Board & Staff

Tristan’s Quest is governed by a dedicated board of professionals who are committed to the values and beliefs which are the essence of Tristan’s Quest—most importantly, the basic human worth of children with special needs and their rights to understanding, personal dignity, and compassionate care.

Dr. Jean Allen – Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Jean holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Special Education-Learning Disabilities. She has adopted five special needs children, has fostered 18 high-risk children, and has been a role model and mentor for many of the students she has taught or tutored. She has more than 30 years experience working with and advocating for children with special needs, including ten years of clinical experience facilitating short-term study skills clinics with small groups, as well as working individually with children who face emotional, behaviorally, and/or learning disabilities and their families.