Controller

Following in her family’s footsteps, Dana has pursued a career in the business world specializing in accounting. Dana began her career in public accounting in 2007 and has since pursued the medical nonprofit sector. Dana grew up swimming in the Spokane River and skiing at Mt. Spokane. A kid at heart, she…

Development Director

Korin Michielli is the development director at Joya Child & Family Development, and a graduate of Eastern Washington University. Born and raised in Spokane Valley, she loves being a part of such an amazing organization…

Program Director

Christina graduated from nursing school in 2006 and began her career working in Sacred Heart Medical Center’s Postpartum (aka mom/baby) until 2015. She was Assistant Nurse Manager from 2009-2015, before joining Joya Child & Family Development. Christina is passionate about patient…

Executive Director

Colleen knew that she had an interest in working with young children with special needs when she was just thirteen.  Babysitting for family friends and learning about their child’s diagnosis just made her more curious about child development and the young brain…

Nurse Coordinator / Family Resources Coordinator

Lindsay grew up in Spokane and is the daughter of a long-time NICU nurse at Sacred Heart Medical Center. She spent high school enjoying dance company and movement studies. At Washington State University, she began her search to make the world a better place. After marrying her love, she became mother to a beautiful baby with vein of Galen malformation…

Medical Director

Longtime Pediatrician Matt Thompson was raised in Spokane and went to the University of Washington for medical school. His pediatrics training was at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is married and has six children.

Family Resources Coordinator

Rachel has always had a passion for working with and caring for children and families. She attended Washington State University, and eventually interned at Joya as a student before joining the team as a Family Resources Coordinator.

Nurse Enrollment Coordinator / Family Resources Coordinator

Kristy has had an interest in caring for others since an early age. She volunteered at Valley Hospital and Medical Center at age 13, gaining experience in a variety of departments. This volunteer opportunity led Kristy to apply to the Eastern Washington University nursing program where she graduated and became a registered nurse in 1994…

Family Resources Coordinator

Tara has lived in Eastern Washington her entire life. She is from Cheney. She enjoys reading, arts and crafts and spending time with her family. She has been working with children and families since 2003.