Balandra Fregoso,
Executive Director

belandra-parentservicesBalandra is the Executive Director at Parent Services Project. Prior to joining PSP, Balandra was the Director of Operations at A Home Away from Homelessness, a program of Bay Area Community Resources that provides academic support and enrichment opportunities to homeless and formerly homeless youth. Balandra worked for many years in partnership with San Rafael City Schools, Marin Community Foundation and First 5 Marin to coordinate  San Rafael School Linked Services and the Canal School Readiness Initiative. Balandra was born and raised in the Bay Area and spends most of her free time with her family. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is passionate about social justice issues including educational equity and immigration reform. bfregoso@parentservices.org

Kerry Bacho,
Raising a Reader Program Manager

kerry-150x150Kerry Bacho joins the PSP team as our Raising a Reader Program Manager and coordinates the Marin Raising A Reader program. Prior to PSP, Kerry worked for eight years as a Family Advocate with the Novato School Readiness Program and Novato Youth Center, working with 0-5 year olds and their families, preparing them to be ready to start school. Kerry’s experience also includes five years of service work in the Sierra Madres in Chihuahua, Mexico with Tarahumara Indian children – nurturing them, assisting the dentists and pediatricians, and collaborating with the local Rotarian Clubs. Kerry has a passion for working with children and inspiring them to want to learn and to be successful. Kerry is bilingual in English and Spanish. She received her Associates in Arts degree from Santa Rosa Junior College and is working on her Bachelor’s degree in Chicano Latino Studies at Sonoma State University. kbacho@parentservices.org

Cecilia Hudson,
Developmental Playgroup Coordinator

Cecilia Hudson is originally from Peru, and immigrated here more than 25 years ago with a professional background in Child Development for the public sector. Cecilia enjoys her work in Advocacy and Social Justice for immigrants, in particular Latinos and underserved communities. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Services and has over 15 years of experience working with diverse backgrounds in Marin county. Cecilia specializes in helping new clients to learn about community resources. She has helped families in previous positions at the County of Marin and Health and Human Services, Victim Witness Services and the Food Bank of Marin. Cecilia is grateful that she has the opportunity to continue to support families through PSP programs. chudson@parentservices.org

Perla De Los Santos,
Developmental Playgroup Coordinator

Perla de los Santos is originally from Mexico and has been living in California for thirty-five years. She has been working with pre-school children and parents from diverse cultures for over twenty-eight years. Perla has experience working with dual language learners and children with challenging behavior and special needs. She loves working with children and getting them ready for kindergarten. Perla believes that parent participation is vital for children to succeed in school and in the school of life.
pdelossantos@parentservices.org

Angelica Almanza
Digital Equity & Family Engagement Coordinator

billAngelica Almanza is a student at Dominican University of California were she is perusing a degree in Global Public Health with a minor in Community Action and Social Change. Wanting to get involved in the community, Angelica utilized her bilingual skills to participate in the 2020 service-learning program cohort that specialized in helping the Latinx community. This work ultimately lead Angelica to apply for the Family Engagement position at PSP. In addition to wanting to help the community Angelica enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.aalmanza@parentservices.org

Elizabeth Almanza
Digital Equity & Family Engagement Coordinator

billElizabeth Almanza is a student at Sonoma State University pursuing a degree in Women and Gender Studies. Elizabeth has experience helping the community having worked with with other nonprofits in the area of Marin. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.ealmanza@parentservies.org

Tammy Sanchez, Digital Equity & Family Engagement Coordinator

Tammy’s passion is to serve her community, she believes in respect, equity, and inclusion for all. Tammy has lived in Marin county for 20 years and has experience working with different nonprofits to support families. During her free time she loves spending time with her family and her dog, Lily.

tsanchez@parentservices.org

William Jordan,
Operations Consultant

billBill Jordan comes to PSP from New York where he was the Associate Director of Operations for Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center. He has extensive experience in project and fiscal management, grant writing and leadership development.

Bill did his graduate work in California and additional two-year post-graduate work at Cornell University and New York Rockefeller Institute of Government in Management Development. Bill brings strong fiscal and administrative skills to the organization. billjordan@parentservices.org