Our People

Our people—staff, board members, coaches and volunteers—are dedicated to ensuring a positive experience for every participant and family. Learn more about the individuals who bring our mission and vision to life.

Our Staff

Laura L Lasko

Executive Director

Teri Thrower

Program Manager

Rachel Hunter

Development Manager

Stacie Southall

Communications Coordinator

Samantha Hulsman

Program & Events Outreach


Our Board

Vincy Samuel

Board Chair

Annie Erstling

Vice Chair

Elizabeth Gregg


Meg Balke

Board Member

Lisa Benitez

Board Member

Joanne Carrizales

Board Member

Rebekah Hope

Board Member

Gayle Pitts

Board Member

Wesley Roberts

Board Member


Special Events Committee

Pat Bonner

Fred Gaudios

Fran Butler

Sherry Warner

Emily Phan

Reagan Allen

Kim Delaney

Our Culture

Our mission, vision and core values are at the heart of everything we do. Learn more about our organization, our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and how you can join our team.