Meet Our Team
"Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others." Martin Luther King Jr
Michelle is the Executive Director for both Grandma's House and The Merlin Foundation. A North Arkansas College Alumni with a License for Practical Nursing, she founded Grandma's House in 2009. Michelle has three children and spends her leisure time gardening and junk store shopping.
Kaleigh is our Community Development Coordinator. She mans our website, social media, fundraising efforts and, most importantly, our community engagement.
She is our Comfort Specialist. She came to us through Canine Companions for Independence in California. Isadora can perform over 40 commands and loves people!
Cassie Roberts is our Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator and also a Forensic Interviewer and Child & Family Advocate. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from College of the Ozarks. Cassie enjoys spending time with her husband and interjecting song lyrics/movie quotes into every day conversations.
Lacie is our Lead Forensic Interviewer and a Child and Family Advocate. A Capella University graduate with a Masters degree in Psychology. Lacie enjoys spending time outside, exploring, and traveling to new places with her husband and two children.
Charity is a forensic interviewer and child and family advocate. She has a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and anything outdoors with her husband and child.
Keylen is our Clinical Coordinator and is also a child advocate, fiancé. She holds a Masters of Social Work along with a Bachelors of Psychology.
Jami is a Forensic Interviewer and Child and Family Advocate. She has Bachelors of Science in Criminology. Jami enjoy's spending time outdoors with her husband and two boys.
Kat Hanschu is a Forensic Interviewer and Child & Family Advocate. She has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from College of the Ozarks. In her free time, Kat enjoys antique shopping, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her three children.
Cody is one of our three Trauma Therapists. He is a proud father and husband, whose favorite things in this world are chicken nuggets and Star Wars.
Jackie is our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. She performs all of our forensic medical exams right here at Grandma's House.