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 Executive Director 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 earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Health Service Management. In her current role as the Executive Program Manager, Denise oversees the daily operations of the Dinuba Family Resource Center (FRC) to help the organization achieve its program objectives. She also provides support and guidance to the program managers at the Porterville and Visalia FRC locations.

With her educational background in business and healthcare administration, Denise utilizes her analytical and leadership skills to coordinate the FRC’s services and ensure they are delivered effectively to the local community.


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 (Visalia)

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.

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.

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.

Harlye Sanchez

Program Manager (Visalia)

As Program Manager for the Visalia Parenting Network, Harlye helps oversee the county-funded programs as well as other initiatives. Harlye has multiple years of program management experience, as well as a bachelor’s degree in social work and an associate’s degree in liberal arts. With her education and experience, she brings a strong background in social services and program management to support the important work being done at Parenting Network.

Julio Garcia

Children & Family Services Supervisor (Visalia)

As the, Child and Family Services Supervisor, Julio helps to oversee the Special Needs Services programs at our organization. This includes the Early Start program, the Community Navigator Program, and the Family Empowerment Center Program. Julio has a strong background in human services, with many years of experience advocating for individuals with special needs and students. He is passionate about ensuring families have the support and resources they need to thrive. In his role, Julio works closely with the program teams to coordinate services, connect families to community resources, and empower parents to advocate for their children. 

Board Members

Santos Prado

Chairman

Shawna Rodriguez

Board Member

Teri Van Huss

Chief Financial Officer

Rose Rubio

Board Member

Our Funders

Are you Interested in Volunteering? 

Join the Community Care Crew! 

Parenting Network Inc introduces the Community Care Crew (CCC). The CCC consists of Open Volunteer Days & Extra Help during community events and workshops. Volunteering can also consist of sorting & organizing the Emergency Food Pantries & Clothing Closets at all three of our locations.

Emergency Food Pantries 

Volunteering at the emergency food pantry involves helping to distribute food and other essential items to individuals and families in need. This may include tasks such as stocking shelves, packing food boxes or bags, and ensuring an orderly and dignified distribution process. Volunteers play a vital role in providing access to nutritious food for those facing food insecurity in the local community.

Emergency Clothing Closets

Volunteering at our clothing closets means assisting with the collection, organization, and distribution of donated clothing and accessories to people in need. Responsibilities could include sorting, sizing, and hanging donated items. Volunteers help ensure those facing financial hardship have access to essential clothing and hygiene items to meet their basic needs.

Extra Help at Events & Workshops

Volunteering at community events and workshops involves supporting the planning, setup, execution, and breakdown of events and activities. Volunteers play a crucial role in making these community-focused events and educational opportunities accessible and successful. By donating their time and effort, volunteers help bring people together, share knowledge, and strengthen the local community.