Elliot Frank

Elliot is the President of the Autism Housing Development Corporation of Pittsburgh. He has been actively involved in the autism community for 12 years, serving 8 years as Board chair for ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA. He has worked in the manufacturing, medical and software development fields.

He and his wife live in Wexford. They have three sons including an adult son on the spectrum who is in college.

Stan Hasselbusch

Stan was born and raised in Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Dubuque. His business career spanned 40 years with the L.B. Foster Company. He served as President and CEO the last 10 years.

Stan retired in 2012. He continues to be involved and committed to charitable causes. In addition to serving on AHDCP Board of Directors, he also serves on the Carnegie Natural History Museum Board.

He resides in Wexford with wife Patti and daughter Ana.

Karen Markle

Karen Markle is the Executive Vice President for Education and Autism Services at NHS Human Services. She provides oversight to all the NHS Human Services schools which consists of seventeen specialized schools blending behavioral supports and education for students with an autism spectrum disorder or emotional support need in Pennsylvania.

Karen holds a master's degree in Adult Education and Counseling, as well as a bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She received her Behavior Analyst Certification and Autism Professional Development Certification from Pennsylvania State University. Karen has more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field, and 17 years specifically dedicated to children and families impacted by an autism spectrum disorder.

David McMaster

David McMaster has been a real estate attorney for 30 years. He is active in the autism community and has served on the board of directors of ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA since its inception 15 years ago. He is married and has triplets, one of whom is on the autism spectrum.

Freddye Stover

Facing the challenges of being a RN, musician, and mother of an autistic son, Fredericka Stover has the saying, "No matter what, don't let nothing drag your spirit down! "
She has been a RN for 27 years. She is currently working for the Veterans Administration of Pittsburgh. “Miss Freddye” as she is known locally, has been a professional musician since 1996 and has her own blues band and performs in the Tri-State area. She first became interested in music when her son was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. She would play different genres of music for him. Which eventually lead him to love music today! She has given her time to host benefits for autism, homeless veterans, battered women, and Relay for Life thru the American Cancer Society.

Marc Verez

Marc Verez joined our board in 2014. Marc brings over 25 years of management skills to our board. He worked for FedEx Corporation for 30 years, with the last 15 years as Managing Director of World Wide Sales, HQ in Pittsburgh. Marc has a passion for giving back to the community. He works with the local MS150 Bike Ride Senior Connection, Angel Tree and Meals on Wheels. Marc retired in December of 2013 and is now involved in local start-ups.