1 Year of Service: Happy Anniversary All in Need, Family Support! AiN is celebrating one year of service on August 18th! Thank you to our supportive families who use our services. Thank you to donors, volunteers, and friends. Without you AiN wouldn’t have made it this far!
Meet The Board:
Adryon Ketchman, Chair: Adryon Ketcham has been an active member of the San Francisco Bay area special education and Autism Spectrum Disorders Communities for over five years. She has worked in the San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Solano, and Contra Costa Counties in a variety of settings. Ms. Ketcham received her Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Behavioral Analysis from University of California, San Diego. She holds a Masters of Arts in Special Education from Chapman University. Adryon obtained her BCBA from University of North Texas, at the Denton Texas Campus location.
Ms. Ketcham has enjoyed her role as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and classroom teacher in her special education career. She enjoys working with all members of the IEP team, feeling a cohesive team is best for each child. Ms. Ketcham currently resides in Martinez with her dog Napoleon. She is an avid endurance athlete having completed marathons and triathlons with Team in Training.
Julie Payne, Vice Chair: Julie Payne, a Bay area native, brings to all in Need experience, drive and enthusiasm. Over 8 years of experience in retail real estate leasing and management. Julie is currently the Assistant General Manager of Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, CA Halfway through her career, she took a year to pursue her International MBA from the University of San Diego. Julie is the elder of an adult special needs sister. Her past volunteering includes Premdawn-Home for Sick and Dying-Calcutta, India, Winter Special Olympics in Lake Tahoe and Corazon-home building in Mexico with the St. John Vianney Church Youth group. Her hobbies include visiting the wine country, unwinding in Lake Tahoe, visiting family in Chicago, watching the Giants play ball at the stadium and staying fit and healthy.
Elizabeth McClanahan, Treasure:
Elizabeth lives in Concord, California with her husband and two daughters. She wears many hats in her life including wife, mom, business owner, volunteer, and advocate. Her daughters are the focus of her life. Some of her hard work paid off when her eldest, Brittany, graduated high school in 2011, and is now attending college to pursue her nursing degree. Elizabeth’s youngest child, Erin, was born with a genetic disorder called Mitochondrial Disease. Since Erin’s diagnosis, the family has rallied around her to give her the best life possible.
Elizabeth: “Taking care of my family, took on a whole new level when Erin was diagnosed. I was devastated when I was told that she would not develop mentally past the third grade, and would most likely not make it through her teens. I educated myself on her rare disorder and found a team of specialists, as well as therapists and teachers, which have joined with me to maximize Erin’s potential. I was not going to sit back and watch fate take its course without a fight. Erin is now ten and fighting those odds with the love and support of her team. That is when I found All in Need. They gave Erin a place where she could be herself with other children at similar developmental needs.”
Elizabeth has recently decided to give back to All in Need, and help take it to new levels by becoming a member of the Board and taking on the role of Treasurer. Elizabeth is a recent graduate of California State University East Bay with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Accounting. This coupled with her bookkeeping experience for small businesses, and her 12 years of Paralegal experience in Corporate/Business Law makes her a great asset for the Board.
Elizabeth: “I want to see All in Need able to help all special needs children in our community, and give their families the support they need to help improve the quality of their lives.”
Erica Chew, Secretary:
Erica Chew comes to the All in Need board bringing ten years of account management and business development expertise. She currently is the Director of Account Management for FRG Waste Resources, providing comprehensive waste and recycling solutions to corporate clients across the United States. Erica specializes in project management, USGBC LEED certification and ISO 14001 environmental certification.
Erica was raised in a family of non-profit fundraising professionals, attending fundraising events from a young age. She looks forward to using her personal experiences to help the All in Need board. In her spare time, Erica enjoys running and traveling.
Crystal Stull, Committee Chair: Crystal Stull was born and raised in Concord California. She worked as a Special Education Assistant for the Mt. Diablo Unified School District for 10 years while figuring out what she wanted to do and put herself through school. During this time she discovered that she had a passion for working with children that have special needs and their families. She graduated from Cal State East Bay with a BS in Liberal Studies and minor in Psychology. She obtained her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential as well as her Special Education Mild/Moderate Credential from Chapman University. After obtaining her credentials, Crystal left teaching elementary school and took a job teaching Resource at the high school at which she attended. She is now beginning her 3rd year teaching high school resource. She regularly attends meetings and trainings to further develop her skills. She is on the CARE team at the school as well as the Department Chair. Crystal loves giving back to the community that she grew up in and continues to strive to provide the best education possible to her students. She recently decided to continue to support those in her community by accepting a position on the Board of All In Need. Crystal is looking forward to continuing to offer support to children and their families in this new capacity.
Autumn Green, CEO and Founder:
Autumn Green the founder of All in Need, Family Support. Ms. Green holds a degree in Business Administration from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Autumn worked as an Administrative Assistant at Lane Community College for six years until my family moved to the San Francisco East Bay area in December 2006.
