National Association of
Professional Women (NAPW)
Woman of the Year 2014-2015
Vanessa Kahlon, M.A.
Founder & Executive Director
With almost two decades of experience and a Masters in Clinical Psychology under her belt, Vanessa is no stranger to families whose children have special needs. Vanessa started her own company KAHLON FAMILY SERVICES in 2008. KFS provides behavior consultations, professional support, social skills groups, support professionals in schools, and parenting groups for families with children with Learning and Behavioral challenges and needs. In her various capacities, as she directed and supervised various in-home / at schools Behavioral programs all around California, as well as facilitating Social Skills Groups, she succeeded in developing her own Yoga Curriculum (YEAS YOGA) to help address children’s needs as well as aid professionals in the field. YEAS YOGA (Yoga Education for Autism Spectrum) is an exciting, personalized program that Vanessa created to address Self-Regulation needs of High-Spirited children.
Vanessa is inspired to help more families in the Bay Area more professionally and effectively, Vanessa founded KFS SCHOOL as the Executive Director. KFS SCHOOL K-8 Program has been officially a Nonprofit Organization (501c3) since December 2016 and serving children in San Francisco and the Bay Area Community. Vanessa is the host of “Parenting with Vanessa Kahlon“. The show empowers parents with tools and strategies for children’s daily struggles. The show was aired on KABC Radio station and currently on her own podcast (www.VanessaKahlon.com).
Sara Love, B.A.
KFS School Music & Enrichment Teacher
Sara is a Los Angeles-born and Chico-grown educator, who completed her Bachelor’s degree in music at California State University, Chico. She has an extensive background in music, with over a decade of experience as a performer and teacher. In addition to her musical qualifications, she has also gained experience in the behavioral health field as a personal mentor and caregiver, to supplement her courses that she completed in the health and wellness field. She also possesses a more technical background in the field of physiological sciences, having completed two year’s worth of courses in anatomy and physiology.
At Kahlon Family Services, Sara provides shadowing in the San Francisco area for children with a wide range of behavioral qualities. She has also joined the newly opened KFS School in San Francisco, offering her experience to the school as a teacher, while specializing in music. Sara is currently being trained in YEAS yoga (Yoga Education for Autism Spectrum; Vanessa Kahlon).
Sara’s interests include surfing, jewelry crafting, running, swimming, biking, tea drinking, spear fishing, sailing, camping, hiking and traveling.
Lola “The Dog”
Lola is our latest beautiful addition to the family. She is the smallest most cutest therapy dog you can look for. She has been adopted by her new mommy Vanessa Kahlon and all the kids now call her family. Lola is so funny and loves playing with balls and if you hear her make any sound that’s her saying “Hi, I want to play with you”. She’s on a mission to help the kids learn how to take good care of her as well as grooming skills. Lola makes every child feel happy and playful!