Jim Spink


Jim serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Autism Care Partners and its affiliated organizations. With 20+ years of progressive executive healthcare leadership, Jim sets the operating and growth strategy of ACP. Inherent to his leadership is the core belief that all children with a behavioral need can live lives of fulfillment through evidence-based, individually tailored care. This philosophy guides Autism Care Partners on a daily basis. Throughout his career, Jim has focused on improving the delivery of, and access to, healthcare for individuals with intellectual and behavioral needs. Prior to joining ACP, Jim was President of Beacon Health Options, where he oversaw over $600M in revenue and led a national team of over 1,000 employees. Prior to his tenure at Beacon, Jim led the implementation of Medicaid’s Personal Care Attendant program in Massachusetts. Jim holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University, Boston where he concentrated in Disability Services Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jim serves as a Board Advisor to Behavioral Health Works, a national autism treatment organization, and has provided strategic and operating insight to numerous mental health, substance use and behavioral care organizations.

JoAnn Scanlon

Senior VP for NY Services

JoAnn received her BS in Business Administration from SUNY Albany and her MS in Special Education from Adelphi University. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and a NYS Licensed Behavior Analyst. JoAnn is the Senior Vice President for New York Services of Autism Care Partners, the parent company of ACP Early Intervention. They provide services to children with autism and other developmental delays and their families. She has worked in this field for the last 25 years as a therapist, consultant, and administrator. JoAnn worked as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University’s Early Childhood Special Education Program. She has been an active member of both the Nassau County and the Suffolk County Early Intervention (LEICC) Committee on Autism for 20 years and chairs the Suffolk committee. She has presented numerous presentations and workshops for parents and professionals, school districts, and the Departments of Health. JoAnn serves on the Board of Directors of the ELIJA School. She volunteers her time to various organizations in support of children with special needs, and professional organizations striving to improve the quality of services provided to those children. She is also the parent of an adult son with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Ann Marie Vigliotti

VP of Early Intervention
Operations and School Programs

Ann Marie Vigliotti, MS SDA, VP of Early Intervention Operations and School Programs, earned her master’s degree in special education from Hofstra University and an advanced certificate in School District Administration from Dowling College. Annie has over 25 years of experience in the field which includes classroom teaching, home-based instruction, and administration. She joined Marion K. Salomon and Associates when the agency began in 1997 and was a driving force in its growth. She became the co-owner/Executive Director of MKSA, LLC and has recently joined the leadership team at ACP Early Intervention. Annie oversees all aspects of the home-based Early Intervention, CPSE and CSE programs. She has served on several Nassau and Suffolk County committees that help to make recommendations concerning policy and procedures. In addition, Annie conducts professional development trainings for providers. She is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, a member of her district’s PTA as well as a Girl Scout leader where she provides trainings on including children with special needs into troops.

Luz Sampayo

VP of ACP-Early Intervention NYC

Luz is an accomplished professional with a strong background in testing and assessment within the field of psychology. She received her BA and MA in early childhood psychology and school psychology from the College of New Rochelle and is a NYS-Certified School Psychologist. With over 20 years of dedicated experience in early intervention, Luz has worked to contribute to the well-being of children with developmental delays as an advocate, service coordinator, ABA therapist, and evaluator. Having worked in the foster care system as well as being a mother of two children who also benefitted from the Early Intervention program, Luz understands the importance of educating parents on early detection, early intervention, resources, and advocacy and has collaborated with community leaders, head starts, school boards and other organizations to present and create parent workshops.
Currently serving as the Vice President of ACP-Early Intervention’s New York City Centers, Luz oversees the delivery of high-quality services to children. Luz’s goal is to continue to expand access and educate underserved communities. Luz’s passion for making a difference in the lives of children, combined with her experience in the field make her a respected leader in the early intervention community.