The Emerge Center | Board Leadership

The Emerge Center’s nonprofit leadership comes from its diverse board of directors, who provide leadership, guidance, and support about the our center’s activities.

Under the direction of our dedicated board, in 2017 we completed a strategic planning process for the next steps for Emerge. This strategic plan outlines our future plans to address this need through The Emerge Center, The Emerge School for Autism, and The Emerge Foundation.

Click here to view the Executive Summary of our Strategic Plan.

Click here to view the complete Strategic Plan.


Christopher Odinet, Chairman

Melissa Blake, Vice Chairman

Dr. Kortney West, Secretary

Stephen Cangelosi, Treasurer

Robert Pettit, Immediate Past Chairman

Colleen Waguespack, Past President Emeritus


Marvin Borgmeyer

Vicki Crochet

Michael DePaul

Madison DeWitt

Terrence Ginn

Dr. Charlotte Hollman

Sunny McDaniel

Janna Oetting, Ph.D.

J.P. Perrault

Katie Sternberg

Audrey Wascome

Sylvia Winder