Easter Seals Make the First Five Count Spokesperson Network

The members of Easter Seals Make the First Five Count Spokesperson Network are early childhood experts and therapists, working in media markets across the country to make sure young children with disabilities, developmental delays and autism get the right support at the earliest stage in life.

Each is a strong media resource and interview to include in discussions, news segments and features about the benefits and value of early identification, early treatment and early intervention. Contact Easter Seals to gain access to:

Meet the Members of the Make the First Five Count Spokesperson Network:

Atlanta, GA
Easter Seals North Georgia
Donna Davidson
Norma Center  

Austin, TX
Easter Seals Central Texas
Tod Marvin
Miriam Nisenbaum

Chicago, IL
Easter Seals DuPage & the Fox Valley Region
Theresa Forthofer
Erik Johnson

Columbia, OH
Easter Seals Central & Southeast Ohio

Rob DuVall

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Easter Seals North Texas
Jennifer Friesen
Stephanie Melchert-Smith

Daytona Beach, FL
Easter Seals Volusia & Flagler Counties
April Leopold
Susan Moor 

Des Moines, Iowa
Easter Seals Iowa
Krable Mentzer
Renee Bell

District of Columbia & Baltimore
Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA
Linda Janulis
Ryan Riley

Great Falls, MT; Boise, ID; Salt Lake City, UT
Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain
Audrey Pierce-Seeley
Chelle Feist

Houston, TX
Easter Seals Houston
Sonia Salas
Elise Hough
Madison Shofner

Indianapolis, IN
Easter Seals Crossroads
Scott Fogo
Barbara Richardson
Sara Croft   

Las Vegas, NV
Easter Seals Nevada
Brian Patchett
Pam Lange

Little Rock, AR
Easter Seals Arkansas
Sharon Moone-Jochums
Mandy Farr

Los Angeles, CA
Easter Seals Southern California
Betty Reckard
Tina Lopez
Kim Cohn
Marianne Tomich

Manchester, NH
Easter Seals New Hampshire
Pam Dube

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Easter Seals South Florida

Luanne Welch

Milwaukee, WI
Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin
Bob Glowacki
Vicki Hastings

Orlando, FL
Easter Seals Florida
Sue Ventura

Peoria-Bloomington, IL
Easter Seals Peoria-Bloomington
Erin Rogers
Laura Schoon

Raleigh, NC
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia
Robin Maynard
Jeff Smith

Rio Grande Valley, TX
Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley
Pattie Rosenlund
Roschel Servantes*

Seattle, WA
Easter Seals Washington
Cathy Bisaillon
Paul Pitkin    

Topeka, KS
Easter Seals Capper Foundation
Jim Leiker
Julie Smrha

Tuscon, AZ
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
Ema Kammeyer
Jennifer Turner
Megan Willis

Wilmington, DE
Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
Pam Reuther
Verna Hensley

Youngstown, OH
Easter Seals Columbiana, Trumball & Mahoning Counties Ohio
Missy Christy
Jodi Harmon


*indicates Spanish-speaking

National Media Contacts

Kristen Barnfield
Vice President, Public Relations

Elsa Remak
Public Relations Coordinator

Becky Offill
Media Relations

See a list of Easter Seals Make The First Five Count spokespeople.

Contact Easter Seals to schedule an interview.