Leading the way for Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Joe cultivates partnerships with businesses across the United States and the globe aimed at diversifying their workforces through the inclusion of autistic and other neurodivergent talents. He has maintained and built long-term consulting relationships with companies such as SAP, EY, Dell, Bank of America, Thermo Fisher, VMware, Lincoln Financial Group, and many more.
Joe has guided the NITW team in designing and implementing hiring programs for neurodivergent individuals for more than four years. His work has allowed the creation of a network of employers and talented individuals with autism. In cultivating this network Joe aims to demonstrate to the American workforce that neurodivergent talent is valuable, productive, and an imperative.
Utilizing his B.S. in Psychology and Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) from George Washington University, his eight years working with neurodivergent individuals, and experience in the corporate world, Joseph continues to advocate for systems change that will make neurodiversity an integral part of the workforce.
In his off-hours, Joe enjoys going for a nice run around Philadelphia, attempting home improvement projects, and cooking fancy dumplings.
Within our small but mighty organization, Sean is proud to work with an amazing team to share expertise with businesses and create meaningful opportunities for neurodivergent job seekers. He has end-to-end experience in managing relationships with both global businesses and local organizations, planning and implementing inclusive hiring programs, and developing research-and-advocate-based workplace readiness curricula. Sean is also adept at leading and educating groups, including workshops on inclusive best practices with managers and HR professionals, and public speaking panelist participation and presentations to large and diverse audiences.
One of Neurodiversity in the Workplace's earliest team members, Sean remains dedicated to empowering employers, service providers, academic institutions, and job seekers to harmoniously pursue an informed, empathetic, and effective culture of diverse inclusion.
Sean can often be found drumming on his desk at work, or on his drums with his band. An incessant tapper and fidgeter, Sean plays several different instruments and loves spending his free time making music in a variety of formats and settings.
Amanda is a passionate and energetic consultant on the NITW team, focused on improving the big picture of inclusive hiring through meaningful relationships with candidates and employers. Amanda plays a key role in the ongoing development and refinement of NITW's talent acquisition model and professional development services.
By trade, Amanda is a board-certified music therapist who previously practiced in outpatient neurology and rehabilitation clinics. Amanda's background as a therapist influences her way of supporting neurodivergent candidates. Her approach is centered on the belief that relationships that honor authenticity and leave room for our whole selves are the foundation for professional success. She believes that the extra glimpse we've gotten into each other's lives since many of us have shifted to remote work is actually an asset when it comes to understanding each other and optimizing teamwork.
Amanda's hobbies include cooking unnecessarily elaborate meals, songwriting, and talking to her beagle about her feelings.
Aubrey brings to our team a depth of experience and expertise in the field of neurodiversity and disability services. Passionate about advocacy and equity, she is committed to empowering all individuals to harness their strengths and achieve their potential.
Across more than 15 years of service, Aubrey has worked with individuals of all ages, families, non-profits, advocacy groups, as well as major global employers. With a focus on coaching, inclusive employment strategies, program planning, educational workshops, and public speaking, she has supported hundreds of individuals with a wide variety of disabilities and challenges. Aubrey loves her work and is proud to play a role in supporting equality for all.
Aubrey's hobbies include crafting the perfect espresso drink, organizing her extensive record collection, and cooking her favorite meals to be featured on the menu of her dream diner.
Bridget's professional career reflects her passion for advancing inclusivity on both the individual and society levels. Prior to joining the Neurodiversity in the Workplace team, Bridget provided case management and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in educational and non-profit settings. Her experience working with autistic college students has led to a strong interest in supporting neurodivergent college students with career exploration and development.
As a Licensed Social Worker, Bridget's clinical background enables her to form strong, empathetic relationships with candidates, colleges, and employers. She has received training in various evidence-based practices and utilizes a therapeutic, strengths-based approach in her work. Bridget is passionate about supporting mental well-being in the workplace and addressing the need for quality mental health services for neurodivergent adults. Bridget believes that individual relationships and successes are intrinsically connected to large-scale social change, and she strives to create systems that value all perspectives and ways of being.
Bridget's hobbies include completing countless jigsaw puzzles, daydreaming about used bookstores, creating handmade holiday cards, and trying (and often failing) to practice mindfulness.
"At first we had a narrow view of what kind of jobs made sense. Now there are neurodivergent people in all areas of the business."
The wide range of brain differences that naturally occur in the human population, resulting in varied cognitive, social, and behavioral traits. Neurodiversity encompasses all types of brains, from neurotypical to neurodivergent.