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Our Team

Meet Our Executive Team

  


If you're here, you're probably familiar with Jenn Andrews, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Move For Jenn Foundation.  With a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications from UNC Charlotte, Jenn has been self-employed since January 2015 as a health and wellness coach, leading others to better health and serving as a key leader for her team.  Combined with several years of sales and customer service experience in the insurance industry, Jenn has a proven track record of managing large blocks of business and handling both employees and customers with care and respect.  Her role in the Move For Jenn Foundation as Executive Director and head of the events committee is a perfect fit to showcase her management and event planning skills, relationship building, and her passion of helping others going through what she experienced first-hand, battling cancer and learning to walk again.

In her spare time, Jenn enjoys fitness classes, running, cooking, event planning and spending time with friends and family.  Jenn resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two dogs.

Email Jenn at jenn@moveforjenn.org

 

Lyla Kiel joined the team in 2020 as a volunteer, and quickly worked her way into the role of Advocacy & Events Coordinator at the Move For Jenn Foundation.  Her passion to help others in the sarcoma community stems from the untimely death of her mother from osteosarcoma in 2018.  She wants to do whatever she can to help others battling sarcoma and personally understands the effects that fighting this battle has on, not only the individual, but family and friends too. 

Lyla graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a minor in Educational Psychology.  In her free time she enjoys going on walks, spending time with her family and friends, reading self-help books, and having the occasional 60 second living room dance party.

Email Lyla at lyla@moveforjenn.org

  

Kelsey Ruocco joined the team in 2022 as the Social Media & Marketing Coordinator.  Born and raised in the Northern VA/DC area, Kelsey is a 2013 graduate of West Virginia University. There, she majored in Sport Management, which ultimately brought her to Charlotte to start a career with the Charlotte Checkers. During her time with the Checkers, Kelsey was able to work with a myriad of non-profits, leading her to want to dedicate her time, personally and professionally, to Charlotte-area non-profit organizations.

Kelsey specializes in social media and marketing and splits her time between Move For Jenn, the Humane Society of Charlotte, and a pet product company called Clawguard. She also serves as the volunteer Social Media Director for Brave Step and serves on the Montford Park Partners Board of Directors as the Communications Chair.

Kelsey lives in Charlotte with her husband and two rescue dogs, Petty and Tally - named for Richard Petty and the Talladega Speedway. In her free time, she obsesses over Kacey Musgraves, watches Bravo, cheers for her Mountaineers and her husband’s NC State Wolfpack, plans out her next tattoos, and loves to enjoy a hazy IPA - especially the Hops on One Leg NE IPA!

Email Kelsey at kelsey@moveforjenn.org

Meet Our Board of Directors

Miles Andrews is co-founder of the Move For Jenn Foundation and currently serves as President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors.  His wife, Jenn, lost her leg to sarcoma in 2018, which fueled his passion to help others become active again after realizing the financial burden on young, active amputees.  His mother also lost her battle to cancer in 2011, which has motivated him to raise funds for cancer research, which is part of the mission of the Move For Jenn Foundation.

Miles graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He has served in various roles to design and produce industrial machinery and thermal maintenance systems.  He is currently the Operations Manager for QMax Industries, where he leads a team of engineers and oversees projects for clients in the Oil and Gas, Chemical and Asphalt industries.  He resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Jenn and two kids Hannah and Ari.  He enjoys golfing, exercising and traveling with his family.

Email Miles at miles@moveforjenn.org

Ryan Hawley joined the board in 2020.  He currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors and is Assistant Vice President, Regional Manager at Lincoln Financial Group. In his role, he oversees distribution of Group Protection Solutions to help provide employees and their families with financial well-being and peace of mind, providing benefits when they need them the most. His team of Senior Account Executives, are dedicated to customer retention and expanding Lincoln Financial Group presence with employer groups of all sizes. His mission is simple: To make a meaningful impact in the lives of others.

