Our Directors

Achieve Beyond - Founders & Executive Directors

Trudy Font Padron Founder, Programs Executive Director
Trudy Font Padron obtained her doctorate at Vanderbilt University. Prior to founding Achieve Beyond, Dr Font Padron served as a tenured professor at the graduate level, teaching courses in Assessment, Statistics and Childhood Behavior, while continuing to undertake assessments and deliver services, in English and Spanish. Dr. Font Padron now consults on clinical issues and assists in lobbying efforts on behalf of EI and Preschool children and families.

Robert Padron Executive Director
Robert Padron received his BA from New York University and his MBA from Columbia University. Prior to Achieve Beyond, he co-founded a chain of pet stores, raised cattle and farmed in Tennessee and developed tropical fish farms in Central and South America. Currently, Mr. Padron oversees business functions and develops new programs at Achieve Beyond. In this role, he is involved in the Business Development Department.

Julia Sue Matuza MA, BCBA, LBA, Chief Executive Officer
Julia Sue Matuza is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated success working in the individual and family services industry. An expert in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, and Pediatrics, Julia has held the CEO position at Achieve Beyond for over 10 years. She is passionate about providing top pediatric care with unparalleled support for families.

Before assuming the CEO role, Julia worked in every department at Achieve Beyond. This immersive participation in clinical therapy makes her uniquely qualified not only as a practitioner, but as a strong business development leader in the field.

Julia attended Columbia University where she received her M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She later pursued her BCBA/LBA licensing, with a focus in Organizational Behavior Management. Her extensive knowledge in ABA services combined with her education and experience, allow her to foster the culture of care and commitment that distinguishes Achieve Beyond.