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Who We Are


The majority of the staff and Board of ParentsCAN are people who have experienced the challenges and joys of life with a child with special needs. We believe that parents know their children best and, when equipped with reliable information, they are their child’s best advocate. We know that families are the key to achieving bright futures for their children. The Board and staff  work together to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization while providing high quality services to families.

Our Board of Directors

Lisa Colarusso, President

Rik de Lange, Treasurer

Candice Chia

Matthew Guggemos

Angelica  Rincon

Araceli Soto

Ken Wood



Our Staff

Marlena Garcia, Executive Director

Shelly Hanan, Community Engagement Director

Martinique Querner, Family Center Director

Chris Roth, Development Director



Our Partners

  • Westin logo
  • Bank of Marin
  • US Bank
  • Caymus
  • napa printing
  • Harvest logo
  • Westamerica
  • Thompson
  • ANV logo
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