SNP’s Mission  

SNP's Description

SNP's Values

Building a community of professionals to empower families and youth with special needs throughout the Peninsula and
​South Bay. 

SNP strives to better support 
professionals who help families and children with unique needs.  
​By educating and learning from one another, we promote professional growth and collaboration - raising the standards for care and service in our local community. 

Professionalism, Community, Families, Education, Outreach, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Connection, Sharing Resources, High Standards, Fun!

Meet the SN​​​​​​P Board 
SNP's Board is made up of individuals with the passion to see this professional group thrive and, in turn,  help as many individuals and families as possible.  

We are growing!  If you'd like to help make our group even stronger, please contact us for committee and volunteer opportunities.

  1. Heidi Friedman, SNP President and Founder
  2. Teresa Nair, SNP Vice President
  3. Michelle Kennedy, SNP Secretary
  4. David Cross, SNP Community Events Chair
  5. Melody Lowman, SNP Membership Chair
  6. SNP Director of Publicity
  7. Valerie L. Andrews, PhD, SNP Social Event Chair
  8. Danielle Morgan, SNP Directory Chair
  9. Tamara Blue, SNP Treasurer
SNP's Board members come from a diverse background of services and professions. Each member brings unique strengths and experiences to the organization's foundation. The Board's role is to govern and guide the organization through it's Mission and Values while maintaining a collabrative network of special needs professionals.  ​​​​

SNP's Start

Founded February, 2016

SNP began in the winter of 2016. Heidi Friedman, SNP Board President, and original Founder has always had a passion for helping others and bringing people together.  When returning to the Bay Area in 2015, she did not find a local multi-disciplinary professional organization working with special needs children and families. So, she decided to create one.  A happy hour invite and coffee shop discussion lead to a fast-growing organization with a Board and non-profit status underway.  SNP is looking forward to seeing how fast our expanding organization can bring resources together to beneft and strengthen our community.

Membership Benefits

Non Profit Organization

Always Accepting New Applications for Membership 


Membership includes:

  • Name and Business Listed in SNP's online Member Directory

  • Private List Serve to use as a multi-disiplanary professional resource

  • SNP Facebook Page access to advertise events

  • Community Outreach Events 

  • Monthly Social Mixers

  • Showcase Events and opportunites highlighting member businesses

  • Shared Resources
SNP's Board is working to finalize papers for filing for Corporate Staus leading to Social Non Profit Status.