Board Members

Board of Directors

Our volunteer board meets monthly and sets policy for Family TIES, hires the Executive Director, and insures the fiscal stability and accountability of the organization.


Nora Behrens - President
Term:  September 2012 - August 2014
Business Owner, Parent Liaison

Martha Estrada - Vice President
Term: November 2011 - October 2015
Office Manager, Therapy Management Group - Early Intervention Services
Parent Liaison

Tamara Arellano - Secretary
Term: June 2014 - May 2016
Parent Liaison  

Members At Large

Janie Root

Term: April 2013 - May 2017

Marketing Consultant 


Gabriella Fogliani

Term: June 2014 - May 2016

Parent Liaison


Pamela Phillips

Term: June 2014 - May 2016

Parent Liaison 


Carrie Ostrea 

Term: November 2014 - October 2016

Non Profit Director, Parent Liaison

Shelly Hall 
Term: March 2015 - February 2017
Former Mental Health Counselor III, Sierra Regional Center

Toni Richard 
Term: May 2015 - April 2017
Parent Liaison 

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, contact Melanie Kauffman, Executive Director at (775) 823-9500, ext. 230 or