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Our Staff

Our Staff

Make-A-Wish® seeks the best people to fulfill our vision of granting every eligible child their heartfelt wish.

Every person who joins us commits to this vision — and uses it as a guide in every action.

Our staff lives the Make-A-Wish values in the pursuit of granting wishes. From program services and operations to fundraising and brand advancement, every staff member fulfills a vital role in our mission. 


Janie Best - President & CEO -

Brenda Young

Brenda Young - Director of Mission Delivery -

Jessica Budzianowski
Jessica Budzianowski - Director of Mission Advancement -

Renee Beal
Renee Beal - Director of Operations -

Julie Thomas
Julie Thomas - Regional Development Manager- Eastern Idaho -

Helene Peterson
Helene Peterson - Development & Special Events Manager -

Mecale Causey
Mecale Causey - Volunteer Engagement Manager -

Austin Henderson
Austin Henderson - Mission Delivery Coordinator -

Michelle Juarez – Wish Coordinator -

Make-A-Wish® Idaho
310 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 345-9474