Leadership

Mark L. Olson – Founder, President & CEO
Mark is father to an 20yo daughter with autism.  After a successful 25-year marketing and business development career in New York and Silicon Valley with F500 leaders and venture-funded startups, he founded LTO Ventures and its Autism Entrepreneurs Center to serve adults with ASD.  He is a founding member of the Coalition for Community Choice, and chaired the Community Living & Employment Subcommittee for the Nevada Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Mark is a graduate of the University of Kansas. For more, visit: www.linkedin.com/in/marklolson.

Kimberly M. Breitling – Director
Kim is a lawyer focused on ASD, special needs and education. She began as a behavior therapist for ASD children and added a law degree to tackle issues facing special needs families. Kim has served as a public defender and brings her legal acumen to advocate LTO Ventures’ vision. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University and cum laude from Seattle University School of Law.

Jenai Gaccione – Director
Jenai Gaccione_bio photo 86x113Jenai is a social worker with several years experience in community development. She has more than 10 years experience working directly with families and more than four years experience developing and managing housing programs. She takes pride in being a part of the Airmount Woods development team in Ramsey, NJ, along with other special needs housing communities including award-winning Orchard Commons and Crescent Commons. Jenai has a BSW degree from Dominican College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University, with a concentration in Client-centered Management.

Michelle L. Shappie – Director
Michelle is a parent of a child with autism who has enjoyed a successful 15-year career starting communities in the residential construction industry, and as a serial entrepreneur.  For 10 years, she was the Starts Manager for DR Horton, Inc., the nation’s largest builder.  She currently works with Invitation Homes.  She has started two companies: one a consultancy in building code and compliance management services; and, the other specializing in custom document archive services for mega-resort and high-rise properties.