Fight 4 Autism

Meet the Staff

Johanna Burke is the Founder of Fight 4 Autism.  She is a loving mother of two boys, Aidan, who is 18 years old and has severe autism, and Dailey, who is 16 years old. Johanna is a licensed attorney in New Jersey.  She is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey and obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Montclair State University, New Jersey.   She is a Board Director for The Zsido Ranch, a 501(c)3 non-profit in NJ.  Also, she was the Walk Co-Chair for the Northern NJ Autism Speaks Walk for 2014 and has been a Member of the Northern NJ Autism Speaks Community Awareness Committee for the past 6 years. She was a Board Trustee for the Hawthorne Board of Education and the Chairperson for the Special Education Committee for the Board of Education.

​Johanna Burke

Meet the Founder

Rita O'Grady

Registered Nurse

​Elizabeth Utvik

Elizabeth Utvik is the Co-Founder of Fight4Autism. She is a loving mother of twin girls, Emma who is 16 years old and has severe autism, and Sofia, who is 16 years old.

Marge Orth

Special Events Coordinator

Johanna proudly displays this symbol on her left arm as a token of her love and dedication to her son Aidan who is her super hero and her relentless pursuit to fight for this lifelong disability. 

Meet the Co-Founder


Krissy Sciarra

Corporate Sponsorship