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Providing dependable and compassionate care.

The people and practices at Joya Child & Family Development are the driving force behind the care, comfort and transformation we provide children aged 0-3 with delays and disabilities. We provide comprehensive services and a personalized comprehensive program of assessment, therapy, education and support. This devotion is what allows us to make a lasting impact in children’s lives. The resources we provide, in concert with comprehensive care for children and their families, drive change in our community.

Speech & Language Pathologist

Jennifer has a special interest in infant and toddler feeding as well as phonological processing disorders. She loves working with children, birth to 3, and building relationships with, and supporting, the whole family. She is forever amazed by the early learning and development that takes place through play and daily life…

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Speech & Language Pathologist

Taylor Western grew up in Fresno, California, then attended Chico State University for college. Her family moved to Spokane, WA her senior year of college. She began her master’s in Communication Disorders at Eastern New Mexico University, and moved to Spokane to do her final internships so she…

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Team Room Assistant

Rachel was born and raised in Spokane very near Joya Child & Family Development. She fell in love with working with children when she started volunteering in classrooms. Ever since then, it’s been a goal of Rachel’s to stay involved in the classroom. While attending Shadle Park High School, Rachel jumped at…

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Team Room Assistant

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…

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Family Resources Coordinator

Cami came to Joya Child & Family Development after working in the field of medical social work for five years. In her role, Cami connects families with the services and resources they need to be the best advocates for their children. Originally from Omak, Washington, Cami enjoys camping, horseback riding and sports.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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