Meet Our Board

 

FredNeal

Fred Neal III

President

Fred Neal, also known as Reagan’s dad, is the organization’s President.  He knows first hand the difficulties and challenges of being a parent of a child with special needs.  Fred’s desire is to share the hope and strength that he and his wife, Kimberly, have found in their journey of raising Reagan with other parents who are struggling to thrive in their situations as parents of children with special needs.  Fred and Kimberly live with their 3 children in Western Pennsylvania and some of his favorite things to do with Reagan are watching football games and wrestling on the living room floor together (especially when she lets him win).


Mia McMillen

Vice President

Mia McMillen earned her B.A. in English from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While working in the public service field for many years, she developed a passion for building bridges between local community agencies and service providers to better assist the families served by them. Mia cares deeply about the mission and focus of Reagan’s Journey and she feels strongly that by supporting and protecting children, we are doing our part to make a positive impact on the world as a whole. Mia resides in Kittanning, PA with her son, Colin.


Debie-BeswarickDeb Beswarick

Secretary

Debbie Beswarick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She was a Senior Service Representative for the Pittsburgh region in the Managed Staffing Industry. She became a member of the Advisory Board for CCAC, a guest speaker for local business as well as the PA Professional Employment Network. She held a position in Church Administration for 13 years. While there, she developed the process that enabled an organization that provided services for special needs children to establish a presence in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh.  Deb lives with her husband of 41 yrs in PA. She has two adult children, 3 grandchildren and 3 grand-dogs.


Sandy Jo Waugaman

Treasurer

Sandy Jo works for Lenape Technical School in Ford City and also lives in the same community.  She has a passion for serving the children and families involved with Reagan’s Journey.

 


Steve-Tack-smSteven Tack

Board Member

Steven Tack is the President and CEO of Quality Life Services, a family owned and operated long term care provider with locations throughout western PA.  With a personal and professional career based in the care of the elderly, Reagan’s Journey provides him the fulfilling opportunity to serve children and their families.  In addition to Reagan’s Journey, Steven has supported missions in Central and South America and Jail Ministry. Steven lives in Kittanning Pa with his wife Terry and two children, Kory and Emily.


Dr. Mills-bioDr. Mike Mills

Board Member

Dr. Mills is currently the owner of Mills Chiropractic Center and In8 Massage in Kittanning, PA. As part of his vision to bring about meaningful change in a healthcare system with diminishing results and unaffordable costs, Dr. Mills has opened five chiropractic offices in western Pennsylvania focusing on providing patient centered, evidence based and affordable care. He has been published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health on the benefits of chiropractic care for the pediatric population. Mike resides in Kittanning, PA with his wife and three children. He feels honored and is enthusiastic about being involved with Reagan’s Journey due to the incredible possibilities this organization offers by enhancing so many lives.


Dana Murphy

Board Member

Dana Murphy is the owner of Murphy’s Daycare in Kittanning, PA.  As a sibling to two brothers with Cerebral Palsy, she understands the importance of having great resources and support.  She lives in Kittanning with her husband and three children.  She is active in her church and community and is excited about creating many opportunities for families with special needs.

 


Kim Neal

Lending Closet Director

Kim Neal is Reagan’s mom.  This put her in a unique position to understand the emotions and specific needs of a caregiver.  The early days with Reagan involved searching for a diagnosis, exhaustive therapies, and identifying with other special needs families and organizations around her.  Those experiences, though seemingly never-ending, catapulted her into the role in which she has today.  This organization started with meeting Reagan’s basic needs and has morphed into a networking and advocating team of parents who all aim to make life better for kids with special needs…together.  It is her passion to see these special kids receive the adaptive equipment and resources that will help them reach their potential.