Elizabeth Martin, Navajo
Liz Martin is a mother of a son with a learning/speech disability, and a longtime advocate for her community. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge from working with federal programs in a school setting. She also currently sits on the school board in her home community.
Judy Wiley, Apache
Project Manager (NAPTAC)
Judy Wiley is Apache, and previously served as the director for The National Indian Parent Information Center (NIPIC). Prior to her work at NIPIC She worked for the Parent Center in Oregon as the American Indian Outreach Director for over 20 years. Judy began learning and teaching the Special Education process over 30 years ago. Judy is also a mother of two adult children. She has a son, Brian who has disabilities. Judy also co-founded the Native American Parent Support (NAPS) a Native American parent group founded in 1990 in Oregon. She was a member of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) National Advisory Board for Exceptional Children.
Kelsey Woody, Navajo
Kelsey is Navajo from Gallup, NM. Most of his experience comes from a background of computer science and technology. He brings to EPICS a wealth of knowledge in programming, hardware, and software, and has gained experience in Special Education and Early Intervention, conference planning, graphic design, and grant writing.
Catalina Reichert, Inca
Catalina is from South America, brought back to the U.S, and grew up in Las Vegas, NM. She started working with Title 1 schools in 2011 and has loved it ever since. Her goals are to help families bridge gaps, make sure that needs are being met, and that everyone is feeling involved and striving for better goals.
Neomi Sandoval-Bartrum, Mestizo
Neomi has been a professional/para-professional for 27 years. She is married and has 6 kids, 3 of whom have disabilities. She is a grandmother to two grandchildren. She retired as a Chef in 2016 before deciding to become an advocate for children with special needs.