Board of Directors
Sandeep Arora is currently the Senior Vice President - Transformation and Shared Services at XPO Logistics, where he leads global finance transformation strategy. Mr. Arora has over 25 years of diverse global experience in areas of Global Business Services, finance transformation, technology transformation, global outsourcing, P/L management, business development, operations re-engineering, and risk management. He has held leadership assignments in India, Australia, and the US. Mr. Arora has a bachelor's begree in Commerce, is a member of the indian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Mr. Arora lives in New Jersey with his wife and teenage twin son and daughter.
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, is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and teaches classes on REIT Analysis and Investment within the MSRED graduate program. Mr. Kruth has 30 years of investment experience in private and public real estate investment, both in the US and Internationally. Mr. Kruth has worked in major investment firms including Shroders, Yarmouth/Lend Lease, Alliance Bernstein, and Goldman Sachs. He is presently Managing Partner of Brooklyn/Queens Properties, which invests in opportunistic credit situations and value add mixed use re-developments in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Mr. Kruth graduated from Ithaca College in 1985 with a BS, Magna Cum Laude, In Economics and Finance. He received his CFA Charter in 1996. He has a young adult son 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 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 a BA in psychology from Vassar College in 1975. In addition to serving on Integrate's Board of Directors, Mr. Scheiner's charitable activities include serving on the Executive Committee of Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion, 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 Chief Marketing Officer at Ferrara Candy Company where she oversees all commercial activities and R&D. Her career spans consumer, media, marketing, and management consulting, working at premier companies such as the Economist Group, where she held a variety of leadership positions most recently as Chief Commercial Officer and a member of the Group's global management team, Kraft Foods as the Head of Strategy for the Beverages division, McKinsey & Co as an Associate Principle, and DMB&B (later Leo Burnett) as a VP of Strategy on automotive accounts. Ms. Sukacheva holds a BA from Moscow State University, MA from Wayne State University, and MBA from University of Chicago.