Meet the Staff

Elizabeth Engelken

Elizabeth Engelken

Executive Director
(707) 524-2752

Elizabeth Engelken is the Executive Director for the Sonoma County SELPA and Sonoma County Charter SELPA. Prior to her move to Sonoma County, Elizabeth served both Yolo and Sutter county SELPA regions. She was initially trained as a school psychologist and has worked with students in early intervention through high school settings. Elizabeth is passionate about serving students, empowering families, and providing access and excellence in supporting educators working directly with children and young adults. She is a member of the Executive Committee for the SELPA Administrators of California, and a member of the board of the California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth. Her early professional experiences have provided a foundation supporting advocacy for students with disabilities and access to mental health and wellness. She is trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and facilitation. Elizabeth is a member of Pepperdine’s Straus Institute and the California Foster Youth Education Task Force.

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.

Laura Buergler-Delgado

Accounting Technician
(707) 524-2778

Laura Buergler-Delgado is an Accounting Technician 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.

Susan Langer

Program Specialist
(707) 524-2763

Susan Langer is a Program Specialist for the Sonoma County SELPA and Charter SELPA. She has 6 years experience as a general education educator, 15 years experience as a school psychologist, and 6 years experience as a special education administrator ages ranging from preschool to transition. Educational areas of interests include preschool inclusion practices, assessment and intervention best practices for all student populations, transition age work opportunities, and adaptive technology. Susan is voting member of the Childcare Council PC and a long time member of the California Association of School Psychologist.

Deborah Malone-Larson

Fiscal Analyst
(707) 524-2755

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

Nikarre Redcoff

Nikarre Redcoff

Program Specialist
(707) 524-2768

Nikarre Redcoff is a Program Specialist at the Sonoma County SELPA and Charter SELPA. She has over 27 years experience in special education as a non-public school teacher and administrator, public school behaviorist, Full-inclusion specialist, SELPA Program Specialist, and District Special Education administrator. Her areas of expertise include Autism, Multi-tiered System of Supports, school-wide positive behavior supports, and data collection. She is also a cadre member with Positive Environments, Network of Trainers (PENT).

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.

Back to top