Director of Business & Accounting

Bryant serves at the Director of Business and Accounting at Joya. He enjoys being part of a team that has such a big impact on children and families.

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…

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.

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

Jennifer works to help families meet the many needs that can come with having a child with developmental delays or disabilities. She joined the Joya Child & Family Development team in May 2015. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Eastern Washington University and has an early childhood associate degree from Spokane Falls…

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.

Facilities Coordinator

Lois was born and raised in central Illinois. She moved to Spokane with her husband in 1984.  Lois became familiar with Joya Child & Family Development 32 years ago when her daughter was born and required services here.  Later, her son was a peer model in Team 3.  When her son was in school full…