Independence Center Leadership
As a nonprofit, Independence Center’s Board of Directors oversees the fiscal operation of the program, sets overall program goals and policies, and engages in fundraising activities. The Board is not involved in the daily operation of the program, nor are they apprised of confidential matters.
The members of the Professional Advisory Board are prominent experts on learning disabilities who lend their expertise to the staff.
Board of Directors
Sandy Driver-Gordon, Founding President
Jill Greenspahn, Esq.
Ron L. Levenson
Ruth Lott, B.S.N.
Gil Siegel, Esq.
Barbara Stern, M.S.W.
Michael J. Klag, M.D.
Anahita Naficy Lovelace, PhD
Professional Advisory Board
Patrick T. Bezdek, M.D., Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry
Audrey A. Griesbach, M.D., F.A.A.P., Developmental Pediatrician
Ira Lott, M.D., Professor & Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, UC Irvine
James T. McCracken, M.D., Associate Professor & Director, Child Psychiatry Division, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
Mario Pascale, Ed.D., Educational Consultant
Robert L. Podosin, M.D., Pediatric Neurologist
Duane Samples , C.R.C, Rehabilitation Counselor
Keith Watson, Ed.D., Educational Psychologist