Melisa Ruiz joined the board in June 2019. As a parent of two children with exceptional disabilities, she first became involved with PEAK in search of support and information. As a result of her involvement with PEAK, she has become a parent that proudly knows how to advocate for her children. Melisa is passionate about supporting the mission of PEAK. She believes: all children are children first and foremost, we should all aspire to ensure that we don’t see a disability; but rather, we see the human potential for developing the gifts that every human being has the capability of sharing.