Board of Directors

Who They Are

Special Needs Network benefits from an extraordinary group of individuals who dedicate their time, effort, and expertise to furthering our mission. 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. 

SPECIAL NEEDS NETWORK

Board of Directors

Areva Martin, Esq.

Areva Martin, Esq.

Managing Partner, Martin & Martin, LLP

Founder, President and CEO
of Special Needs Network, Inc.

Bonnie Berry LaMon, Esq.

Bonnie Berry LaMon, Esq.

Principal, B2L Entertainment Law Group

Vice President
of Special Needs Network, Inc.

Sonjia White, Esq.

Sonjia White, Esq.

Juvenile Resource Attorney, Los Angeles Public Defenders

Secretary
of Special Needs Network, Inc.

Ivette Chappell-Ingram

Ivette Chappell-Ingram

President and CEO, African American Board Leadership Institute

Randall Miller, Esq.

Randall Miller, Esq.

Principal, Miller LLP

Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley

Comedian and Actress

Daryl L. Osby

Daryl L. Osby

Fire Chief, County of Los Angeles Fire Department

Rahel Mengiste-Cook

Rahel Mengiste-Cook

Assistant Vice President, US Bank

Anshu Batra MD, F.A.A.P.

Anshu Batra MD, F.A.A.P.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, Our Special Kids Pediatric Care

Advisory Board

Adam Bruno
George C. Fatheree III
Dr. B.J. Freeman
Pat Grayson-DeJong
Cheryl Gully, LCSW
Jaron Hamlett, Sr.
Corey Harris
Monica Holloway
Gail Lara
Sylvia M. Lopez
Rev. Cecil L. Murray
Rev. Vanessa Ussery 
Arshya Vahabzadeh MD
Chidell Watkins

 

Parent Advisory Council Co-Chairs

Meshell Baylor
Evelin Palomar