The people behind
Embrace Autism

Welcome to our Team page, where you can find the people that are part of our organization, people that used to work for us, and current volunteers and collaborators.

Executive team

These are the people
that run the company.

But we couldn’t do what we do without the support of the other people on this page!

Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht
MSc RP ND

Chief executive officer
diagnosed at 48

Martin Silvertant
B.Des

Chief executive officer
diagnosed at 25

Claudio Vena

Chief operating officer

n/a

Kendall Jones

Executive producer

diagnosed at 60

Web development

These are the people that make the website functional.

Quinn Rusnell

Chief technology officer

undiagnosed

Martin Silvertant

Front-end developer
diagnosed at 25

Media team

These are the people that give
Embrace Autism shape, sound, and color.

Martin Silvertant

Graphic designer
& illustrator
diagnosed at 25

Kendall Jones

Music producer
& sound engineer
diagnosed at 60

Matt Willows

Motion designer
& illustrator
diagnosed at 13

Cyrilla Baer

Voice artist
self-diagnosed at 60

Editorial team

These are the people that improve the content we publish.

Kendall Jones

Chief editor

diagnosed at 60

Martin Silvertant

Chief editor

diagnosed at 25

For a list of our authors,
have a look at our dedicated page:

Assessors

Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht RP ND does
the autism assessments, of course.

Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht

Assessor, psychotherapist
& autism researcher
diagnosed at 48

Admissions team

In order to maintain comfort and safety in our closed Facebook group, the Embrace Autism Community,
we have a vetting process in place.

Below are the people that make sure our group
remains a safe haven for autistic people.

Greg Burns

Chief security officer
diagnosed at 56

Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht

VIA data analyst
diagnosed at 48

Carolyn Garber

Admissions officer
self-diagnosed at 53

Moderators

Below are the people that make sure our social media groups remain civil, and that what is posted is within our guidelines.

Greg Burns

diagnosed at 56

Carolyn Garber

self-diagnosed at 53

Fred Day PhD

diagnosed at 50

James Dowling

diagnosed at 50

Felix Bunke

self-diagnosed at 45

Nicholas Scheel

self-diagnosed at 18

Bots

Here is our bot, who aids us in managing social media and answering common questions.

Saga

Our Q&A bot on Facebook
(currently decommissioned)

autistic by design

Collaborators

Below are the people that have worked with us or collaborate with us. Thank you for your contributions!

Dr. Jag Arora

Our M.D. who co-signs
our diagnostic reports
n/a

Saleh Abdel Motaal

[Ex-] JavaScript programmer
(psychometric tests auto-scoring)

diagnosed at 36

Nicholas Scheel

JavaScript programmer
(scoring & animated characters)

self-diagnosed at 18

Matt Medina

[Ex-] Podcast host, sound editor,
writer & e-mail consultant

diagnosed at 26

Thomas Gisler

[Ex-] Animator
& video editor

diagnosed at 59

Join the team

Can you help us improve and/or increase our efforts? We could sure use it! Contact us if you are interested in contributing to our cause.