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Felecia Hanesworth Named Executive Director, School-Based Services

May 4, 2023
Mike Ralston

Solace Pediatric Healthcare, in partnership with The Hello Foundation, is proud to announce the addition of Felecia Hanesworth as Executive Director for School-Based Services. 

A speech therapist by trade, Hanesworth earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from State University of New York at Buffalo. She also earned her Master’s degrees in Education from Medaille University and Canisius College in Buffalo. 

“As someone who has dedicated my entire career to education and serving students, as a speech therapist, college administrator and school district administrator, I am thrilled to join Solace Pediatric Healthcare and The Hello Foundation community to continue my work alongside other clinicians,” said Hanesworth.

“We could not be more thrilled to have Felecia joining our team!  Felecia shares our dedication in supporting our employees and removing barriers for them so they can best serve our kids and the school communities we are fortunate to be a part of. Felecia’s enthusiasm is contagious,” adds Darcie Peacock, Chief Executive Officer at Solace Pediatric Healthcare.

Prior to joining The Hello Foundation, Hanesworth taught a variety of subjects as Program Director at Medaille College and served in various school administration roles, including Director of Special Education in the Cleveland Hill School District, Aspire of Western New York/Center for Learning, Health Sciences Charter School and Westminster Community Charter School. 

“As the Executive Director, my goal is to listen to the needs and concerns of all stakeholders in our growing community. Through collaboration, we will create a shared vision that ensures everyone is supported and receives what they need to provide exceptional services to the communities we serve,” adds Hanesworth.

About Solace Pediatric Healthcare

Solace Pediatric Healthcare is the leading provider of family caregiver, occupational, physical, speech and feeding therapy services. Since 2005, our clinicians have provided pediatric care to children from birth to 21 years of age. At Solace, we’ve instilled a culture built on trust, communication, teamwork and accountability. Our mission is to provide pediatric healthcare services to help children and families live their best lives.

About The Hello Foundation

The Hello Foundation has a passionate and dedicated team of professionals with the mission of bringing school-based speech therapy, occupational therapy and school psychology to districts and children living in rural communities. The Hello Foundation currently supports districts in Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and Texas.

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