Our Mission

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WAWOS is committed to supporting and celebrating children with Cerebral Palsy and related neuromuscular delays through the application of design and technology. Through financial, clinical and social support for impacted children and their families, our organization strives to enable participation of all people, regardless of ability, in the community at large.

Together we can change the conversation around disability, break down barriers, and promote inclusion.

This 501(c)(3) organization is rooted in the personal experience of its founder, Jacquie Robison, whose daughter was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at just over a year old. Together with her family and friends, she has found new ways to encourage her daughter’s development, navigate stereotypes and celebrate successes.

“Cerebral Palsy is something my daughter has, not who she is,” Jacquie offers. “She is bright, curious, smart and kind.”

Our Team

Jacquie Robison
Founder & CEO
I'm working on   Patience  .
Mom. Wife. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Prior to founding WAWOS, Jacquie spent over 20 years leading marketing and communications teams across multiple media and industries. As the mother of a girl with Cerebral Palsy, Jacquie created WAWOS WEAR, a personality-forward walker cape that gave her daughter more motivation to practice her stepping, and encouraged people to see beyond her diagnosis. Her daughter no longer uses a walker, and has added swimming, ballet and skiing to her list of interests. Jacquie has seen what a difference inclusion, engagement and connectedness to the bigger community makes and is committed to shifting the perception of extra needs children.
Tristan Beck
Honorary Board Member
I'm working on   Consistency  .
Tristan is a member of the San Francisco Giants and has been living and working around the Bay Area since 2015 when he began attending Stanford University. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed engaging with local communities all over the country as baseball has taken him coast to coast. Recently, Tristan moved full time to San Francisco and has had the opportunity to work with WAWOS both on and off the field as an ambassador. He is looking forward to furthering his relationship with the organization as an advocate for inclusion and acceptance for all.
Amy Heine
I'm working on   Leadership  .
Amy developed a strong sense of devotion to children as a dedicated aunt to six nephews and one niece. She has spent over 15 years at Williams-Sonoma in a number of operational positions and rounds out work/life balance with activity and activism. Amy is an avid cyclist who has participated in team races for years to raise funds and awareness for No Kid Hungry campaign. She is honored to be part of the conversation at WAWOS which is committed to community and inclusion.
Tina White
Board of Directors
I'm working on   Balance  .
Tina is VP Marketing at Brainiac (IngenuityFoods), a nutrition wellness company creating innovative foods, snacks and supplements to enhance brain health for kids and families. With over 15 years in CPG, Tina is a seasoned strategist both in-house at big brands and on the agency side on leading campaigns. Prior to joining Brainiac, she led Digital and Integrated Marketing for the Pet Division of the J.M. Smucker Company, as well as at Del Monte Foods. On the agency-side, Tina led teams working on ground-breaking campaigns for Anheuser-Busch, Tesla, Cisco and Disney. Tina is committed to giving back and is excited to bring her creativity, insights and execution to grow the WAWOS mission of inclusion. A Bay Area native and UC Berkeley Alum, Tina lives in SF with her two kids, who provide lots of input (and are enthusiastic taste-testers!) for Brainiac products.
Stacy Menz
Board of Directors
I'm working on   Being in the moment  .
Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric clinical specialist and the owner of Starfish Therapies. Stacy received her Master's degree at Boston University in 2000 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2005. She is the founder and owner of Starfish Therapies a pediatric physical therapy company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of each child and family that they interact with. In addition, Stacy has experience as a teaching/lab assistant for Boston University, South College, and Chapman University's Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, has presented at state and national conferences, and teaches continuing education courses for pediatric physical therapy. She is the editor of Impact, the Private Practice Section's magazine and is a board member for KEEN San Francisco. She is also involved in both her state and national pediatric physical therapy sections. She has been interviewed on Sirius XM's Doctor Radio regarding pediatric orthopedic conditions, as well as Profiles in Leadership and Start a Therapy Practice.
Isabelle Duchesneau
Board of Directors
I'm working on   a new PR for my next marathon  .
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Isabelle now lives in San Francisco. The USA is the fourth country of residence for this travel enthusiast who loves to learn about different cultures through food experiences. Creating unique recipes based on her world adventures is one of her passions. She's got a green thumb and loves the outdoors -- hiking and running whenever she can. WAWOS is thrilled to have Isabelle apply her event planning and project management skills to grow the nonprofit's mission of inclusion. She is looking forward to making a difference and advocating for access to adventure for all though the WAWOS platform.
Jeremiah Robison
I'm working on   Flexibility  .
Jeremiah is a technologist and entrepreneur who believes in a future without disability. He has spent 20 years driving innovation in a number of Silicon Valley start-ups. As parent to a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, the mission to accelerate research into assistive technologies and provide educational and therapeutic resources to families, is a deeply personal one. In order to achieve this mission, Jeremiah believes we must inspire possibility within the community and enable individuals to apply their talents in design, technology, activism, and compassion. We're all working on something together.

WAWOS thanks these former board members for their contributions

Josh Andrews Lauren Firebaugh Meeta Roy