Bernie Webb is one of the founders of VIA. He and his wife Alison moved to Charlottesville in 1995 in search of effective services for their two children, Harry and Georgia, both of whom are on the autism spectrum. Working together with other local families, they sought out models, discovered evidence-based approaches, and built a school from the ground up.
Beyond his advocacy for the organization he helped to found, Bernie has served VIA in numerous official capacities throughout our first two decades, from his board and committee service to writing and editing the original VIA newsletter.
Bernie earned an M.A. in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. He worked for the Defense Department and in private investment in San Francisco before returning to Charlottesville with his family and founding VIA. He is an avid runner.