Guiding the Autism Landscape

Empowering Synergy is a team of corporate strategy consultants, due diligence consulting advisors and executive management solution providers. We are dedicated to the healthcare field with a particular focus on autism spectrum disorder and behavioral healthcare.


With decades of experience and a track record that includes building, managing and selling one of the most successful and respected autism service providers in America, the work we do is reflected in our values: knowing that individuals and organizations can be empowered to make positive, sustainable changes that improve their business, their lives and the lives of others.


Led by Dr. Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D, the company was founded around a specific mission and goal in order to add value to the autism and behavioral healthcare industry. As one of the field’s most respected autism subject matter experts, she is also known for her strong business acumen and experience in starting, growing and selling a large business.


“I can help investors understand the autism provider landscape, as well as help service providers improve their service delivery, optimize outcomes for consumers, and increase the value of their businesses.”

Among our strengths and competencies, in the due diligence process, we can quickly and efficiently identify the strengths and weaknesses in direct service companies and pinpoint their differentiating factors, thereby providing valuable insight for investors in order to guide investment decisions and deal pricing.


Generally, investors are very good at assessing a company’s value from a business and financial perspective, but not at understanding the autism landscape. Together, we can help autism companies identify potential competitors and advise on how best to grow and scale, be competitive, recruit, train and retain good talent while managing regulatory environments.


Empowering Synergy brings an understanding and perspective of the growing autism industry and its respective services that few people can boast.


Connect today to find out more about how Empowering Synergy can help you and your organization create positive and prosper

what we do

Autism & Behavioral Healthcare

Guiding your investment decisions and business growth in the autism industry

corporate consulting

Optimize your business to support your long-range vision

due diligence & Management

Broad insight into the state of the autism industry that few others can offer

Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Our founder is a dynamic senior executive and entrepreneur

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Our founder is a dynamic senior executive and entrepreneur who combines strategic vision and technical prowess to drive business initiatives. A behavioral healthcare consulting specialist, she is recognized for her ability to advance and manage significant growth in the autism services industry.

Autism Industry Thought Leader

Accomplished Behavioral Healthcare Specialist

Catalyst for Organizational Transformation

Multi-Dimensional & Passionate Leader

High-Value Relationship Development Expert

Instigator of Meaningful Change

Ronit Molko Empowering Synergy

About Dr. Ronit Molko

Dr. Ronit Molko is the founder and CEO of Empowering Synergy. Recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert in autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities and behavioral healthcare, she is a dynamic senior executive, entrepreneur and strategist. She is recognized in the industry for her strategic vision, and her ability to advance and manage planned expansion and significant growth while maintaining a high-quality service model, even in the face of increasing demand for services. As a co-founder of Autism Spectrum Therapies Inc. (AST), she was instrumental in growing the company from a small start-up into a multi-state service provider with annual revenues up to $40M. Dr. Molko has empowered thousands of individuals on the autism spectrum, helping them to gain the skills they need to live more independent lives and fulfill their dreams. For her, it is a true passion, and a personal mission.


Over the course of her career, Dr. Molko has developed and maintained strong working relationships with regulators and third party payers, among whom she is known for protecting her client’s services in the face of significant regulatory change. She has driven strategies to diversify revenue streams, increase profitability and improve efficiency while driving excellence in client programming and service delivery.


A graduate of Harvard Business School’s three-year Owner/President Management program, Dr. Molko holds a Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Science and Family Life from the University of Kansas as well as a master’s degree in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and is a licensed clinical psychologist in both California and Washington. A board certified behavioral analyst, her business acumen and strong clinical background have positioned her as a leader in both autism service and in the business of healthcare in general. A skilled communicator, she has a unique ability to articulate complex, sensitive issues to both clients and staff as well as insurance, industry and regulatory agencies.


In recognition of her achievements in business as well as her leadership abilities, Dr. Molko has received several awards, including the Mickey Weiss Award for Outstanding Alumni from the American Jewish University, the World of Difference 100 Award in Education from the International Alliance for Women, an Enterprising Woman of the Year Award from Enterprising Women Magazine, and the Smart Leader Award from Orange County’s Smart Leaders. Most recently, she was recognized with a 2017 Woman of Influence Award by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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Dr. Molko currently serves on the board of the Galt Foundation and the Los Angeles chapter of the Autism Society of America, and is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization at the local and platinum levels.