Our Team

The Power of the Dream is guided by a working board, comprised of lifelong advocates, community volunteers, and professionals. Many haveĀ  first-hand experience of the challenges persons with Autism/IDD face. Find out more about our dedicated and passionate board members by clicking on the FULL BIO buttons.

Anna Cunningham

President
Mother of three wonderful daughters; one of whom has autism and IDD

Anna has made a positive difference in lives of many people with disabilities for over 20 years.

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Nichole Brownlee

Executive Director

Nichole Brownlee is a certified Human Resources professional known for providing leadership in the recruitment of top talent, development of optimal staff performance, policy development, and consultation on general HR issues of varying complexities.

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Hana Zevgolis

Employment and Outreach Coordinator

Hana is excited for her year with Americorps VISTA and The Power of the Dream, and hopes to develop more employment opportunities for the autism and IDD population.

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Bruce Kirschenbaum

Vice-President
Grandfather of granddaughter with autism

After graduating Columbia University Law School, Bruce joined the staff of the senior U.S. Senator from New York.

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Jeff Pike

Treasurer

Jeff is the Controller for a local Healthcare Software company that specializes in patient/provider communication.

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Taryn Oesch

Board Secretary

Since she was a child, Taryn has had a passion for helping others, especially individuals with disabilities.

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Tanika Giles

Board Member

Originally from NC, Tanika graduated from the University of NC at Greensboro with a degree in Psychology and earned a Graduate Degree in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in Atlanta, GA.

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Gil File

Board Member

Gil is actively involved in a variety of community endeavors, all of which complement his dedication to serving those with the greatest need in our local community.

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