2015 Autism App Jam
Dr. Gary Feldman, MD
Dr. Feldman received his bachelor of medicine and surgery degree from the University of Cape Town School of Medicine in South Africa. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Red Cross Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town in South Africa and worked in primary care pediatrics for five years prior to moving to the United States in 1999. He completed a fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Feldman has been the medical director of the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children’s since 2004.
Bet Heyward, a Chapman University Alumna, comes from a long line of educators. Her passion lies in Education, Health Care, and Behavioral Sciences. Bet’s professional background includes work with children in various capacities – as an elementary school teacher, caregiver for families with special needs children, and for several years now as an Advanced Behavior Interventionist. She provides one-on-one treatment to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in LA and OC communities. Bet is also a huge animal lover – and though she prefers the label “cat enthusiast” over “crazy cat lady”, she will respond to both.
Kelly McKinnon, MA, BCBA is owner and Clinical Director of Kelly McKinnon & Associates. Kelly has her Master’s Degree from Boston College, has a Certificate of Completion in Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Education from Penn State, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Kelly has over 17 years experience working with adults and children with various developmental disabilities. Kelly got her start in 1993 working in Massachusetts overseeing group and independent living facilities with adults dually diagnosed (developmental disabilities and mentally ill), deaf and/or blind, and behaviorally challenged. Kelly worked to help several adults with disabilities buy their first homes, use public transportation and hold down jobs. Kelly moved to California in 2002 where she completed her first book, opened her own practice, and began consulting with local schools and organizations. Kelly has, with her partner Joan Hersh, MA started Every Opportunity Productions, which has completed its first video in a series of videos using video modeling to teach play skills to young children. Kelly currently sits on the board of Spirit League, a non-profit sports league for children with disabilities, www.spiritleague.org and New Vista School, a not-for profit middle school and high school for children with autism, www.newvistaschool.org. Kelly is currently on Senator Correa’s Autism Task Force.
Dr. Judy Chen, Ph.D.
Dr. Joshua Feder, M.D.
Alyssa Stanford is a clinical psychologist and technophile, always on the lookout innovative, helpful applications of technology across fields.
Mr. Bermingham has been actively involved in the Autism Community for the past 20 years. He has served on Foundation for New Vista School in Laguna Hills raising funds to support the launch of the school and funding for new programs and initiatives. Additionally he served as President for five years of Spirit League, a sports league for children with high functioning autism, aspergers syndrome, and others with mild physical and emotional disabilities. Mr. Bermingham also served for three years on the steering committee for “Good News For Kids”, an annual event that raised funds for local Orange County Charities. William Bermingham is the Vice President of Marketing and Client Relations at Fundamental Capital Management in Pasadena California. Fundamental Capital Management is a registered investment advisor that provides multi-manager hedge fund opportunities for accredited individuals, family offices, and institutions. Prior to joining Fundamental, Mr. Bermingham was a Partner in charge of marketing and client service for Viewpoint Investment Partners, a long/short US hedge fund. Prior to Viewpoint, he worked with an institutional desk marketing to hedge funds, fund-of-funds, and family offices. Mr. Bermingham graduated from the University of Colorado @ Boulder with a B.A. in Communications with a concentration in business management.