Our Team

While Family Voices’ core team of staff and consultants live and work from across the country, our national office is located in Lexington, Massachusetts. Together with our network of Affiliated Organizations and our many funders and partners, our team is deeply committed to keeping families at the center of children’s health care.

Sarah Candio

Associate Manager, Administrative Services

Cara Coleman

Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

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Kasey Dudley-Toney

Project Director

Beth Dworetzky

Associate Director of Programs

Clarissa Hoover

Project Director

Lisa Maynes

Project Director

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Nikki Montgomery

Program and Communications Manager

Mary Jo Paladino

Project Coordinator

Ashlee Richey

Digital Operations Manager

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Kate Robinson

Vaccine Outreach Team

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Vanessa Rodriguez

Project Coordinator

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Roseani Sánchez

Project Director

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Will Simpson

Director of Finance, Contracts, and HR

Amanda Starr

Finance and Administrative Coordinator

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Allysa Ware

Associate Executive Director

Nora Wells

Executive Director

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Olivia Wellstead

Project Support Coordinator

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Ian Whitney

Digital Operations, Web and Design Lead

Khya Wimberly

Project Support Coordinator


Tami Allen, Families Together, Inc.
Role: F2F Regional Call Facilitator, Region C

Diana Autin, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network
Role:  Co-Director of Leadership in Family and Professional Partnerships

Natasha España, PulakosCPAs
Role:  Accountant

Carrie Fisher, Institute for Community Health
Role:  Principal Investigator on the external evaluation team for Leadership in Family and Professional Partnerships 

Nicole Pratt, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network
Role:  Diverse Family Leadership Coach for Leadership in Family and Professional Partnerships

Tara Hayes, Rhode Island Parent Information Network
Role: F2F Regional Call Facilitator, Region A

Susan Wood, Hilopa’a Family to Family Health Information Center
Role: F2F Regional Call Facilitator, Region D

Natalie Wooldridge, Arkansas Disability Coalition
Role: F2F Regional Call Facilitator, Region B


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Our Vision

With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

Our Mission

Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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