Washington PAVE | STOMP Project | 6316 So. 12th St. | Tacoma, WA 98465
(253) 565-2266 (v/tty) | 1-800-5-PARENT (v/tty) | Fax: (253) 566-8052 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Our Staff
Heather Hebdon-Founder and Director of STOMP
The mother of 3 children,
all of whom were enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program, during
her husband's 22-year military career, she has a strong commitment to working
with other military families. Ms. Hebdon's oldest son has Down Syndrome,
lives and works in his community, and continues to be a source of inspiration
and exasperation to his mother, as do her other two children.
Heather is located at the Headquarters office, when she isn't traveling, and welcomes calls from families and providers.
Luz Adriana Martinez is a native of Colombia, South America. For the past 18 years has been working in the field of advocacy for children with disabilities.
She is currently working as the Assistant Project Director for STOMP out of the Central Regional Office in Arizona. She has been apart of STOMP’s Parent Professional Volunteer Network (PPVN) since 1992. She holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BA from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.
“When I first heard about STOMP, I had three children under the age of three and two with significant disabilities.” Adriana has Down’s syndrome, type I diabetes (pump therapy) and thyroid issues. Her sisters Brenda and Sandra were preemie twins and Sandra later was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. ”STOMP was instrumental in giving me the tools I needed to be an advocate and ensuring services for my children and myself as we moved from one installation to another during my husband’s 22 year career in the Army”.
Adriana is looking forward to your emails and phone calls and meeting you in person during one of our training sessions.
Valerie Patterson - Parent Education Coordinator
Valerie Patterson is an Army wife and mother of five children, four of which are enrolled in Exceptional Family Member Program. Jennifer (16) is deaf and attends Eastern Carolina School for the Deaf; Kimberly (15) is your typical teenager; Jeffery (13) is ADD and has learning disabilities; Amanda (11) is ADD, Mild metal retardation and has learning disabilities, asthma; and, Matthew (8) has serve asthma as well as learning disabilities.
She volunteers in many different groups. She has worked as an assistant with the Exceptional Family Member Program for the last eight years. For the last two years she was Mayor / Activities Coordinator for her housing area on Post.
I believe as a parent we need to hold active roles in our children's lives. I have told my children just because it may take them longer to do something never let that stop them for going after their dreams, "One Person Can Make a Difference".
Sarice Tanvas - Parent Education Coordinator
Sarice is a native to the Seattle, WA area and the wife to an Active Duty soldier who is based out of Joint Base Lewis McCord. They have one son, age 5, who has sensory issues and is continuing the evaluation process for other suspected disabilities. Sarice has worked with military families in the past through the CYS Kids on Site program and has experience as a teacher in the Head Start preschool program. Sarice holds two Bachelor’s Degrees from Washington State University in Psychology and Human Development, specializing in Early Childhood Education. She has been involved with many different non-profit organizations that assist individuals and families in crisis and across multiple developmental domains.
Located at our Headquarters office, Sarice is devoted to assisting families attain the resources and support necessary to help achieve their goals.
Kate Mason - Parent Education Coordinator
Kate Mason is the wife of an active duty airman and mother to 3 children. Her oldest has Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD and ODD, while her other two are typically developing. Her son was diagnosed at 4 years old and his needs have been a priority over the years, ranging from social needs to academic supports and sensory issues.
In the past Kate has served as a Key Spouse, President of the Squadron Spouses Club and in the Enlisted Spouses Club Presidency. Kate has extensive experience working with in the military system and is able to relate that experience to the current PEC position. Kate has been active with various military work groups on and off installation sharing information and supporting military families.
Kate has holds a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences and is hoping to start her Master's Degree in the next year. Kate has also attended various trainings on Autism, Sensory Integration Disorder, Birth to Three needs, Social Security and other special needs areas.
Kate has been working with STOMP since 2010. She feels blessed that she has the skills and knowledge that have helped to support the families.
Washington PAVE has a policy of nondiscrimination. In the event you, as an employee or recipient of services, feel that you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, or HIV/AIDS status, you have the right to file a complaint with the agency´s 504 Compliance Officer.
Please contact PAVE´s Compliance Officer: Heather M. Hebdon,
6316 South 12th. Street; Tacoma, WA 98465-1900 (253) 565-2266 (v/tty); 1-800-5-PARENT (v/tty); Fax: (253) 566-8052, E-mail:email@example.com
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