Our Board of Directors
Maryellen Aland, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jessica Ratner, B.A. Economics, Social Media Specialist
Megan Harrison, B.A. Elementary Education
Dr. Katie Riewe, Pediatrician
Erica Twitchell, Education Advocate
Erica Twitchell, M.B.A., has had successful careers in education, corporate management, and small business development. Erica has combined her talents with her passion to create a winning system of special education advocacy for children. She fights for students to receive the support they need - and are entitled to by law - from their school district. With her keen, first-hand understanding of the special education process, Erica brings the complicated world of IEPs and 504s into clear focus with ease and professionalism.
When her experience with her own school-aged children collided with her strong sense of equity and fairness, Erica turned her passion into practice. She has committed herself to regular training and continued education to ensure best practices in the world of educational services.
Erica’s goal is to ensure every child has the opportunity to fulfill their potential with thoughtful, knowledge-driven, and passionate support. When parents agree to partner with her, they quickly learn just how many resources are available to help their child succeed. And children quickly realize that, for them, like all students, the sky is the limit.
Kristin Rokes, Advocacy Coordinator
Kristin Rokes has her BA in Psychology and her MS in Human Development. She has personal and professional experience working with children and young adults. She is the mother to a spirited son and wife to a spirited husband. She is a double cancer survivor. Her life mantra is JOY, EASE, LOVE. Kristin is devoted to bettering the lives of others by providing resources and services to meet their specific needs.
Nicole Adabunu, Advocacy Assistant
Nicole Adabunu is a Psychology major at Wesleyan University with a deep passion for social justice, advocacy, and mental health. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, baking, and obsessing over literature.