Born to missionary parents living abroad, Lowell developed natural compassion for and appreciation of people from all nationalities and economic backgrounds. After graduating with a degree in Business Marketing and Management, Lowell worked for the Fresno Housing Authority. This experience solidified his passion to help people and provided invaluable background knowledge of private and public programs for his future work. After returning from Peru with his family in 2014, he was instrumental in growing and expanding the services of Stone Soup Fresno until Exceptional Parents Unlimited recruited him to serve as CEO at the end of 2017.
Suzanne has been with EPU since 2001. She has over 25 years of accounting management experience in the nonprofit and health care industries as well as several years in public accounting. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting from California State University Fresno, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Kim joined the EPU Leadership Team in 2013. Kim brings over twenty years of experience with her in a Human Resources/Director role. Her experiences have come from working in a variety of industries including Health Care. Kim is a certified Professional of Human Resources.
Amanda is a Fresno Native with a deep love for Fresno and the Central Valley. She graduated from Fresno State with a degree in Philosophy and Political Science. She left her career as a Major Account Executive at a local office technology firm in March of 2022 to become our Director of Development and Communications. Being part of the “great resignation”, she left her successful career to use her talents and skills to build our Development and Communications department. Amanda is committed to the community we serve at EPU and values building partnerships that will cultivate the work that we do each and every day.
Lilith’s experience over the years have underscored how critical parent-child relationships are. She believes that authentic partnerships with families need to be at the center of our work if we want to achieve meaningful outcomes for young children. Lilith is humbled for the opportunity to work closely with staff in the EPIC Early Intervention program, Baby Clinic, Child Development Center and others at the greater EPU family. Importantly, she is grateful to the many families who are teaching her the invaluable lessons of vulnerability, trust, and growing hope even in challenging situations. Lilith has been part of EPU family since 2018.
Claudette joined EPU is 2003 as a Home Visitor, then moved to Parent Ed Facilitator/Coordinator, then Assistant Program Manager, and is now Program Director of Parenting Services. Claudette grew up in a family with parents facing similar challenges to those of parents who come to EPU on a daily basis. This firsthand knowledge of family and parenting needs motivated her to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Her work experience since then has served to intensify her desire to provide programs that promote empathy and ultimately give hope to families dealing with significant life struggles.
Jacqui joined EPU in August 2021 as Manager of Clinical Services and later Director of Clinical Services at the Assessment Center for Children (ACC). Jacqui has been providing mental health services to children and families in Fresno and Tulare counties for over 20 years. Jacqui holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and a Master of Social Work. Jacqui is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (IFECMHS-0-5), and Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). Jacqui is very passionate about advocating for early childhood mental health and is happy to be a part of EPU.
Dr. True Moua joined EPU March 2022 as the Director of Parent Education and Support. He comes with over 15 years of experience in post-secondary higher education. His roles ranged from teaching in the classroom, budgeting financials, Manager of Educational programs, to Director of Education. As a first generation immigrant, his family came to the U.S. in 1986. With limited resources and language barriers, his family was able to navigate the school and county systems and established roots in the Central Valley. From his upbringing and life experiences, Dr. Moua gained a deeper appreciation for education, empowerment, and self-advocacy work. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Moua holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History, an MBA, and a Doctorate of Organizational Management in Information System and Technology. As a father to four growing children, he is excited to call the Family Resource Center at EPU home for the unforeseeable future.