Las Trampas supports adults with developmental disabilities to discover their capabilities and to lead full lives in their home, at work, and in the community.

Board of Directors

The Las Trampas Board of Directors is a dedicated group of parents and family members of individuals served by Las Trampas as well as business professionals throughout the California Bay Area. Each member of the Board is actively involved in the governance of the agency and contributes their own unique strengths, skills, and leadership ensuring that vital services continue for individuals with developmental disabilities.

The Board consists of a minimum of 12 members with a maximum of 20. There are a minimum of 8 meetings each fiscal year which runs from July 1st through June 30th. Each member serves on various committees including the following standing committees: Executive, Nominating, Finance, and Audit. In adition to the standing committees, additional committees such as the Programs, Infrastructure, and Development committees have been established in alignment with strategic initiatives and goals as outlined in the Las Trampas Strategic Plan.

2017 – 2018 Members

Charles Henry


Chuck, a graduate of the University of Southern California and University of California Hastings Law School, served for 32 years in the Public Defender’s Office, San Joaquin County, as a Senior Trial Attorney and Chief Deputy Attorney. He served on the boards of a number of legal organizations, including Inns of Court Executive Committee, San Joaquin County Board of Governors, and chair of the San Joaquin County Judicial Liaison Committee. Chuck served in military intelligence in Korea. An avid bicycler and golfer, Chuck sits on the Diablo Country Club Board of Directors, is a past President, and serves on multiple committees. He joined the Las Trampas Board of Directors in 2013 and has been a major contributor to the Infrastructure Committee, charged with overseeing planning for a major campus renovation and capital campaign committee.

Michael Collier

1st Vice President

Michael Collier was Principal and Director of the San Francisco office of SGPA, as well as the VP of Marketing for the firm. He graduated with honors from Cal Poly SLO and has over 40 years of professional experience in the field of architecture, including retail, office, land planning, and mixed-use projects. He has also worked on assignments on large-scale institutional/public works projects and has experience in all aspects of architectural practice. He currently serves on SGPA’s Board of Directors where he has participated as a Board Member for 18 years.In this exciting time of transition for the students, staff, Board and Foundation, Collier believes that his skill set can provide valuable input from a design professional’s perspective.

Julie Seelen

Treasurer / Chief Financial Officer

Julie acts as the CFO of the Board of Directors of Las Trampas. She has 10-plus years of non-profit experience with a focus on Fund Development. Julie leverages her understanding of fundraising and finance, as well as non-profit governance, to assist the board as it makes strategic recommendations to better support our clients and infrastructure. She is currently consulting for The Fund for People in Parks. Julie has a Masters degree in Architecture and Building Construction from the University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Peter Jurichko


Bio coming soon, on vacation

Charles Ashworth


Charles comes to Las Trampas with more than 25 years of experience in leading, growing and developing people organizations large and small within the cloud and software industries. His talents have been instrumental at notable companies like FinancialForce, NetSuite, PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle), eBay, and Viator (acquired by TripAdvisor). As a senior executive at FinancialForce, Charles leads a rapidly growing people and real estate organization. His expertise in developing innovative programs designed to encourage and accelerate employee success is key to Las Trampas. Charles believes that his skill set can provide valuable input to the continuing growth and development of Las Trampas.

Claude Garbarino


As a board member for 15 years, Claude has been active in setting long-range goals for Las Trampas, fundraising and developing organizational policies. She serves as chair of the Board Development Committee, with lead responsibility for recruiting prospective board members. Claude has worked as a Personal Chef since 2004, creating special diet plans for time-starved individuals and families in the San Francisco Bay Area ( Claude spent 20-plus years as an Advertising Executive in the high-tech arena. She has a B.A. in English Literature from UC Berkeley.

Jess Harris-Stout


Jess is a digital marketing consultant who enjoys working with passion-driven brands whose products and services make the world a better place. she has almost 20 years working with non-profit organizations, in both professional and volunteer capacities. Her work began in the animal rescue and advocacy industry, working on causes involving both domestic and exotic animals, with organizations including the San Francisco SPCA and Born Free USA. In her personal time, Jess fosters orphaned neonatal puppies and kittens for animal rescue organizations such as the Marin Humane Society and Wonder Dog Rescue. As a woman on the autism spectrum, Jess brings a unique insight and understanding of those with developmental disabilities. She is especially passionate about bringing awareness to female autism and its unique traits and needs, as well as working with other women on the spectrum to help them develop and leverage the unique skills and talents that come with being autistic.

Terrance C. Murray


Terry joined Merrill Lynch in 2001 and is currently a Vice President/Investment Advisor. He has an accounting degree from California State University East Bay, a JD from University of San Francisco Law School and is a Certified Financial Planner. Terry began his professional career in the tax department of Arthur Andersen. Following his years at Andersen he became a partner in a law firm where he specialized in tax, estate planning, commercial transactions and succession strategies. In the early 1990’s Terry made a career change and became part of the senior management teams of a several retail/service oriented companies including Supercuts, Inc. where he served as the Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch he was a consultant to companies who were contemplating an initial public offering or the potential sale of the business. Terry has been a resident of Lafayette since 1984. His wife Linda works at Stanley Middle School and they have two daughters and four granddaughters.

Annette Surtees


Coming soon!

Staff Training

All Direct Staff and Management are provided with comprehensive training to ensure the highest quality of services to the individuals served by the agency.

New-Hire Orientation (within 90 days of hire)

48 hours of training including but not limited to: annual trainings, general safety, service design, regulations, policies and procedures, incident and mandated reporting, medication management, health conditions, developmental disabilities, and 40 hours of hands-on training.

Annual Training

  • Positive Behavioral Support Training (PBS)
  • Teaching Social Skills (TSS)
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Weekly and Monthly Inservice Trainings

Ongoing trainings on all items noted above as well as staffing cases of the individuals served. Additional trainings also include training on curriculum and teaching methods.

Residential Direct Service Professional (DSPs)

DSP I Training (Year 1) DSP II Training (Year 2) Ongoing Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Office Location

3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549

Rights Under Title VI

Las Trampas operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Las Trampas.

Title VI Rights Notice (English and Spanish)

Title VI Transportation Complaint Procedures and Form (English)

Procediminetos de Quejas de Transporte del Título VI y Formulario (Espaniol)