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 Volunteer

Lori Ashley - Vice President
Term: May 2012 - April 2014
Parent Volunteer

Members At Large

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

William O. Dahlke, Jr., DMD

Term: November 2012 – October 2014

Pediatric Dentist


Janie Root

Term: April 2013 - March 2015

Marketing Consultant 


Tammy Rieken

Term: August 2013 - July 2015

Parent Volunteer


Amanda Backlund, DPT

Term: March 2014 - February 2016

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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