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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 Steiner
Michelle Steiner

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.

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Kaleigh Evans
Kaleigh Evans

Kaleigh is our Community Development Coordinator. She mans our website, social media, fundraising efforts and, most importantly, our community engagement.

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Isadora
Isadora

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!

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April Benefiel
April Benefiel

April is housed in our Harrison location and helps steer the ship as our Program Manager. This role includes her being a forensic interviewer and a child advocate.

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Ginger Fritz
Ginger Fritz

Ginger is our Clinical Coordinator and an Advocate. She now sports a bachelors of Social Work from Harding University!

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Jami Stinnett
Jami Stinnett

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.

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Haley Starnes
Haley Starnes

Haley is a Child & Family Advocate working out of our Harrison location.

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Jackie Cheek
Jackie Cheek

Jackie is our SANE Nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner). When not performing exams, she provides prevention education to our surrounding medical community!

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Rebecca Isaac
Rebecca Isaac

Rebecca is one of our SANE nurses who specializes in pediatrics!

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Sara Evatt
Sara Evatt

Sara Evatt is one of our Mental health therapists. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from College of the Ozarks and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Missouri State University. Sara has experience working in addiction treatment, school-based counseling and outpatient therapy for the past 6 years. She enjoys being at home binging a good TV show with her children and husband.

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