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
Family Support Coordinator

Hope Kinkel Walton
Program Manager

Family Support Advisor

Family Support Advisor

Kendra Naglieri
Program Support

Kate Olenyik
Al's Pals Program Coordinator

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

Dane Dongieux

Cindy Ackermann
Family Support Coordinator

Catherine Keiper

Family Support Advisor

Family Support Advisor

Haley Barber
Program Support

Lauren Sherwood
Special Families Roanoke Program Coordinator