Our Team

Danna Merritt, LMSW

(Founder and Executive Director)

Danna is a licensed clinical social worker with over four decades of experience working with families that have children with serious medical conditions. She founded…

Regina Aguirre

(Parent, National Team)

Regina lives with her husband and two children in El Lago, Texas.  She is a paraprofessional in a Special Education classroom for 3rd and 5th…

Ruben Aguirre

(Parent, National Team)

Ruben lives in El Lago TX with his wife and two children.  His son has Severe Hemophilia A, and his daughter is a carrier for…

Mina Driver-Nguyen, PhD

(Psychologist, National Team)

Dr. Nguyen-Driver is a licensed psychologist and has been practicing for over 18 years. She currently works at the Oregon Health & Science University in…

Lupe Torres

(Parent, National Team)

Lupe is married and has three children. Her daughter has VWD type I severe and Factor V Leiden and her youngest son has Factor V…

Brian Duffourc

(Parent, National Team)

Brian is a dedicated husband and father of 6 children ages 2-12. Brian and his family live in Metro Detroit, Michigan. When not at his…

Jess Duffourc

(Parent, National Team)

Jess is a dedicated wife and energized mother of 6 children ages 2-12, including twin girls. She lives in Metro Detroit, Michigan.  She's a busy…

Ben Marth

(Parent, National Team)

Ben is a father of an 8-year-old son with severe autism. He, his wife and son live in Fishers, Indiana. After pursuing an education in…

Beth Roudebush

(ABA Therapist, National Team)

Beth received her B.S. in applied health science from Indiana University in 2003 and her M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of…

Chelsey Strand, LMSW

(Social Worker, National Team)

Chelsey is a Licensed Master Social Work at the Roger Maris Cancer Center & Sanford Health Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders. She specializes in providing…

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Are you interested in hosting your own EEMpact Parenting programs and/or joining our National Facilitator Team? We have a structured training program to certify new…