Autism New Jersey Announces Appointment of Three Members to Board of Trustees

April 20, 2023

Autism New Jersey is pleased to welcome Sandra LoPiccolo, Paul Cash, and Angela Scheck to our Board of Trustees! The new board members bring with them a wealth of professional expertise in communications, law, and corporate and nonprofit business operations. In addition to their professional expertise, LoPiccolo, Cash, and Scheck have demonstrated track records of community service and commitment to the disability community.

“I am thrilled and honored to welcome Sandy, Paul, and Angela to the Autism New Jersey Board of Trustees,” said Board President Kristie Sells. “Each brings a unique set of skills and a personal connection to the autism community. Their passion and expertise are welcome additions, and I am excited to work with each of them to achieve the goals of our agency.”

Paul Cash is General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest hotel franchising company with over 9,100 hotels, based in Parsippany. Over his 18-year career at Wyndham, he has held various positions and currently leads the Company’s Global Legal, Compliance and Government Affairs functions, sits on its Executive Committee and serves as the Executive Sponsor for its Spectrum Affinity Business Group for African-American and Black team members. An attorney by background, Cash has over 27 years of domestic and foreign corporate law experience, including serving as Partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group at Alston + Bird in New York and as an associate at a major law firm in Germany. Cash previously served as a board member for the New Jersey chapter of Autism Speaks. He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Travel Executive Board and the American Hotel + Lodging Association Foundation’s No Room for Trafficking Advisory Council.

“As a parent of a child with autism and lifelong advocate for individuals on the spectrum, I am honored to be joining this esteemed Board of Trustees and look forward to working with them and the amazing Autism New Jersey team to help make a difference,” said new Trustee Paul Cash.

Sandra LoPiccolo is the Chief Communications Officer at Bedtime Math Foundation, where she has overseen all aspects of the organization’s public relations and marketing since 2012. LoPiccolo also worked as an Emmy Award-nominated producer for CBS News Sunday Morning and currently serves as board vice-chair for the Midland Corporation, a New Jersey-based nonprofit service provider for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“For more than 55 years, Autism New Jersey has been steadfast in its commitment to advocating on behalf of individuals with autism. I am honored to serve on the board and support an organization that has a proven track record of helping meet the needs of this community,” said new Trustee Sandy LoPiccolo. “As a parent of a child with autism and a disability advocate who was born and raised in New Jersey, I look forward to working with the board to broaden our impact and advance our mission across the state.”

Angela Scheck is a 35-year veteran with the New Jersey State Bar Association, where she currently serves as Executive Director. In her role, Scheck is responsible for the strategic operation of New Jersey’s largest voluntary legal professional association, serving more than 17,000 members. Scheck has significant experience advising the state regarding unique populations through her role with the NJSBA and in educating the public about their legal rights and responsibilities through the work of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. She furthers her outreach through community service work and as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Commitment Working Group and New Jersey Supreme Court Mental Health Advisory Committee.

“As the parent of an almost 30-year-old person with autism spectrum disorder, I am honored and proud to join the Board of Autism NJ, whose work is so important to the many residents of our state who are touched by autism,” said new Trustee Angela Scheck. “The mission of the organization – to ensure safe and fulfilling lives for individuals with autism – is critically important in New Jersey and I look forward to helping further that mission in any way that I can.”

We look forward to working with each new Trustee to advance Autism New Jersey’s mission to ensure safe and fulfilling lives for individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.