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 Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey, M.A., LMFT 
Founder, CEO

Andrew Bailey MA, LMFT is the Founding Director of Anova and is Chief Executive Officer. 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 24 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.



 Peter Hoberg

Peter Hoberg, MBA
Chair, Anova Board

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.



 James Hampton

James Hampton, Ph.D. 
Anova Board Member 

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.

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