Mikayla’s Voice® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to include kids of all abilities, but our mission has taken on an even greater purpose over the years. All children should feel valued and welcome in their school and community ~ and understand that it’s their responsibility to help others to feel the same. Mikayla’s Voice challenges kids to create a kinder, more inclusive world where everyone has a friend.

“I will never forget Mikayla.  I will be her voice.”
2nd grade teacher.


Rita Cheskiewicz 
Executive Director

Sharon Jones
Program Director

Gabrielle Passaniti
Program Coordinator

Kelly Givens
Administrative Assistant/Secretary to the Board

Board of Directors

Dr. Mary Mahoney Ferster

Timika McAdams
​Vice Chair

Heather Joseph​

Rose Allshouse

Jared Brown





Inspiring kids of all abilities to share the message of inclusion...