Board of Directors

Kristen Perso, Founder and Board Chair and Tom Perso, Board Member. Kristen and Tom have four children, two of whom were adopted and were also born with an orthopedic disability. Their family lives in Pennsylvania.  Their favorite vacation spot is Scottsdale, Arizona.

Danielle Quainoo, Vice Chair and Secretary. Dani and her husband are adoptive parents to one child and live in Michigan.  Her favorite vacation spot is Ghana, Africa.

Shelby Benham, Treasurer. Shelby is an employee of the federal government and also attends graduate school at the University of Michigan. Her favorite vacation spot is Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Jillayne Krogel, Board Member. Jillayne and her husband are parents to four children, two biological and two who joined their family through the foster care system. They have also led community groups through their church, including a support group for foster/adoptive parents. At work, Jillayne works as a Professional Services Analyst for My Eye Dr. In her free time, Jillayne enjoys Friday family movie nights with M&M’s, bonfires, and vacationing.

Reid Nichols, Board Member. Reid is a Pediatric Orthopedic Doctor at AI du Pont Children’s Hospital and lives in Delaware.  She and her husband have two children.  Reid’s favorite vacation spot is Michigan, she especially loves traveling through the very quaint Petoskey Airport on her way!

Nicki Brink, Board Member. Nicki and her husband live in Michigan and have three children, one through international adoption.

Charlie Cericola, Board Member. Charlie is an occupational therapist/certified hand therapist. He received his Masters degree in occupational therapy from Columbia University in 1999. He enjoys making pizza, scuba diving, and playing guitar.

Alex Duzan, Board Member.

Tricia Hostert, Board Member.

Alicia Lawrence, Getaways Coordinator.

Rayline Manni, Board Member.

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