ABOUT

Parallel partners with individuals and stakeholders worldwide to build pipelines that create inclusive opportunities, architect support ecosystems, and develop sustainable strategies for communities and businesses where Neurodiversity thrives.

Our philosophy is prepare, educate, inspire, change, and create. We build opportunity on the post-secondary pipeline by preparing pathways to inclusive settings, educating for inclusion, inspiring meaningful corporate change, and creating supportive ecosystems. Together, we can make the world a more inclusive place.

MEAGHAN TIMKO, MS, BCBA

Meaghan Timko is an experienced leader, clinician, grass roots advocate, and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience. She has worked across the United States and internationally with families, individuals, and businesses creating inclusive opportunity in educational institutions, communities, and in the world of work. Meaghan is active in the Atlanta business and philanthropic communities and serves as Vice President of the board of directors for McKenna Farms Therapy Services, Vice-Chair for Communities in Schools of Cobb/Marietta, Events Chair for the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association, and is an Assistant Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America Scouts BSA program. Meaghan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and earned her M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology. She enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, trout fishing, skiing, and traveling with her two children and husband.

Consultants

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Dr. Dana Zavatkay, Associate

Dr. Dana Zavatkay, “Dr. Dana,” is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, and a Doctoral level Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) with over 20 years of experience working with  neurodiverse populations across the spectrum of cognitive functioning. Her experience is predominantly providing consultation and training to educators in a variety of educational settings: both public and private, across the continuum of services, for children and young adults with autism and other developmental, intellectual, and behavioral differences ages 2-22 years old. Dr. Dana has provided consultation and training for parents, school staff, and members of the community locally, nationally, and internationally focused on addressing the often overlooked or underemphasized needs of many neurodiverse children Dr. Dana is involved with Girls on the Run Atlanta as a volunteer coach and a member of the board of directors. Dr. Dana currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and her dog, Nottely. Dr. Dana most loves to spend time with her husband, family, and friends enjoying time outside whenever possible, especially if good food and wine are included!  In her free time, she enjoys running, fitness, paddle boarding, traveling, and reading.  Dr. Dana is also a certified personal trainer and certified youth fitness specialists.

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Jaylen Green, Intern

I am currently a fourth-year undergraduate at Emory University majoring in Politics, Philosophy, and Law. Throughout my time at Emory, I have held multiple leadership positions, including as an Oxford College Student Ambassador and as the Emory Autism Awareness Vice President. These

positions have helped me further cultivate my communication and time management skills. Ultimately, I hope to become a lawyer in order to one day help those who cannot help themselves.  I spent a large portion of my childhood working within nursing homes helping people with dementia and Alzheimer's, gaining a true understanding that we are all more than what society labels us as. Through that experience, I realized that there are not many policies that give them adequate support for their individual needs. I decided to dedicate my life to helping anyone with any mental and physical disabilities.

Together, we can make the world a more inclusive place.