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Leadership Team

Lowell Ens
Chief Executive Officer

Biography coming soon

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.

Kathleen Price
Chief Development Officer

Kathleen Price joined EPU in 2011 bringing a unique combination of fundraising, marketing and business development skills to the Children’s Center. Kathleen has held fund development roles with the Economic Development Corporation and The Fresno Metropolitan Museum. Prior to her work in community development, Kathleen had a long term career in business development for AT&T.

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.