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

Members At Large

Janie Root

Term: April 2013 - March 2015

Marketing Consultant 


Amanda Backlund, DPT

Term: March 2014 - February 2016

Doctor of Physical Therapy


Gabriella Fogliani

Term: June 2014 - May 2016

Parent Liaison


Tamara Arellano

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

Lori Ashley
Term: May 2012 - April 2014
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