Board of Directors

GHA Autism Supports

Executive Committee

Marianne Bright, Sylvan Learning, Director and Owner

Brinn Smith, Retired from Bear Insurance

Past President
John Lowder, Retired-Director of Stanly County YMCA

Dr. Robert “Rob” Morrell, Rehabilitation Physician and Parent of a child with Autism

Retired Police Chief, Mayor and member of Albemarle City Council


Sue Bohnsack, Community Volunteer

Jim Hively, Wealth Management Advisor, Anlyan&Hively and Parent of a child with Autism

Dr. Russ Sharples,  VP of Student Affairs & Dean of Students at Pfeiffer University

Sandy Selvy, Publisher, Stanly News & Press

Al Sadowsky, Sales for Service Experts and Parent of a child with Autism

Jane Lisk, Vice-President, South Central Oil

Robert W. Thompson, Ex Officio, Retired NC Dept. of Transportation, Parent of two children with Autism

Gina Martin, Director of Christian Education, First Presbyterian Church of Albemarle