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.