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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.

Medical Director

Matt Thompson, MD, was raised in Spokane and went to the University of Washington for medical school. His pediatrics training was at Children’s Mercy Hospital…

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Nurse Coordinator

Lindsay grew up in Spokane and is the daughter of a veteran Sacred Heart Medical Center NICU nurse. She spent high school enjoying dance company and movement. At Washington State University she began her search to make the world a better place. After marrying her love, she became mother…

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Executive Director

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…

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Program Coordinator

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. In high school she volunteered…

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Nurse Manager

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, 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/Human Resources Coordinator

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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Accountant/Human Resources Assistant

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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