Meet the May Navigator Cohort! | Organization for Autism Research

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On May 3, 13 incredible volunteers from across the United States joined Hire Autism staff for the spring Navigator training. They came from various backgrounds and diverse occupations, holding titles such as project manager, program director, peer recovery employment specialist, president, CEO, HR consultant, teacher, and nurse manager.  

These new navigators will join their peers as guides and mentors for Hire Autism job seekers navigating the job search process. We are delighted to welcome: 

  • Stefanie Baranek 
  • Holly Dodds 
  • Maura Imparato 
  • Cecilia Irabagon 
  • Robert Lartey 
  • Michael Lefanto 
  • Stephanie Linder
  • Zsanette McKinney 
  • Debra Pool 
  • Cynthia Shewan 
  • Andre’a Smith 
  • Tiersa Smith 
  • Kelly Spinosa  

Interested in becoming a navigator? Apply for our July cohort by June 24. 

If you have questions about the Navigator Program, contact Courtney Carroll at 

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