JULIE OSTROVSKY

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Julie is the Director of Autism Community Trust. She has played an important role in Las Vegas autism community. Julie serves on the Nevada Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders, is on the board of Friendship Circle and has served on the board of FEAT of Southern Nevada, raising money for services for children and families affected by Autism and related disorders. She has been the voice of reason throughout this project.

Throughout this process Julie has been working on the marketing and public relations efforts that were needed to bring this project into the public eye. Her efforts will result in the success of this mission, to raise money to assist many of our service charities that take care of our Autism Community.

Like many mothers of a child with autism, she manages the impossible, a career, husband, two children, three horses, two dogs Julie finds the time to help our community become a better place to live and socialize.

RICHARD FEMENELLA

Richard has 40 years of restaurant and hotel experience and is one of the founding team members of the Charlie Palmer Group which began in 1997.

On a personal note, Richard is very active in the Las Vegas community. Father of a 20-year-old son severely affected by Autism, Joey and his wife Maureen are his top priority. He has had an 18-year journey in our community, bringing help and services to those families in need. A major supporter of Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Southern Nevada as well as president of his own foundation with partner Julie Ostrovsky, Autism Community Trust. He was a member of the advisory board for the Downtown Las Vegas Redevelopment Board for 10 years. A Past Restaurateur of the year from the Nevada Restaurant Association, today he is a member of the Forbes Financial Council which he has been published by and continually lectures for the Hospitality Program at the Community College of Southern Nevada. He plans to remain an active member of the Las Vegas community for the rest of his life.