For the past 18 years Ryan has served as a leader in the non-medical insurance industry with an operations background. He joined Lincoln Financial Group in 2008 and has served in various roles over the past 12 years. Ryan has served as senior account executive, sales manager, and executive leader. He brings additional knowledge and experience in various industries including outsourcing solution business development, real estate portfolio operations and enterprise system consulting.

Ryan graduated from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University with a B.B.A degree in business administration and management. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Holly and daughter Grace. They enjoy skiing (water and snow), golfing and hiking together.
 
Renee Schreibman joined as a founding board member in 2018 and currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors. With 13 years as a corporate professional in the medical and IT industry, Renee has worn many professional hats to include top sales executive to leadership/management. In 2014 Renee walked away from her corporate career to pursue a career in network marketing with a health and wellness company, Isagenix. Through her business she met Jenn Andrews of the Move for Jenn Foundation. It was only natural that she would join the Board of Directors blending together her love for helping others, bringing the community together, and supporting her dear friend in her quest to help more amputees just like her improve their quality of life and live an active lifestyle!
Renee is a mom of three super cute kiddos, wife of 14 years to her high school sweetheart Philip, a proud network marketing industry millionaire and believer that everyone deserves to live an active life full of health and abundance.

 

Jordan Lloyd joined as a founding board member in 2018 and currently serves as an advisor of the Board of Directors. He has been in the health care and fitness industry for almost 12 years and has spent the last 10 with the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. Jordan has served in an Executive Director role for the YMCA since 2017 and currently is based out of Winston-Salem, NC. He has degrees in Exercise Science and Psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Jordan is proficient and passionate about non-profit operations and fundraising and is dedicated to helping as many people as he can through the Move For Jenn Foundation.

 

Dr. Josh Patt joined as a founding board member in 2018 and is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sarcoma and spine tumor surgery at the Levine Cancer Institute. He is originally from Denver, Colorado and obtained his BA from Brown University. He then received his MD and MPH degrees from Tulane University before coming to Charlotte for his orthopaedic surgery residency. Josh and his wife Rhonda (a local pediatrician) then spent two years in Seattle where Josh completed fellowship training in orthopaedic oncology and sarcoma care, followed by an additional year of training in spine surgery at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. They then returned to Charlotte for Josh to join the CMC Department of Orthopaedics and begin caring for sarcoma patients in the Charlotte region. Professionally Josh also stays busy in his role as the Vice Chair of Education for the Atrium Musculoskeletal Institute. He also serves as the Division Chief for Orthopaedic Oncology and Sarcoma Section Chief for Levine Cancer Institute and is a member of a fantastic team of doctors and others caring for sarcoma patients as well as other cancer patients suffering from skeletal complications of cancer and other benign bone conditions. Josh is strongly vested in the work of the Move For Jenn Foundation and is excited for the opportunity to serve sarcoma patients and families in a new capacity.

 

Leslie Williamson joined as a founding board member in 2018 and is passionate about giving amputees the opportunity to stay active. Leslie has been in the financial services industry for 14 years and is the Director of Product and Market Intelligence at Brighthouse Financial.  She earned her MBA at Gardner Webb University and holds CFP® and CRC® certifications. Leslie enjoys traveling, working out and hanging out with her husband, Alex, and two young daughters, Ava and Lila.

 

Maureen Anders joined the board in 2020 and currently serves as an advisor of the Board of Directors.  She attended the University of Michigan and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering. Following college, she worked for General Electric where she was in medical sales and met her husband and had their first child. Shortly after she resigned to be a "stay at home mom", which led her onto her entrepreneurial path. She started her first company in 2006 on etsy, followed by co-founding Anders Ruff (2010) - a DIY blog and online printable shop that quickly gained popularity and landed the team with projects working for Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, Better Homes and Gardens along with numerous celebrities such as Venus Williams, Trista Sutter, George Clooney and Rande Gerber.  In 2016, Anders Ruff expanded to a brick and mortar DIY boutique studio, AR Workshop, which began franchising and 3 years later has grown to over 145 locations nationally along with 3 corporate stores in the Charlotte market.

