Board Members

About / Founding Members

Our Founding Members are individuals who have helped to develop the Neurodiversity Employment Network from its early beginnings. The team is made up of professionals from a broad range of fields who care deeply about providing meaningful employment opportunities to neurodivergent job seekers.

Amy Gillespie


Amy Gillespie is the Director of Postsecondary Transition at Hill Top Preparatory School. She coordinates college representative visits to Hill Top, student visits to colleges and universities, and internship opportunities for alumni.

Coordinator of the Horizons Transition Program, she works with alumni to develop additional skills or provide extra support in the first year of college. She also helps organize both the Pathways to Independence and the Summer Innovators programs.

Cherie Fishbaugh


Cherie Fishbaugh is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She earned her M.A. in special education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Ohio State University.

Her experience includes working as a Case Supervisor at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and developing the Dub-C Autism Program: a program for matriculated autistic students at West Chester University.

Christine DeLaurentis


Bio coming soon!

Krista DeGuffroy

Krista Deguffroy is an equity and diversity professional with almost a decade of experience working within the field of DEI. In her current role, she leads the Experienced Talent function of Emerging Talent and Diversity Recruiting Strategies team at Vanguard. Krista holds a Master’s degree in Employment and Labor Relations which was her first introduction into the world of disability advocacy and belonging strategy. Prior to joining Vanguard, she led the Diversity & Inclusion function at SEI for 6.5 years.

Krista’s career has included the launch and growth of multiple neurodiversity hiring programs, employee affinity groups, and leading DEI workshops for both internal and external communities. She is most proud of her work within neurodiversity and looks forward to growing the community within the Greater Philadelphia area.

Mike Ghesser

Michael Ghesser is the Co-founder and CEO of Cleanlogic, a CPG brand, whose core purpose is to inspire all to achieve independence and success. Inspired by his daughter Rosemary, who is neurodivergent and physically disabled, Cleanlogic has woven accessibility and inclusion into the fabric of its culture and focuses on creating meaningful employment for neurodiverse and physically disabled individuals. Through his personal experiences at home and in the workplace, Mr. Ghesser has made it his goal to help other businesses understand how they too can take meaningful steps forward with the inclusion of neurodiverse and physically disabled talent.

Kevin Davis

Kevin has more than 25 years of experience in benefit sales and consulting. Kevin is known for his diligent service and dedication to being an industry expert. He provides expertise in the areas of compliance, strategic planning, employee engagement and communications.

He is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and serves on the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare Education & Wellness Committee. Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s. He also holds the certificate of healthcare reform studies from The American College and is presently pursuing his chartered healthcare consultant designation.

An active member in his local community, Kevin is a board member of Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley and a board member of Neurodiversity Employment Network. In addition to being a devoted husband and father to three daughters, Kevin is an avid music collector with more than 10,000 albums.

Ryan Hammond

Ryan Hammond is the Executive Director of the Eagles Autism Foundation.

Under Hammond’s leadership, the Eagles Autism Foundation has raised over $12M with 100% supporting autism research and care, opened the Sensory Room presented by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the certification of Lincoln Financial Field as sensory-inclusive and launched inclusion efforts around employment and fan engagement within the Philadelphia Eagles organization.

Peg Monaghan

Founding Member

In her current role at Drexel University and her previous roles as an independent consultant and as Mentor and Fellow of the SAP Autism@Work program, Peg Monaghan has pioneered the inclusion of the neurodiverse into the workplace since the start of the Autism at Work movement.

Joe Riddle

Founding Member

Leading the Neurodiversity in the Workplace Initiative, which is responsible for many of the corporate neurodivergent hiring programs in existence, Joe Riddle works to create partnerships with businesses from across the globe to diversify their workforce to include neurodivergent talent.

He has maintained and built partnerships with companies such as SAP, Dell, Bank of America, Thermo Fisher, VMware, Lincoln Financial Group and many more.

Gretchen Rose

Gretchen is a Human Resources Director for Cozen O’Connor, a law firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.  She oversees Human Resource operations including talent management, benefits and well-being programs in the organization.  A native Philadelphian, Gretchen has her undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and a Masters in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ev Smith

Evander “Ev” Smith is an Autistic adult who uses they/them or he/him pronouns. Ev works in a K-12 school in Philly for students on the autism spectrum, handling DEI programming and Operations tasks. They frequently speak & present on topics related to Autistic culture, LGBT+ Autistic identities, and Disability Advocacy at conferences and other events.

Founding Member Emeritus

Amanda Radcliffe

Tom Needham

Craig Single

Jose Velasco