Hope. Play. Connection. Laughter. Joy. Stability. It’s what we are all craving now. Join us on May 4 as we envision a future that moves us all forward.

The need has never been greater, and our journey ahead will require an extraordinary amount of community support to meet the increasing demand for the comprehensive and integrated services we provide. Please join us in this engaging and enlightening event, and help to provide affordable and accessible care to families in our community.

Each year, the CHC Breakfast brings community awareness to mental health and learning challenges, while raising critical funds to support CHC’s programs and services for children, teens and young adults with learning differences, anxiety and depression, ADHD and Autism.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 | Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club | 8:30-10:30am

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CHC Breakfast Co-chairs

Jackey & Eddie Garcia | Carley & Paul Rydberg

CHC BREAKFAST Honorary committee

Loren Gordon, Elaine Hahn, Jan & Peter Harris
Jill Johnson, Amy Kacher, Lauren Koenig
Renu Nanda, Barbara Silverman, Lisa Van Dusen
David Wollenberg, Ruth & Roger Wu

Make a Gift

Help support CHC’s comprehensive and integrated services for learning differences and mental health for children, teens, young adults and families.

Guest Speakers

Our panel reflects our community — parents, educators and mental health professionals — sharing their stories all moderated by acclaimed parenting author and speaker, Julie Lythcott-Haims. Julie will lead the panel discussion with warmth, humor and authenticity as we discuss:

  • Difference as strength not deficit and how neurodiversity adds richness to our lives
  • Parenting, creating boundaries, fostering independence and problem solving, building resilience
  • Practical advice and tools for communication and building healthy families as we look with forward with hope

You’ll hear about valuable strategies that provide a positive and inspiring path forward from here as we all work to meet the needs of our children, teens and young adults. You won’t want to miss this!


Acclaimed parenting author and speaker, Julie Lythcott-Haims, will moderate and lead the panel discussion with warmth, humor and authenticity.

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. Her work encompasses writing, speaking, teaching, mentoring, and activism.

Expert Panel

Genavae Pierre Dixon, LMFT

Genavae Pierre Dixon is a licensed marriage and family therapist, LMFT #102988, who is currently the Mental Health and Wellness Specialist at Palo Alto Unified School District. She has served in a mental health role within the district for last 5 years, the previous 4 years as the wellness coordinator at Gunn High School.

Pardis Khosravi

Pardis Khosravi, PsyD

Dr. Pardis Khosravi is a clinical director and licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations and providing evidence-based psychotherapy to children, adolescents and transitional aged youth.

Shawneece Stevenson, MSW

Shawneece Stevenson is the Manager of Family Success Coaching at The Primary School. She leads the social needs strategy and is a member of the parent wellness coaching team. She provides parent wellness coaching with families and with coaches, she offers family success consultation & training to support the growth and development of the parent wellness coaching team.

Courtney Macavinta

Courtney Macavinta is Founder of The Respect Institute (Ri) whose mission is to give youth and their influencers tools to build self-respect so they can end cycles of disrespect and thrive and is based on her internationally best-selling book, RESPECT. Ri has reached more than 150,000 youth and their influencers in schools, jails, and prevention/intervention programs around the globe for the past decade, including a framework for nurturing self-respect in youth, and a program for ending the school-the-to prison pipeline via teacher training and school policy reform.

Make a Gift

Help support CHC’s comprehensive and integrated services for learning differences and mental health for children, teens, young adults and families.

Event Information

PLEASE NOTE: Our goal is to host a safe and meaningful event and your health and safety continue to be our priority. Proof of full COVID vaccination and/or negative test within 72hrs of event date will be required of all guests. This is also a requirement of Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club. More information about the verification process will be announced closer to the event date.

For more information call 650.617.3857 or email Jen Bugnatto at jbugnatto@chconline.org

Children’s Health Council is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Children’s Health Council’s Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN) is 94-1312311

Thank You Sponsors
Barbara & Arnold Silverman
Ruth & Roger Wu