Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

After moving from Los Angeles to attend Gonzaga University, Tammy enjoyed volunteering as a way to get familiar with her new surroundings. Inspired by many people she met and organizations she learned about along the way, her various experiences ultimately led her to seek a career in the nonprofit sector.

Maintenance Manager

Steve White grew up in Spokane with a sister and two brothers. He’s married to Karla and has two children and three grandchildren. When Steve isn’t busy making sure the children’s center building is in top condition for our children and families, he enjoys backpacking and traveling with Karla.

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Donna was born and raised on Spokane’s South Hill and is a proud member of the last graduating class of Marycliff High School. After attending Spokane Falls Community College and Western Washington University, she moved to Seattle and spent 28 years working in various administrative positions for real estate…

Revenue Cycle Manager

A native of Spokane, Jennifer joined the Joya team in 2017. She plays a pivotal role helping families by providing a path through the confusion of health insurance for our clients. She also takes great pride in being the go-to for any health insurance questions that arise from our parents and our staff.

Executive Director Emeritus

Dick Boysen has spent his entire career as a tireless advocate for children in our region. Dick arrived at the original Spokane Guilds’ School in 1977 with a passion for making a difference in the lives of developmentally disabled children. He had a vision to make the program the best in the country and has worked diligently to ensure that dream became a reality…

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…