South Sound Parent to Parent's
Board of Directors
E Renae` Antalan
E Renae` is an Army Veteran, wife, mother, and grandparent/guardian whose been raising her two young grandchildren for the past 7+ years. Early on she noted they were not developing along with their peers and sought help. She walked into SSP2P tired, alone, and with a lot of questions. An hour and a half later she walked out with a renewed energy, answers, and a motivated and compassionate Early Intervention team at her shoulders! From her heart to yours, it is truly an honor to be a part of and serve on the SSP2P board. For not only her grandchildren, but to all those who came before, are currently being served, and the countless others that have yet to come. Theirs is truly a brighter future!!
Hi, I'm Susan Bakke, a recently retired Birth to Five Service Provider for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their families. After 16 years as a classroom Teacher of the Deaf, I was thrilled to become an Early Intervention home visitor. I loved working with babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and parents to help young children develop language and become good communicators!
I’ve lived in the Olympia community since 2000, and have been in a working relationship with SSP2P since 2008. Watching this agency grow to serve an ever -increasing number of children and families has been awe-inspiring! It is now my honor to serve on the Board of Directors (2021) and do my part to continue the amazing work of
South Sound Parent to Parent.
Mother of three and a military spouse. After her child transitioned out of the Birth to Three Program, Lauren joined the Board of Directors in an effort to give back to the organization that has supported her family so well through the years.
Maria is a pediatrician in Olympia and has been living in Tumwater since 2011. She has had numerous patients benefit from the Birth to Three program and believes South Sound Parent to Parent is vital to our community. She strongly supports their mission to serve and provide resources to families with children with special needs or developmental delays. She is passionate about fighting for kids and advocates at the Capitol to promote legislature that improves the health and well-being of Washington’s children. She has a husband with Washington roots and one daughter.
Amber is currently a full-time stay-at-home mom of twin 24- month-old girls. She brings real life experiences being an active mother and military veteran spouse. Amber has a strong passion
for community resources for children and families and making them easily accessible.
Hello everyone! I came to Washington State
via Alaska due to the fact that Fairbanks did
not have the resources to take care of 24
week triplets. I chose Washington as my
birthing destination so I could get out of the
land of snow and down to the lower 48. It
has been such a blessing!
I gave birth to my girls at 27 weeks and 4
days. Emmeline (Baby B) was the reason for
delivering so early, but she thrived once she
had her own space away from her sisters.
All of my girls have received services
through South Sound Parent to Parent, but
my Emmeline has received the most. She
has come along way and attends daycare
with her sisters. Now I would like to take
time to give back to the organization that
has given us so much. I am a fan of
everyone I meet and I am so happy to be
apart of it!