The Remarkable History (10 min)
Who We Are
Since 1955, MERCI has been supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in maximizing the quality of their lives and in becoming integrated, contributing members of the communities in which they live.
MERCI strives to give a voice to those who can't speak for themselves and opportunities to those who are forgotten. Each individual we support inspires us to help others see their unique gifts and talents.
We offer a wide range of support services that are individualized and person centered. Support Services are community based giving each individual that opportunity to find meaningful volunteer positions, internships and competitive integrated employment.
Board of Directors
April Dominguez, Board President
Bobbi Breusch, Board Vice President
Rene Araiza, Board Treasurer
Christina Cisneros, Board Secretary
Jillian Van Leuven, MPA Executive Director
Bernice La Scala, Associate Director of Programs
Christina Salazar, Chandler Site Coordinator
Christian Trasviña, DISCOVERY Coordinator
Saundra Sahagun, Ernie's Place Residential Administrator
Alex Stott, John & Mary's Residential Administrator
Laura Reyes, Residential Healthcare Coordinator
Ruth Laigo, Senior Accountant
Leslie Sanchez, Administrative Services Coordinator