Jacob's Ladder Board of Directors
President/VP ChairAaron’s passion for helping children extends from being the oldest of six and a father to four. He has been involved with JL in some fashion for the past 15 years.
Executive DirectorDriven by her own son’s needs, Mariann founded Jacob’s Ladder in 1998 to provide therapy services to the children of Northwest Indiana. Her dedication and commitment have led her to sit on several sub-committees for the Indiana First Steps program.
"I was quite impressed with the people of Jacob's Ladder when I first encountered them. The collective talents of the therapists, staff, and volunteers and the dedication to the kids and their families continues to warm and inspire me. I'm here on the board expecting and hoping to help advance the mission of Jacob's Ladder."
Board MemberAs the father of a son with special needs (AJ, 6) who has benefitted from Jacob’s Ladder services in the past, Tony has a unique perspective on and appreciation for the entire JL team and all they do — and is very happy to be a part of the JL Board of Directors. Tony also has an 8 year-old daughter (Luca), is husband to Julie and is the co-founder of Real Food Blends, makers of 100% real food meals for people with feeding tubes.
Dr. Sandra Martinez
Board MemberDr. Sandra Martinez is a recently retired school superintendent with 42 years of combined service as a public school educator and administrator. She considers her work with Jacob’s Ladder as a perfect opportunity to stay connected with our children.
“I have been associated with Jacobs Ladder going on 20 years and have seen first hand what this organization has done for children in the surrounding area. I have served on the Junior Board for many years and have had two of my kids be active members. I am excited for this opportunity and hope I can help in many different ways serving the board.”