“The NC Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Board extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Board and many volunteers of the DTM Foundation! The Foundation’s work with individual patient and family support over this past year has contributed immensely to the spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing of countless pediatric patients and their families.”
-Ken Steenson, MSW, LCSW Pediatric Social Worker & Palliative Care Specialist at UNC Hospital
Hello, my name is Jenny Klein. I am 25 years old and currently reside in Cary, North Carolina. I am pursuing my masters in physiology at North Carolina State University as well as working at the V Foundation for Cancer Research. At the age of nine I was diagnosed with a rare lysosomal storage disorder called Mucolipidosis type III (ML3). Throughout my journey I’ve gained a passion for working with children who have special needs, as well as providing a support system for families such as her own. I’m delighted to be a part of the Dean Thomas Moinet Foundation and fill the needs of families within the hospital.
Hi, my name is Hanha Hobson and I am the newest board member for DTM! I’m grateful to be apart of this movement of making a Kingdom impact on our community. I have a heart for people, and I am very passionate about serving children. In the past, I have worked at a daycare and a summer camp for children with chronic illnesses, and I have also volunteered in the Chapel Hill-Carborro school system and many after school programs. I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill (GO HEELS!), and I aspire to be a medical doctor one day. I am excited to see what God will do through this organization, and it is my prayer that we will continue to share His love so that He will be glorified through our works.
Hello, my name is Nicolette Moinet and I am the Executive Director and Founder of the DTM Foundation. I have always had a deep passion for working with children with special needs and have done so for eight years now. During this time I met Megan Dean and her family, and began to understand the struggles of having a child who is medically fragile in the hospital. Her amazing spirit and the family’s dedication towards her health truly inspired me to dedicate my life toward helping families like hers. I want DTM to fill the needs that are not being met in our community, and become a support system for families just like Megan’s. With God’s help we will change our community, offering support and love, one family at a time.
Hi, my name is Glynis Moinet and I am our Board President. I am originally from England. Having spent most of my life in the USA though, I can truly say I’m an American. My life was changed several years ago after going on a mission trip to Central America and that is when I knew that I’m on this Earth to serve. When I was asked to join the DTM board I knew this was where I would find my life’s work. I am thrilled to be a part of a nonprofit with such a meaningful cause, and am happy to dedicate my time and love towards the families we will serve.
Hello, my name is Cheryl Dean and I am the grandmother of both Evline Thomas and Megan Dean. I am empathetic towards families who have gone through struggles like my family, as having children who are medically fragile is very difficult. We received wonderful care for our girls at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC and are extremely grateful towards the staff and doctors there. I know with Gods guidance and help we can make the journey easier for other families with similar struggles, by providing them with the vital support that they need.
Hi, my name is Tammy Thomas and I am Megan and Evline’s mother. I like to go fishing, camping, hang out with friends, and love to sing even though I think I can’t. I have three babies. Evline would have been 10 this year, and Megan would have been 4 this year but they passed away because of complications due to their Hurlers Syndrome. I also have a wonderful little boy named Tommy who is 7 years old. My kids are my life and without them I wouldn’t be the person I am today. My kids have changed the outcome of my life and they make me want to enjoy every minute of it. I get sad often over the loss of my girls but I know the Lord isn’t going to put anything on me that I can’t handle. I am so happy that we will be able to help families like mine and leave a legacy for Megan and Evline.