Kids Hope USA Team

The team at Kids Hope USA is dedicated to connecting and equipping church partners to cultivate meaningful relationships with students who deserve caring and consistent adults in their lives to help them thrive.  

The National Support team supports all departments in providing strategic direction, background support, and additional resources to help the organization–and all those involved–thrive.

The Partnership Growth team is responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with churches, organizations, and schools in an effort to establish more Kids Hope USA partnerships.

The Program Success team empowers new and ongoing Kids Hope USA programs to thrive. They provide training, encouragement, insight, and valuable resources to help program directors, mentors, and prayer partners serve their students well.

Dr. Karen Pearson


Kara Nguyen

Director of Development

Carrie Danek

Director of Operations

Brandon Waite

Director of Program Success

Ellie Wilson

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Sasha Condet

National Office Administrator

Jamie Perkins

Partnership & Program Administrator

Jamie Nylaan

Donor Relations Administrator

Kristy Getsinger

Donor Engagement Specialist

Jesse Luyk

Website and Database Administrator

Debbi Hildenbrand

Partnership Growth Specialist

Joe Cox

Partnership Growth Specialist

Michelle Silberfine

Partnership Growth Specialist

Brooke VanderTuin

Partnership Growth Administrator

Brandon Waite

Director of Program Success

Cheryl Molhoek

Launch Success Director

Carol Miller

Launch Success Specialist

Kate Cochran

Launch Success Specialist

Davina Pennington

Program Support Director

Tammy Johnston

Program Support Specialist

Andrea Mason

Program Support Specialist

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