Palm Desert

Caroline Hardman

Caroline Hardman

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“When we come from a place of love rather than a place of fear, what we can accomplish is boundless.”

Every single day, Caroline Hardman takes action from her heart to accomplish all she can in serving others. She knows first-hand the realities of having family members with special needs, and the challenge of understanding their unique way of interacting with the world. As she does her work, Caroline appreciates the devotion of her teammates as they strive to improve the quality of life for people with special needs and their families.

Caroline comes from a large family and as a child she knew she wanted to work with children when she grew up—and she’s realized that dream. For more than three decades, Caroline has dedicated herself to working with families and children in educational, afterschool, and scientific research settings. She’s also a teacher of Mindfulness practices.

Caroline and her husband have raised chickens for about 8 years. Together they enjoy sitting in the backyard watching their chickens pecking at the grass and coming over to say hello through their wonderful cooing and clucking sounds.


Stephanie Richardson

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“Great leaders share power without ego. Fulfillment comes through serving others.”

Stephanie London is a great leader, providing hope and empowering people to be more independent in their communities. When she thinks about life and her purpose, it is truly to serve. She adds, “The life we live is greater than us, and should be poured out for others through service.” Working with the special-needs population and their families is at the center of Stephanie’s heart.

Stephanie had her undergraduate experience at California State University, Northridge. She was selected to intern at Chime Institute, one of the top inclusion programs for children with disabilities in the country. Stephanie enrolled at UC Davis and was among the first cohort to complete the autism certification program. She received her Master of Teaching and Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University, followed by her BCBA.

Stephanie enjoys being outdoors, going to the spa, spending time with family, feeding and serving the homeless, mentoring young ladies through a program called Sarah’s Daughters Ministries, dancing with her church ministry, and traveling.