Leadership Team

Joanna Dennstaedt

Executive Director and Founder

Joanna is our founder and executive director. Radiant Hope is more than a ministry, it is her calling. She leads our community engagement and outreach projects. Joanna loves telling her story through speaking, and listening to those facing a difficult cancer diagnoses. She loves spending time with the team dreaming of the impact Radiant Hope can continue to make. 


Tahva Wylie

Development and Corporate Sponsorships

Joining our team in 2017 Tahva brings a wealth of knowledge along with a compassionate and caring spirit. She heads up our Christmas fundraiser, and is part of our corporate sponsorships partnerships. 

Lauren Grace

Hospital Oureach

Lauren joins our team after volunteering in many aspect for years. She has heart to see the community help pack our water bottles and get them into the hands of cancer patients in treatment. She helps coordinate hospital sponsorships and works with doctors and social workers to build up a network to surround patients and bring hope into their journey. 

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Jen Metz

Director of Operations

Jen has been significant in the growth and vision of Radiant Hope. She has a hand on everything we do as a team. She puts together the list of recipients each month that receive our packages.  Jen also heads our Holiday Hope program, runs our fundraiser silent auction, and helps with daily operations.

Elizabeth Petters

Communications Director

Lizz has supported and been a part of Radiant Hope since our inception in 2015. Most of what you see in writing is Lizz's work.  Lizz heads up our Grant writing and she also leads all our marketing teams.


Amy Anderson

Outreach Coordinator 

 Amy sets up pack party events and coordinates all of our community packing. Out and about you will usually see Amy as the runner for our organization often connecting others to Radiant Hope and sharing our story. Amy adds an essential commitment and drive to her work with us. 


Alicia Ewer

Event Planner

Alicia Joined our team in 2021 but she has always been a part of Radiant Hope. Alicia is our event planner and heads up all planned events that we take part in. Her enthusiasm and expertise helps us launch our fundraiser each year and other community events. 

Kaylee Enck

Social Media Intern

Kaylee documents, photographs, and shares the work that Radiant Hope does to several online platforms. You can usually find her asking people to be in videos or let her snap a quick picture! Always energetic and with an eye for design, she puts her creative skills to great use for our organization.

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Megan Baker

Family Support Coordinator

Megan joins Radiant Hope to work in Family Support. Through the years, Megan has worked in various ways to support people on a cancer journey. Megan has worked in child life with children and adults battling cancer and wants to help families in their time of need. Megan works with local photographers and families to take special pictures to create memories to last forever. In addition to Radiant Hope's Photography Program, Megan also works on special family projects for Radiant Hope.

Kevin Dennstaedt

Director of Financial Operations

 As Radiant Hope's Director of Financial Operations, Kevin is responsible for the financial stewardship of the organization, including capital and operating budgets, financial affairs, reporting, and donor management.

Kayte Restaino

Philadelphia Area Chapter 

Kayte Restaino joined Radiant Hope with the vision to impact more than the local community. Kayte is focused on developing the organization in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Alicia Galino

Family Respite Care Coordinator