Marc Ellison - Associate Director of Training
Marc Ellison, Ed.D., is the Executive Director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center, located at Marshall University, and an adjunct instructor at the university. Dr. Ellison holds an Ed.D. in Education Leadership and a MA in Counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has worked nearly 30 years to provide person-centered support, services, and advocacy to individuals who live with autism spectrum disorders, their families and those who support them. He has supported individuals with autism spectrum disorders throughout their lifespan as they moved to the community from state-supported institutions, searched for and obtained employment, entered into relationships, and transitioned into college.



Rebecca Hansen - Program Coordinator
Rebecca Hansen, M.A., is the Program Coordinator for The West Virginia Autism Training Center’s College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Marshall University. Ms. Hansen is currently a doctoral student in Education Leadership in the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. Her area of emphasis is in student affairs issues within higher education, with specific interest in issues related to access and comprehensive supports for students with autism spectrum disorders. Ms. Hansen holds an undergraduate degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Student Affairs Counseling. She has provided individualized and person-centered supports for students with ASD at Marshall University for over ten years.



Jaclyn Clark - Assistant Coordinator
Jaclyn Clark, M.A.T., is the Assistant Coordinator for The College Program for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, located at Marshall University. Sponsored by the West Virginia Autism Training Center, this program provides person-centered supports for students as they live out a typical college lifestyle. Ms. Clark holds an undergraduate degree in History, and a master’s degree in Teaching. She is also a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. Her research has focused on students with Autism Spectrum Disorder on the transitions into and out of college.



Kerrie Harris - Student Support Specialist
Kerrie Harris, M.A., is a Student Support Specialist for freshman in the College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Marshall University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of West Virginia and holds a bachelor’s degree in Counseling and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Harris has provided individualized and person-centered supports in the areas of academic, social, and independent living skills for individuals with autism spectrum disorders for 5 years. Her focus is on incoming freshman as they transition into college at Marshall University and navigate a new lifestyle.



Bianca Hynes - Student Support Specialist
Bianca Hynes, M.A., is a Student Support Specialist for sophomores in the College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Marshall University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Marshall. Ms. Hynes has worked with the West Virginia Autism Training Center for two years, specializing is using a person-centered and individualized approach to serving college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Hillary Brown - Student Support Specialist
Hillary Brown, M.A., is a Student Support Specialist for The College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, located at Marshall University. Miss Brown holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. She works to provide person-centered support to students with autism spectrum disorders looking to live out a normal college lifestyle. She is a student in the doctoral program for Education Leadership in the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development at Marshall University.



Justin Brewer - Student Support Specialist
Justin Brewer, M.B.A., is a Student Support Specialist for The College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Marshall University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Business Administration and is projected to complete a second master’s degree in Psychology by May, 2015. Justin has a natural ability to relate to individuals with ASD and uses this person-centeredness approach to provide individualized supports for college students and families alike. He is passionate about sharing the journey of establishing and maintaining a successful collegiate career.



Spencer Winters - Student Support Specialist
Spencer Winters is a Student Support Specialist for The College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, located at Marshall University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Counseling and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marshall University. Ms. Winters provides a mentored environment to program participants and also leads a social skills building group – “Discovery Group” – designed to teach social awareness and communication skills to college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Eszter Kiss - Mental Health Support Staff
Eszter Kiss, M.A., is the mental health Counselor for The College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Marshall University. She is a provisionally licensed Counselor in the state of West Virginia. Ms. Kiss provides effective therapeutic services for clients diagnosed with mental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, or Mood Disorders. Ms. Kiss holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.