Project Joy and Hope relies on our dedicated staff to support our families, volunteers, and donors.
Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Jan Wheeler, serves as the Chief Executive Officer for PJH. Since 2000, Dr. Wheeler has led the organization in developing model programs and services, including the construction of the first community pediatric palliative care support center in the nation. Wheeler also is the Executive Director for the Texas Pediatric Palliative Care Consortium, an alliance of pediatric palliative care professionals, advocates, and parents throughout Texas.
Director of Development & Volunteers
Shelley Fuller, celebrating sixteen years of service to the organization, is PJH Director of Development and Volunteers. Shelley is primarily responsible for cultivating donor relationships and enlisting financial support for all agency programs. Shelley is Project Joy and Hope's community ambassador and cheerfully coordinates more than 500 PJH volunteers in various fundraising events and agency activities throughout the year.
Director of Operations
Christopher Fuller, J.D. PJH Director of Operations. Chris manages the Tulip Project facilities, as well as works in the Sibshop program for brothers and sisters of seriously ill children or those with special health care needs. Additionally, Mr. Fuller (licensed attorney) offers End of Life Care planning services.
Child Life Director
Sarah Jean Peterson, Child Life Director, works with children at the Tulip Project, as well as in the Sibshop program. Sarah provides one on one direct support for patients and their siblings at the PJH Children's Center.