Advocacy, Education, Support and Scholarships for Children With Special Needs in Our Community.

PAUSE4kids Staff

Meet the Board of Directors

Board of Directors Secretary Terri Hilliard Olson, Esq. Is head of her own firm, and draws upon her vast experience and easy communication style to help clients with estate and business succession planning, asset protection, special needs trusts, elder care, family protection planning, and general business formation and facilitation. She is also a private mediator assisting families, elders, individuals, and businesses in resolving disputes.

Board of Directors CFO, Amgen scientist, and parent Kirby Wong-Moon has been a member of the board for two years. His interests include parent education and advocacy.

Director of Communications and Marketing Tania Weissberg is the parent of a child with Apert Syndrome. Her interest in child advocacy began soon after the birth of her son. Tania's specific focus lies in the area of inclusion and the non academic ways to stimulate the brain and body. She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and finds her work and background in the dramatic arts to be a great resource.

Board of Directors member Kathy Greco, Esq. has been a member of the P4k Board for 5 years during which time she has facilitated the Parent Advocacy monthly meetings. Her law practice in Westlake Village is centered around representing Children with Special Needs. She believes each client is a gift and a blessing to her. She takes a pragmatic approach to working through IEP and Regional Center services. She loves living in Old Agoura with her three Chow-Chows, Jade, Mia and Topaz.

Board of Directors member Ike Martinez has been actively volunteering in his community since age 6 due to having 2 blind sisters. He has been with PAUSE4kids since its beginning. Ike specializes in fundraising using his vast community resources.

Board of Directors member, Vice President and Treasurer Terri Kanner graduated with honors from California State University Northridge in 1989. In 1993 she received her juris doctorate from Southwestern Law School, graduating with high honors. She practiced medical malpractice defense litigation until 1999 when she gave birth to her daughter and decided to leave litigation to build a multi-national footwear importing business. In 2007 she was blessed with a son. In pre-school it became apparent her beautiful boy had special needs. Terri became a fervent supporter of special needs children and now the drive to help disadvantaged children that pushed her to become a lawyer has defined itself as helping these very special kids. Ms. Kanner is proud to be part of PAWS4kids and their mission to make a difference in the lives of these special children.

Board of Directors member Tom Yoon originally from St. Louis, moved to the Southern California area in 2011 to enjoy the beautiful weather. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and obtained his MBA from St. Louis University in 1991. With over 25 years in the financial industry, Tom is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor providing personalized service and monitors financial goals for his clients. Tom has two children who attend Indiana University in Bloomington.

Board of Directors member Jennifer McIntyre has been actively volunteering in her community since 1990. She is the mother of four sons, with varying development delays and learning challenges. Using her skills in paper crafts and creative documentation, Jennifer helps youths in the community to express themselves through art, journaling and imaginative innovation while addressing the child’s desire to become responsible citizens and strong leaders.

PAUSE4kids was formed in 1999 by Keri Bowers. While no longer an active member of our Board of Directors, she is an accomplished filmmaker producing documentaries and educational videos for the special needs community. She can be found at her own site, Normal Films.

Geri Gross is one of the original PAUSE4kids members. Geri has served as President of PAUSE4kids several times in the past. She dedicates her time and energy to the memory of her daughter Betsy and all the children and families living with autism.