Founded in Santa Clara County in 1928, Goodwill of Silicon Valley (GWSV) is part of Goodwill Industries International, a federation of over 200 autonomous, community-based Goodwill organizations worldwide. Together we are one of the largest social service organizations in the world.
We are dedicated to improving employment opportunities, increasing standards of living, providing economic independence and restoring our clients sense of self value. We do this through workforce creation, vocational training and environmental stewardship.
We are a group of professionals from a diverse set of educational and experience backgrounds in coaching, communications, higher education, and high technology. We are bound by our common passion to make a difference in the lives of neurodivergent individuals so that their talents and expertise can make an impact in the world through their work. We have all been touched by neurodiversity in one way or another.
We aspire to grow to become a engine of impact in the world for neurodivergent individuals to gain meaningful, rewarding, and sustained employment. We are sincere and serious about changing organizations toward the mindset of Inclusion for Abilities and Acceptance for Differences.
We were previously known as Expadability and our offering was called Autism Advantage. We are a part of Mission Services in Goodwill of Silicon Valley.
If any or all of this resonates with you, please contact us so we may explore further how we can interact with each other in a mutually beneficial manner.
Deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion, Khushboo is a Neurodiversity Specialist and a Transformational Leader, on a mission to advocate for and help provide access to high quality services for children and adults affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. Khushboo aims to make a meaningful impact in the world through education, empowerment, authentic engagement and unbridled compassion.
As vice president of Mission Services in Goodwill of Silicon Valley, Trish leads the effort to facilitate the movement for people from poverty to self-sufficiency. Mission Services includes adult workforce development programs, ESL & GED programs, general essential employability skills workshops, and a program developed specifically to provide Independent Living Skills for young adults with developmental disabilities.
A personal passion and commitment to empower neurodivergent individuals is what drives Ranga today. Before devoting his time to Neurodiversity Pathways, Ranga led a number of highly successful digital transformation initiatives for high tech organizations and Silicon Valley companies. His real-life experience, executive leadership, and business background helps shape the classroom curriculum and learning experience.
Passionate about connecting education, technology and community, Rachel helps organizations to reach their potential in digital learning solutions, organizational effectiveness, and technology transformation. She is dedicated to enabling educational opportunities for all, alleviating food insecurity, and supporting underserved groups in our community. She contributes her experience in developing online learning programs and adding an employer perspective to the program.
Working in warehouses to inside the White House, John is someone who constantly questions and explores how we can improve systems in order to create better products, policy, and outcomes. John is passionate about solving for the end-user and communicating complex ideas in a way that is easily understood.
Sanjukta is a passionate advocate of long term sustainable and meaningful supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Blending her experiences as a Special Education teacher and parent, Sanjukta aims to provide practical and effective solutions in a holistic framework. She is also deeply committed to outreach and awareness, particularly in resource scarce countries.
Ivon specializes in teaching students the concept of a growth mindset and its impact on the individual’s ability to achieve success through dedication, resiliency, and motivation. Her compassion combined with her employment coaching background is instrumental in helping students build a career plan focused on achieving meaningful employment and personal independence.
An advocate for neurodivergent communities, Shirli enjoys helping her students on the spectrum discover the joys of problem-solving and independent living. She specializes in deconstructing complex projects into smaller sub tasks and building practical skills through small tangible steps. Shirli’s dedication to scaling compassion shows in her relational empathic approach to education and employment coaching.
Jan has deep experience and success providing leadership and strategic direction for Fortune 500 companies in the communications, high-tech, and health care industries. She has been instrumental in growing profits, market share, and shareholder value while building strong and lasting client and partner relationships. Jan is known for being a visionary and an innovator with a keen focus on execution and results.