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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
Capital Campaign Manager
Teresa joined the Joya Child & Family Development Team in 2018. Prior to that she worked for 12 years in the Eastern Washington University office of Marketing & Communications. Teresa was introduced to Joya when she first moved to Spokane in 2002, during their annual Penny Drive. She never imagined that…
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.
Stacia has a long history with Joya as an alumni sibling. She was able to put to practical use many of the daily skills she developed while encouraging her sister’s growth, and she discovered an interest in supporting and advocating for all individuals with disabilities along the way.