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Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada is part of the nation’s largest and most well-established wish-granting organization, with chapters and volunteers throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Our local staff creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. 

The work of Make-A-Wish is accomplished by a volunteer governing Board of Directors, a staff of dedicated employees, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the states of California and Nevada, dedicated to help share the power of a wish®.

Jennifer Stolo

Chief Executive Officer


Debbie Hurst

Chief Operating Officer


Christie O'Malior

Executive Assistant


Joanie Johnston

Senior Director of Mission Delivery


Michele Flynn

Senior Director of Communications & Outreach

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Arleen Planas

Senior Director of Special Events

Michelle Martucci

Michelle "Elle" Martucci

Director of Development


Lizzy Byrn

Senior Wish Manager


Michelle Ornelas

Sr. Accounting Manager


Nichoel Menicucci

Volunteer Manager


Jessica Lehner

Marketing & Communications Manager


Kelly Teetsel

Development Manager

Nicole Foster

Nicole Foster

Development Manager

Christi Lyn

Christi Lyn Widmar

Database and Operations Analyst


Joette Mayes

Accounting & Facilities Specialist


Misty Chiboucas

Wish Visit Specialist

Lynsey McIntyre

Lynsey McIntyre

Donor Relations Specialist

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Kelli Miller

Intake and Wish Coordinator

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Contact Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada


(916) 437-0206
(888) 828-9474
Fax: (916) 515-0649

The Wishing Place
2800 Club Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., M-F
Directions to The Wishing Place

Northern Nevada Regional Office
1 E. Liberty, Suite 600
Reno, NV 89501

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada
2800 Club Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835
(916) 437-0206

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, Northern Nevada Office
1 East Liberty Ave.
Suite 600
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 826-8008