Meet Estela Aguilar, our multicultural Parent Coordinator for Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties, who offers Spanish-language support and resources for families with children with disabilities. Her knowledge of various cultural backgrounds allows her to provide tailored support for diverse families. Estela also provides disability application assistance, Community Engagement Services, and information and referrals in both English and Spanish.
Christie Chiles is the Information Services Director and Grays Harbor Parent to Parent Coordinator at The Arc. She joined in 2019, bringing experience in special education and firsthand knowledge as a parent of a neurodiverse child. Christie’s primary role is to provide information, referrals, and support to self-advocates, their families, and the community. She also offers guidance to parents of children with disabilities, helping them find resources for their child’s needs. Christie is passionate about helping others and dedicated to serving clients, families, and the community.
Meet Jeff Meeks, Executive Director of The Arc since 2004. With a diverse background that includes experience as an elected official, technology company manager, engineer, and father of a child with a disability, Jeff brings a unique perspective to his role. As Executive Director, Jeff supervises The Arc’s eleven programs and handles administrative tasks to support the organization’s staff in serving the community. Jeff’s favorite part of his job? Every part. He feels blessed to work with a terrific team to make things better for people.