Professional Title: Workers' Rights and Civil Rights Attorney
Board Member Since: 2021
How she became associated with Rowell: My husband and I are caregivers for my Brother-in-law who sustained a traumatic brain injury. This experience led me to become a Parent Consultant at Rowell, where I learned how to be an effective advocate for families and individuals with diverse abilities.
Why I chose to be on Rowell's Board of Directors: To expand our outreach to more families in the North State so they utilize Rowell’s programs and resources (such as respite); advocating for inclusivity, accessibility, and visibility of families and individuals with diverse abilities in our region; and creating a community that uplifts, accepts, and honors the contributions of all humans.
Professional Title: Compliance Officer
Board Member Since: 2022
How she became associated with Rowell: I used the IEP training and advocacy representation with the schools my son was attending. I have also used the respite services offered. For many years, I have been a fan of all that Rowell Family Enpowerment does.
Why I chose to be on Rowell's Board of Directors: I hope to offer my knowledge and skills that I have learned through the years in nonprofit and public services. Assisting wherever I can.
Professional Title: Retired
Board Member Since: 2022
How she became associated with Rowell: I have a child who was a client. I've been involved with Special needs community for over 10 years.
Why I chose to be on Rowell's Board of Directors: I want to help bring the Special Needs Community together and encourage communication, support resources for more individuals with developmental challenges.
Professional Title: Mother of a child with Down syndrome
Board Member Since: 2019
How she became associated with Rowell: As a young adult I was a respite worker through Rowell and learned a bit about their mission and the services they provide. I later attended trainings through Rowell as a new parent to a child with a disability. A former employee of Rowell contacted me about joining the board because of my previous experience in the field of education.
Why I chose to be on Rowell's Board of Directors: To help connect families to applicable resources and advocate for individuals with disabilities in our community.
Professional Title: Mother of a child with Angelman Syndrome
Board Member Since: 2016
How she became associated with Rowell: In 2013, I went to an IEP training and over the years have relied on the trainings and information received from Rowell to navigate the school system.
Why I chose to be on Rowell's Board of Directors: I am proud to be a member of the Board that oversaw the smooth, successful transition of the Executive Director. I want to continue supporting Rowell to be successful in the way they help and educate families that in turn empower them to be successful in school and beyond. I would like to see Rowell make impacts in the community with regards to inclusion and workplace opportunities for adults with disabilities.
Amanda Mooneyham MD, MPH
Member at Large
Professional Title: Associate Residency Program Director, Shasta Community Health Center
Board Member Since: 2017
How she became associated with Rowell: A former member of Rowell reached out to me to represent the medical community on the Board. I am a Deaf family medicine physician and a former consumer of services like the ones Rowell provides.
Why I chose to be on Rowell's Board of Directors: My goal is to act as a medical advocate for disabled children at local community health centers and to make sure they are getting the services that they need in our community.