Our foundation’s board members were strategically chosen for the qualities they bring to the table as well as their passion for the mission and the community we serve. 

Learn more about the people behind our organization.

Marianne Georgiou, O.D.

Founder / Presidentmarianne@avoice4all.org(919) 454-3595

Marianne Georgiou is a wife, and mother of 3; one of who is a child with exceptional needs. With years of experience in the medical field and serving the special needs community, she is passionate about serving and advocating for those with exceptional needs. Born in Puerto Rico, she enjoys reading, DIY projects as well as cooking and baking. She speaks Spanish and enjoys learning about other cultures.

Marianne is passionate about awareness and education since they are essential to changing social and cultural stigmas as they lead to growth, acceptance and inclusion. She is driven by the fierce love for her children and the pursuit of what sets her heart on fire – to bring a voice to children while at play and empower them with the confidence to grow, learn and thrive to the best of their abilities. Every child deserves a voice! Marianne is always ready to lend a helping hand, collaborate, and share her experiences to best support the amazing community she serves.

Lauren Pardue, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech Language Pathologist

Professional Advisor

Lauren Pardue is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders with a minor in Early Childhood Development from Appalachian State University in 2009. She went on to obtain a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from East Carolina University in 2011. Lauren has worked exclusively in a pediatric private practice since 2011 and is excited for the opportunity to help serve the special needs community additionally through A Voice for All Foundation.

Elizabeth Limon, M.Ed.

Education Systems Advisor

Elizabeth Limon is passionate about advocating for the needs of children and adults with special needs. She is a wife, and mother of 3; two of which needed alternate ways to communicate. One being Autistic and the other with Expressive Speech Delay. She began her special education career when her oldest son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3. She has been in education for nine years with experience in general education, adapted education, and special education resource/inclusion.

Charmaine James

Fundraising/Networking Coordinator charmaine@avoice4all.org

Charmaine James is a wife, and mother of 3; one of who is diagnosed with CAS. She has 6 years of therapy experience with her child including Speech, OT, PT, Behavior Modification, and Psychology. NC born and raised, she enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. She participates on the Apraxia Kids as a Diversity and Inclusion member. As a board member of A Voice For All, she focuses on awareness and fundraising efforts. She is passionate about apraxia of speech becoming recognized and accepted so that others understand the common complications of this disorder and is always willing to answer questions, share ideas, and tell her story in order to motivate a positive change for future generations.

Maureen Hatfield, Ed. S

Development/Fundraising Coordinator maureen@avoice4all.org

Maureen Hatfield, Ed. S is the Assistant Director of Diverse Learning for a large charter school network primarily servicing Latin American/Hispanic students within the City of Chicago. She has worked in special education, first as a teacher and now as an administrator, for 15 years. She has a child with Apraxia of Speech who uses an AAC device. Maureen is passionate about equity, inclusion, and accessibility for all children particularly those with diverse communication needs.

Elizabeth A. North

Grants/Fundraising Specialist

Kenia Torres

Marketing Innovation Coordinator

With 15+ years of experience in the education sector, Kenia Torres works with districts to achieve their initiatives in accelerating student learning gains and fostering a love of learning. Kenia is a dedicated strategic thought partner who is passionate about scaling impact through the implementation of learning solutions and best practices. She is a mother of 4 and enjoys researching, crafting, and spending time on the beach. Kenia is passionate about serving and supporting the exceptional needs community.

Kathleen Wilson


With years of experience in the financial industry, Kathleen Wilson is an amazing asset to our foundation. She has consistently found success though her effective communication skills and attention to detail. Not only does she handle our finances like a boss, she has the heart and passion for advocacy and the community we serve.

Carlee Romagnoli


Carlee is a dedicated advocate for children in the special needs community, leveraging her background in Sociology & Child Psychology and ongoing studies in Special Education. With experience as a teacher and director, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a Board Member at A Voice For All Foundation. Carlee’s passion for enabling children’s communication through boards aligns seamlessly with the Foundation’s mission. Her expertise in education and her commitment to community engagement drive her efforts in supporting children and families, aiming to empower every child’s voice and potential.

“Silent Ninja”

Silent Ninja

This amazing individual, whom shall remain anonymous, has a special roll in our foundation. Her advise and support has helped fuel this organization from the very beginning stages. We are grateful to have her on our team.