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Meet Our Dedicated Team

Make-A-Wish® is part of the nation's largest and most well-established wish-granting organization, with chapters and volunteers throughout the U.S. and abroad. Locally, we are proud to serve the children in the Mid-Atlantic region and partner with community members who are dedicated to helping us reach that goal.

Our staff lives the Make-A-Wish values in the pursuit of granting wishes. From program services and operations to fundraising and brand advancement, every staff member fulfills a vital role in our mission and bring life to one of the world’s most beloved children’s charities. 

Executive Leadership Team

Lesli Creedon
President and CEO

Sherry Hewitt 

Lyn Culver

Vice President of Development

Tara Wilson-Jones
Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Katherine Young

Vice President of Mission Delivery

Headquarters - Bethesda Office

Amy Ballin, MPH, CCLS
Volunteer Specialist

Sarah Bates

Events Coordinator

Jennifer Brasdovich
Communications Manager

Sole Castellano
Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator

Darla Brown

Director of Data and Information Services

Kerri Cavanaugh
Community Partnerships Coordinator

Angie Coulson
Development Manager of Research, Cultivation and Foundation Giving

Adolfo Ferrario

Wish Coordinator, Bilingual

Hannah James

Wish and Program Data Specialist

Amy Juang
Director of Individual Giving

Claire Kruse
Wish Assist Manager

Paige Kreinar

Director of Program Services

Susan Lucas

Office Manager

Leslie Mahaney, MS, CCLS
Director of Medical Intake and Outreach

Mykell Mitchell

Staff Accountant

Sara Mond 
Development Coordinator

Jasmine Osorio

Donor Services Manager

Michelle Packer

Program Manager

Jennifer Porter

Database Coordinator

Parker Preston
Marketing Manager

Kaya Roberts

Communications Coordinator

Kimberly Sipple
Development Manager of Community Partners

Tony Spearman-Leach

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Jarrett Thompson
Director of Finance and Operations

Alexandra Vekich

Individual Giving Manager

Evanka Weerasinghe

Director of Wish Granting

Lauren Whaley
Wish Manager

Kelsey Yates

Events Manager

Upcoming Events

running shoe

Wish Hero 5K

April 11, 2020

athletic shoe

Walk For Wishes

April 11, 2020

shooting star

Evening of Wishes

April 25, 2020

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Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
6555 Rock Spring Drive
Suite 280
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 962-9474
After Hours Nightline (301) 962-9474