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Team Members

Restoring Hope is made up of four components; Host Homes, Individualized Support Living, Day Programs, and Community Based Services, all of which provide life changing experiences and rewarding careers for our team! Our mission is to restore hope one relationship at a time. 

Aaron Harms

Aaron Harms

Central Missouri Regional Program Manager

Aaron comes to Restoring Hope, LLC with six plus years experience in the human services field...

Angela Bullard

Angela Bullard

Receptionist

Angela moved from Chicago to return to her hometown and family in Pomona, Missouri...

Breanna Campo

Breanna Campo

Central Missouri Regional Program Manager

Breanna was born and raised in Southern California just outside of Los Angeles...

Courtney Walton

Courtney Walton

Restoring Hope Payee Specialist

Courtney was born in Springfield, MO and raised in Mountain View, MO where she graduated from Mountain View-Birch Tree...

Derek Spires

Derek Spires

Springfield Regional Program Manager

Bio to come.

Erin Brawley

Erin Brawley

Poplar Bluff Regional Program Manager

Erin has worked in the field of social services for 18 years. Her roles have included case...

Heather Thompson

Heather Thompson

Credentialing Specialist

Heather Thompson is from Eminence, MO, but currently lives in Mountain View, MO with her...

Jaime Grider

Jaime Grider

Program Director | Poplar Bluff, Rolla, and Sikeston Regions

Jaime was raised in Summersville, MO and still resides there with her husband, Russell...

Jessica Motts

Jessica Motts

St. Louis Regional Program Manager

Bio to come.

Katelyn Hellmer

Katelyn Hellmer

Springfield WORKS Coordinator | Employment Specialist

Katelyn grew up in the small town of Urbana, Missouri and graduated from Skyline High...

Kelli DeBoard

Kelli DeBoard

Director of Business Operations

Kelli lives in West Plains with two of her sons Gavin and Eli, along with their fur babies, Finley, Hank...

Kyle Collins

Kyle Collins

Springfield | Rolla Sr. Program Manager

Kyle grew up in Republic Missouri. He attended college at Missouri Southern University...

MacKenzie Howard

MacKenzie Howard

Respite Coordinator | Central Missouri Regional Program Manager

Mackenzie was born and raised in the small town of Windsor, Missouri. She graduated from Windsor...

Megan Lane

Megan Lane

Credentialing Assistant

Bio to come.

Rebecca Chilson

Rebecca Chilson

Excel Day Program Coordinator | Springfield

Bio to come.

Scott Stricklin

Scott Stricklin

Springfield Regional Program Manager

Scott grew up in St. Louis Missouri. He found his way to Springfield by attending SMSU where he earned...

Tara Kempf

Tara Kempf

Host Home Coordinator | Respite Coordinator

Tara was raised in Branson.  After graduating from Branson High School, she attended Missouri State...

Wendy Callahan

Wendy Callahan

Rolla | Poplar Bluff Regional Program Manager

Wendy has been a teacher for 22 years, with a majority of her career teaching at Summersville High School...

Whittney Drumright

Whittney Drumright

Finance Assistant

Whittney was born in West Plains, MO and raised in Mountain View, MO where she graduated from...

Abigail Gelinskey

Abigail Gelinskey

St. Louis Regional Program Manager

Bio to come.

Ashleigh Barnett

Ashleigh Barnett

Respite Coordinator | Poplar Bluff Regional Program Manager

Ashleigh grew up in Summersville, Missouri.  She graduated from the University of Missouri in...

Chase Heirigs

Chase Heirigs

Fleet and Maintenance Coordinator

Chase grew up in Cross Timbers, Missouri. He then attended Ozarks Technical Community...

Danielle Coffey

Danielle Coffey

Director of Community Based and Employment Services

Danielle grew up in Preston, Missouri. She completed her bachelor of science in Psychology at Drury University in 2019...

Emily Harding

Emily Harding

Central Missouri Regional Program Manager

Emily grew up in the small rural town of Cole Camp, Missouri, where she graduated high school...

Gina Kuhlmann

Gina Kuhlmann

Springfield Regional Program Manager

Gina grew up in Joplin MO, she graduated from Missouri Southern University earning...

Hannah Newton

Hannah Newton

Springfield Regional Program Manager

Hannah grew up in the Lawrence County, MO on a dairy farm. Hannah has a Bachelors degree...

Jamie Nuñez

Jamie Nuñez

Program Director | Springfield and Joplin Regions

Jamie earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg...

Jessica Tooley

Jessica Tooley

Client Finance Specialist

Jessica is from and currently lives in Willow Springs, MO, with her husband Josh and their...

