Rita Kosnik, PH.D, is Chair of the Spectrum Community Board of Directors, and Founder of Summer on the Hill. She is also a co-founder of an informal peer group of young adults with ASD, and its partner parent support group. Dr. Kosnik, along with the parent support group, initiated the concept of Summer on the Hill.
As a tenured Professor of Management and Negotiations at Trinity University since 1993, Dr. Kosnik provides the key sponsoring relationship with the university to provide a learning opportunity for students and faculty, as well as the dorms, dining, and classroom facilities for Summer on the Hill. She has managed the relationship with the Arc of San Antonio and currently with the San Antonio Clubhouse and Autism Lifeline Links, among others.