Richard C. Schnetzer
Member Emeritus of the Board
Educator, administrator, non-profit management consultant
President of the Board since 1988 and a Member since 1985, Mr. Schnetzer, retired from active Board membership in January, 2014, at which time he was granted Emeritus status. Mr. Schnetzer is Principal of R.C. Schnetzer & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in Government Relations and Nonprofit Organization Management.
Mr. Schnetzer has worked more than 40 years with the Mardan Center of Educational Therapy, a private nonprofit school in Orange County that offers elementary and secondary programs for both regular and special education students. He continues to serve as its Coordinator of Business Services. He is Past-President and Founder of the Childs-pace Foundation in Costa Mesa, a California State Department of Education funded child-care program serving children in low-income families with working parents. Active in special education policy groups and organizations throughout the State, Mr. Schnetzer serves on the California Department of Education Special Education Personnel Qualifications Workgroup.
Twice a President of the California Association of Special Education Schools (CAPSES), Mr. Schnetzer continues to consult to the association’s Government Affairs Committee.