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

Role:
Chief Executive Officer
diagnosed at 48
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Credentials:

Registered Psychotherapist
& Naturopathic Doctor

Degrees:

Master in Psychology
University of Liverpool

Bachelor of Arts
McMaster University

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Canadian College of
Naturopathic Medicine

Martin Silvertant
B.Des

Role:
Chief Executive Officer
diagnosed at 25
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Degrees:

Master in Quantitative Psychology
Ball State University
(Completion 2022)

Bachelor in Graphic Design
Willem de Kooning Academy

Claudio Vena
MusBacPerf B.Ed

Role:
Chief Operating Officer
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Degrees:

Bachelor of Education
University of Toronto

Bachelor in Music Performance
University of Toronto

Assessors

Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht & Dr. Jag Arora are
responsible for the autism assessments.

Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht
MSc RP ND

Psychotherapist, naturopathic
doctor & autism researcher

Dr. Jag Arora
BA MD CCFP

M.D. & physician psychotherapist
who reviews our diagnostic reports

Web development

These are the people that make the website functional.

Quinn Rusnell

Role:
Chief Technology Officer
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Credentials:

BA philosophy & English literature
Simon Fraser University

Post-graduate in linguistics
University of British Columbia

Certification in Google Analytics
Google Analytics Academy

Martin Silvertant

Role:
Front-end Developer
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Degrees:

Bachelor in Graphic Design
Willem de Kooning Academy

Diploma in Multi-media Design
Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam

Media team

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

Martin Silvertant

Graphic designer
& illustrator
diagnosed at 25

Kendall Jones

Podcast producer
& sound engineer
diagnosed at 60

Matt Willows

Motion designer
& illustrator
diagnosed at 13

Collaborators

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

Saleh Abdel Motaal

JavaScript programmer
(psychometric tests auto-scoring)

diagnosed at 36

Nicholas Scheel

JavaScript programmer
(scoring & animated characters)

self-diagnosed at 18

Matt Medina

Podcast host, sound editor,
writer & e-mail consultant

diagnosed at 26

Thomas Gisler

Animator
& video editor

diagnosed at 59