Come out on Friday morning and get to know your Mom2Mom leadership team better. You will have the opportunity to ask them questions about themselves, motherhood, marriage, as well as, their heart for Mom2Mom and vision for the future of Mom2Mom. We look forward to seeing you there!
Melissa Hanley is the founder and director of Mom2Mom. Melissa graduated college in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Ministry. She married her high school sweetheart that same year and had their first child in 2004. Melissa moved to Batesville in 2011 as her husband began working in the family flooring business. She began Mom2Mom in the fall of that year. Melissa established a leadership and has since grown the Mom2Mom organization impacting over 500 women locally and helping establish two additional Mom2Mom chapters in other communities. In addition to Mom2Mom, Melissa has experienced great success with her photography business. Aside from her portrait photography, Melissa has traveled to several different states and outside the country to shoot weddings and capture incredible images. Melissa’s latest achievement is having her artwork purchased by Hobby Lobby and sold in their stores nationwide. Melissa lives in Batesville with her husband Patrick and their three beautiful children: Maddie, Jackson and Mason.
Tiffany Vanderpool, Care Coordinator, was born and raised in a small village in North Central Ohio. She lived around that area until her and her husband, Eric, moved to Batesville in 2008. She worked in the insurance industry with both individuals and employers for over 10 years. The last 5 years in the insurance industry she specialized in: marketing, home insurance, client reviews and banking. She has always had a passion for helping others. More recently she has been blessed to be able to stay at home with her 4 year old daughter, Presley. She finds this time of life the most challenging, but also the most rewarding! With these new changes in her life she knew she needed to remember to take care of herself too which is what led her to become a lifestyle and fitness coach in March. This has pushed her out of her comfort zone, but has been very rewarding as she helps others take back their lives and find a healthy lifestyle!
Emili Uden, Childcare Coordinator, is a Chicago native with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She has been passionate about art since a young age and has taken several art courses including facilitating art experiences for young children. Emili is also on the Board of Directors for Kids Discovery Factory, and the Sunday School Director at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Greensburg, IN. Her most rewarding job, however, is being a mother to two wonderful children (with the third one on the way) and a wife to her high school sweet heart and oldest friend.
Abby Coffey, Hospitality Coordinator, is a mom of four kids: ages two, five, six and eight. She and her husband Nate lived in California and Hawaii when he was serving in the Marine Corps. They have been living in Batesville for four years now. Abby currently home-schools her girls and also works part time as the Children’s Director at the Community Church of Batesville.
Elizabeth Miller, Publicity Coordinator, was born in Batesville, Indiana, having only left for a short time to live in Charleston, South Carolina. She and her husband, Jeremy, live on their business property (Batesville Monument Company) and enjoy spending as much time together with their family as possible. Elizabeth is the mother of five children, Emma (7), Cora (6), George (4), Duke (2), and Huck (5 months). After Duke was born, she left her job as a second grade teacher at Batesville Primary School to be a full time mother and has never second guessed her decision. She began regularly attending Mom2Mom gatherings as soon as she started staying home to find the support she needed to learn how to succeed at her new and very challenging occupation. She is passionate about helping the M2M group grow and reach as many Batesville mothers as possible.