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Denise Miller, President

Denise Cavazos-Miller has served as the Vice President and Treasurer for Inspiring HANDS for the past four years. Denise values the importance of giving back with her time and financial resources to help others in need and strives to serve others in every aspect of her life. She is married with four children that range in age from fourteen to twenty five years old, and she also loves dogs and has four fur babies of her own. Additionally, Denise is the caregiver to her mother, who was diagnosed with Dementia. Not only is Denise dedicated to Inspiring HANDS and her family, but she is also a successful entrepreneur and owns her own staffing company, Integrus Human Capital Solutions, which was founded in 2012. It is important to her that Inspiring HANDS continues to grow and succeed as an organization. As a company we strive to make an impact on our community as we make a difference in the lives of others.

Annette Cole, Executive Secretary

Annette Cole is currently serving as the Executive Secretary for Inspiring HANDS.  Annette has been a part of Inspiring HANDS as a behind the scenes volunteer since its inception, and has a heart for giving back and helping those in need.  Having volunteered on parent-teacher organization boards as well as other community boards, Annette know the importance of giving her time and energy to organizations that make a difference in the life of a child.

Annette’s professional background is in Accounting Management and Human Resources.  Her human resource and management skills help to give her the compassion for others, as well as the need to be of service and to help where needed.  She knows first-hand the challenges that life has to offer, but that those challenges over time will only make us stronger and better individuals.  “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – J. Jackson Brown Jr.

Melissa Kenney, First Vice President and Director of Programs 

As Vice President and Programs Director, and a founding member of Inspiring HANDS, Melissa overseas the annual IH Awards program and has been inspired personally with how amazing individuals with special needs can be. As a parent of a special needs child, she knows how difficult it can be to have hope — hope that your child will learn, hope that your child will know love, hope that your child will be accepted. Working with Inspiring HANDS has connected her to so many wonderful individuals and organizations. It has opened her eyes to so many possibilities for her child and others. Helping others in our community and giving back that hope is her ultimate goal.

Stacey Michalak, Second Vice President and Director of Marketing and Social Media

Stacey is the Marketing and Social Media Director for Inspiring HANDS. She is responsible for spreading awareness about the Inspiring HANDS mission and related causes, including local immediate needs, through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stacey is a wife and a mother of three amazing children. She is also a trained Medical Assistant with over 15 years of patient care experience in a hospital environment. This has given her a deep understanding of the importance of compassion and empathy towards others. Everyone experiences adversity at some point in life, whether it be financial, medical, or emotional, and a simple act of compassion such as a warm smile or gentle touch can make a world of difference in the life of another. “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

What do YOU like to inspire?

If you are interested in learning more and getting involved with Inspiring HANDS, Inc. we welcome you to join us.

Contact Us Today at info@inspiringhands.org

Photo Credits:

Stacey Michalak, photographer.

Diana Poulin, photographer.