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

Janie Root - Vice President
Term: April 2013 - May 2017
Marketing Consultant

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

Members At Large

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

Cyndy Ortiz Gustafson 
Term: December 2015 - November 2017
Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Progress, LLC 

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