Administrative Team

Alicia M. Jennings M.A.
Executive Director

Alicia has 20 years of experience in Special Education and non-profit communities serving children and families in need as a teacher, administrator, and a leader in creating compassionate learning environments. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Organizational Management as well as a Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism. Alicia brings non profit administration and educational leadership experience from The Help Group, Victor Treatment Centers, and most recently, Hillsides Family Services. Throughout her journey in the industry she has remained focused on excellence in service and a community minded approach to education. Alicia’s goal is to provide special education students and their families the guidance, support, and context to reframe and to develop new opportunities for independence for children with special needs.

Laxmi Ghale
Program Director

Laxmi has over fifteen years of experience working with students with autism and their families. She has a Bachelor’s of Art in business and early childhood education. She has been involved in the training of faculty, the coordination and collaboration with school districts for each student’s yearly individual education planning meetings. She collaborates on admissions, the recruitment and hiring of Wings education and therapeutic team.

Bethany Rios
Business Coordinator

Bethany Rios has over ten years of experience in implementing business related and human resources functions at Wings.  She joined Wings as an instructional assistant spending time in the classroom supporting students and then joined the administrative team, moving on to support the human resource needs and non-profit business practices.  

Lucero Brown
Education Coordinator Assistant 

Lucero has been with Wings Learning Center for over 7 year. She has worked in the Elementary Classroom as an instructional assistant and in the Secondary Classroom as a teacher. She has her B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from UC Santa Cruz. She currently works as an education coordinator assistant and enjoys collaboration with the education team and working with the students.  

 

Jose Garrido
Operations Coordinator

Jose started working with Wings as an instructional assistant, supporting students within the classroom environment. As the operations coordinator, Jose ensures that the Wings environment supports the safety and positive learning for all students as well as provide a supportive environment for faculty and staff to work in and obtain successful outcomes. 

Jackie Pambid
Technology Support Specialist & AAC Specialist

Jackie received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Communicative Disorders with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology from San Francisco State University. She also holds a certificate in Assistive Technology that she received from Cal-State Northridge. Jackie has been supporting students and their families for over ten years in the classrooms and community. She is excited to take on a new role as Technology Support Specialist for WINGS, and will continue to work with staff and families in providing training and support with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.

 

Emily Carambat
Family Liaison

Emily has eight plus years of experience working with students with autism and their families. She has a B.S. in Special Education and Rehabilitation with an emphasis in Deaf Studies from the University of Arizona. This has given Emily a strong foundation for understanding the needs of students and their families. Emily develops individual plans for each family supporting their needs and concerns and creating a positive bridge between home and school.

Wings Learning Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD throughout their lifespan