OUR TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

We are a team of passionate, committed individuals who believe that empowering others can change the world. Our goal is to improve educational opportunities for children around the globe, so that they can become powerful difference-makers in their communities.

COLE & HEIDI HAMELS

CO-FOUNDERS

As co-founders of The Hamels Foundation, Cole and Heidi are committed to improving the lives of children in the communities in which they live and work as well as in Malawi, Africa. Since establishing The Hamels Foundation in 2009, they have worked to make sure that 100% of all donations received go directly to support the mission of The Hamels Foundation. In addition to their work with The Hamels Foundation, they are also active with Operation 35, a program they fund through the Texas Rangers in which Cole and Heidi provide Ranger game tickets, on-field passes and meet and greet opportunities for members of the military throughout each season. Cole and Heidi have three children and spend as much of their free time as possible engaged in outdoor activities as a family.

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KATHLEEN GREENE

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Kathy is one of the ‘original’ members of The Hamels Foundation team and was there when the foundation was still just a dream and getting started at her kitchen table with Cole and Heidi. Following a long career in the private sector, Kathy brought all of her organization, numbers knowledge, passion and witty sense of humor with her. Kathy keeps the chaos in order!

417-773-4733

kathy@thehamelsfoundation.org

KELLY ANDERSON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kelly is an Ozarks native who came to The Hamels Foundation team in 2011 with a strong nonprofit background. Today, he is responsible for all aspects of the foundation’s fundraising initiatives, sponsor development and donor engagement programs. Kelly spends most of his days enthusiastically sharing the mission of The Hamels Foundation with anyone that will listen, and sometimes even to those who won’t!

417-988-2369

kelly@thehamelsfoundation.org

ALAINA KOSYDOR

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING COORDINATOR

Alaina joined the team in August 2016 and is currently a student at Missouri State University. She will graduate in May 2017 with a degree in Communications Studies with an emphasis in Intercultural Communications & Diversity. Alaina is responsible for all content related to our social media and online presence, as well as other projects within the organization.

alaina@thehamelsfoundation.org

MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Stuart T. O’Neal III
Board President | Partner, Burns White LLC

Rob Keegan
Board Vice President | Sales Manager, Greater Media

Patty Falcone
Director of Finance & Operations, Falcone Property Management & Maintenance LLC

Erica Gaynor
Benefits Advisor, Ollis/Akers/Akers

Judy Green
Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Services

Patrick Kelly
Retired Investor

Renato Lajara
Principal, Philadelphia Public School District

Scott Lonergan
MLBPA Certified Agent, Ballengee Group

Jimmy Maransky
President, E-Built LLC

Nadia Maransky
Household CEO, Amazing Mom!

Sophie Riegel
Director, Player Relations & Phillies Charities, Philadelphia Phillies

Stephanie Smith
President, Lafair-Smith Marketing

Richard Walters
Attorney/Partner, Spencer Fane LLP