Who We Are
Jaden’s voice is a national charity with IRS 501(c) 3 status. Its mission is to support families and people directly impacted by autism. But its reach goes wider: it’s also for care-givers, for members of the medical community, for businesses and for concerned members of the community. To understand what we’re all about please read our Mission Statement – It only takes a moment.
Throughout this site you’ll find an ever-growing array of information about autism. You’ll also be able to access resources, get updates about events, see support that’s available and search medical information and other studies.
Board of Directors
“The passion and pride of my existence are my three amazing children. Each one of them is blessed and uniquely talented in their own way. As a mother, I strive to provide each of my children with opportunities and experiences that will allow them to fulfill their potential and achieve their dreams.”
Mom, CEO & Founder of Jaden’s Voice, Inc.
B.S. Human Resources, Business Management and Law
CEO + FOUNDER
In response to the dilemma faced by families impacted by autism, Ms. Matthews founded a charitable resource called Jaden’s Voice, Inc. in 2010. where she has held the position of CEO since inception.
To date, Ms. Matthews has personally injected over $200,000 of her own resources to establish Jaden’s Voice and to provide services and equipment to families in need. Her enthusiasm for autism advocacy led to her election as the President of Early Intervention Services for the State of Pennsylvania. Her interests and efforts to address the needs of under-served families who have been impacted by autism also led to her being appointed by Philadelphia Councilman-At-Large Dennis O’Brien to serve on his Philadelphia Autism Project, which commenced in early 2014.
Prior to founding Jaden’s Voice, Ms. Matthews used her skills and talents both as a senior executive with Fortune 500 corporations and as a successful entrepreneur. Consequently, she has over 15 years of U.S. and international experience in strategic business development, marketing and human resources. She has had management and operational responsibility in North America, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia in financial services, entertainment, sports, restaurant and environmental services.
Although Terri has been applauded for her active commitment to mentoring and coaching teens and women in business and although she has received numerous awards and accolades as well as being featured in national magazines, radio and television, none of these achievements compare to her greatest work – being the mother of three beautiful children.
Terri remains dedicated to serving those persons and families impacted by autism via the charitable organization she founded – Jaden’s Voice.
Rachel Lewis joined Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group in 2012. She was a summer associate with the firm in 2011.
Rachel earned her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. During law school, Rachel was a note and comment editor for the Journal of Law and Social Policy and served as an extern for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC). She earned her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. Before attending law school, Rachel taught seventh grade in the School District of Philadelphia through Teach for America.
DR. ALISON SMOLLER
Dr. Alison Smoller is an expert in the field of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Smoller is a double board- certified physician who started her private medical practice as a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey in Oakhurst, New Jersey in August of 2013. She has hosted a panel discussion on developmental screenings and referrals for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities for the Pediatric Council on Research and Education (PCORE), a quality improvement arm of the American Academy of Pediatrics – NJ Chapter. Smoller has also spoke on Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD at nursing trainings and several local pre-schools. She is a consultant for the New Jersey State Board of Education in Eatontown, Holmdel, Manasquan, Marlboro, and Millstone school districts.
After ten years working as a television reporter and anchor within the Philadelphia, and New York regions – among other cities – Mindie Barnett decided to use her knowledge and experience in news to help propel businesses and position companies as thought-leaders. Barnett founded MB and Associates in 2003 and swiftly garnered a great deal of clients in a short amount of time. Because of her vast knowledge of the news business and strong ties with key members of the media – both on the local and national levels – MB and Associates was able to achieve rapid results and obtain countless press opportunities for clients. Because of these attributes, Mindie Barnett is now one of the Delaware Valley’s most sought-after and respected publicists.
Julie Tuil is a bilingual (English/French) British trained speech and language pathologist. She has worked in the field for 36 years, practicing mainly in France. In the early 90s, Julie began treating children with autism and became trained in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). In the early 2000s, she introduced the PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) into France. She was the founder and CEO of Pyramid PECS France for 8 years, where she provided training for professionals and parents throughout France and all French speaking countries, as well as in the UK, USA and Canada. Julie has presented at many national and international autism congresses and has supervised programs within hospitals and other establishments which provided care for children on the autistic spectrum.