Board of Directors

Our Directors

President

Gary Ennis

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Gary is a Senior Director of Finance at Microsoft where he has worked for 16 years, he currently works in Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis and previously spent most of his time helping to grow the Commercial Sales & Marketing Business. Prior to that Gary worked at a dot com start up and trained as a CPA with KPMG. Gary has participated in volunteer work with Microsoft Finance helping a Youth Center for people with disabilities in Costa Rica and has spent 4 years as a Snowboard Instructor with Outdoors For All. Gary and Gillian moved to Seattle from Ireland in 2009 and shortly learned that both of their children were on the Autism Spectrum. Both kids now attend APL and benefit from the amazing environment to learn and grow.

Vice President

Pam Keenan Fritz

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Pam serves on the Board of the UW Haring Center where she was Board president from 2014-2019. She also serves on the UW Medical School CUSP Board and is a board alum at KUOW Public Radio and the Pike Place Market Foundation.

Pam spent 14 years in executive positions at Expedia and Axiom law, building and scaling businesses in the Americas, Asia and Europe. Prior to this she was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and started her career at the UK’s HM Treasury advising on economic policy to Chancellor, Gordon Brown M.P.

Pam has a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a member of the Harvard Law class of 2001 International Tax Program where she was a Fulbright Scholar.

Pam has two children, one of whom is on the Autism Spectrum.

Treasurer

Isaac Wells

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Isaac is a portfolio manager and investment partner at a private Bellevue based investment company. In his role, he oversees total portfolio strategies while also playing an active role with private and startup stage companies, as well as a number of Director roles across the portfolio. Wells serves as a Trustee for the Washington State University Foundation, Secretary of the Board for The Baseball Club of Tacoma, and the finance partner of Pancia Piena, a local restaurant group. He has been a member of the selection committee for the Alliance of Angels; a Seattle based Angel Investor Community. Previously, Wells worked at Clearwire Corporation as Operations Manager for the Chief Commercial Officer. Wells graduated from Washington State University with an emphasis in Finance where he served as student body president.

Secretary

Traci Corazin

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Traci Corazin leads the Global Systems Integrator organization at Microsoft Corp. In this role she connects customers, whose desire it is to transform and digitally innovate their organizations, with Microsoft certified partners.

Before her current role, Traci spent four years at Amazon (AWS) in a variety of Education Sales and Business development positions. Most recently she was the Managing Director of the Global Private Equity Business Development team supporting PE firms with their portfolio digital transformation initiatives.

Prior to Amazon Traci was the general manager of U.S. Education Mobility for Public Sector at Microsoft. In this role, she applied her passion for innovation and extensive experience in education technology to deliver effective learning environments on cutting-edge Windows devices. She is responsible for the U.S. Education mobility strategy and sales to K–12 and higher education customers across the U.S. focused on institutions, faculty, students and key curriculum stakeholders.

Corazin has worked within the education vertical since 2006 and has a keen understanding of education institutional needs. She is skilled in supporting the global public sector community to improve education, government and public safety outcomes through technology that enhances teaching and learning, administration, and public policy.She joined Microsoft as a sales manager in the Education vertical which lead to her ultimately following her passion of improving outcomes through technology in a global environment. Corazin made this philosophy real by working in tandem with the Xbox team to create, develop and deliver educational games and curriculum instruction supporting children on the autism spectrum.

Corazin is active in the autism community: She supports the efforts of not-for-profit charities that seed technology into special education classrooms and was the president and co-founder of the former Unicorn and Rainbows foundation, an organization that refurbishes computers and gaming devices for donation to families with children on the autism spectrum.
Corazin holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon and her MBA from MIT. She resides in Washington with her family.

Board Member

Sujan Akella

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Sujan is a Senior Manager of Software Development at Amazon where he has worked for the past three years, spending most of his time growing last mile transportation logistics to enable delivery to the customer’s doorstep, and now transitioning into scaling Prime Video Live Events. Prior to joining Amazon, Sujan spent 20+ years in various technical and product roles within Financial Services firms such as Bridgewater Associates and Thomson Reuters. Sujan, Katie and their two boys moved to Seattle from Connecticut in 2016; their oldest son who is high-functioning autistic has recently started at APL in kindergarten and expect their other neurotypical son to join as well when he’s of age.

