SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Regional Center of Orange County has appointed Irvine's Liza Krassner and Santa Ana's Amy Jessee to serve one-year terms beginning in January and continuing through the end of 2017. Both are unpaid volunteer positions.
Liza Krassner, the parent of a son with autism, is Administrative Manager for Academic Programs and Facilities for the Program in Public Health at UC Irvine. She is also an independent film producer, producing short films employing a diverse crew, including those with special needs. Passionate about promoting employment for adults with special needs, Krassner's many volunteer activities have included serving as a parent volunteer for the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders and a member of the Family Advisory Committee for the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network. She is also Secretary and Member of the Board of Governors for Center Club Orange County.
Amy Jessee, a self-advocate who receives services from RCOC, has cerebral palsy. She also has a photographic memory for anything having to do with numbers. An active member of Alliance of Abilities' Integrity House for nine years, she advocates for friends who can't speak for themselves and has attended disability rights meetings in Sacramento and worked on transportation issues for people with disabilities.
About Regional Center of Orange County
Regional Center of Orange County is the private, nonprofit organization contracted by the State of California to coordinate life-long services and supports to more than 19,000 Orange County residents with developmental disabilities and their families. Developmental disabilities include intellectual disabilities, autism, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Learn more at www.rcocdd.com.
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SOURCE Regional Center of Orange County