Our Staff


Eva-Marie Hatfield started working at Gretchen’s House in February, 2007 where she filled the role as center Director at Little Huskies. Eva has a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science/Sociology with an emphasis in education and is a HighScope certified trainer. She’s worked in the early childhood field since 1987 in various roles, as a teacher, home visitor, mentor coach, trainer and director.  In her free time, Eva enjoys being outside, boating, golfing, painting, reading and spending time with her husband, their three adult daughters and their spouses.


Assistant Director and Lead I/T Teacher Stacey Marshall
BRT Khadija Said


Assistant Director and Lead I/T Teacher Stacey Marshall began teaching at GH in August, 2000. She says this center feels like a second home. Stacey earned an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Baker College.  In her spare time she enjoys bike rides around town and exploring the outdoors with her son, Rowein.
I/T Teacher Kelly Lahnala graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She completed her student teaching experience in our Preschool room, and continued on as a substitute teacher and student support aid. In her spare time she likes to read, go shopping, run, yoga and stay busy.
Teacher Alka Garg graduated from India with a science degree . She has worked in Indonesia as a primary teacher at Rama International school , Purwakarta. Later, she worked in Chicago Suburbs at Children’s Creative corner for five years. She has also worked at Gretchen’s house for two years at W.I.S.D location. After that she moved out of Ann Arbor because of her husband’s overseas project . Recently she has come back to Ann Arbor .She enjoys watching movies and spending free time with her family . She has two boys who are working .
Volunteer Rochelle Paz-Beltran


Lead Preschool Teacher Alex Mierzejewski has experience working with preschool child and spent some time as a nanny for 3 children.  She is currently working on her Child Development Associates (CDA) at Washtenaw Community College.  Alex feels lucky that that she is able to work with your children and loves getting to know them and watch them learn and grow!  When she is not in the classroom, she loves traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time with her family, cooking healthy meals with her husband, and going to pure barre classes.
Teacher Jade Wilson