Suzie Murphy... Good to Know Ya!

Suzie Murphy - Good to know you!
Suzanne Murphy is our Board secretary. She joined Firefly’s Board in January of 2020. Suzie is a former elementary teacher of 20 years who still enjoys to guest teach every chance she gets-- when she is not watching her grandson. She holds a Masters in Education from UNC Greeley and a Bachelor of Education from Metro State. In addition to giving her time to Firefly Autism, Suzanne volunteers at Crisis Center of Douglas County.
On her beginnings with Firefly Suzanne says, “I attended the Laugh Yourself Blue Gala in April 2019. I was so impressed with the work Firefly was doing in the field of Autism and knew I wanted to become involved. I was completing my last year of teaching at the time
and was looking for a worthwhile cause to volunteer my time to. Being an elementary teacher, I knew firsthand how important supporting students with Autism and those on the spectrum was and still is. Firefly offers not only educational support to students, but also to their siblings, parents and/or guardians. I am amazed at what we do and the programs we provide for these students and their families.”
“Firefly supports families and helps all involved to do everything possible to ensure they acquire the skills needed to achieve their goals. Our new school not only supports the students and families, it is also a place where all services can be attained. All services that the students and families may need can be found under one roof and thus provide a more valuable use of time for all involved.”
We at Firefly Autism are very lucky to have such a gifted and passionate member of our board of directors.

Meet Sandra Gudat

Meet Sandra Gudat:

Each month Firefly Autism introduces you to another member of our distinguished and generous Board of Directors. In November, Sandra Gudat became the new President of the Board. This month we wanted to introduce her to you and share a little bit of her story.

Sandra is the President and CEO of Customer Communications Group and Publisher of
For 30+ years she has been helping executive level managers and Boards at organizations like Nordstrom, Macy’s and GM articulate and implement a common vision and roadmap for customer centricity. In 2012, her company was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. Sandra is also the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of, a website dedicated to helping Fortune 2000 companies improve their customer centricity initiatives. Sandra’s son, Alec is on the spectrum. Alec is the most unique, interesting and flabbergasting person she knows. In February of 2016, Alec was one of the many reasons she joined the Board. Sandra says, “I am proud to serve on the Board of such an amazing, world-renowned organization like Firefly. FFA is leading the way in the treatment of kids and young adults on the spectrum. They have been a pioneer in collecting and using the student’s behavioral data to shape their therapies and change lives and I LOVE that, being a data-geek myself!”

Sandra’s core values stem from believing in the dignity and un-replicability of every human being and that is my driving force with everyone with whom I interact. It is why she has been highly successful in a consulting business which promotes customers and looks for ways to better their experience with a brand, and it is why she serves on the Board of Firefly Autism.

Firefly Autism is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in the state of Colorado. Donations are tax-deductible.


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