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Find a Facilitator

HOPE now offers a Train the Facilitator program.

If you or your organization is interested in becoming a certified HOPE facilitator, contact us here!

We also have certified HOPE facilitators popping up around the world. To find a list of HOPE facilitators near you, choose your state below. Please note that facilitators are being added regularly. If there isn’t a local HOPE facilitator near you yet, you can always reach out to us to facilitate your training!

Facilitators Near You

Darryl Chairez
Specialist-Quality Support Diversity Inclusion
YMCA San Diego CRS
San Diego, California

LaTysa Flowers
Specialist-Quality Support Diversity Inclusion
YMCA of San Diego County
San Diego, California

Brandi Paniagua
Coordinator & Trainer
YMCA of SD County
San Diego, California

Ariane Porras
YMCA Childcare Resource Service
San Diego, California

Lodia Ruiz
Program Director
San Diego, California

Aimee Zeitz
Regional Director
YMCA of San Diego County
San Diego, California

Vanessa Hernandez Spagnoli
The Resiliency Lab
Sacramento, California

Rebecca Levenson
Senior Health Policy Analyst
Rebecca Levenson Consulting
Berkeley, California

Robyn Reagan
Program Director/Lead Trainer
Circle of Friends- The Path to Inclusion
Los Angeles, California

Missy Berglund
Education Program Manager
Illuminate Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Maria Long
Independent Consultant/Trainer
Port Orange, Florida

Danell Spillman
Program Director,
Bayou Lotus Corporation
Walker, Louisiana

Amie Myrick
Training Consultant
No More Stolen Childhoods,
Senior Program Analyst
Licensed Clinical Counselor
Perry, Maryland

Jennifer Redding
Executive Director of Behavioral Health
University of Maryland- Upper Chesapeake Health
Klein Family Harford Crisis Center
Bel Air, Maryland

Kaela Dunn
Project Coordinator
UMass Chan Medical School/Commonwealth Medicine
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Michael Austin
Training and Technical Assistant
Early Childhood Investment Corporation
Lansing, Michigan

Sharon (Sherry) Bennett
Coordinator (GSC Director)
Van Buren Great Start Collaborative
Lawrence, Michigan

Rachael Birgy
Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Northern Early Childhood Support Network
Kalkaska, Michigan

Heidi Coggins
Grant Coordinator
Michigan Children’s Trust Fund
Lansing, Michigan

Joda Grimes
Early Childhood Investment Corporation
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Evi Lindquist
Consultant, Training and Technical Assistance
Early Childhood Investment Corporation
Lansing, Michigan

Chandrika Payton
License Exempt Provider Project Supervisor
Early Childhood Investment Corporation
Flint, Michigan

Jennifer Rountree
Technical Assistance Counsultant and CLASS Certified Trainer
Early Childhood Investment Corporation
Holt, Michigan

Emily Schuster-Wachsberger
Local Coucil Coordinator
Michigan Children’s Trust Fund
Ann Arbor/Lansing, Michigan

Michelle Stevens
Director of Training and Member Services
MI Community Action
Lansing, Michigan

Holly Wingard
Wingard Consulting, LLC
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Robin Hornkohl
Northern Early Childhood Support Network Project Administrator
Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District
Traverse City, Michigan

Amy Zarend
Great Start Collaborative of Monroe County
Monroe, Michigan

Debra Timmerman
Deb Timmerman & Associates, LLC
Wayland, Michigan

Gloria Sherman
Parenting and Teaching with G.L.O., LLC
Lapeer, Michigan

Maria Cook
Early Childhood Professional Learning Specialist
Clinton County RESA/Office of Innovative Projects
DeWitt, Michigan

Veronica Pechumer
Great Start Collaborative Director/Early Childhood Consultant
Oakland Schools
Waterford, Michigan

Christine Hodge
Great Start Collaborative-Oakland
Waterford, Michigan

Jessica Turner
Trainer & CEO/Teacher
Strong Healthy Families/Berkley Schools
Clawson, Michigan

Christine Zimmerman
Coach/ Consultant / Professional Development
LearningWorks, LLC

Laura Pipis
Associate Director
United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties
Monroe, Michigan

Ann Ellison
Director of Interfaith Health
Fairview health Services
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Angela Rau
Director of Program Innovations and Professional Development
Formerly Parents as Teachers National Center
Lake St. Louis, Missouri

June Ellestad
Grant Manager
Fort Belknap Tribal Health – Native Connections
Harlem, Montana

Patrice Baker
Director of Prevention Programs
Pinetree Institute
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Alana Dennis
Director- Ohio and PA
Safe Families for Children
Cleveland, Ohio

Lindsey Lynn
Community Health Worker
Columbia, Tennessee

Rachel Hanson
Project Director Federal Healthy Start
Columbia, Tennessee

Kimberly Ladd
Nashville, Tennessee

April Scott
Program Manager,
Columbia, Tennessee

Tameka Caldwell
Family Support Project Coordinator
Texas Alliance of Child & Family Services
Austin, Texas

Michele Tryon
Community Outreach/Training and Education
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
Norfolk, Virginia

Shannon Valles
Early Childhood Specialist
Choices CCR&R
Clarksburg, West Virginia

Linda Reeves
Behavioral Consultant/Professional Development
Child Care Resource Center
Wheeling, West Virginia

Kaylyn Jennings
Behavioral Consultant
Mountain Heart Community Services
Princeton, West Virginia

Meagann Morris
Behavioral Consultant
Choices CCR&R
Clarksburg, West Virginia



Saija Westerlund-Cook
Folkhälsan (NGO in Finland)
Åbo, Finland

Catherine Kaplun
Research Fellow
Western Sydney University
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Nicole Peel
Lecturer, Researcher
Western Sydney University

Lynn Kemp
Professor of Nursing
Western Sydney University
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Stacy Blythe
Associate Professor
Western Sydney University

Rebekah Grace
Director of the Centre for Transforming early Education and Child Health (TeEACH)
Western Sydney University
Campbelltown, New South Wales

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