Board Members, Volunteers, Staff & Providers
President - Joslyn Mintz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Joslyn is the owner of PepperMintz Consulting, a behavior analytic service firm and formerly the Puget Sound Regional Coordinator for Positive Behavior Supports Corporation. She is a licensed psychologist (WA #60493871) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in the assessment and treatment of autism, developmental disabilities, ADHD, as well as a wide variety of other childhood conditions. Joslyn received her doctorate in school psychology from Louisiana State University where she worked as a behavioral consultant in the schools and oversaw an early intervention program for children diagnosed with autism. She completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute and postdoctoral fellowships at the Marcus Autism Center and Emory University, as well as the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, American Psychological Association, and the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis. Joslyn has presented her research at national and international conferences and is published in peer-reviewed journals. She lives in Seattle with her husband.
Vice President & Miss Exceptional Pageant Director - Beth Schubert, RN
Beth Schubert is the driving force behind the Miss Exceptional Pageant for exceptional young ladies, which she runs with her daughter, Samantha. She was also a volunteer Director for Camp Promise-West for children who have neuromuscular conditions for 7 years. She is a Registered Nurse with MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital. Beth provides a homeschool education for her son who has both autism and Charcot Marie Tooth disorder, and she helps her daughter navigate the Running Start program and her many extra-curricular activities. She is also always ready to give advice related to special education advocacy, and she has lots of great gluten-free recipes for anyone who asks. Beth was recognized as an "Unsung Hero" by the Washington Department of Early Learning in 2016 and her story was featured on the Seattle's Child website. She lives in Puyallup with her family.
Treasurer & Fundraiser Planning Committee - Angela Allison
Angela is a Pharmacy Technician at Group Health Cooperative in Tukwila. She's had an interest in Bookkeeping and Marketing for some time, and has been watching the work of the Exceptional Families Network for several years. After becoming educated on the many things the organization has accomplished and is working toward achieving, she knew she wanted to help provide budgetary and financial oversight. Angela is excited about the possibilities for the nonprofit, and has a strong desire to help our constituents by working as a Board Member. She lives in Tacoma with her family.
Co-Secretary, Minecraft Social Group Provider & Fundraiser Planning Committee - Corinne Dutton, RHIT
Corinne was a Medical Records Director for a nursing home facility. She has an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology and is nationally certified as a Registered Health Information Technologist. Before working in healthcare, Corinne enjoyed her role as an Assistant Children's Pastor. She also worked in several school districts as a Para-Educator, spending most of her time with children diagnosed with autism, as well as children who experienced multiple disabilities. In addition, she did work as a sign language interpreter. Corinne lives in Shelton.
Co-Secretary - Miranda Owen
Miranda is an Administrative Coordinator at the Children's Museum of Tacoma. Her relationship with the museum began as a volunteer, and she has enjoyed gaining professional experience while working with children, especially in the "Play to Learn" program, and also with the Exceptional Families Network's monthly support group meetings. Miranda has a passion for children and wants the community to have access to services that cater to children in Pierce County and beyond, from every background and ability. Miranda lives in Tacoma with her family, which includes 3 children ranging in age from newborn to 7 years old.
Board Member & Music Group Provider - Megumi Azekawa, MM, MT-BC
Megumi is a Neurologic Music Therapist, Board Certified Music Therapist (#09710), and Owner of Puget Sound Music Therapy. She has a master’s degree in music therapy from Colorado State University. She completed music therapy clinical internship at Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, CO. Megumi has a wide range of clinical experiences including inpatient/outpatient neurorehabilitation, pediatric outpatient clinic, community outreach groups, nursing homes, special education, and psychiatric settings. She focuses on addressing for physical, speech/language, and cognitive rehabilitation goals due to individuals with neurological conditions. Megumi is a member of American Music Therapy Association and Music Therapy Association of Washington. She actively presents her clinical research at local, regional, and national levels. Megumi lives in Tacoma with her husband and daughter.
Board Member, SFPS Olympia Group Leader & Fundraiser Planning Committee -