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!
Charity is a forensic interviewer and our Intake Specialist. She has a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and anything outdoors with her husband and child.
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.
Ginger is our Clinical Coordinator and an Advocate. She now sports a bachelors of Social Work from Harding University!
Misty is a Child Advocate in our Harrison office! She has a Bachelor in Social Work, and enjoys being outdoors, playing and watching sports, and spending time with good people.
Denise keeps her office in our Harrison location and is our Forensic Interview Lead but also serves as an Advocate. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the Grandma's House team!
Angie is our Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator and an advocate for Grandma's House. She works out of our Harrison office and has a BS in Early Childhood Development from Arkansas State University. She comes to us with 16 years experience as a classroom teacher. Angie is a homebody but enjoys traveling with family and friends.
Ally is a child advocate in our Mountain Home office. She has a Bachelor's degree in psychology and criminology from the University of Central Arkansas. Ally enjoys spending time at home with her husband and dog, reading or watching a show.
Jackie is our SANE Nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner). She performs forensic medical exams for Grandma's House to help make sure everyone's bodies are healthy!
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.