Being a wife and mother is her top priority. Continually supporting her husband’s career as an Energy Engineer, and advocating for both of her boys. Austin, her oldest son, was recently diagnosed with Psoriasis and ADHD, and her youngest son Yaakov has had several different diagnoses given–Speech Delay, Pediatric Bipolar, Aspergers, and others—since the age of three and a half. Determined to give her children the best support in school and the medical world, she spends much of her time and energy advocating and balancing the active lives of her boys. Austin is involved in HipHop and Breakdancing, participates in his church Youth Group, and chooses to make a difference in the world by participating in the Walk for Psoriasis. Yaakov, a left defender in club soccer, has many team practices and tournaments. She makes it a priority to provide transportation and moral support for these activities. She is also a member of the Community Advisory Committee on Special Education at Mount Diablo Unified School District, the chair of the CAC Blog, a volunteer for KidCompass (a special needs program at Oak Park Christian Center), a volunteer at my children’s school, and works part time as a classroom aide for MDUSD. You will find Autumn enjoying “dates” with her eldest son, yelling on the side lines at soccer games, and reading voraciously on her Kindle.
To review June 7th Board Minutes, you can click on the link: June 7, 2012 Board Minutes.
To review August 2nd Board Meeting Agenda click on the link: August2 Board Agenda.
A Special Day at the Park: We regrettably canceled the A Special Day at the Park, but look forward to offering in 2013!
Many of you know what eScrip is because you have signed up to support your child’s school. eScrip is an easy way to give to All in Need, Family Support, and eScrip will allow you to sign up three agencies/schools! (For example: Autumn’s eScrip has Sequoia Middle, Valhalla Elementary, & All in Need). It is simple to use, you add your Safeway card and your Credit/Debit cards and as you do your daily shopping a certain percentage by participating stores is given to AiN. Visit eScrip
today and follow the steps and make sure you add All in Need, Family Support. Our group ID is 500030170.Bill Due:Insurance is due again!
Please consider donating to help pay for this years insurance as of August 3rd the cost for this years insurance is approximately $2,199. We expected it to go up about $900 more, and insurance broker cost we were in the ball park. There is a 3.00% APR charged to each month to any unpaid balance excluding property and accident.Help Needed:
Sub Committees: As AiN continues to grow, we will need volunteers for sub committees. Volunteers will be needed for the following sub committees: financial, development, PR and other needed committees. Please consider supporting AiN by volunteering for a sub committee. Please email Crystal
, sub committee chair, to let her know how you can help AiN.
If your child attends the social group outings, please purchase a T-shirt for your child. The cost is $15; please email Autumn
with the size. Girl’s shirts will be purple and are available in sizes medium through large. The boy’s shirts are gray and come in sizes ranging from medium to extra-large. This will be required in 2013, but available now.
Mark Your Calendars
Thursday, August 16th. 6:30-8:00 pm (Board Game Night)
Saturday, September 1st. 2:00 pm-3:30 (Games in the Park)
Thursday, September 15th 5:30-8:30 (Card Game Night)Respite Events:
Saturday, August 16th 5:30-8:30 pm (Day at the Beach)
Saturday, September 15th 5:30-8:30 pm (Our Olympics)Board Meeting
Saturday, August 25th 10 am-2pm (Board Retreat)
Thursday, October 4th 6:30-8:30 TBA
A Word of Thanks!
Volunteers: AiN has some amazing volunteers! Thank you, Andrea, Angie, Jacob, and Sherly for helping out at AiN’s Social Event Wii Night! Thank you to AiN Respite Volunteers for supporting AiN’s respite on Saturday, July 21st: Andrea, Austin, Deb, Jacob, Jerry, Koralyn, and Sherly for making a sucesssful evening. A special Thank you to Costco who has donated to our cause!
Saturday Social Group:
We are in need of volunteers to help out with AiN outings. The first Saturday of the month social outings are scheduled late morning or early afternoon and last 1 1/2 hours. Here are a few examples of our scheduled activities bowling, Qzar, Ghost Golf, and so much more. Please visit our website
for more information.Respite Events:
The third Saturday of every month we are in great need
of volunteers for respite care. Respite care is a three hour program where we give parents a break, while we promote social interaction with the children offering gross and fine motor activities all in a sensory based atmosphere. This event is a three hour event in the evening once a month. Please visit our website
for more information.
eScrip: eScrip is a continuous fundraiser. It allows you to link your credit cards, Safeway card, etc to AiN and a percentage of your purchase will go to AiN! AiN’s group ID number is: 500030170
Snoball: Snoball is a unique way to give to your favorite charities! You create a scenario (ex: Every time my favorite sports team wins…) and the amount to donate (…I will donate $1 to AiN). Snoball will keep track of when the scenario happens and deduct the amount when it reaches a threshold you dictate (ex: $25).
Scrip: Raise money by shopping with gift cards for everyday purchases like food, clothing and entertainment. Each scrip gift card you buy earns a rebate for your non-profit organization. Scrip is the powerful, “no-selling” fundraiser. Contact Autumn for more information. AiN has agreed not to post group ID numbers online.
Employers Giving: Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employees’ spouses. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours.
Donate: You can donate online today through AiN website or send a check through mail.
All in Need, Family Support,
25-A Crescent Dr. #214,
Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Location: Do you know a space that AiN can rent for Thursday Night Social Groups? Please send Autumn the information on the location.