Roger Goatcher, President
I live in Northern California between Stockton and Modesto. My wife and I have three children ages 17, 15, and 10. My first and last child has Prader-Willi Syndrome. I have worked in education for the past 19 years as a teacher and administrator. I am currently the Director of Special Education. This position has provided me the great opportunity to work with teachers, parents and students in an effort to create programs and services for the special needs children in my school district. We have truly done some wonderful things for kids! I am excited about serving on the PWCF Board and working with others to help our families and children.
Kimberlee Morgan, Vice President
I am a past PWCF Board member (2004 – 2007). I served as Vice-President for 2 years and President for 2 years. I live in Burbank, California with my 3 children (ages 14, 13, and 11); my 13 year old daughter Samantha has Prader-Willi Syndrome. Professionally, I am an Administrative Services Associate at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. I am pleased to join the board again and use my professional skills and strengths to help all Californians with PWS and their families.
Nisha Mehta, Treasurer
I live in Redondo Beach, California, with my husband, Minesh, and three incredible kids, Siena (PWS), Melina, and Jaiden. I have spent the majority of my career working in Strategic Planning and Strategy Consulting positions, and have an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. I am very excited to work with the Board to achieve its Strategic Objectives and to help our kids and families reach their fullest potential. I have been a stay-at-home Mom since Siena was born. I am extremely grateful to the PWS community for all of its support and I am pleased to share my knowledge and experience in every way that I can.
Julie Casey, Secretary
Julie is a returning board member who, having termed off after serving 9 years, took a year off. Julie and her husband Dan live in Burbank with their only child, Ryan. Julie has been active with both PWCF and PWSA since receiving Ryan’s diagnosis shortly after he was born. Julie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management. Julie’s passion is for raising public awareness about Prader-Willi syndrome which is why she serves as the chair of our Public Awareness Committee, manages our Social Media accounts, and serves as webmaster. Julie is also passionate about helping newly diagnosed families and therefore serves as a PWSA Parent Mentor.
The officers, together with the Executive Director, form the Executive Committee and lead the organization.