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Meet the Board

Executive Director/President:
Mike Martinez

While his favorite role is being Dad to Hannah's sisters Haley and Hadynn, Mike Martinez has been the executive director and president of Hannah's Hope since its inception in 2010. With the support of his beautiful wife and their friends and family, Mike began Hannah's Hope by combining two things he loves-Hannah & golf! As a graduate of Portage High School, Mike can often be heard as the announcer at many home sporting events. Now a sales representative for Coastal Valley Water, Mike is active in his community and is proud of all Hannah's Hope has and will continue to accomplish.


Co-Founder
Mary Martinez

In addition to being Hannah's mom, Mary Martinez is a graduate of Portage High School and the University of Evansville. During her time at UE, she not only earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, but also was an active volunteer in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America program. She currently works as a nurse to the hospital's cutest patients- the tiny babies in the NICU. Mary is the hub of Hannah's Hope operations and supports all board members and committees with her superior organizational skills. Most notably, Mary is a loving mom to Hannah's sisters Haley and Hadynn.

Mary Martinez, along with her husband Mike and their families, founded Hannah's Hope with the inaugural golf outing in 2010 in honor of their daughter, Hannah Grace Martinez. The inspiration behind Hannah's Hope is based on their discovery that, in addition to the day-to-day tasks of caring for a child with special needs, many families were burdened by the astronomical costs of therapy and equipment.


Vice President:
Megan Witherspoon

Along with being Vice President of Hannah's Hope, Megan is also the Director of Operations and a licensed insurance producer at Payne Financial Solutions in Valparaiso, IN. Megan has been friends with Mike and Mary since 2004. She was asked to help with the very first golf outing in 2010, and was elected vice president in 2011. Hannah's Hope holds a special place in her heart, as Hannah was not only her friends' daughter but a "niece" to her as well. Megan continues to help with all events and can't wait for the day the Hannah's Hope Playground becomes a reality in Porter County! Megan also works part time as a manager at Running Vines Winery in Chesterton, IN and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Gus.


Treasurer:
Scott Carr

Scott has been on the board since 2011 and was elected treasurer in 2013. He resides in Valparaiso, with his wife, Renee, and his three children: Whitney, Natalya, and Sawyer. He is employed by Urschel Laboratories, in Chesterton, Indiana. He enjoys golf, bowling, and coaching his kids in their sports. Scott is active in all of Hannah's Hope events and chairs the Shamrock Shootout bowling tournament and family fun bowl. "This is a great organization that started with the vision of two amazing people and when Mike approached me about joining the board, I was honored and it was an easy decision to make!"


Secretary:
Niki Avina

Niki Avina is proud to serve the children and families in this community as a founding board member of Hannah's Hope. Niki is a graduate of Portage High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Evansville in 2002. She also earned a Master of Education degree from Indiana Wes. As a teacher, she has been able to see the difference that quality therapy and equipment make in the life of a child with special needs.