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Our Staff

Dr. Sarah Kranz-Ciment, PT, DPT

Director

Founder and director of the Friendship Circle of Virginia, Dr. Sarah Kranz-Ciment is a physical therapist and has been a strong advocate for the disability community for more than ten years.

Jeff Matherne

Volunteer Coordinator for Junior Board

Jeff is an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned his degree in Psychology. Previously, he has led a team at the Faison School for Autism, where he specialized in plan development and treatment of individuals with severe spectrum disorders, aged 2-22. Jeff currently works on educational enrichment and emotional stability with at-risk youth through local non-profit organizations and is the local branch Volunteer Coordinator for an international non-profit that educates and provides peer-mentoring for emotionally and cognitively disabled youth. Jeff currently provides Therapeutic Mentoring through a client-centered approach.

Dana Crow Zedd

Program Coordinator

Dana comes to Friendship Circle with many years of work in the non-profit Jewish communities in Richmond and Chicago.  She hails from the mid-west with a Bachelors Degree from the Univeristy of Kansas.  Dana is currently plannning to go back to school for nursing to become an RN in the next year or so. She is excited to be part of helping Friendship Circle grow in Richmond.