Treasurer, Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN
Johnson Center for Child Health & Development

Ms. Barnhill also serves on ARI’s Scientific Advisory Panel

Kelly Barnhill is Clinical Care Director at The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development, overseeing management and implementation of multidisciplinary care across the practices within the organization. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, with over a decade of experience working with nutrition in children with autism and related disorders. At the Johnson Center she directs a team of dieticians and nutritionists that has served more than 3,000 children through this practice. Learn more about Kelly Barnhill.

Robert Hendren, D.O.
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Dr. Hendren also serves on ARI’s Scientific Advisory Panel

Dr. Robert L. Hendren, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, treats patients at the UCSF Autism Clinic. In addition to autism, he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as pervasive developmental, bipolar, schizophrenia spectrum and impulse control disorders. In his research, he studies pharmacology and nutrition in treating autism, and the biological effects of  nutritional supplementation including vitamin B12, vitamin D, Omega-3 fatty acids.  Learn more about Dr. Hendren

Secretary, S. Jill James, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dr. James also serves on ARI’s Scientific Advisory Panel

Dr. James is a Research Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Director of the Autism Metabolic Genomics Laboratory at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute.  She received her undergraduate degree from Mills College in Oakland, CA and her doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry from UCLA.  Dr. James has more than 25 years of research experience and is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in on folate and glutathione metabolism.  Her research has been funded by NIH and the Department of Defense and is focused on metabolic, genetic, and epigenetic abnormalities in children with autism and their mothers. Learn more about Dr. James.

Paul Meeks, CFA, MBA
Independent Solutions Wealth Management
Charleston, SC

Paul Meeks has covered the technology industry as an analyst or manager on Wall Street since 1992. He is a 30-year chief investment officer, portfolio manager, and private and public equity analyst investing in technology, growth, and sustainable companies. From 2007 to 2012, Meeks was a portfolio manager and managing director at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where he started and managed six portfolios totaling $7 billion. He is an adjunct professor of finance at the College of Charleston and The Citadel.