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Our talented team represents a cross-section of cultures and nationalities with solid foundations in customer service and a wide array of professional and volunteer experience working with children.
Lois Parks – Parenting Coach & PCV Specialist
Lois Parks is a retired teacher, joining Joining Hands Visitation team in 2017 as a Parent/Child Visitation (PCV) Specialist. She is currently a certified counselor and parenting coach/instructor with JHV. Ms. Parks began her undergraduate studies in education and child development at CWSU (Central Washington State University) in 1969 and later received a BS and teacher certification from SUNY (State University of New York) at Oswego. After completing evangelical church planting missions which included establishing private schools and facilitating home-school cooperatives, Ms. Parks received the MS in Special Education from SUNY at Albany before returning to her NW roots with her husband and five children in 1988. While teaching in public education, she received her educational administrative certification as part of her Doctoral studies and research in educational leadership at SPU (Seattle Pacific University) in 1997. Ms. Parks served for several years as the school district special programs director and as an adjunct City University professor teaching Curriculum and Instruction and School Law to prospective educators. She finished the last ten years of her career in public education by teaching and supervising instruction of students from birth to 21 identified with autism and other severe disabilities.
Jeremy Wallace – Adaptive Dad’s Facilitator & PCV Specialist
Jeremy’s passion to help stemmed from his childhood, sharing what he had with those who had not. He has been a foster father for over 5 years and participated in countless hours of training. He has fostered 7 children; 4 of which were long-term care of more than 2 years. He has seen first hand what happened to children when they didn’t have a father-figure or had a “bad dad.” It has become Jeremy’s quest to help those he can to do what is right for their children by providing guidance and a positive change in fatherhood for those that are wanting to make that change.