Our Staff

Dr. Sarah Kranz-Ciment, PT, DPT

Founder and Director of 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 fifteen years. She serves on the Virginia State Board for People with Disabilities and the Disability Board for Jewish Federations of North America.

Dana Crow Zedd

Assistant Director

Dana brings more than 20 years of event planning experience to Friendship Circle throughout her professional and volunteer work over the years. Dana moved to Richmond in 2004 from Chicago. Her vast experience comes from working in and throughout the nonprofit sector. Dana has a passion for helping others and is excited to be part of the core visionary team of Friendship Circle of Virginia.

Hilary Hodes, M.Ed

Teen Leadership Board Director

Hilary joined Friendship Circle to direct our Teen Leadership Board. Hilary is a Technical Assistance Specialist at The Virginia Project for Children & Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU.

Kira Marx

Program Coordinator

Kira moved to Richmond in 2001, after attending college at Columbia University. She has an extensive background in philanthropy. She worked for a start-up that brought real-time K-12 instruction to homebound and hospitalized students and with the Virginia March of Dimes as a Mission Mom and volunteer lobbyist. She is the Ambassador Athlete for Team Friendship and has traveled nationally and internationally, promoting the Friendship Circle mission of inclusion through friendship. Kira and her husband, Andrew, are the parents of four children, two of whom are autistic. Kira is thrilled to be part of growing FCVA.