The Cherab Foundation Team

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Founder and President of the Cherab Foundation
Lisa Geng
Lisa is is the mother of two “late talkers” and the founder and president of Children’s Apraxia Network, a non-profit organization for children with neurologically based language disorders. More recently, she started the Cherab Foundation, a partnership of parents and professionals working together to provide support and information for anyone who cares for children with speech challenges/apraxia. Lisa is co-author of the book, The Late Talker: What To Do If Your Child Isn’t Talking Yet, St. Martin’s Press May 2003. She is one of the founders and developers of Speechville. Lisa also is a co chair for Habitat for Humanity’s “Our Home to Yours”

Vice President of the Cherab Foundation
Jolie Abreu
brings with her an impressive background in public relations and marketing. Not one to sit idle, she selflessly offers her talents to the non-profit sector, serving as our Vice President, bringing her genius to the organization’s outreach and advocacy. Working as a REALTOR® as well, Jolie and her family live in Wixom, Michigan.  She is our go-to brain, a.k.a., the Cherab Foundation marketing, fundraising, development and technology director.

Cherab Volunteer Leaders

Cindy Mustafa
Cindy is the mother of two sons who were late-talkers. She is the Outreach Coordinator for the Cherab Foundation and Coordinator of the Cherab Internet resources, working with parents and professionals to provide support and information for anyone who cares for children with speech challenges/apraxia. Cindy is a long-time moderator and contributor to the Cherab online forum. She is one of the founders and developers of Speechville. Cindy also is a PR Representative of the Late Talker Book.

Jeanne Beusser
Jeanne is the mother of two special needs children, one diagnosed as apraxic, and one diagnosed as PDD-NOS, a high functioning form of autism. She is President of the Apraxia Network of Bergen County, Outreach Coordinator for the Cherab Foundation and an Affliate of Learning Disabilities Association of America. Jeanne is also a Facilatator and Librarian of “The Compassionate Friends”.

Khalid Mustafa
Khalid Mustafa is the Cherab Foundation Ambassador. He is a long-time Youth Spokesperson and contributer to the Cherab Foundation, whose support helps increase the public’s knowledge for children with speech challenges/apraxia. Khalid is also a PR Representative of the Late Talker Book.

Lewis Nelson
Lewis volunteered to help redesign the Cherab Foundation website in 2008. He has since been a technical consultant on not only the website, but also social networking such as Facebook and Twitter. Lewis is the father of an Apraxic son, Benjamin, and along with his wife Holly, credit the information provided by the Cherab Foundation with identifying their son’s condition. Lewis and Holly live in Charlottesville, VA, with their three children.