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Board Members

Traci Peplinski



Traci is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist working with the Ventura County Office of Education and as a private practitioner with Integrated Therapy Services.  Traci received a Masters of Arts Degree in Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University.  Since 2003 Traci has provided speech and language services in the schools and privately specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She provides workshops about communication, language development and AAC to parents, professionals and school personnel. Traci has presented locally, at the state level and at national level conferences.

Teresa Solinap

Vice President/Grant Coordinator


Teresa is a special education teacher, working for the Ventura County Office of Education since 2006. She has a Bachelors of Arts degree from Cal State Channel Islands. She also received a teaching credential for students with moderate to severe disabilities as well as a Masters of Science Degree in Education from Cal Lutheran University.

Linda Kroenke

Vice President/Parent Liaison


Linda is a former elementary school teacher currently raising her three children full time. She has a BS in Elementary Education from Grove City College. Her oldest son has cerebral palsy and is an AAC user. She is passionate about opening doors to communication for her son and for others with complex communication needs.

Chad Peplinski



Chad is the Senior Vice President of Media Acquisition and Operations for ValueClick Inc.  Mr. Peplinski’s responsibilities for Conversant Media include oversight of business development, media profitability, and operations.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Erin Slack



​Erin Slack is the Secretary and member of the Board of Directors.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Public Health from The Ohio State University.  Since 2011, she has been working as the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Epidemiologist for Ventura County Public Health.  Previously, she worked as an Epidemiologist at a local public health department in Michigan and also for the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services.  In her current role, she is responsible for ensuring that the department utilizes data to address the health needs of Ventura County residents across the lifespan.