EPU Children’s Center Welcomes Lowell Ens as New CEO

Alene Istanboulian

EPU Children’s Center Welcomes Lowell Ens as New CEO

The EPU Children’s Center Board of Directors is proud to announce that Lowell Ens will join the agency as Chief Executive Officer. Effective December 11, 2017, Ens will be responsible for overseeing EPU’s clinical and business operations. With a strong background in early childhood development, Ens will lead EPU’s six critical community programs, including EPU’s Assessment Center for Children.

“We are pleased to welcome Lowell Ens to the EPU Children’s Center family,” said Trisha Cooper, EPU’s Board President. “Lowell’s experience in building partnerships and developing innovative approaches to growth and expansion will seamlessly integrate with EPU’s mission to strengthen and empower children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental and parenting challenges.”

Ens brings a wealth of nonprofit leadership experience to the EPU Children’s Center, most recently serving as the Executive Director of Stone Soup Fresno, where he spearheaded the development of new and innovative approaches to early childhood education for Fresno’s Southeast Asian American community. Under Ens’ leadership, Stone Soup Fresno expanded their early childhood education programs to include a state funded licensed preschool capable of serving 96 children and an expanded program serving infants and toddlers, totaling over 160 children ages 0-5 served each week.

Ens has 15 years of experience in affordable housing and community development, working for the Fresno Housing Authorities, Habitat for Humanity Fresno, Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM), and Self-Help Enterprises. He also served on the boards for Reading and Beyond, the Ranchwood Homeowners Association, Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries, Butler MB Church, and the Grove Community Church. During those years, Lowell grew to value building strong teams, saw the importance of leadership and staff development, and discovered the power of collaboration with community partners.

Ens’ expertise as a community collaborator and team builder will expand EPU’s reach into communities within Central California. Ens looks forward to empowering parents and families, building on the solid foundation and experience EPU has established serving as our community’s leader in serving families of children with developmental delays.


About EPU Children’s Center (Exceptional Parents Unlimited)

For 41 years, the EPU Children’s Center has provided support for children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental and parenting challenges throughout Fresno County. Today, the EPU Children’s Center provides nearly 1,000 services to children and families each week. The EPU Children’s Center’s staff of more than 100 therapists and early childhood specialists meet the critical needs of children and families through six specialized programs. For more information, visit www.epuchildren.org