Meet Our Team

Michele Hall-Duncan
Michele Hall-Duncan
President & CEO

Michele began her career at enCourage Kids as a volunteer and joined the program staff full time in 1996. Having been hospitalized for a serious illness as a child, Michele felt a deep connection to the mission and quickly rose within the organization to oversee all programming.

Christina Buono
Chief of Staff

Christina joined enCourage Kids in 2013 and has been on a mission to make EKF a household name ever since. Tied to the foundation by a personal connection, Christina is passionate about continuing to build the EKF brand and growing its reach and partnerships nationwide.

Danielle Giorgetti
Administrative Manager & Board Liaison

Danielle supports company operations by maintaining office systems and implementing special projects, but she secretly likes to be known as the Office Ninja providing administrative support wherever she’s needed.

Briana Horwich
Program and Development Associate

Briana joined the enCourage Kids team in April 2018. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, she holds a bachelor’s degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences and a minor in sociology and has always been passionate about helping others.

Mallory Humphries
Senior Communications Manager

Mallory joined the enCourage Kids team in September of 2018 after relocating to New York City from Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia (go Dawgs!) with a bachelor’s degree in Human development and a master’s degree in nonprofit management.

Sandró Lemberg
Operations Manager

Sandro is responsible for running the operations and database teams. He studied management in college and has been in the nonprofit world for over 10 years, involved in various analytical projects.

Samantha Martinez
Senior Director, Impact and Hospital Relationships

Samantha joined the team in January 2020 after spending nearly a decade with Starlight Children’s Foundation’s US office, overseeing all program development, creation, and measurement while managing relationships with over 900 hospital partners.

Emma Wolk
Director of Development

Emma joined enCourage Kids Foundation in August of 2017 as a member of the development team. She is eager to share the mission of enCourage Kids and raise vital funds to ensure that sick children across the country experience joy, hope, resilience, and healing.