Board of Directors
There are many dedicated people who join together to make Imagine A Way.
We have a prestigious Board of Directors made up of professional business and community leaders who provide strategic direction for our success. Because the Board believes so strongly in helping parents imagine a way for their child with autism, they contribute substantial personal time, energy, and financial support to the organization.
In addition to our inspired leaders, we have an experienced staff, a dedicated group of volunteers, compassionate donors, and generous corporate partners who all join together to put our mission into action for the children we serve. Our work would not be possible without their support.
Keith Maples - President
Keith grew up on the east side of Houston, his father working in a refinery and his mother a part-time church secretary. He put himself through college and law school, a testament to his work ethic and determination.
In his law career devoted exclusively to Family Law, Keith’s specializes in divorce settlements and custody arrangements. An experienced mediator and arbitrator in all family law matters, he has particular expertise in issues related to special needs children. Keith brings legal knowledge, his personal experience with autism, and professional experience representing parents of special needs children.
Mark Taylor - Past President
Mark Taylor has over 30 years of experience in business and management. Mark is the COO of CMP Management, the largest association management firm and the only AMCI accredited association management company in Texas.
His history includes serving as CEO of ClearCube Holdings, President of ClearCube’s software company, VDIworks, the leading provider of Virtual Desktop software. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mark was VP of Worldwide Sales and Channels Director for ClearCube Technology.
Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and provides leadership, vision and direction vital to Imagine A Way. As one of the founding board members, Mark has helped shape our mission and drive our vision. An articulate communicator and compelling storyteller, Mark is often the emcee at Imagine A Way’s events – using his natural talents to introduce our organization and fully engage donors.
Mark holds a Business Finance & Marketing degree from Texas A&M University. Mark lives in Austin with his wife, Darla. In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, particularly relishing his new role as Papa to his 3 young granddaughters.
William Niels - Vice President
As a career entrepreneur and visionary, Billy Niels has a long history creating profitable service organizations and taking them from vision to reality. With a strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity, Billy is a proponent of empowerment with responsibility and brings vision, motivation and leadership to Imagine A Way.
Sherry McGillicuddy - Treasurer
A member of the trust banking community with experience in marketing, business development and finance for over 40 years, Sherry brings a wealth of business and financial acumen to Imagine A Way.
Sherry has served as Executive Vice President & Regional Manager of Frost Bank Wealth Advisors, is a Certified Wealth Strategist, served as Division Chairman for Texas Banker’s Association, Past Chairman of the Trust financial Services Division, and was Chair of the Marketing Committee for Frost Wealth Advisors.
Sherry has been actively involved in our community’s nonprofits and has served on the Board of Directors for American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House, YMCA & YWCA, Paramount Theatre, People’s Community Clinic, and St. David’s Pavilion Hospital. In addition to Imagine A Way, She is currently serving on the Boards of Salvation Army, Greenlights for Nonprofits, and the University of Texas School of Nursing.
Sherry’s wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and leadership make her a valuable advisor, natural trailblazer and an expert collaborator for our organization.
Mariano Camarillo is in the information technology industry and has a 20-year track record of securing, staffing and managing all facets of multi-million dollar software, systems integration and staffing contracts in the public and commercial sectors. Mariano graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting. Mariano is an avid runner and a member of Gilbert’s Gazelles Training Group. In addition to his involvement with Imagine A Way Board, Mariano is an active volunteer with Meals on Wheels, the Gazelle Foundation and Austin Partners in Education.
Joel Price - Founder
Joel Price is the founder of Imagine A Way and served as the first President of our organization.
From the moment he realized there were children with autism who would be deprived of the interventions most promising for their success, he committed to do all he could to provide those families with the services and therapies their child needed.
Joel’s compassionate heart and willingness to take the first step was the catalyst that drove the creation of Imagine A Way. Under Joel’s leadership, Imagine A Way has stepped up to become the only organization fully funding children who would otherwise be lost in the gap.
By sharing his passion and enthusiasm, Joel has inspired many to get involved with and support Imagine A Way. We wouldn’t be who or what we are without him.
Carolyn Price - Founder and Executive Director
- Lew Curatolo
- Beau Curtis
- Jana Grimes
- David Hanford
- Tina Holder
- Jan Niels
- Jim Urhausen