Board of Directors
Mary Beth Ludwig, CPA
Founder, COO, and Director of Financial Services
Mary Beth Ludwig, CPA, is one of the founding directors of Anova and serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Financial Services. Ms. Ludwig has firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by parents of disabled children, being the mother of a severely handicapped son herself. Ms. Ludwig graduated from the University of San Diego in 1991 and began her professional career in the tax department with KPMG Pete Marwick in San Diego, California. Upon relocating to Northern California, she continued her career in public accounting with a local firm, Zanier Rinehart Clarke, in Santa Rosa, California.
In 1997, Ms. Ludwig became the Vice President of LaserVue Eye Center where she was responsible for all business operations including financial and human resources as well as practice expansion building laser vision correction and refractive surgery centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Additionally, Ms. Ludwig had the pleasure of gaining experience in our local wine industry as the controller of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, an ultra premium winery in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County. Ms. Ludwig served on the Board of Directors of Becoming Independent. She currently resides in Healdsburg with her two children, Kyle and Natalie. In 2015, Ms. Ludwig won the American Red Cross Real Heroes Award in Education along with Co-founder Mr. Bailey. She also won a Diana Nyad "Find a Way" award in 2015, and was honored as a Hometown Hero in 2014.
Andrew Bailey, M.A., MFT
Founder, CEO, and Director of Educational Services
Andrew Bailey MA, LMFT is one of the Founding Directors of Anova and is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Educational Services. Mr. Bailey is the original creator of the concepts behind the "Multidisciplinary Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Impairments in a Private Educational Setting" and the ACE Schools that have pioneered these concepts over the past 15 years. The ACE School model developed by Mr. Bailey has succeeded in treating and educating hundreds of students and families since first opening in 2003.
Mr. Bailey is a veteran clinician and highly skilled educational consultant who has devoted the past thirty-five years of his life to working with children and families. Mr. Bailey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1985 and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 1991. Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 23 years, Andrew Bailey has provided treatment and consultation to thousands of children and families on the autism spectrum. Additionally, he has provided hundreds of trainings and lectures to thousands of students, educators, parents and professionals on a wide range of topics, including autism treatment, behavior analysis, early intervention and public health policy. Mr. Bailey has a strong interest in legal and public policy matters as they relate to education and treatment of autism across the lifespan. Mr. Bailey was appointed as Chair of the CA Senate Select Committee on Autism’s North Bay Regional Task Force in 2012, which brought together dozens of North Bay stakeholders to make recommendations to the CA Senate on legislation related to autism. Mr. Bailey continues to be very active in advancing the interests of children and families living with neurological differences.
James Hampton, Ph.D.
Chair, Anova Board
Dr. James Hampton is a Professor of Biology at Buena Vista University and has more than two decades of experience teaching Genetics, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology. His research students investigate aging, gene expression, plant transformation, and chemical prospecting. He is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he earned a Ph.D. in genetics and development. He was a fellow with the American Council on Education in 2002/2003, during which time he served as an assistant to the president of Harvey Mudd College. He has served on selection panels for the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington D.C., and as the Chair of the Finance Committee of the Iowa Academy of Science. In addition to his academic role, Dr. Hampton has served Buena Vista University as the Assistant Dean of Faculty, Special Gifts Officer, Strategic Planning Assistant and Chair of the Faculty Senate. In his spare time, he restores old homes with his wife, Patricia. Dr. Hampton welcomes the opportunity to work with students and educators at every level.
Peter Hoberg, MBA
Anova Board Member
Mr. Hoberg is an engineer in Santa Rosa, California. He is the father of four children, one of whom is diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and is currently a student at the Anova Center for Education. Mr. Hoberg is the VP of Sales and Marketing for Solmetric, a small electronics manufacturer. Mr. Hoberg has more than twenty years of experience in business and engineering at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master’s of Business Administration with focus on Environmental Entrepreneurship from the New College of California. He serves on the steering committee for the Sonoma County Business Environmental Alliance, an organization devoted to helping businesses realize the economic benefits of responsible environmental practices, and is on the board of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Sunrise, a community service organization.