“To improve the quality of life for children, including those with special needs, through family centered practices, and through services and information to all families and to the professionals who serve them.”
To empower families through education, skills and resources to become self-sufficient and sustain a higher quality of life for their children.
Parenting Network Inc. is part of the Tulare County Family Resource Center Network. For more information on TCFRCN click below:
At Parenting Network, we have a dedicated team who work hard to provide resources so that families can flourish and succeed.
Paul J. Prado, MSW
As ExecutiveDirector of Parenting Network, Paul is responsible in leading, supervising, collaborating, coordinating, and strategic planning of all programs and services within our Family Resource Centers (FRC’s) Paul is also responsible for directing the management team in the implementation of service delivery and programmatic goals.
Paul has been with Parenting Network for 7 years and in this capacity, he has served as a Case Manager, Parent Educator, Youth Group Facilitator, Project Fatherhood Facilitator, and Program Manager. Paul has been involved with social justice and environmental issues impacting the San Joaquin Valley. He helped adopt and develop our Project Fatherhood program, which helps to promote father involvement efforts county wide. He is a member of Tulare County Prevention Council and holds an Associate of Art in Social Behavioral Science – College of the Sequoias, Bachelor and Master of Social Work – California State University Fresno.
Executive Program Manager
Christina Osorio has worked for Parenting Network for 13 years. As a Program Manager she supervises several different grant contracts through Tulare County Health & Human Services, First 5 of Tulare County, Visalia Unified School District and Tulare County Office of Education. She graduated from California State University of Fresno with bachelor’s degrees in Criminology and Chicano Studies. Christina also received an additional bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Fresno Pacific University.
Program Manager (Porterville)
As the Program Manager of Parenting Network, Inc., in Porterville, CA, Flor Martinez, oversees over 10 Programs and Parent Education Classes. Flor has over 20 years of non-profit work experience. This work experience includes working in group homes, crisis centers, and other non-profits. Flor brings knowledge in the following areas: case management, domestic violence advocacy, child and adult advocacy, crisis intervention, and 10 years of experience as a Parent Educator.
Program Manager (Dinuba)
Denise graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Health Service Management. As a program manager, Denise oversees the day-to-day operations to meet program goals available at the Dinuba FRC Location.
Parent Education Program Manager
As the Parent Education Program Manager, Stephanie oversees all the parenting curriculums available at Parenting Network, Inc. Stephanie has 8 years of case management, parent education, and respite experience. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fresno (CSUF) in Child Development.
Special Needs Services Program Manager
As the Special Needs Services Program Manager, Hillary oversees the Early Start Program, Family Empowerment Center, and Community Navigator Program. Hillary has over 25 years of management in various public service arenas and special education experience. She brings knowledge in the following areas: case management, special education/needs advocacy, crisis intervention, as well as prior involvement in recovery support, child support, and public defense, among other non-profit agency experience. Hillary’s lifeblood is a passion for advocacy and helping families to feel empowered and thrive utilizing her own past and current life experiences with special needs as the root of her daily work.
As the Operations Manager, Emily Black oversees maintaining the organization’s physical infrastructure, managing relationships with external partners (vendors, contractors, volunteers, etc.), optimizing the procurement and distribution of materials and assets, and addressing IT-related issues. Emily’s multitasking abilities and attention to detail contribute to the efficient functioning of the organization. Emily also coordinates the Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) for the agency. Emily graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Associates Degree in Business Foundations.
Human Resources Officer/Payroll Administrator
As the Human Resources Officer and Bookkeeping Assistant, Samantha brings a combined, 7 years of payroll and human resources experience and a Master’s Degree in Business. Samantha’s role at Parenting Network Inc., is to recruit and onboard new employees, administer employee benefits, oversee health and safety, aid in dispute resolution, and reinforce company culture.
Teri Van Huss
Chief Financial Officer