Established and guided by community stakeholders, ALL is committed to providing individuals living with autism streamlined solutions to address needs and simplify access to services and support from diagnosis throughout life.
Cara Magrane, Executive Director
Cara Magrane, a forward-thinking, team spirited and insightful executive with more than 20 years of hands-on non-profit management experience, joined Autism Lifeline Links in February as its new Executive Director. She has substantive experience developing and successfully implementing strategic plans in operations, program development, administration, staff training and development, asset management, and general business management. Cara's professional skills were honed in a fast paced, high growth, non-profit where her focus spanned grant administration, fundraising, external affairs and special event execution. She has a proven ability to build successful strategic, long-term relationships with key stakeholders and positively influence individuals drawn from diverse backgrounds and with a range of personalities. Cara received her MBA from The University of Texas at San Antonio, Center for Professional Excellence; a BA in Sociology from Manhattanville College, and is a Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA) and Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA).
Board of Directors
Carroll W. Schubert, JD
serves as President and CEO of Professional Contract Services, Inc. (“PCSI”), a non-profit corporation providing support services to hospitals, military installations, and border security locations throughout the United States. Operating under AbilityOne—a federal initiative for employing people with disabilities—PCSI staffs its award-winning service teams with disabled veterans and other people with disabilities. Mr. Schubert’s distinguished career includes prior service as: San Antonio City Council member (2001-2005); Chief Deputy District Attorney for Bexar County (1983-1986); Director of Government Affairs and Community Relations for Valero Energy Corp (1979-1982); and Executive Assistant to Senator Lloyd Bentsen (1975-1978). Mr. Schubert is a longtime supporter and advocate for organizations serving people with disabilities.
served as the CEO of The Arc of San Antonio from 2010-2011. He continues as a board member of The Arc of Texas. Prior to his work with The Arc, he was the Sr. Vice President for Ambulatory Services for the University Health System, San Antonio’s public hospital and clinic system. He worked with the University Health System for 31 years and has a Masters Degree in Health Administration from Texas State University. Steve is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Coordinator for the Behavior Analysis Program. Dr. Neely is also a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology (emphasis in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis) and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (emphasis in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis) from Texas A&M University. Dr. Neely’s research focuses on the application of applied behavior analysis to the treatment of problem behavior for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Her research also evaluates ways to improve the acquisition and sustained use of evidence-based practices by parents, teachers, and other interventionists working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Dr. Neely serves as the UTSA Director for the San Antonio Applied Behavior Analysis Project
is a professional, entrepreneur, an educator and a caregiver. Sherry’s served in AT&T/Southwestern Bell from 1976 – 1986 in management development and marketing before she became a homebound teacher for SAISD from 1990-1994. Sherry then launched her own business, Outlooks until its sale in 2017. Sherry is an advocate for people with autism having made the journey with her son and family. Sherry is keenly aware of the challenges families face in accessing care and services throughout the lifespan. Sherry has been on the Any Baby Can board, is currently serving on the Any Woman Can board and is active in her faith community.
Founding Steering Committee
Thank you to our steering committee for their support and expertise. Their guidance was instrumental in making our program a reality.
- Major General Josue (Joe) Robles, Jr., USA (Ret.), Chair
- Barbara Gentry, Vice Chair
- Becca Brune
- Janet Enriquez
- Elizabeth Lutz
- Dr. Lee Mason
- Ingrid Petty
- Jeffrey Walsh, Esq.
- J. Tullos Wells
- Melody Woosley