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Alicia Sain


Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in working with special needs. Her experiences are from the following: Co-Founder of ASGGC a Non-Profit 501-C3 The first NPO for Autism in Genesee County, Program Director of Camp Care, the county's first recreational program in Genesee County for special needs including autism, Paraprofessional in the local ISD for special needs, Special Needs Teacher, Volunteer for countless community events, Pal's Place (Genesee counties first AFC home to specialize in those with severe autism), Autism on the Seas caregiver, and most importantly; Mom to Preston a young man with severe autism who is non-verbal. Lisa received the Community Hero Award via Dr. Wax's foundation in 2019. In her spare time, she likes to play board games with her crazy family, dreaming of places to vacation, shopping thrift stores, TJMaxx, and Homegoods. 


Todd Hooper

Vice President

With us since our founding, Todd Hooper is one of our veteran team members. (Literally a Military Veteran) He brings years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed. Todd has a background in Engineering but has proven to be a superhero to those at AHN. Todd has taken on the role of step father to Preston. No easy feat. He has learned in 8 years what it is to be a father figure, caregiver, teacher, and therapist to those with severe autism. Additionally, Todd's role is that of Owner/Partner and member at Pals Place and Autism Home Network.  


Rachel Riopelle


Rachel Riopelle, is a strong individual who is supportive, encouraging, and  always brings positivity into the room! She has 4+ years of experience of caregiving and has been an asset to our team at Pals Place. Rachel has helped with AHN for about  a year until her position became official as she was nominated treasurer. Rachel is passionate about caring for individuals that have special needs. She is the administrative assistant at Pals Place, a group home that specializes in caring for individuals with severe autism. She focuses on managing the organization so things run smoothly and makes everything more accessible for everybody! Rachel is extremely flexible in her role at both AHN and Pals Place, always willing to go the extra mile and never complains about stepping in to help out; whether it is running errands, cleaning, caregiving, or administrative duties. In her spare time, Rachel spends it cozying up with a book, playing with her pet, and spending quality time with friends & family.

Levi Stevens


Dedicated to aiding as many individuals with autism spectrum disorder as possible, Levi has devoted his life to helping and providing care to individuals with autism. Growing up with an autistic sibling, he saw the impact it had on his family. This served as motivation to help other families handle and overcome the challenges that come with having a family member with autism. During highschool, he was involved with Cardinal LINKS, a program aimed at providing assistance to students with autism in their classes. In 2020, Levi became a direct care worker at PALS Place and discovered he had a passion for helping and working with individuals with autism. Committed to opening his own group home someday, Levi is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Psychology at Ferris State University, expecting to graduate Spring of 2024. By joining Autism Home Network, he plans to continue learning and dedicate more of his life to help those with autism.

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