Staff Profiles, Infant and Family Support Program

  • Joelle Boismenu
    Early Intervention Teacher
    Areas served: Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton and surrounding area

    Joelle is a mother of two and longtime early childhood educator. She is empathic to the challenges and joys of parenting. She has been with the Infant Program since 2010 and is committed to helping families along their personal journey.

    Adrienne Canales
    Early Intervention Teacher
    Areas served: Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Fremont and surrounding area

    Adrienne Canales completed her undergraduate work in Special Education at the University of Akron and grad work in Early Childhood Special Education at Kent State, Ohio State, and San Jose State upon moving to California. Adrienne has had a career in the field of Early Intervention for 30 years, spanning many regions to include Ohio, Maryland, Southern California and Alameda County. She has been with ACOE since the year 2000 and served as the Teacher in Charge for the program for 7 years. Adrienne is passionate about providing relationship-based, family centered early intervention services and working within the daily routines of a child’s life to support and empower families to continue intervention strategies between visits.

    Aixa Caraballo
    Areas served: All

    Aixa Caraballo joined the Infant and Family Support program as the school nurse in 2005. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from San Jose State University, a School Nurse Credential from Fresno State University and trained as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the University of California San Diego.


    Kamesha Fields

    Kamesha is a home visitor. She is the proud mother of two and has an educational background in Early Childhood Development. She enjoys working with families and children.

    Karen Freeman
    Program Secretary
    Areas served: All

    Karen Freeman is Site Secretary for the all 4 regions, with her work base being at our Hayward location. Her background includes serving 15 years as a Director of Preschool serving 62 students, Human Resources Associate and Senior Secretary to the ACOE Grants Department. Having raised a special needs child, she has a deep affinity for the program. However, she finds “being needed” by the staff the most rewarding part of her job and thoroughly enjoys helping them and being a support to them all.”


    Jenaver Goodman, MA 
    Early Intervention Teacher
    Areas served: Oakland, Alameda and surrounding area

    Jenaver is a proud mother of two. She is a UC Berkeley graduate and received her MA/teaching credential from San Francisco State. She is passionate about early child development, social justice, and supporting children and parents to be their best!

    Michelle Keehner Lewis
    Early Intervention Home Visitor
    Areas served: Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Fremont and surrounding area

    Michelle Keehner Lewis is a Home Visitor who has been working for the ACOE Infant & Family Support Program for 18 years. Michelle's educational background is in Early Childhood Development. Her work encompasses a focus on parent support and parent/ child relationships.

    Jamie Molleson
    Early Intervention Home Visitor
    Areas served: Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton and surrounding areas

    Jamie Molleson is an Early Intervention Home Visitor in the Tri Valley region. She obtained a Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Credential from San Jose State. She started working for ACOE in 2005 where she has enjoyed working with families in their natural environments to further development.

    Shannon Rinzler
    Early Intervention Teacher
    Areas served: Berkeley, Alameda, Albany, Piedmont, Emeryville and North Oakland Region

    Shannon Rinzler joined the Infant & Family Support Program in 2000 after working in a preschool program for young children with Autism in Santa Cruz. She appreciates the individuality of each child and family she meets and enjoys collaborating with caregivers to support development in the context of that unique family’s activities. In addition to her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education, she has completed certificates in the areas of alternative communication (AAC) and social and emotional development with a relationship –based approach ( Irving B Harris training).

    Erendira Sierra Rodriguez
    Occupational Therapist
    Areas served: All

    Erendira Sierra Rodriguez, M.S., OTL, is a bilingual (Spanish-English) occupational therapist who received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dominican University of California. She conducted her graduate thesis research on parent involvement and parent-child relationships in early intervention, and is dedicated to providing family-centered treatment. Eréndira has experience working with children from birth to teens, across school, home and clinic settings, and in groups as well as individually. Eréndira works with the ACOE Infant & Family Support Program to provide consultation and support for teachers/home visitors, as well as families/care providers in the areas of motor skills, sensory integration, self regulation and attention, and adaptation of environments and tasks.

  • Contact Us

    Monica Vaughan
    Chief of Schools
    Student Programs and Services

    Carolyn Hobbs

    Infant and Family Support Program
    John Muir Elementary School
    24823 Soto Road
    Hayward, CA 94544
    510-723-3857, ext. 34302