Felecia Hanesworth Named Executive Director, School-Based Services

May 11, 2023 BY Mike Ralston

Say HELLO to our new leader and Can-Am rider!

The Hello Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Felecia Hanesworth as Executive Director for School-Based Services.

Felecia is a native Floridian who currently resides in New York. A mother to six children, she serves as a yoga instructor and loves to ride her Can-Am vehicle.

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 are excited for Felecia to join our Hello family. Her special education background and strong leadership skills are a welcome addition to our leadership team,” added Gina Ossanna, Director of School-Based Therapy Services at The Hello Foundation.

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 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.