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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.

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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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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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.

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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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Accountant

Katy recently moved here to the Spokane area from Las Vegas.  We are happy to have Katy here using her talents as an accountant to help provide us valuable experience making sure our organization stays on the right track financially. Katy loves spending any free time with children here at the center.

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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…

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Medical Records Specialist / Scheduler

An alumni mom, Jodi developed a passion for the early intervention services that Joya provided for her daughter. Her desire to share the significance of the program with others led to Jodi volunteering in the classroom, speaking at local elementary schools for the annual penny drive, and helping out at…

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