The Happy Hope Staff

Founder & CEO

Emi Burke

Executive Director

Wendy Webster

Director of Developement

Joy Jankowiak

Graphic Designer

Steven Figuereo

Hospital Liaison

Sarah Rath

Event Coordinators

Brie Dunn

Marianne Birk

Team Leaders

Operations Coordinator

Kim Gilchrist

Volunteer Coordinator

Lisa Tischer

Systems Coordinator

Kristine Soderstrom

Our Board of Directors

Joy Howard, Chair
UPS, retired

Emi Burke, President
Happy Hope Foundation

Carolyn Dias, Treasurer
LMA Associates

Charles Stromeyer, Secretary
Entrepreneur

Sumia Hussain
Vertex

Kelley Medeiros
Ipsen Pharmaceuticals

Brenda Nagle
Merrill Lynch

Andrea Piccarelli
Covanta

Peter Traianou
Agnovos Healthcare

350

Hope Factory events per month

550,000+

Children have received Hope bags

1 Million

Goal to help 1 million children by 2022