Our Team

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Our Founder

John Harmer, the first Mobility for Kids executive director, was a successful attorney who understood the importance of giving back to the community. The former California state legislator and lieutenant governor under Ronald Reagan helped found this organization because he was passionate about helping children. One of his brothers had autism and he knew firsthand how vital it is that all children are given the chance to play and exercise with their peers. Before John passed away, he handed off the organization’s reins to another attorney in the family, his daughter-in-law Elayne Wells Harmer.

Our Staff

Elayne Wells Harmer

Elayne’s background and skills make her the ideal executive director. An attorney who has worked in both government and business, she started her own editing company and is fluent in Spanish.

Lara Fernandez

Lara is an experienced teacher and marketing consultant who works with school districts and businesses interested in participating in our Help Kids Drive to Success program.

MacKenzie Freeman

Before joining Mobility for Kids, MacKenzie oversaw multiple fundraising campaigns for a regional hospital foundation and has worked as a public relations consultant and project manager.

Jaimi Anderson

Jaimi is a bilingual elementary school teacher who has primarily taught kindergarten and first grade. She’s passionate about helping all children feel successful.

Our Advisory Board

Mobility for Kids is guided and supported by these dedicated community-minded people who have worked across the private and public sectors:

Phil Bransom, executive producer

Doug Freeman, communications consultant

Emily Klinke, social media specialist

Melani Spencer, educator

Randy Wilder, business owner

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