Meredith’s Miracles is an all-volunteer organization. We have no paid staff, allowing us to donate nearly all of our generous donations to the colon cancer patients we serve.

425728_10151288896308653_1390381146_nLaura Platt
Laura is a founding member and current Board President. In her role, she oversees all fundraising, partnership and miracle activities. Laura is Meredith’s sister and is passionate about fulfilling Meredith’s dream by serving young colon cancer patients in their hour of need and raising awareness of the disease.

Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Laura works as Business Development Manager for Ingage Partners, a small B corporation that offers management and IT consulting services to clients in the Cincinnati area. She, her husband Kevin, and their two children live outside Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

IMG_0188 (1)Ryan Trimble
Ryan has served as Treasurer for Meredith’s Miracles since its inception. He handles all financial aspects of the organization including miracle granting, working tirelessly to ensure miracle payments are processed in a timely manner.

Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Transylvania University and his Masters of Arts in Health Administration from University of Kentucky. He is a partner at DC Trimble, Inc., a general contracting firm. Ryan is married and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

 

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Megan has served as Grant Committee Chairperson for Meredith’s Miracles since 2012. In this role she receives all grant applications and facilitates the review and awarding of all grants.

Megan received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University and began her career as a school teacher. She is now married and stays home with her two small children in Columbus, Ohio.

 

10541967_10203502727066733_2873734541787433450_nKathy Courtney
Kathy has been a board member for Meredith’s Miracles Colon Cancer Foundation since 2010. Kathy is Meredith’s aunt and is passionate about the foundation as it continues Meredith’s legacy and her desire to share this message with other young adults to prevent late detection of disease. She currently serves on the grant committee.

Kathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her Masters of Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Kathy has been an elementary teacher for 23 years. In addition, she is actively involved in her church and is an advisor for Chi Omega Sorority at Ball State University. Kathy resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and has two grown children.

425728_10151288896308653_1390381146_nJulie Holbert
Julie is a founding member and current Secretary of Meredith’s Miracles. Julie is Meredith’s mother and worked to establish Meredith’s Miracles as a 501 (c)(3) in 2009. Julie is utilized in a variety of roles including lead partner for the Never Too Young Coalition, fundraising coordinator for various events, and speaking engagement director.

Julie received her Bachelors of Science in Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and her Masters of Education at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was an elementary school teacher, elementary school Principal, and the founding director of two preschools. She and her husband Glen live in a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

 

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Chelsey Johnson-Stromsness
Chelsey has been a board member for Meredith’s Miracles since its inception. She currently serves as Outreach and Partnership Committee chair, working with likeminded organizations to advance our mission.

Chelsey is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law located in St Paul, MN and received her undergraduate degree in public relations and marketing from Oklahoma State University. Chelsey is Executive Vice President at cicayda, an eDiscovery technology and services company for intelligent litigation. She is married and lives in Nashville, TN.

 


425728_10151288896308653_1390381146_nGlen Holbert
Glen is Meredith’s father and has been a Board member of Meredith’s Miracles since its inception. Glen participates in both event fundraising as well as corporate and foundation grant fundraising.

Glen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is currently the Chief Sales Officer of CardLab, the pioneer of on-demand, fully customized, open-loop incentive prepaid card products. Glen and his wife Julie live outside Dallas, Texas.

 

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Melanie Graham
Melanie is Meredith’s cousin and currently serves on the Grant Committee. Melanie coordinates with grant applicants to understand their financial needs, their story, and how Meredith’s Miracles can best provide assistance to each patient we help.

Melanie attended Anderson University and finished her Associate of Arts degree in 2001.  She is currently the Event Planner for N2 Publishing where she organizes events for a local magazine.  She lives with her husband, Michael, in Muncie.

 

 

BeccaPowelsonRebecca Powelson
Rebecca is a current Board member for Meredith’s Miracles, helping with a variety of tasks. She coordinates a fundraiser each year in Chicago to help raise funds for the Foundation.

Rebecca completed her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is the Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Atlas Imports. Rebecca lives in Chicago, Illinois.

 

unnamedLindsay Frye
Lindsay has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2012. She is responsible for maintaining our blog, social media strategy, and communication with supporters and donors.

Lindsay received her bachelors of nursing from Liberty University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree from Texas Wesleyan University to become a nurse anesthetist. Lindsay works as a registered nurse and lives with her husband and two dogs in a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

 

DSC_0024Chris Strolia-Davis
Chris has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2013. He is our technical guru, responsible for our website and all technology-related items.

Chris received his Bachelors of Science in Business Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. He is a Senior Consultant for Ingage Partners, a management and IT consulting firm. Chris and his wife have a college aged son, and live in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio.