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Parent Guides

Meet your guides...

Angie Miller

Co-director of Delaware Hands & Voices

Angie is a Chapter Board Member and Parent Guide. She has 2 hard of hearing sons, ages 8 and 11. Angie loves her job, because she gets to help other parents find their way and feel empowered to help their children reach their full potential, each in their own way. In her spare time, Angie likes to play in her garden and hike in the woods with her husband, children, and dogs. 


Arielle Morris

Co-director of Delaware Hands & Voices

Arielle is a mom to her 10 year old daughter Makayla, as well as her 7 year old daughter Madison, who at 22 months of age received bilateral cochlear implants. Both girls are endlessly energetic and love their playtime. Arielle lives in Hockessin, with her girls, husband Adam, and dog Mia. She is happy to be a part of the Delaware Guide-By-Your-Side program supporting families.

Vanessa Stanchina

Guide-By-Your-Side Coordinator

Vanessa is a parent to 3 kids ages 13, 8, and 3. Her top two kiddos have moderate to severe hearing loss with one being diagnosed at birth and the other at 3yrs of age. Vanessa lives in the Newark area with her husband Paul, 3 kids, and 2 dogs. As a fellow parent she understands the start of this new chapter and is happy to provide support and connections with other parent guides to families as they start their own personal journey. 

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Timika Gourdine

Parent Guide

Timika is a New Jersey native who moved to Delaware in 2015. She works as a Kindergarten Paraeducator in the R.I.S.E. Autism program in the Appoquinimink School District, while also working toward her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Advocacy, and as a parent guide for Delaware Hands & Voices. Timika has been married for 19 years to her wonderful husband Darnell and we has two beautiful children Zarria (age 16) and Jackson (age 9). Zarria was diagnosed at the age of 2 ½ with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss and wears bi-lateral hearing aids. She enjoys music and Disney movies. Jackson is hearing and loves, video games, math, and playing with his friends. We live in New Castle County.

Cathrin Emerick

Parent Guide

Hi, my name is Cathrin, Cat for short. I am a single mom, work and study full-time, fluent in German and continually learning to be better in ASL. I love being a parent guide, because I had a wonderful guide that has helped me navigate through the storm of EVERYTHING regarding having a kid with hearing difference. I have two amazing Kids, Calvin, 17, is my mellow, nerdy guy and hearing. Hazel is 8, she is a little spitfire and is an inspiration to me as she is able to advocate for her needs and educates those around her about being Deaf. Hazel was born with EVA (enlarged vestibular aqueducts). Hazel failed her first  two initial Hearing Screenings , but passed her third one. She attends DSD (Delaware school for the Deaf/HH), where she has been since 2016 and absolutely found her niche. Our chosen mode of language includes ASL and Spoken English Language. We enjoy camping, music, art, and just being a silly little family.

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Clare Consavage

Parent Guide

Clare has been a member of Hands & Voices for over 10 years. Clare and her family live in N. Wilmington. She is the mother of 2 sons and stepmom of 5 more bonus kids! Her second son was diagnosed with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss as an infant which progressed to bilateral around the age of 3yrs. The family found an abundance of support and guidance on their own journey and that is what inspired Clare to become a Parent Guide!

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