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Our Management Staff
Stasia Roth is the Founder and Executive Director of A Mother’s Hope. Stasia is responsible for A Mother’s Hope overall. She collaborates with staff on admission and programming decisions as well as provides administrative oversight to ensure A Mother’s Hope stays true to its mission and is financially secure. Her goal is to make A Mother’s Hope a positive experience for every woman, baby, staff member and volunteer. She works primarily on site and is actively involved in all aspects of A Mother’s Hope.
Stasia is a member of the Prenatal and Infant Care Network, Fort Wayne Housing Authority Community Partners, Fort Wayne Planning Council on Homelessness, System of Care Allen County, National Maternity Housing Coalition, and Footprints Fort Wayne which is focused on reducing infant mortality in Allen County. Stasia lives in Fort Wayne, with her husband of 19 years, three children and two cats, Smokey and Bandit. Her favorite part of A Mother’s Hope Program is witnessing the change in each resident’s outlook for her future – going from hopeless to filled with hope for something she never imagined her life could be.
Emily Thiel has been the House Manager since December of 2018. Emily runs the day-to-day workings of the home, including; preparing meals, budgeting, all while guiding our mothers as they learn many life and parenting skills. Emily creates all staff schedules and supports residents in making weekly goals. She teaches HOPE life skills classes as well as Baby Boot Camp and our HEAL Program Classes. Emily’s favorite part of A Mother’s Hope Program is being able to support our postpartum mothers by holding and caring for the newborns after they are brought home to A Mother’s Hope. Emily lives in Fort Wayne with her three children and her dog, Lady.
Our Board of Directors
Board ChairCo-Director, Office of Family LifeDiocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
Janis Chrissikos, MSN, CNM
Governance ChairCertified Nurse MidwifeEarthen Vessels Midwifery
TreasurerCPADulin, Ward, & DeWald, Inc.
MemberSenior Program DirectorYMCA
MemberRealtorCentury 21 Bradley
Development ChairRegional Sales ManagerAtlas Copco USA