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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 pediatric 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.

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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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.

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Billing Specialist

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.

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