Our Staff

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Sharla Haasenritter

Sharla Haasenritter is a partner and the Operations Director for Journey to Hope and manages the daily operations for Journey to Hope Counseling. Sharla is in charge of all receiving, billing, office operations and insurance. Sharla attended Fountain Gate Bible College in Plano, Texas, and has over 24 years of experience managing an agricultural farm in Brownfield, Texas. Sharla is married to David and they have four children, three daughter-in-laws and five granddaughters. Sharla is also an adoptive mother to a young man and woman from India and Bombay Teen Challenge.

Michelle Twigg

 Michelle Twigg works as our admin in the front office, and will likely be  your  first contact with Journey to Hope. She has an extensive background in office mgmt. and operations, and a passion for helping others. She felt led to venture back into the workforce, and after much prayer, she found a home with Journey to Hope. She moved from Maryland 4 years ago to Spotsylvania with her husband Chris and she has two amazing daughters Sarah and Ellie, and two great pups, Charlie and Gus.


Laura Diamantopoulos

Laura Diamantopoulos has been with us for a few years, and mans the front office one evening a week. She is currently an Earth Science teacher at Colonial Forge High School, married to Peter, and is originally from Pennsylvania. Laura’s philosophy in beginning with Journey to Hope was to give back in community service, and volunteer her time. When we opened Journey to Hope, we asked her to continue with us and she agreed. She continues to give back to clients and to support the ministry of Journey to Hope Counseling.

Drew Walden

Drew serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Journey to Hope, and manages all of the website operations, networking and internet management. Drew has a BS from the University of West Florida in Information Technology: Networking and Telecommunications. Please direct any website questions to admin@journeytohopecounseling.com. Drew also is a federal worker supporting the United States Marine Corps. Drew is an avid gamer, Star Wars fan, and is married to his wonderful wife Becca; they have one daughter named Mackenzie.