College in 1975.  In addition to serving  on Integrate's Board of Directors, Mr. Scheiner's charitable activities include serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion, the seminary of Reform Judaism, and has held leadership roles with Temple Shaaray Tefila in New York and United Jewish Appeal/Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Greater New York.  Mr. Scheiner is the parent of a young adult son with Asperger Syndrome.


Satinder Sethi is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM.  He is responsible for Engineering and Global Operations for IBM's public cloud infrastructure.  Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Sethi was Vice President of Data Center and Cloud Solutions at Cisco.  At Cisco, he lead the Server business and was responsible for product management, engineering, and driving market and segment strategy.  Prior to Cisco, Mr. Sethi was Director of Systems Engineering at Xensource, where he led the sales engineering function and was involved in the early design and development of open source Xen Hypervisor.  Earlier, he spent several years supporting technology solutions at multiple Wall Street Banks in NYC and prior to that he spent 5+ years in Federal IT services industry in Washington, DC.  He holds a BS in Electronics and Telecommunications, and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two sons.  


Elena Sukacheva is the President of Flywheel Sports. Her career spans consumer, media and management consulting industries. Ms. Sukacheva has held various leadership roles at premier companies including Chief Marketing Officer at Ferrara Candy Company, Chief Commercial Officer and member of global management team for the Economist Group, Head of Strategy for Beverages division at Kraft Foods, and Associate Principle at McKinsey & Co. Ms. Sukacheva holds a BA from Moscow State University, MA from Wayne State University, and MBA from University of Chicago. Ms. Sukacheva resides in New York with her family.