Meet Our Staff - Hannah and Friends






Maura Weis, Chairlady and Executive Director

Maura Weis founded Hannah and Friends in 2003 in honor of her daughter Hannah who has global developmental delays. Maura serves as the Chair and Executive Director of Hannah and Friends and led the development of Hannah and Friends Neighborhood with her vision of a community of acceptance and compassion for individuals with special needs. Maura established Hannah’s Helping Hands grants as a program to aid people with special needs from disadvantaged families all over the country. She has authored a book, “Miles from the Sidelines”, about the lessons she has learned from Hannah. Maura has two passions besides her family – special needs and animals. She is an avid horse rider, and an advocate for individuals with special needs—always promotes the mission of “Awareness of Compassion” so that all individuals with special needs are treated with love and respect.


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