Family Support Program Grows with New Hires
Family Support Program Grows with New Hires

The Child Neurology Foundation is excited to announce the addition of an incredible woman to our Family Support Program staff: Vivian Medrano, Social Worker & Resource Navigator. 

Vivian will use her personal lived experiences along with educational and professional background to support the families who reach out to CNF looking for any kind of support. Read below to learn more about Vivian.


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Vivian Medrano, Social Worker & Resource Navigator

Vivian Medrano: Social Worker​/Resource Navigator

Vivian Medrano was born and raised in sunny California. She has worked in the social service industry for over four years and in direct patient care for over 13 years. She has experience as a community health advocate, foster care social worker, and case manager.

Vivian is passionate about what she does and hopes to always make a positive impact on those around her. Vivian will help our families find social services through our Unite Us platform and ensure we get families to the next step in their journey.

She enjoys doing outdoor activities and reading a good book in her downtime.  

What prompted you to take this role with CNF?

I have always made it my goal to help families in need. I was drawn to CNFs mission of helping children and their families receive the best quality of care by providing information, education, and one-on-one support when needed the most. This is my area of expertise, and I wanted to be a part of that positive impact on our communities. Wherever I can assist, I will always give it my all.

What is one of the proudest moments of your life?

One of the proudest moments of my life was graduating with my master’s degree while having my two children present with me. They witnessed me accomplish my educational goal and take steps toward my career goals. Commitment, hard work, and passion for what you do are what I hope to instill in my children.

In your new role, what do you hope to help families with?

In my new role, I hope to help families find solutions to things they may struggle with. I plan to always be a family’s advocate, from the smallest requests to larger ones. I make sure to listen, understand their concerns, and find options that give the best possible outcome.

If you could say one thing to families in the CNF network right now, what would it be?

You are not alone on this journey. We are here to provide you with the helping hand and lending ear you need.

Is there anything else you want the CNF community to know about you?

Aside from my background, I enjoy volunteering in the community. Most recently, I participated in a Dr. Seuss Read With Me Event for over 600 children. In December, I also was involved in a Christmas Toy Drive, also for almost 600 children and their families.

Seeing the smiles on the faces of children and their families brings me so much joy.

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