Megan Paslak retired from Kaiser Permanente with 32 years of diversified health care experience, including over 25 years in corporate communications. She is an alumni of St. Mary’s College Paralegal
Program and is currently enrolled in Guidelight Group’s Independent Facilitator training.
Megan has been married to her wonderfully supportive Husband, Jim, for 35 years. They have a 30 year-old Daughter, Hannah, who has multiple medical conditions and development disabilities. Hannah has
been a successful Self-Determination participant for 1 1/2 years.
Megan has 30 years of experience advocating for her daughter and supporting other families on how to effectively navigate the health care world and Regional Center services. She is passionate about Wide
Horizon’s mission and is looking forward to supporting participants and their families/caregivers with the Self-Determination process.
Meredith began her career working at Kaiser Permanente in Stockon. After 10 Years of service, she left her position to stay at home with her daughter and her son who is Autistic. She dedicated 10 years to being a stay-at-home mother, assuring her son had the help he needed to successfully integrate into the public school system. In 2011 she began working at Give Every Child A Chance as the Employment Mentoring Director, analyzing the needs of mentees, connecting the mentees with suitable mentors, and training them to enter the workforce. Meredith has had a small online vintage/antique business for 15 years and currently serves as a Marketing Director for Jacob Naven State Farm Insurance. Her passion is spending time with her family and making sure her son and other individuals with Autism have equal access to opportunities for their future and can advocate for themselves.
Troy A. Brown Ed.D
Dr. Troy Brown started his career in education at Tracy High as an English teacher. In 2008, Troy earned his master’s degree in educational administration and became an assistant principal and, eventually, principal at West High School in Tracy.
In 2017, Troy had the opportunity to take on a new role as Tracy Unified’s Director of Student Services and Curriculum. In 2018, he became the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Associate Superintendent of Student Programs and Services. And in July 2021, Troy was appointed, and in June 2022, elected as the San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools.
Troy looks forward to years of continued service and growing SJCOE’s innovative programs that serve the students, families, and community of San Joaquin County.