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Judith Ursitti

Cofounder & President

Judith Ursitti is cofounder and president of Profound Autism Alliance. A CPA by training, she spent a decade working in tax accounting. She became immersed in autism advocacy in 2005 when her son, Jack, was diagnosed at age 2. Since his diagnosis, she has worked on the passage, implementation, and enforcement of autism insurance reform as part of the team that passed legislation in all 50 states.

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Kimberly Dick

Executive Director

Kimberly Dick is the Executive Director of Profound Autism Alliance. Her career in autism advocacy was inspired in 2008 when her son, Caleb, was diagnosed with autism. She most notably was at Autism Speaks, where she implemented fundraising and mission-related events and advocating for equitable access to treatment for families affected by autism.

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Amy Ursitti


Amy Ursitti, cofounder and secretary of Profound Autism Alliance, is personally connected to profound autism through her younger brother Jack, who was diagnosed with autism when he was two. He has served as her greatest inspiration in life so far, driving her to pursue research as an undergraduate at Emory University on pain and sensory sensitivity in adolescents with autism and to serve as the president of Emory Best Buddies.

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Jack Ursitti

Chief Inspiration Officer

Jack Ursitti, cofounder and chief inspiration officer of Profound Autism Alliance, was diagnosed with autism at age two. He loves music, swinging, swimming, and any sort of transportation. He currently attends Nashoba Learning Group, a school for individuals with profound autism, and regularly wows his teachers, therapists, and family members with his impressive work ethic and goofy sense of humor.

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Board of Directors

Judith Ursitti


Amy Ursitti


Andy Ursitti


Gene Bensinger

Chair, Public Policy Committee

Michael Giangregorio

Board Member

Tracey MacDonald

Board Member

Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

Our Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee is made up of leading researchers and clinicians from the autism and intellectual disability field. Because meaningful research is at the heart of our mission, their ongoing guidance is critical to our work.

These leaders in the field are volunteering their time to help further our mission and to provide help and hope to people with profound autism and their families. 

Matthew Siegel, M.D.

Chief of Clinical Enterprise, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Boston Children's Hospital;, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Franciscan Children's Hospital

Helen Tager Flusberg, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences; Director, Center for Autism Research Excellence, Boston University

Tom Frazier, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, John Carroll Unversity

Nathan Call, PhD, BCBA-D

Interim Vice President, Marcus Autism Center; Associate Division Chief of Clinical Affairs, Autism and Related Disorders;, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

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