Maureen lives in Fort Mill, SC with her husband, two sons and her jack russells. In her spare time, she enjoys entertaining, going to the gym, and traveling with her family. Her passion is creative development and pushing the boundaries on design and decor ideas.

 

Jon Dimalanta joined the board in 2022 and is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Enterprise Corporate Functions at TIAA.  He leads the human capital strategy and execution for Legal, Risk and Compliance; Marketing and Communications; Office of the Chief Financial Officer; and Internal Audit.

Prior to TIAA, Jon was the Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Administration for Atlanta-based U.S. Security Associates.  He led the company’s award-winning learning and leadership development programs to deliver on the needs of 46,000 employees, 146 branch offices, and 3,000+ clients.  To this end, he was named “Top Young Training Leader” by Training Magazine in 2012.

Prior to U.S. Security Associates, he worked at Bank of America as Senior Vice President, Leadership Development Executive for various organizations. 

Jon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, with Minors in Math and Biomedical Sciences.  He continued his education by obtaining a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, also from Missouri State University.

 

Andrew Larach joined the board in 2022.  He lives in Charlotte with his wife Katie and daughter Lennon.  Jenn and Katie have been long time friends dating back to freshman year of college.  He met Jenn & Miles in 2016 and has remained close family friends ever since.  In his spare time Andrew enjoys all things music, travel, and cooking.

Since its inception, Andrew has leveraged his network to provide donations, sponsorships, and volunteerism to support the Move For Jenn Foundation.  He attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington and graduated with a degree in Economics.  Andrew has spent the last 15 years in the commercial construction industry focused on a wide array of project types ranging from corporate, civil, automotive, multifamily, and mixed use.  Currently, Andrew is a Senior Project Manager for Choate Construction Company servicing projects both locally and nationally with a portfolio heavily weighted in commercial, industrial, and manufacturing facilities.

 

Charles Read studied Hospitality at The University of Alabama graduating in 2002.  In 2006 he moved to Charlotte to achieve his second degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales.  He has spent his career of 28 years in the Hospitality Industry and is always looking to satisfy his guests through food, beverages, and service.  Charles and his wife are the owners of Queen City Craft and Gourmet and are opening several other concepts in 2022 and early 2023.  Prior to opening QCCG Charles was The General Manager of a restaurant called The Cellar in Uptown Charlotte.  Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to meet and network with many different people.  Charles has never met a stranger and is good friends with everyone he meets.

As a child Charles developed Legg Perthese Disease and was unable to walk without a very uncomfortable brace between his legs.  He was determined to perform all of the activities that other kids were doing.  He was mostly successful, save from getting stuck in a few trees including a very famous one in Colonial Williamsburg that ended with the fire department coming out to assist removing him from the tree.  Charles went on to have an amazing soccer career even playing in Manchester, England at the age of 17.  The ability to help people continue to perform athletic activities despite adversity is the reason Charles is excited to be a Board Member for Move for Jenn Foundation.  Hearing Jenn’s story took Charles back to his own experiences in life.  Charles joined Move for Jenn Foundation in 2022 and is excited to join an amazing team of individuals inspired to help other people. 

 

Meet Our Mascots

 

Hazel is a founding member and the head mascot of the Move For Jenn Foundation.  Her role is top security guard and pest control (squirrels, bunnies, turtles, snakes and occasional bugs).  When she's not chasing off the bad guys, she can usually be found cleaning the floors or playing with kids.  Occasionally sleeps on the job when given the opportunity.

 

Penny joined the team in November 2020.  She immediately began her education at MIT (Mascot-In-Training) under the leadership of head Mascot, Hazel.  She has dreams of becoming a therapy service dog for cancer patients one day, but currently can be found eating sticks or keeping Hazel awake during nap time.  Loves long walks and cuddles, as well as waking the entire team up at 5am.