Our Staff

Pip Marks: Project Director

Pip attended her first parent support group meeting at Support for Families 29 years ago when her oldest son was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Prior to joining  FVCA in March 2013, she was the Director of Education and Support for the Hydrocephalus Association for 18 years where she worked extensively with families and professionals affected by hydrocephalus. Pip’s son remains her guiding light in her work as she focuses on improving the lives of children and youth with special health care needs. A native New Zealander, she has lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years.


Allison Gray: Project Leadership Manager

Allison joined FVCA as the Project Leadership Manager in April 2013. She has a background in education and educational publishing and came to this work after years of frustration navigating systems and services for her son with special health care needs. She is also the California Family Advocate on the Western States Genetics Services Collaborative.


Sara Godley: Communications Associate

Sara comes to FVCA with a robust understanding of the nonprofit world and all things communications. She is dedicated to helping families who have children with special health care needs access the information and resources necessary to make informed decisions. Sara attended UC Davis where she majored in English.


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