Marcia Scheiner is the President and Founder of Integrate. Prior to founding Integrate, Ms. Scheiner spent twenty five 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 an adult son with Autism.
Meet our Staff
President and Founder
Vice President of Corporate Engagement
Tracy Powell-Rudy, Vice President of Corporate Engagement, is responsible for creating relationships with senior leaders at key Fortune 500 corporations. She has helped Integrate expand programs on the east coast and establish them on the west. Prior to her work with Integrate, Ms. Powell-Rudy spent six years in retained executive search as part of a premier global search firm focused at VP through CEO levels. Earlier in her career Ms. Powell-Rudy managed the Northeast IT organization for a fortune 100 corporation. Ms. Powell-Rudy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Manhattanville College and has a Masters in Telecommunications Management from NYU Polytechnic University. She is the parent of a young adult daughter with Autism.
Director of Marketing
Amy Conn is the Director of Marketing and West Coast Representative at Integrate. Ms. Conn graduated from Santa Clara University with a BS in Marketing, and spent 10 years in the retail industry working for Macy’s and May D&F in buying, planning, and management. Ms. Conn shifted her focus to raise two children and work extensively with her son who has Autism. Ms. Conn has held numerous leadership roles in school parent groups and community philanthropic organizations, including Parent Group President, Foundation President, and Auxiliary President. Ms. Conn also volunteers at a Bay Area museum and co-chairs an art lecture series.
Recruiter and Candidate Success Specialist
Preston Burger is the Recruiter and Candidate Success Specialist at Integrate. Preston brings over 10 years of experience in the field of college and career readiness for individuals with disabilities. Prior to joining Integrate, Preston worked at Bronx Community College as an Advisor for CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment, Academics, and Disability Services). An active member of the autism community himself, Preston serves on the Disability Advisory Council for BEAT Global; is a regular performer with EPIC Players Neurodiverse Theater Company, where he also serves on the Advisory Board; and facilitates a monthly Advocacy Group with JCC Manhattan’s Adaptations Program. Preston holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Certificate in Theater and Dance from Princeton University; a Master’s of Science in Education from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus; and an Advanced Certificate in Project Management from the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
Chief Operating Officer
Ian Bazzoli is the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for driving long-term growth and efficient operations at Integrate. Ian most recently held the role of Head of Talent at LendKey Technologies, Inc., a lending technology company based out of New York City and Cincinnati, OH. Ian brings over 10 years of experience in Talent Management, Human Resources, and Recruiting from different industries and organizations. Ian sits on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, and is President of the Advisory Board for the Summit School (NYC) Work-based Learning Program, a vocational high school internship program focused on providing work opportunities to students with learning differences. Ian has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from NYU. Ian resides in Cincinnati with his wife and young son.
Director of Recruiting
Amanda Marino is Integrate’s Director of Recruiting. Much of her professional career has focused on facilitating the successful transition of neurodivergent students from high school to college. Most recently, Amanda served as the Director of Admission for the Living and Learning Support Programs at Mitchell College, where she was responsible for recruiting students into appropriate support programs and assisting students needing comprehensive academic or social support. Previously she held the position of Assistant Director of the College Assistance Program (CAP) at Iona College where her work focused on counseling and supporting students with diagnosed learning disabilities, AD/HD, autism spectrum disorders, mental health disorders and other disabilities, as well as serving as an Adjunct Professor for Speech Communication Studies. Amanda has served on a number of committees, including Mitchell College’s Academic Support and Living & Learning Support Programs Committees and Iona’s CAP Summer Transition Program Planning Committee and various Job Search Committees for Student Support Roles. She also speaks at various events designed to help educate students with learning differences, and their families, on best practices through the high school to college transition and has spoken for Learning Disability Association of America and Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Program, among others. amanda holds a BS in Psychology from Sacred Heart University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). She resides in NY with her husband, son and daughter.