Board Member

Erin Brewer

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Erin is a co-founder of APL and former President of the Board. Erin currently works as a consultant for businesses and cultural organizations focused on inclusion in the greater Seattle area.  Previously, she worked in Communications at Microsoft and Ketchum Public Relations in Washington, DC. Erin has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from the University of Virginia and is a proud parent of an APL student.

Board Member

Danielle Dolezal, Ph.D, BCBA-D

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Since 2010, Danielle Dolezal (Ph.D, BCBA-D) has been at the The Autism Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She created and currently directs the Pediatric Feeding Program at Seattle Children’s Autism Center. The program includes an interdisciplinary team of providers across gastrointestinal medicine, nutrition, behavioral psychology, behavior analysis, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy who all come together to serve children and families with complex pediatric feeding disorders and challenging behavior.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa with a focus on School Psychology with a Pediatric Psychology Clinical emphasis. She is also a board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level. She did her internship and fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in their Neurobehavioral Outpatient Program and the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program. She remained on faculty at KKI in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program as a treating Pediatric and Behavioral Psychologist. Dr. Dolezal also attended Gonzaga University for her M.Ed in Special Education and Early Childhood Education and her Bachelor’s degree in General and Special Education.

Board Member

Mary Fordham

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Mary is a principal in the Edmonds School District. Formerly, Mary has taught as a special education teacher for students with severe disabilities in Washington, Oregon, and Texas, and supervised/coached teacher candidates in the low-incidence disabilities Master’s program at UW. She also teaches a Severe Disabilities graduate course at Seattle Pacific University. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from The Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s in Education from the University of Washington.

Board Member

Greg Martinez

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Greg is the Senior Technology Advisor at Gates Ventures. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Social Psychology. Prior to Gates Ventures, he was a Principal at Intentional Futures, a modern strategy and design consultancy, where he ran the technology and start-ups practice. Greg also worked on the original Xbox and Xbox 360 at Microsoft as well as ran logistical operations for President Jimmy Carter’s election observation missions in Liberia and Jamaica. Greg’s delightful son enrolled at APL as a Kindergartner in 2016.

Board Member

Gary Stobbe, MD

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Gary is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Washington. Gary is a cognitive and behavioral neurologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders with a focus on the transition to adulthood. He is Director of the Adult Transition Program at Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Director of the UW Medicine Adult Autism Clinic. He also serves as Director of the Adults and Elders Program at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, UW Center on Human Development and Disability.

Why Parents Love Us

To see our child happy, and with people that care about her, is worth more than anything and we have found that at APL.

- APL Parent

APL turned my child’s life around: academically, socially, and emotionally. And my life as well: I no longer dread the phone ringing. I know that my kids are in good hands, and that if ever any sort of problem does come up, I’ll be able to work with the school to make things better. What I say matters.

- APL Parent

APL provides us peace of mind for our family in a safe and supporting environment.

- APL Parent

When we started looking for the right school for our child to attend, we toured everywhere and came up dry. We found ourselves wishing there was a school where ABA therapy and academics were wholly combined in the same classroom. THEN we found APL and it felt like it had been created just for us. Dream come true!

- APL Parent

APL has helped our son regain his self-confidence and improve his self-esteem!

- APL Parent

The APL way is to care about your child in the best way possible while laying out a road map for progress developmentally and emotionally.

- APL Parent

The intrinsic blend of ABA with schooling that has taken my child from not sitting at a school desk, balled up in the corner in a novel, in public school to completing her work and even enjoying many of her academic classes. The value put on the unique traits of individuals and the enormous patience of the staff come in at the top as well.

- APL Parent

Donating to APL

The Academy for Precision Learning has 501(c)(3) non-profit status under EIN #91-2143623. We accept donations to supplement tuition and operating expenses. Donations can be sent to our mailing address or made online via the button below.

Academy for Precision Learning
P.O. Box 51241
Seattle, WA 98115