Meet the Staff

Adam Stein

Executive Director
(707) 524-2752

Adam Stein is the Executive Director of the Sonoma County SELPA and the Sonoma County Charter SELPA. He was previously the superintendent of the Wright Elementary District in Santa Rosa. He began his teaching career in Sonoma County and spent 11 years as a special educator in several districts, finishing teaching with the Napa County Office of Education prior to becoming an administrator. His first administrative position was as a Program Specialist with the Sonoma County SELPA, where he started and supervised the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Behaviorist programs.

Norma Leiva-Fernandez

Division Support Assistant
(707) 524-2752

Norma Leiva-Fernandez is the Division Support Assistant for the Sonoma County SELPA and Charter SELPA.

Amy Ahlstrom

Administrative Support Secretary
(707) 524-2756 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
(707) 829-9526 (Tuesday, Thursday)

Amy Ahlstrom is an Administrative Support Secretary for the Adaptive Technology Center.

Sharen Bertrando

Program Specialist
(707) 524-2768

Sharen Bertrando is a Program Specialist at the Sonoma County SELPA and Charter SELPA. She has over fifteen years as a K-12 special education teacher working as a special day class teacher, itinerant teacher for students with physical and other health impairments, resource teacher, full inclusion specialist, and transition teacher. Her areas of expertise are inclusive practices such as co-teaching, supporting English Learners receiving special education services, and the application of and integration of educational learning technologies into pedagogical practice. Sharen is also a Regional Cadre member of the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAINS). .

Laura Buergler-Delgado

Data Control Technician
(707) 522-3102

Laura Buergler-Delgado is a Data Control Specialist for the Sonoma County SELPA and Charter SELPA.

John Fischer

Program Specialist
(707) 524-2760

John Fischer is a Program Specialist with the Sonoma County and Sonoma County Charter SELPAs. He began at the SELPA in 2014. John was a high school special education teacher in, as well as a site administrator at the middle and high school level, in Southern California. John's areas of focus include: writing IEPs for educational benefit, legal compliance, secondary transition, and mild-moderate disabilities.

Bonnie Hayne

Program Specialist
(707) 524-2763

Bonnie Hayne began working with SELPA as the Early Start program specialist in 2016, working primarily with infants and toddlers with orthopedic and vision impairments. She is a credentialed school nurse with a range of experience working with children in school, community and medical settings. Bonnie began her pediatric nursing career working as a registered nurse at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, before moving to Sonoma County and working as a school nurse in both regular and special education settings, with students from preschool through high school/ transition age.

Deborah Malone-Larson

Fiscal Analyst
(707) 524-2755

Deborah Malone-Larson is a Fiscal Analyst with the Sonoma County and Sonoma County Charter SELPAs.

Suzanne Tribbey

Program Specialist
(707) 524-2758

Suzanne Tribbey is a Program Specialist at the Sonoma County SELPA and Charter SELPA. She has over a decade of experience as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and has almost twenty years of experience working in special education. Her interests include assessment and interventions for students with autism, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral challenges. She has worked with student populations from preschool up to adult programs. Suzanne has been an active member and held leadership positions with the Sonoma County Association of School Psychologists. She is also a cadre member with Positive Environments, Network of Trainers (PENT).

Andrea Wells

Program Specialist
(707) 524-2764

Andrea Wells is a program specialist with the Sonoma County SELPA and Charter SELPA.

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