Helping Every Flower Bloom - Through Special Needs Services


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About Us


Our Mission

The Fenixia Foundation is dedicated to helping special needs children and their families thrive. Our mission is to help children realize their potential, help families support their kids, and help caregivers and educators develop their capacity to make a positive difference in children's lives.

The ultimate goal of our nonprofit is to bring diagnostics, resources and interventions to children, families and communities all over the world with sole intent of improving the lives and outcomes of those with special needs.


Our History

Our founder, Lisa Valerio, has been involved since the early 90’s helping orphanages and conducting educational outreach efforts in the Philippines. In 2003 she had a son, Nathan, who was diagnosed with autism. As a tireless advocate for her son's well-being, family and friends in the Philippines asked Lisa to share the knowledge and resources that she had developed to support Nathan.

Lisa started building a team and a nonprofit organization to provide support for kids with learning and developmental differences, as well as for their families, caregivers and educators. In recognition of its origins, this organization was named for the Fenixia flower, which is only found in the Philippines. The name is also a reflection of its ambitions, as the Fenixia is a member of the daisy family, found in every part of the world and every color of the rainbow.


Our Team


  • Lisa Valerio, BS, Business Administration
  • Jennifer S. Floriendo, BA, Interior Design 
  • ​Eric Elliott, MS Clinical Psychology, LEP
  • Lani Hessen, MOT, OTR/L
  • ​Kristin Landucci, MA, Special Education 
  • ​Jong Valerio. BS, Buisness Administration
  • ​John Hessen, BA, History and Political Science
  • Tricia Luther, AA, Travel/Tourism & Marketing

Advisory Board

  • Sally Brammell, J.D.
  • Jane Raya, Tax Advisor 
  • Angie Schwartz, MA, CCC-SLP 
  • Jackie Pambid, SLPA
  • Robbie Jean Magdipig, Special Educational Consultant, BS, Psychology 
  • Marit Belisario, MEd, Special Education 
  • Francis DiMalanta, MD, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 
  • Vanessa Guenever Tan-Em, Occupational Therapist
  • Ferriza Isaguirre, MD

Help Our Cause

Your contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve the lives of those with special needs. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Fenixia Foundation

3211 Susan Drive San Bruno, CA 94066 US

(650) 464-1373