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Board of Directors & Miracle Making Team!

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Sydney Hatcher

Founder, Executive Director, Author

Sydney Hatcher is mother to four girls, one of which resides in heaven. With a raw voice and wise perspective, Sydney is an agent of positivity within her community. As founder of Carmen's Miracle Makers Incorporated, Sydney strives to find good in each day. Sydney has experience in international mission’s work, a background in the entertainment industry, and is a three-time author. Pain and passion collided when Sydney’s middle daughter, Carmen was born. The hospital became Sydney’s new mission field and Carmen bestowed the greatest love story onto Sydney’s heart. It is her shared blessing to have discovered how to advocate, commemorate, and celebrate during her daughter’s short life and has committed to assist other families obtain joy through Carmen’s Miracle Makers Inc.

Sydney enjoys teaching her growing girls, caring for her home, and writing. Sydney and her husband, Nate, have traveled over 20 countries and now happily reside in Culpeper, Virginia.

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Nathan Hatcher

Vice Chair

Nathan is a proud girl dad, and delighted uncle. Faith and family are the foundation of Nathan's life. As a Pastor's son, Nathan grew up witnessing his father serve others and ministering to the hurting is second nature to him. With years of local and international missions experience, Nathan brings a practical and personal level of compassion to all. 

During the day, Nate works in IT, and in the evening he can be found amongst dolls and princess crowns as he entertains his growing girls. 

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Nancy Collar


BA, RRT-NPS, AE-C, ACCS, Respiratory Therapist 

Nancy currently works at Inova Fairfax Hospital/ Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. She has extensive experience in all aspects of Respiratory Care in the adult critical care, neonatal critical care, pediatric critical care settings, as well as air and ground critical care transport. Nancy is also a proud ECMO specialist. She has held many positions within Respiratory Care as Educator, Clinical Specialist, Team Leader, Manager, Pediatric Intensive Care Lead Therapist and most recently she has pioneered the role of Inova Lung Navigator. Nancy is active in the Asthma community, chairing the Northern Virginia Asthma Coalition. 

At home, Nancy is the mom of three children, two beautiful girls, and a son in heaven. She has walked the path of grief both as a parent and Respiratory Therapist. Nancy has a heart for parents who endure the life-long grief journey and she strives to help bereaved parents feel less alone.

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Elizabeth Bartlett

Director, Secretary

Jesus led Bella (Elizabeth) to Carmen’s Miracle Makers.

Bella is the mother of a perfect son, Keller Norman Bartlett, born into the arms of Jesus in September of 2015. She is also the mother to two rambunctious amazing girls and wife to a total trophy husband.

God brought Bella and Sydney together throughout Carmen’s life. We laugh that this stranger (me) just showed up at the hospital with flowers while Sydney was in labor with Carmen. God is the only answer, and I praise him for leading me to that hospital room.

Bella serves in a leadership capacity in a group for ministering to mother’s of young children (The Nest). She also works as a part time free lance illustrator and writer. Bella worked alongside Sydney in illustrating “And If You Can’t” and is honored to serve as Secretary of the board of Carmen’s Miracle Makers.

Meet the Team: Meet the Team
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Crystal Perez

Director, Photographer

Hi I’m Crystal! I am a mother to four amazing kids and wife to my husband of 8 years. Jesus, photography and the toddler snack life fill my time in this season of motherhood.

I met Sydney while serving in Montenegro many years before marriage and kids. As the announcements of new little ones came, we celebrated and rejoiced together. As the uncertainty and difficult moments arose, we cried together, prayed together and sat in silence together. I consider it truly an honor to have met Carmen and now to be a small part of her legacy. 

Capturing memory making moments have been a passion of mine as long as I can remember. I have been photographing the Northern Virginia community for about seven years and am thrilled to be serving the mission of Carmen’s Miracle Maker in a director role. 

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Katie Sauer

Lead Volunteer

My name is Katherine Sauer, wife, mama, and lover of puns! Thanks to my hunky husband, I've been blessed to be able to stay home with my two wild and lovable children.

I previously worked with Loudoun County Public Schools as an assistant to children with special needs and as a kindergarten assistant.

I hold certifications in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Effective instruction and Support. The best part of my job was helping my students meet their goals and being able to celebrate with them and their families.

I feel my best when I’m being productive and able to help others. My experience working with children who have special needs has taught me the importance of practicing patience and to trust in God's plan.

I strive to continue that practice within my home and to find the good in each day.

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