Meet Your Team

Stephanie Davis

Co-Founder, Family Support Village™

Stephanie is a Certified Professional Life Coach specializing in leadership of medical-related challenges. Assisting parents on  the rollercoaster journey of Extra Needs parenting is her passion.  She is a popular motivational speaker and author, often leading workshops and conferences. Stephanie is mom to three children; all of whom have an Extra Need.

Stephanie's Life Quote:  Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw

Alysia Peddy

Co-Founder, Family Support Village™

Alysia is a former Pharmaceutical Representative who left her rising career to become the full-time caregiver for her Extra Needs children. Alysia created an outreach program assisting those with newly diagnosed Epilepsy. Alysia is currently the Executive Director for Epilepsy Support Services of the Greater Tampa Bay area. Her “Extra Needs Parenting” responsibilities include a busy teenager and two younger Extra Needs children.

Alysia's Life Quote:  Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain. - Vivian Greene

Natalie Davis

Lead Contributor, Sibling Standpoint

Writing Editor for article submissions

Natalie is a graduate of Florida State University, starting her career in marketing in south Florida. Natalie’s perspective is a unique one. While her younger sister, Olivia, has battled a rare neurological disorder and numerous brain surgeries, Natalie is also an “affected child”, enduring heart procedures since the age of four due to a congenital heart defect. Natalie’s honest, humorous, and insightful perspective shines through her writing style and interview techniques.

Natalie's Life Quote: Balance is not something you find, it's something you create. -Jana Kingsford

Olivia Davis

Lead Contributor, Empowered Kids


Olivia is a student at Florida Gulf Coast University. Olivia was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease as a young girl and underwent numerous brain surgeries, culminating with a right-sided hemispherectomy at the age of 10. Now experiencing life with half a brain, Olivia successfully navigates her “new normal” with left-sided paralysis and partial vision loss. Olivia has endeared all who meet her with a consistent sunny-side-up attitude, determined spirit, and a lot of sass!


Olivia's Life Quote: I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. - Jimmy Dean

Amber Richardson

Main Contributor, Inside Track on Academics

Amber’s career has been built on enriching the lives of children and their families. Amber is a high school Assistant Principal and a former middle and high school teacher. She has presented at state and national conferences on such topics as brain-based learning strategies and teen dating violence. Her work with the Family Support Village allows her an additional avenue to positively impact the lives of others. Amber's "Extra Needs" Parenting includes a baby girl with Extra Needs and an active toddler. 

Amber's Life Quote: What life before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen. -Henry Davis Thoreau