PDS Board of Directors

Katherine Doering – President
  • Retired Instructor/Supervisor in Severely Handicapped/Special Education Department

  • San Francisco State University

  • M.A. in Special Education

  • Board member since 1994

Gail Sollid – Secretary
  • Stepmother of participant who receives services from PDS

  • Retired audiologist

  • Worked with people a wide range of disabilities for 25 years

  • M.A. in Special Education with an emphasis in Audiology

  • Board member since 2012

Mary Mauro
  • Former President of United Cerebral Palsy for South Western Idaho

  • Served on the Governor’s Committee to Hire the Handicapped

  • Former head of volunteers at Elks Rehab Center

  • Mother of participant who receives services from PDS

  • Board member since 2015

Robin Sloan
  • Self-Advocate

  • Individual with developmental disabilities

  • Works at Banana Republic

  • Advocates for other participants who also receive services from PDS

  • Board member since 2005

Robin with her family

Denise Belanger
  • PhD in Special Education from UC Berkeley: Join Doctoral Program with San Francisco State University, emphasizing employment and community inclusion for adults with significant disabilities

  • Master of Nursing in Mental Health, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner

  • Owner of Mindful Nature Practice, a private nature-based mindfulness eduction practice in the North Bay

  • Former PDS staff member and administrator

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Brian Lyng
  • Self-Advocate

  • Individual with developmental disabilities

  • Works at Woodlands

  • Has been a part of PDS for 11 years

  • Known as Mr. PDS

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