Executive director Kim Shufran
Kim ShufranExecutive Director
Originally from Indiana, Kim graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Nursing. With a desire to move west, she then lived in Seattle, Scottsdale, and Laguna Niguel CA working in clinical nursing and management. Finally in 1994 she came to Winston Salem to work at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where she incorporated her clinical experience as an Internal Consultant in Organizational Development. As her young daughter grew up, she struggled socially and academically. When her daughter was diagnosed with ADHD, CAPD, and Asperger’s Syndrome, she finally had an explanation for her challenges. Kim was ready to help her, but then realized that few resources were available. Thus to help her daughter and others, she designed and founded the iCan House in 2008. Kim lives in Winston Salem with her daughter, 2 dogs and 6 birds!
Tracy Perez, Psy.D.Director of Operations
A native of Florida, Tracy recently moved to Lewisville with her husband and two children.
For the past nine years, Tracy was the Director of Social Services at the Center for Hearing and Communication in Fort Lauderdale. During that time she worked closely with the executive director on succession planning and strategic development for organizational growth. She implemented grant funded Behavioral Mental Health programs providing therapeutic services to the deaf and hard of hearing community.. She also had a private practice as a clinical psychologist.
Tracy brings a wealth of expertise and experience with program development, nonprofit leadership, the special needs population, and therapeutic interventions within mental health.
Rashaad NelsonProgram Coordinator and Admissions Specialist
Rashaad grew up in Dayton, Ohio and moved to North Carolina in 2008 where he finished high school and attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and majored in Therapeutic Recreation. During his time at UNCG he fell in love with the nonprofit world while working for Beyond Academics. He served as Campus and Community Support, directly assisting and facilitating individualized goals and objectives for adults with disabilities attending UNCG. Prior to working at iCan House, he worked for Labcorp as a Billing Specialist gaining valuable experience in data entry. He is excited to be a member of the team and looks forward to helping make a difference in other people’s lives! In his spare time you can catch him playing video games or going to a nice restaurant with his fiance!
Olga DimovProgram Coordinator and Volunteer Manager
Olga graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a B.S in Biology. After graduation, Olga headed to Scotland to further her studies in molecular psychiatry and politics at the University of Edinburgh. Olga is now pursuing a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Psychology. She has worked in administrative, clinical and academic research related fields, and with at risk youth at a wilderness camp. Olga enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading mysteries, doing photography, and hiking with her two boxer dogs, Charlie and Lucy. She is also writing her first mystery thriller and hopes to become a published author in the future.
Tricia WhalenProgram Coordinator
Tricia joined the iCan team in March moving to the area from Chapel Hill. Originally from Topsail Island, Tricia grew up on a small farm before moving to Chapel Hill for college. While in Chapel Hill, she earned her Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sport Science as well as Psychology. She has worked for the Autism Society of North Carolina- first as a camp counselor, and then as a Program Coordinator for the IGNITE program after graduation. She also has volunteered for the Arc of the Triangle, several UNC campus organizations, and UNC Hospitals. Tricia lives in Kernersville with her adorable purebred mutt named Tristan, and in her free time she likes crocheting, painting, camping, and hiking.
Mallory GoldenProgram Facilitator
Mallory has always lived in our beautiful state of NC. Because of this love for NC, Mallory completed her undergraduate degree at East Carolina University and proceeded to earn her Master’s degree at Western Carolina University. She has an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Child Development, Family Relations. Her graduate degree is also in Communication Sciences and Disorders. During the time she spent in college, she was a preschool teacher working with children of diverse backgrounds and disabilities. After graduation, Mallory started working as a speech-language pathologist for a private practice. She continues to work as a speech-language pathologist within Winston-Salem. Mallory is excited to join a wonderful and collaborative team at the iCan House. When Mallory is not with her iCan House team, or working as a speech-language pathologist, you can find Mallory spending time with family and friends, going to the lake, spending time with her dog, or traveling.