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 Education 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.
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.
Ginger is our Intern who is receiving her bachelors of Social Work from Harding University! While interning for us, she has been trained to be ad Advocate & a Forensic Interviewer.
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.
Keylen is one our Mental Health Therapists. She splits her time across all three of our locations and directly provides hope and healing for each child she works with. She holds a Masters of Social Work along with a Bachelors of Psychology.