Together with a board of parents, special education advocates, and medical professionals they have formed the Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas to bring together families for fellowship and support.


Lisa Mousselli Resweber M.A., BCBA, LBA

Board Chair

Lisa Mousselli is the President and Executive Director of Autism Response Team Texas. She graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with an MA degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Lisa has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and working with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for the past 19 years. Lisa began in this field by volunteering in a special day class that educated children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Lisa is inspired through lessons that each child interaction provides and continues to strive to further the field of ABA, and ensure that services are provided with integrity and commitment to the true nature of the science  

Patricia Glass

Executive Director 

Patricia is the Executive Director of Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas. With years of experience in the non-profit community, Patricia is excited to work on a project that is especially close to her heart. When her son was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with autism. Because of the hardships her family faced and the isolation they felt, she was determined to provide resources for families to make their journey with neurodivergancy easier. Luckily, she found a mom just as passionate as she is, to help build her idea into a successful non-profit. 

Casey McCoy

CFO & Co Founder 

Casey is the CFO & Co- founder of Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas. She was born in Houston, and is now a transplant in Tyler. Casey works in P&C insurance at Bosworth & Associates. She  is the  mother to 3 little girls,  

Her daughter, Lara Grace, was diagnosed with autism when she was 3 years old, after a year and a half of testing. 

She is passionate about service and locating resources for kids with different abilities. Casey met the founder by chance at a local play date hot spot, and they were full steam ahead on a mission to create a community for parents that share their journey. They are here to serve all of East Texas.

Catherine Chhay, MOT, OTR/L

Board Member

Catherine Chhay is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for pediatrics! She graduated in 2008 from the University of Southern Maine with a Master's in OT. Catherine has a background in pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, formal evaluations, and wheelchair positioning. Since becoming a mother, she has transitioned to pediatrics, where she has practiced for the last 7 years. She focused on early intervention, both clinic and home health, schools, and teletherapy, while following her husband's Navy career around the world. Catherine desires to further specialize in areas including but not limited to: holistic OT, sensory integration, self-regulation, wheelchair and adaptive interventions, motor mechanics,  and academic strategies, including handwriting remediation.

In her spare time, Catherine teaches her own two children, aged 6 and 9 and enjoys being a mom, wife, and outdoor adventurer. Her goal is to bring more awareness to East Texas through holistic OT practices, therapy dog interventions, parent/community resources, accessibility for adaptive sports, classes, and other opportunities to serve the Autism and Pediatric community. 


Board Member

After retiring in 2015, Lynn's 30 years of experience in public education included 20 years as an Educational Diagnostician and 10 years as a teacher for PPCD (Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities), special education resource classes, and general education classes.  She has a passion for empowering each student to reach his or her maximum potential and know that an appropriate educational plan is imperative for students with learning differences.

She received her B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Baylor University in Waco, TX. Lynn completed her Masters in Special Education with an Educational Diagnostician certification at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX.  She is a Registered Professional Education Diagnostician.

Anne Cates, MD 

Board Member

Dr. Anne Whitney Cates was born and raised in East Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University in 2004 and her Medical Doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 2008. She then remained in Houston to complete her Pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in 2011, at which time she moved back home to East Texas to practice General Pediatrics in Longview. She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, sewing, and traveling when the opportunity arises. She lives on Lake Tyler with her husband and four children.

Casey Muze, TRAP Learning

Board Member

A native of Longview, TX. Casey holds over 20 years of training as a performance percussionist for numerous rhythm instruments, is the creator of AvenueSpeak by Casey Muze, is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and has spent time studying sound engineering/music production in Dallas. He is a faithful partisan of the change through art and movement and dedicated to serving the East Texas community. 

Casey arrived in Tyler after spending time in Lufkin, TX, where he served as a substance abuse counselor for an adolescent program. While in the Piney Woods of East Texas developed Avenue Speak to communicate education on the mental/intellectual/physical benefits of connecting drumming to sensory privation adaptations. 


Which serves as a platform for holistic treatment for individuals under the barriers of substance abuse disorders and intellectual conditions. His presence is peaceful and influential. His voice is dynamic.

Ana Barnson, MA, NCC, LPC, EMDR Certified Therapist

Board Member

Ana Barnson is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor with a certification in EMDR and a passion for helping the East Texas Community. With her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler, she quickly set out to help survivors of abuse through their healing journey at the East Texas Crisis Center. As a Therapist and Director of Client Services at the non-profit ETCC,  Ana served families impacted by trauma and abuse while furthering the center’s community outreach and education mission.

In her private practice, Ana connects with clients through EMDR, often integrating play, movement, and sandtray into her counseling to focus on an individual’s growth and resilience. As a TBRI Practitioner, she works with caregivers to help kids overcome mental health challenges and strengthen parent-child relationships. She regularly works with children, adolescents, and adults who may be challenged by depression, anxiety, complex PTSD, dissociation, and grief due to traumatic experiences.  Ana Barnson also provides supervision for new helping professionals during their internships.

Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Ana Barnson has been part of the East Texas community for over 12 years. She is passionate about volunteering or collaborating with organizations and events such as the Baby Block Party, the UT Tyler Social Work Advisory Committee, and the Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas. In her free time, if she is not hiking, camping, or running with her husband, she treasures playing board games and laughing with friends and family around the tabletop.