Our Mission

To improve the life of all families including those with special needs by providing support empowerment through the centralized delivery of social, educational, health, advocacy and other support services while respecting beliefs, values, customs and culture.


Our Vision

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:

Leadership Team

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

Executive Director

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.

Denise Pedregon

Executive 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.

Flor Martinez

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. 

Stephanie Clayton

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.

Harlye Sanchez

Program Manager

Emily Black

Operations Manager

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.

Samantha Trujillo

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. 

Nicole Phelps

Financial Administrator

As the Financial Administrator, Nicole Phelps plays an integral role at Parenting Network, Inc. Nicole is a seasoned financial administrator with an impressive 20 years of bookkeeping experience and an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies. Throughout her career, she has honed his skills in various financial roles, working with both small businesses and large corporations. Her extensive knowledge and expertise cover a wide range of financial areas, including bookkeeping, budgeting, payroll management, and financial reporting.

Julio Garcia

Children & Family Services Supervisor

Board Members

Santos Prado


Shawna Rodriguez

Board Member

Teri Van Huss

Chief Financial Officer

Rose Rubio

Board Member

Our Funders