Leadership Staff & Board of Directors

Margaret Farman

Margaret Farman
UCP of the North Bay Chief Executive Officer

Margaret Farman has served as Chief Executive Officer of United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay since November 2006.  Her career in the field of developmental disabilities has spanned over 35 years – developing education, employment, recreation, housing, and supported living services.  She has also served on numerous community advisory boards – advocating for the rights of people with developmental disabilities and coordinating services with state and local agencies.

Under her leadership, UCP of the North Bay has experienced rapid growth with the development of Cypress Primary School, Cypress Secondary School, Recreation Services and Social Enterprises: Gone For Good, OADS, Petaluma Recycling Center, and WineBev Services.  Cypress School serves students ages 5-22 with autism and other developmental disabilities. Gone For Good, OADS, Petaluma Recycling Center and WineBev Services employ adults with developmental disabilities – paying them market rate wages that help to create economic self-sufficiency. UCP of the North Bay is currently expanding supported employment opportunities in Napa, Sonoma & Solano counties, developing jobs with many diverse employers.

We invite you to contact Margaret by email or phone at (707) 766-9990, Ext 102 to learn more about United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay.

 

Dennis Blong

Dennis Blong
Gone For Good President of Business Operations

President of Business Operations since July 2010.  He has over 25 years of experience in the manufacturing and marketing of industrial equipment.  He has successfully run several award winning customer service organizations, as well as managed international companies looking to gain market share in the United States.  As a member of many technical organizations, he has extensive experience in all facets of industrial production under the most demanding regulatory agencies.  His marketing experience includes international market surveys and market evaluations for several of the largest retail companies.

Please email Dennis or call him at (707) 430-4380, Ext 110 for assistance.

 

Ron Hamilton

Ron Hamilton
Chief of Operations

M.S., Recreation Administration.  Chief of Operations since March 2007.  His career in developmental disabilities has spanned 31 years – developing recreation, adult day, and residential services.  He was the Program Director for 16 years at Recreation Center for the Handicapped, the non-profit organization that began the recreation movement for children and adults with disabilities in 1952.  He has also taught at San Francisco State University and served as the Chair of the San Francisco Developmental Disabilities Council and as the Therapeutic Recreation Representative, District III Board, of the California Parks and Recreation Society.

Please contact Ron by email or phone at (707) 430-4380, Ext 104 for assistance.

 

Ludy Argouarch

Ludy Argouarch
UCP of the North Bay Chief Financial Officer

B.A., Business Administration.  Chief Financial Officer since August 2007.  Her career in developmental disabilities has spanned 28 years – providing financial management for non-profit organizations serving children and adults.  She directs our financial planning, human resources, and accounting practices, as well as our relationship with lending institutions and the financial community.  She has extensive experience with reporting financial outcomes of projects and she is responsible for the fiscal management of WineBev Services and Gone for Good, both social enterprises of United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay.

Please email Ludy or call her at (707) 766-9990, Ext 104 for assistance.

 

Chris Allen

Chris Allen
Chris Allen had been promoted from Program Leader in our WineBev Services Community-Based Program to Program Coordinator at Gone for Good effective February 16.  Chris was selected from a field of seven final in-house and out-of-house candidates.  Her education includes a B.S. in Communications from the University of Phoenix.  Her experience includes six years as Senior Parent Advisor at Matrix Parent Network in Novato, two years as ABA Therapist at Behavioral Intervention Association, and four years as Group Home Direct Care Provider at Ark House in Columbus, OH.  Chris is also the parent of special needs children and an advocate.

Please email Chris or call her at (707) 430-4380, Ext 102 for assistance.

 


 

Full UCP of the North Bay Leadership Team

UCP of the North Bay Board of Directors