MHP employs parents of children with special health care needs, so that the families we work with feel a sense of empathy and trust from the work we do. MHP employees are uniquely qualified to serve our family clients because we have “walked the walk”. MHP is able to provide resource coordination services free of charge and not on the basis of diagnosis, so we are proud to promise to turn no family away. Your child is our mission.

Emily Jiancristoforo
Executive Director

Gail Austin
Director of Operations

Mary Peters
Director of Resource Coordination

Heather Garrett
Development Manager

Vicki Beatty
IEP Advisor

Kate Oppe
IEP Advisor

Kendra Naglieri
Program Support

Kate Olenyik
Al's Pals Program Director

Board of Directors

Megan Newman, President

Tommy Bowles, Vice President

Elle Joyner, Secretary

John Newton, Treasurer

Satya Rangarajan

Hallie Hovey-Murray

Robin Slater

Ryan Glaser

Kendall von Michalofski

Diana Hudgins

Kim Thies

Dane Dongieux

Hope Kinkel Walton
Program Manager

Catherine Keiper

Donna Sabel
IEP Advisor

Susannah Clarke
IEP Advisor

Haley Barber
Program Support

Lauren Sherwood
Coordinator - Special Families Roanoke