Who We Are

Heartstrings Board of Directors

Shannon G. Hanson, PhD - Board Chair
NICU Family Behavioral Specialist, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Brenner Children's Hospital, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Enjonae Anderson, MA, LPC, LCASA - Chair, Advancement Committee
Mended Hearts Counseling, High Point, NC

Dei Angel, LPC, NCC , Advancement Committee
Angel Works Pediatric and Adult Counseling, Kernersville, NC

Amanda Balwah - Board Vice Chair, Chair of Governance Committee
Secretary of the University - Executive Assistant to General Counsel, UNCSA, Winston-Salem, NC

Stephanie Bates, CNM - Board Secretary, Governance Committee
Certified Nurse Midwife, Novant Health Triad Obstetrics & Gynecology, Winston-Salem, NC

Daniel P. Hall, PhD, MA, LPCA, NCC - Chair, Program Committee
Professor of Counseling Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Gail Howard, RN-BC,BSN, Finance Committee
Clinical Manager, Bayada Pediatric Home Care, Greensboro, NC

Casey Johanson, MSW, LCSW, MMHS Project/Programming Committee
Co-Director, Memory Counseling Program, Wake Forest Baptist Health, J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging

J. Brooks Johnson, M.Div, Program Committee
Clinical Chaplain, High Point Regional Health Care, High Point, NC

Helen O. Snead, BSN, MA, NE-BC, Finance Committee
Retired Nursing Director: Cone Health, Greensboro, NC

LaSylvia Stewart - Board Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee
Winston Salem, NC


Heartstrings Staff

Ashley Wall
Executive Director


Leslie Kausch pic.jpeg

Leslie Kausch, LPC, NCC
Director of Support Services



Annie Vorys

Director of Advancement



Ty Jackson

Advancement Manager


Planning Committees

2016 Circle of Hope Event Committee
Amy McKinney, Chair
Christine Luffman
Nick Luffman
Pam Rife
Molly Lineberger, MS, NCC
Leslie Smith
Katie Wangelin, MSW, LCSW
Casey Johanson, MSW, LCSW
Dei Angel, LPC, NCC
Annie Vorys
Cheri Timmons, LCSW, CEAP
Ashley Wall

2016 Walk for Remembrance & Hope Event Committee
Kendrah Kidd, Chair
Sahirah Hobes, Co-Chair, MSW, LCSW, CSOTS
Ty Jackson
Nicole Kurtts
Lauren Martin
Amy McKinney
Erica Palmer
Annie Vorys

Program Committee
Daniel P. Hall, PhD, LPCA, NCC, Chair
Shannon G. Hanson, PhD
Brooks Johnson, M.Div
Patty Vandergrift, NNP
Cheri Timmons, LCSW, CEAP
Ashley Wall

Governance Committee
Amanda Balwah, Ed.S., Chair
Stefanie Bates, CNM
Dei Angel, LPC, NCC

Advancement Committee
Enjonae Anderson, MA, LPC, LCASA, Chair
Dei Angel, LPC, NCC
Rita Alison
Jason Alison
Annie Vorys
Ashley Wall

Finance Committee
LaSylvia Steward, Chair
Gail Howard, RN-BC, BSN
Helen Snead, BSN, MA, NE-BC