Katie Adams

Katie Adams

Springfield Regional Program Manager

Katie earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology at Southwest Baptist...

Kelsey Tooley

Kelsey Tooley

Employee and Family Support Administrator

Kelsey was raised in Willow Springs, Missouri where she attended K-12 and graduated in 2010...

Kyli Plowman

Kyli Plowman

Poplar Bluff and Rolla Regional Program Manager

Kyli was raised in the small town of Summersville, MO. After graduating from Summersville High School...

Mackensie Gilmore

Mackensie Gilmore

Central Missouri Regional Program Manager

Mackensie grew up in Warsaw, Missouri where her heart was happiest when spending time with...

Megan Meehan

Megan Meehan

Kansas City | Central Missouri Regional Sr. Program Manager

Megan was born in Dallas, TX and moved around quite a bit as a child, but for the most part grew...

Richelle Winn

Richelle Winn

Springfield Regional Program Manager

Bio to come.

Skyler White

Skyler White

Central Missouri Regional Program Manager

Skyler was born and raised in the small town of Windsor, Missouri.  She graduated high school...

Tonya Williams-Easter

Tonya Williams-Easter

St. Louis Regional Program Manager

Bio to come.

Whitley Lemon

Whitley Lemon

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Whitley was born in West Plains, MO and was raised in Willow Springs, MO where she graduated in 2009...

Amber Johnson

Amber Johnson

Placement Coordinator | Kansas City Regional Program Manager

Amber grew up in the small rural town of Lincoln, MO. She received a BSBA-Management in 2007...

Brandi Webb-Snyder

Brandi Webb-Snyder

Kansas City Regional Program Manager

Brandi grew up in Platte City Missouri. Brandi was a competitive roller skater from ages 4-12 then...

Chrissy Ross

Chrissy Ross

Poplar Bluff Regional Program Manager

Chrissy Ross grew up in Eminence, Missouri, enjoying the outdoors and many of the scenic riverways in the area...

Darcie Silvers

Darcie Silvers

Springfield | Joplin Regional Program Manager

Darcie Silvers brings a total of 16 years working in the field with children and adults of all differing abilities...

Emma O'Dell

Emma O'Dell

Excel Day Program Sr. Program Coordinator | Buffalo

Emma grew up in Marshfield, Missouri. She completed her bachelor's degree in Special....

Giovahna Calvetti

Giovahna Calvetti

Springfield Regional Program Manager

Giovahna Calvetti holds a degree in Psychology from Missouri State University...

Hillary Dulaban

Hillary Dulaban

Central Missouri Regional Program Manager

Hillary grew up in the town of Sedalia, MO, where she graduated from Smith-Cotton High School...

Jared Copeland

Jared Copeland

Rolla Regional Program Manager

Jared grew up in St. James Missouri. He attended Drury University majoring in Elementary...

Julie Olsen

Julie Olsen

Excel Day Program Coordinator | Willow Springs

Julie grew up in Willow Springs, Missouri. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology...

Kayla Ell

Kayla Ell

Finance Director

Kayla was born and raised in West Plains, Missouri and has moved back to the area with her husband...

Kristin Snyder

Kristin Snyder

Excel Day Program Coordinator | Kirksville

Kristin was born in Kirksville, MO and raised in Green Castle, MO. She was raised on a small farm and...

Lani Blagg

Lani Blagg

Springfield Regional Program Manager

Lani grew up in the Newton County, MO area and after graduating from Seneca High School...

Madison Harlan

Madison Harlan

Excel Day Program Coordinator | Nixa

Madison was born and raised just outside of St. Louis, MO. She moved to the Springfield region...

Mikayla Kilgore

Mikayla Kilgore

Springfield Regional Program Manager

Mikayla grew up in Springfield, Missouri but is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She completed...

Sasha Howser

Sasha Howser

Kansas City Regional Program Manager

Sasha was born and raised in a small town in western Oklahoma where she was involved in basketball...

Staci Owen

Staci Owen

Chief Executive Officer

Staci grew up in the small town of Lincoln, MO.  After high school, Staci obtained a Bachelors of Social...

Veronica Snyder

Veronica Snyder

Kirksville Regional Program Manager

​Veronica was born and raised in Novinger, Missouri. After graduating high school in May of 1993...

Whitney Schnakenberg

Whitney Schnakenberg

Program Director | CMO, KC, St. Louis, and KV

Whitney was born and raised in the small town of Lincoln, Missouri. She graduated from Lincoln...

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