Unicorn Children's Foundation Announces New Junior Board Officers and Members
Chair Katie Santoro, Self-Advocate
Vice-Chair Alyssa Miles, Advocate
Treasurer Jean-Max Meradieu, We Dine Together
Secretary Sudikshaa Amar, Advocate and Researcher
Administrative Officer Devin Nassar-Reis, 2071 - Redesigned Future Trends
Trent Alber, Unicorn Village Academy Graduate
Rachel Barcellona, Youth Ambassador, Self-Advocate
Breann Fisher, Volunteer
Thomas Gomez, Unicorn Village Academy Graduate
Angelina Lonardo, Volunteer
Dominique Rivera, Youth Ambassador, Self-Advocate
Maria Schenck, Barista Training Program Graduate
Elisa Villegas, Volunteer
In addition to supporting the organization's critical work in the community, Unicorn's CEO, Sharon Alexander shared, "Junior Board members will be able to engage in the Board development process, support fundraising, advocacy, and awareness efforts. This dynamic group will allow Unicorn Children's Foundation to demonstrate to the community that differences, whether intellectual, generational, socio-economic, etc., can be a good thing and we are all more alike than different."
Newly elected Chair Katie Santoro adds, "I am excited to work with the newly elected officers for the Junior Board and to serve as chair. I am happy to start this position within the neurodiverse community only 2 years after my autism diagnosis at 24 years old. I have wished to be more involved in the autism and overall disability community since discovering I am a neurodiverse individual. Serving as Chair for the Unicorn Children's Foundation will fulfill my mission that all people with disabilities get the services they need. Not only will they receive the services they deserve but they will have a voice."
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About the Unicorn Children's Foundation
Unicorn Children's Foundation is a 26 year old non-profit organization that is dedicated to building communities of acceptance, support, and opportunity for kids and young adults who are challenged by special needs and neurodiversity by supporting or developing its cradle to career pathways. Our initiatives connect families to community resources, advocate for inclusive opportunities, respect differences, empower individuals, and support success. With 1 in 6 children being diagnosed with a developmental or learning disorder, we believe it is our responsibility to create a world where all children's potential can flourish. To learn more about the Unicorn Children's Foundation visit http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org. Also available on Facebook and Twitter.
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