Board of Directors

Official Mascot

Hope was born in December, 2011 and was adopted from Helping Paws Shelter by Laura on March 17, 2012. She is the Albums of Hope Official Mascot. Hope and Laura received their Pet Partners Pet Therapy certification in June, 2015. Hope’s mission is to bring a smile to the faces of everyone she meets.

President and Founder

Laura writes, edits, and oversees the development of educational curriculum for educational publishing companies. Laura is also a veteran Creative Memories consultant since 1998. Laura’s experience as primary caregiver for Brad, her late husband who lost his battle with cancer, allows her to understand the toll cancer has on both patient and family members. Laura brings to Albums of Hope excellent communication skills, her enthusiasm for helping others, and her networking contacts. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization while  working tirelessly to expand the reaches of Albums of Hope.

Vice President

Judy Conklin is a Senior Tax Advisor with H&R Block, where she also teaches advanced tax classes.  Judy has decades of financial management experience, bringing to Albums of Hope vast experience in reaching financial goals and keeping the bottom line in mind.   Many of Judy’s close friends and family, including her husband, have been diagnosed and treated with late stage cancers, and so she has a passion for lifting their spirits and advocating for their needs.  Judy brings an enthusiasm for helping others and an eye for detail to the Albums of Hope board.

Director

Judie is a retired preschool teacher and former business administrative assistant. As a passionate photographer and scrapbooker, Judie believes in the power of a photo to help lift the spirits and bring calm to one’s life. Judie’s passion for scrapbooking makes her the perfect person to coordinate the preparation work for making our photo album kits. Judie feels if we can brighten one person’s day each day by sending an Album of Hope his/her way, it makes it all worth it.

Treasurer

Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant and currently works part-time in the industry. Her experience includes ten years in public accounting, as well as volunteering for positions such as PTA treasurer for her children’s schools for several years. Kelly’s ability to prepare annual budgets and financial reports for Albums of Hope is instrumental in making sure the organization has the information needed to make strategic decisions. Kelly has seen the impact of cancer on both adults and children in her circle of friends and family. She believes in the mission of Albums of Hope.

Secretary

Tami works as Office Manager and Treasurer of a local manufacturing company. As her children have grown, Tami has had the opportunity to work on many large group fundraising and spirit raising projects through her involvement with PTO boards. This experience is an asset to Albums of Hope as large fundraising events are planned. Tami has an eye for detail and a calm demeanor. Her belief in the power of a positive message is a perfect fit with Albums of Hope. Tami works closely with the President and the Executive Committee.

Director

More to come on this new board member!

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More to come on this new board member!

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More to come on this new board member!

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