About US

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

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Administration

Jillian Van Leuven, MPA Executive Director

 

 

 

Bernice La Scala, Associate Director of Programs

 

 

Christina Salazar, Chandler Site Coordinator

 

 

 

Christian Trasviña, DISCOVERY Coordinator

 

 

Moredecai Ouma, 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

 

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