Cal-TASH is the California chapter of TASH, the international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in 1975, TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect, and institutionalization. TASH works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates. The inclusive practices TASH validates through research have been shown to improve outcomes for all people.

Cal-TASH supports practices that promote our resolution that all people, regardless of their label or perceived level of disability, should have the supports they need to direct the course of their own lives, and to live and participate successfully in inclusive schools and communities.


Natalie Holdren, Chapter Co-President
Mary Ellen Sousa, Chapter Co-President
Zachary Miller, Vice President
Melissa Hough, Co-Secretary
Molly K. Rearick, Co-Secretary
Kathy Peckham-Hardin, Treasurer
Eileen Medina, Conference Coordinator

Jodie Agnew-Navarro
Jamie Crum
Karen Cull
Alison DeYoung
Joe Donofrio
Jean Gonsier-Gerdin, Current TASH Board Member
Amy Hanreddy, Past President
Kirk Hinkleman, Past President
Aja McKee
Joseph Nacario
George Singer, Current TASH Board Member
Caitlin Solone
Daniel Stickney
Tara Uliasz
Francisco Valenzuela
Lisa Yamasaki

Jacki Anderson, Honorary
Kathleen Gee, Honorary
Shirley Rodriguez, Honorary
Scott Shepard, Honorary


2017 Summer Board Retreat

Sacramento, CA