Mission

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.

Staff 

Rita Cheskiewicz 
Executive Director

Sharon Jones
Program Director

Board of Directors

Rose Allshouse
​Chair​
Retired Elementary School Principal, ​Retired inclusive regular education teacher, Principal who supported Our Friend Mikayla

Heather Joseph​
Treasurer/Secretary
Retired Pension Administrator

Alex Blackston
Director
Orthodontist Assistant, Spark Orthodontics

Jared Brown
Director
Co-Presenter for Mikayla’s Voice, Sign Language Interpreter

Maria Fidelibus
Director
Vice President of Information Technology, Quick-Chek Corporation

Timika McAdams
​Director​
Retired, Mom to Austin – one of our co-presenters

Dr. Mary Mahoney Ferster
Director
Professor, Cabrini University

Ken West
Director
Director, Human Resources, Crayola


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