Meet the Board

Special Needs Network Board of Directors

Special Needs Network is honored to have an extraordinary group of individuals who dedicate their time, effort, and expertise to further our mission of providing aid to underserved families affected by developmental disabilities. Members on the board guide long-term planning strategies and provide organizational oversight and development, while ensuring that we are responsive to the needs of the community. The board’s tireless service has brought Special Needs Network to new levels of excellence.

Chair: Areva D. Martin, Esq. Attorney, Author and Media Commentator

Secretary: Sonjia White, Esq., Juvenile Resource Attorney at Los Angeles Public Defenders

Treasurer: Shamya Ullah, Private Wealth Manager at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney













Ruth Creary, Ph.D., C.E.O. at Visiting Angels, Caregivers, L.L.C.

Jan Davis, President at SuperbTech, Inc.

Annette Hollomon, Adult Residential Facility Developer and Administrator

Bonnie Berry LaMon, Esq., Owner at The B2L Group, Writer, and Entertainment Attorney

Kevin McCarthy, Vice President at Union Bank

Janine Watkins-Ivie, SCE Director of Regulatory Compliance




















Advisory Board

Lee Bailey
Prudence Baird-Metcalf
Yvette Chappel-Ingram
Dave Clark
Dwight Counsel
Pat Grayson-Dejong
Elizabeth Koo Edwards, Ph.D.
B.J. Freeman, Ph.D.
Theodore Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Cheryl Gully, LCSW
Monica Holloway
Gail Lara
Rev. Cecil L. Murray
Rev. Vanessa Ussery
Seth Weisbord, Esq.

Parent Advisory Council Co-Chairs

Meshell Baylor
Evelin Palomar

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