Leadership Team

Lowell Ens
Chief Executive Officer

Born to missionary parents living abroad, Lowell developed a natural compassion for and appreciation of people from all nationalities and economic backgrounds. After graduating with a degree in Business Marketing and Management, Lowell worked for the Fresno Housing Authority. This experience solidified his passion to help people and provided invaluable background knowledge of private and public programs for his future work. After returning from Peru with his family in 2014, he was instrumental in growing and expanding the services of Stone Soup Fresno until Exceptional Parents Unlimited recruited him to serve as CEO at the end of 2017.

Suzanne Ellis
Chief Financial Officer

Suzanne Ellis has been with EPU since 2001. She has over 25 years of accounting management experience in the nonprofit and health care industries as well as several years in public accounting. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting from California State University Fresno, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Danny Armenta
Director of Fund Development

Danny is a big believer in “service above self.” He currently serves as President of the Clovis Rotary and as an advisor for the Fresno State Renaissance Scholars. Danny is an ordained minister and served full-time for ten years, both domestically and internationally. Danny followed his time in ministry by becoming a small business owner in various industries, finally opening his own insurance agency in 2015.  Still feeling the call to serve, Danny combined his strong community connections, business acumen, and his passion to minister to families by joining EPU in November 2018 as Chief Development Officer.

Kim Majors
Human Resources Director

Kim Majors joined the EPU Leadership Team in 2013.  Kim brings over twenty years of experience with her in a Human Resources/Director role.  Her experiences have come from working in a variety of industries including Health Care.  Kim is a certified Professional of Human Resources.

Lilith Assadourian
Program Manager Assessment Center for Children

Biography coming soon

Lynette Ratzlaff

Program Manager Infant Family Program

More information coming soon.

Claudette Plascencia

Program Manager Learning About Parenting

More information coming soon.

Michelle Haaland

Program Manager Play and Grow

Michelle Haaland has been with EPU since 1999.  She holds a BS in Child Development with previous experience working with infants at CSUF, Selma Migrant Head Start, and as a substitute teacher.  At EPU, she has worked as a teacher in multiple classrooms as an Early Interventionist, Rural Services Coordinator, and currently is the Play and Grow Program Manager.

Marlene Pena
Program Manager Family Resource Center

More information coming soon.