To create enduring opportunities for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities to be and be recognized as contributing members of the community.




Serving the community that feels like a family begins with Devenio Board of Directors and Staff. We welcome those interested in serving the mission of Devenio, Inc. at a strategic as well as hands on level, to contact us for more information. Come to one of our events, get to know us, and explore the opportunities of impact we have to offer that you could be a part of.

Become a board member:

Gena mitchell

Executive Director - Founder
"I wouldn't change my daughter for the world, but I would change the world for her. Devenio allows me the opportunity to do so- one race, one soccer practice and one dance class at a time."

Michael stanisich

"The community based mission of inclusion is what draws me to Devenio. I consider it an honor to play a small role in assisting the organization's goal to provide opportunities and eliminate barriers for beneficiaries who are oftentimes under-served."


Vice President
“Devenio's mission of creating opportunities for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities helps build stronger communities. I'm inspired by the passion and enthusiasm of the organization's leadership, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be involved in this important effort.”


"Education through inclusion and sport is a life long passion of mine. Devenio brings communities together and creates amazing opportunities to empower all its members."


Dania Smalletz

Board Member
"Helping to create inclusive communities and the associated opportunities for learning, connection, and enrichment for all, inspires me and is what makes me thrilled to be a part of Devenio."

Matt Hemberger

Board Member
“Providing young people with opportunities to be involved in athletics and social activities will help prepare them for challenges encountered later on in life.”

Krista Nunez

Board Member
"Inclusion is the thread that weaves together a stronger, united community – Devenio’s mission seeks to create just that with the disability and D.C. Metropolitan area communities. I am excited and honored to be part of such a wonderful organization, and look forward to creating even more dynamic events and lasting memories."

Christine Fleming

Board Member
"I brought a vision, a wish, and a mission to the doorstep of Devenio and and found a home. Devenio in Motion’s mission—to empower people with disabilities, enlighten their communities, and inspire inclusion through the art and discipline of dance—is met with guidance and nourishment in the care of Devenio and all of it’s community members!"

Leslie Morrell

Board Member
"Bringing communities together to create fun and memorable experiences for everyone is why I love being a part of Devenio. I value being a part of an organization that creates limitless experiences for all people with differences."

Michael Goodyear

Board Member
“The shared value of inclusion and love for all humans is what led me to Devenio. Developing personal relationships with members of the DC Metro disability community has inspired me to work toward empowering individuals who are often under-valued and overlooked. I am excited and honored to serve an organization creating a visible impact for the community.”

“I love Devenio because I see my friends and learn my moves. It is special.” - Devenio Participant