Perry Jowsey, Executive Director
Start Date: 2019
Perry Jowsey is a nonprofit leader and certified fundraising executive who has more than 15 years of experience leading organizations and engineering financial turnarounds, where he has generated more than $20 million in revenue for small and financially distressed budgets. In this time, he has led 3 organizations past the $1M revenue milestone. Whether working with start up agencies, regional nonprofits, or national organizations with multi-billion dollar brands, he has applied customized systems and a unique ROI model to produce unprecedented revenue results in each capacity. By transforming ballooning budget gaps into historic income highs, he has produced unique and quantifiable results which rank among the top 1% of comparable agencies, leading to features in national trade publications and special invitations to present to groups around the United States. Perry has worked with local and national media, foreign government delegations, and philanthropists on the Forbes 400. He earned a Master's degree in Communication from the University of Buffalo, specializing in the scientific application of compliance-gaining, nonverbal behavior, and predictive modeling - subsequently serving as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at 1 university and 3 colleges. Perry is a skilled negotiator, a problem solver, and a vigorous campaigner for promoting a better community.
Kelly Ryan, Program Manager
Start Date: 2018
Kelly graduated from the University of Iowa with Bachelor's degrees in child development and psychology. Kelly is a Certified Child Life Specialist and has been working in the hospital clinical setting for four years. In these years, she worked at several Cancer and Blood Disorders Centers, providing direct services to the hematology population. As a child life specialist, Kelly is able to provide extensive emotional support, developmentally appropriate medical education, and psychosocial assessments to support the coping of families with chronic illnesses. Kelly has hospital programming and volunteer management experience that has led her to this new career path! Kelly couldn't be more excited to learn about the nonprofit world and support the hemophilia community.
Christopher Pierce, Community Relations Manager
Start Date: 2018
Christopher comes to NHF with over 25 years of nonprofit experience that spans successful multifaceted operations, fundraising, board governance, strategic partnerships, collaborative team building and innovative program development.
In 2012, he began PEAK | 3 Nonprofit consulting. Collaboratively working alongside key-decision makers, he guided nonprofits to strategically increase the organizations capacity to serve more constituents and effectively obtain mission objectives.
For seven years, he was the Group Executive Director of Camping Services for the YMCA of Greater Seattle, managing one of the Nation's largest YMCA youth/teen/family camping programs with 22,000 clients annually. Experience also includes Executive Director of YMCA Camp Shady Brook in Colorado and Director of Camp Mihaska with the Salvation Army of Greater St. Louis.
Amy Board, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2008
Amy comes to the position directly from the University of Colorado Denver Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (HTC), so she is certainly familiar with the bleeding disorders community. She was a Program Coordinator at the HTC since 2009 (part-time since 2003) and had been intricately involved in the NHF chapter's educational programming. She also served as Director of Colorado's Mile High Camp since 2008. Amy has a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University.