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Board of Trustees

Gerry Costa, Ph.D.

Gerard Costa is the founding director of the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UMDNJNJMS, and serves a Trustee, DIR and Graduate School faculty of ICDL (Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders). He serves as a consultant to ZERO TO THREE and sits on several non-profit Boards and the BUILD NJ Committee.

He received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Temple University. Dr. Costa was awarded the Christian Kjeldsen Champion for Children Award by the NJ Child Care Advisory Council. He is a gubernatorial appointment to the New Jersey Council for Young Children, where he heads the Infancy and Early Childhood Mental Health committee. He has a small clinical practice, is the author of articles and book chapters on autism and infant mental health and has presented throughout the United States.

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Nancy Greenspan, M.A.

    Nancy Greenspan, MA., is an economist and writer. She has co-authored four books on child development with her husband Stanley Greenspan. She also authored The End of the Certain World, a biography of Nobel physicist and quantum theory pioneer Max Born. She has served as a board member and officer on a number of non-profit boards, most of which are either connected to children's or environmental issues. In her community in Maryland, she is active as an environmentalist and a political strategist.

     When the three Greenspan children were growing up, Nancy engaged them all in Floortime. They were the first Floortime babies and she, the first Floortime mother.

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Mr. Stephen Kim

    Mr. Stephen Kim is an independent investor and consultant. His previous work experience was in the investment management industry as a Managing Director for Dresdner RCM Global Investors and Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, after beginning his career in sales and marketing positions with IBM and Goldman Sachs. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School. His personal interest in the field of developmental learning stems from his son, Christian, and the dynamics he has faced in living with, and overcoming, developmental challenges over the course of his life. The pursuit of scalable solutions addressing this growing global phenomenon is what initially drew Mr. Kim to ICDL. His background is unique to the Board and is intended to lend a different perspective on the issues and opportunities facing the program going forward.

Amanda Kriegel, PsyD

Amanda Kriegel received her Doctoral of Psychology degree (PsyD.) from APA accredited Argosy University, Atlanta in December 2010. She received her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy as well and has a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University and a B.F.A. in Studio Art from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Amanda began training and working at Floortime Atlanta in the spring of 2006. She is certified as an Expert DIR®/Floortime Provider™ and Trainer. Amanda currently provides services to children and families in Atlanta and North Fulton County through Floortime Atlanta. Dr. Kriegel is working towards licensure and provides services under the supervision of Dr. Kathleen Platzman.

Christopher M. Gauthiér

Christopher M. Gauthiér is an independent photographer and autism advocate. He taught photography at Utah State University in Logan, Utah from 2008-2015 and prior to that at Jackson State University, an HBCU in Jackson, Mississippi.  He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University in photography in 2003 and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1997. Christopher has a strong and growing national/international exhibition and publication record.  In 2013, Christopher was awarded the Utah Visual Arts Fellowship for his project, Evidence and Artifacts: Facing Autism. His focus on autism evolved from his concerns about the impact of environmental toxicity on health and human development, and his struggle to access the necessary interventions for his own children. In addition to traditional exhibition venues, he regularly presents his work at conferences, workshops and symposia.  The highlights include a TEDx talk, “Evidence and Artifacts: Facing Autism”, a webinar for the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (CDC), “Advocacy, Art and Engaging Autism”, an exhibition at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities 2012 Conference in Washington D.C., and a presentation at the symposium, “We Could Be Heroes: Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art”, hosted by Brigham Young University Museum of Art.  Christopher currently sits on the Board of Trustees for The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the advisory boards of the US Autism and Asperger Association, and the Madison House Autism Foundation.  His photography can be found in the permanent collections of the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson MS; Webster University, The Netherlands; and in the Koltsovo Airport, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation.


Tina McCourt, LCSW, M.S. Ed, SAS, SDA

Tina received her Master’s in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work and her Master’s in Education from Baruch College. Prior to coming to the Rebecca School, Tina was the Program Director at the Early Intervention Center of Brooklyn. She first began attending DIR® trainings in 1994 and has continued to participate in annual ICDL conference for the last 8 years. She received intense ongoing training from Dr. Greenspan from September 2005 – March 2010.

Board Emeritus

Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. (1941-2010)
Past President, Founder

    Dr. Stanley Greenspan was the past president and co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders and founding president of Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families. He was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School. As a foremost authority on clinical work with infants and young children Dr. Greenspan was a recipient of many national and international awards, including American Psychiatric Association's highest award for child psychiatry research. He is the author or editor of over forty books which have been translated into over a dozen languages.