Erich Buchrieser is the Program Administrator at Integrate. Most recently he worked at Equinox as a Certified Personal Trainer, specializing in marathon runners and aging and injured populations. He has also held positions as International Sales Coordinator at Time Warner Publishing and as International Book Buyer for ICG Muse/Tuttle Shokai in Japan. Erich is a passionate advocate for the autistic community and the Neurodiversity movement.
Our Board of Directors
Corporate Officer/ Vice President - Head of Sysco Business Services
Sandeep Arora is an expert at driving shareholder value by designing and executing optimal process and organization design solutions at large/mid-size companies. He is a strategic leader with a solid grasp of global business services (GBS), integrated and intelligent business services and shared services operating models. Currently, Mr. Arora is a Corporate Officer at Sysco Corporation and the Head of Sysco Business Services.SBS is a multi-function business services organization providing Finance, HR, Data & Commercial Services to Sysco’s internal and external customers. Before Sysco, Mr. Arora was a Sr. consultant/advisor to multiple companies advising them on their GBS journey. Prior to this, Mr. Arora was the SVP-Transformation and Shared Services at XPO Logistics. He has also held senior leadership positions at Mondelez, ADP, Xerox and American Express.
Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association
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.
Managing Partner, Brooklyn/Queens Properties
Adjunct professor, Real Estate Graduate Program, Columbia University
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.
Partner/Principal, Actuarial and Insurance Management Solutions (AIMS) practice
Larry Rubin is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and a Principal in the Actuarial and Insurance Management Solutions (AIMS) practice. He has 35 years of experience as an actuary. Mr. Rubin is responsible for managing PwC’s life actuarial practice for the New York Metro Region and formally co-managed PwC’s insurance practice for Iowa. Mr. Rubin also leads PwC’s Long-Term Care practice. Prior to PwC, Mr. Rubin was at Bear Stearns where he spent approximately 3 years as a Managing Director responsible for the development of capital markets strategies that enabled insurance companies to manage risk and enhance capital. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Rubin spent over 17 years at TIAA-CREF in various positions with the most recent being Vice President of Finance and Chief Actuary for TIAA-CREF Enterprises. Mr. Rubin was a co-author of the Institutional Investor’s book on asset/liability management, as well as articles on asset/liability management for Contingencies and the Journal of Risk Finance and on Fair Value for the International Congress of Actuaries and the Actuarial Practice Forum. He is a frequent industry speaker about capital markets and insurance. Mr. Rubin and his wife have three children, and he realized he was autistic when his son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome over 20 years ago.
Founder and President
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.
General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Services
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.
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.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Georgia State University
Wendy Hensel, J.D. is the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia State University. She previously was Dean and Professor of Law at GSU’s College of Law. She is an expert on 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 an invited speaker around the country on related topics. Ms. 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.
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.
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Prudential Global Investment Management, Prudential Financial
Kathy Sayko is the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer of PGIM, the investment management business of Prudential Financial. She and her team develop strategic inclusion initiatives, collaborate with PGIM’s Business Heads and HR Leads on recruiting and retention efforts, work with internal and external advocacy and affinity organizations, and partner with leaders in the investment industry to advance equity and inclusivity across the industry. Before assuming her current role, Kathy served as a Managing Director on the Prudential Financial, Inc.’s (PFI) Client Management team, where she maintained relationships with Senior Executives at PFI’s largest clients and financial partners. Kathy was actively engaged in the PGIM Women’s Advisory Council and served on the Board of the the Prudential’s Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APA) BRG. Prior to joining PFI in 2011, Kathy was with JPMorgan Chase for 17 years, most recently in their Diversified Investment Banking Coverage group. Kathy has served on several profit and non-profit boards, including the YMCA of Greater New York. she is an active industry advocate for DEI and serves as an advisor to several industry organizations including Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA), Investments Company Institute (ICI), and Urban Land Institute (ULI). Kathy holds an MBA in finance from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a BBA in computer science from James Madison University.
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.
Elena Sukacheva is the President of mindbodygreen. Her career spans consumer, media and management consulting industries. Ms. Sukacheva has held various leadership roles at premier companies including President of Flywheel Sports, Chief Marketing Officer at Ferrara Candy Company, Chief Commercial Officer 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.
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