Where special needs = exceptional!
Board Members & Volunteer Staff
Debbie Kray - Interim President
Debbie is a community advocate for families, children, and creative learning. She is the Education Manager at LeMay America's Car Museum. Previously, in her 13 years at the Children's Museum of Tacoma, she worked to provide families who have children with special needs access to informal learning environments. She joins the Board to strengthen its strategic plans and community engagement to ensure success in our mission. Debbie has actively volunteered in the athletic, academic, and artistic lives of her children in Tacoma and with her husband. She enthusiastically joined the Board to provide families with children with special needs opportunities to support the growth and learning of their children.
Sara Izzard - Co-Secretary
Sara has been a Special Education Teacher for almost 15 years, working with students with a wide variety of special needs. She currently works in the Bethel School District as an Assistant Principal. Sara has a Master’s degree in Education and is a National Board Certified Teacher. She lives in Tacoma.
Corinne Dutton - Co-Secretary
Corinne is a Medical Records Director for a nursing home facility. She has an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology and is nationally certified as a Registered Health Information Technologist. Corinne previously worked in children’s ministry and was a Para-Educator who did sign language interpretation in various South Sound school districts. She lives in Shelton.
Angela Allison - Treasurer
Angela's bio and picture are coming soon.
Miranda Owen - Board Member
Miranda's bio and picture are coming soon.
Angela Fish - Executive Director
Angela was recognized in 2013 as an Unsung Hero by the Washington State Department of Early Learning and her story was featured on the Seattle's Child Magazine website. She began blogging as "Caffeinated Autism Mom" in 2011, and in 2012 her blog was awarded "BEST Parenting Blog" through the Best of Western Washington contest. In 2011, Angela was honored as the Community Advocate of the Year by FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) of Washington. She is a contributing author in the book, Sensational Journeys: 48 Personal Stories of Sensory Processing Disorder. Angela founded the SPECIAL Families of Pierce County support group in 2008. She participates in several committees, including the Pierce County Interagency Coordinating Council and South Sound Autism Partnership. Angela has been an active participant and volunteer in the special needs community since 2007, previously serving as the Director of Community Outreach and Board Secretary for The Wyatt Holliday Foundation. She has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and has a diverse professional background in several different industries. Angela lives in Tacoma and has 2 children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Dani Wykes - Chair, Parent Advisory Council
Dani is a work-from-home mom and new military wife. She has a depth of experience with event planning and nonprofit fundraising, and is a former member of the Washington State Department of Early Learning's Interagency Coordinating Council. Dani is passionate about helping families with children that have special needs connect with parent support and local resources. Her creative and strategic thinking will help the nonprofit with its vision and steering. Dani lives in Lake Tapps and has 3 children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
The Wyatt Holliday Foundation, dba Exceptional Families Network
13117 Canyon Rd. E., Suite C, Puyallup, WA 98373