Meet the Team Supporting our Incredible WALK Volunteers Across the Country

By: Stephanie Tabash

Our 2017 WALK season is underway! Over 100 WALK Chairs are hosting 42 WALK to End Hydrocephalus events across the country. Our WALKS are 100% volunteer-led and driven and account for 60% of HA’s annual revenue. We our gratitude to these volunteers is beyond measure. To support the work of this powerhouse group is a team of dedicated staff at the Hydrocephalus Association (HA).

The WALK team has grown! If you haven’t met our new WALK staff, wait no more! We are proud to introduce them to you.

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Randi Corey, HA WALK

Randi Corey

Director of WALKS and Special Events

Meet Randi, who joined HA in April 2010 as the Director of our WALK and Special Events programming. Randi recruits, trains, and oversees a staff that provides continuous support for HA’s volunteer WALK Chairs. She also oversees third party fundraising events that come from the creativity and drive of our community! With over 25 years in the non-profit administration and development world, she brings a deep expertize in peer to peer fundraising to HA. Randi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Canterbury College. In her spare time, she loves to design and create jewelry.

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Mona Amthor

Regional WALK Development Manager

Meet Mona, born in Kansas and currently residing in Dallas, Texas. She joined HA in January 2017 as the Regional WALK Development Manager for the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, Greater Houston, TX and Phoenix, AZ, areas. Mona’s goal is to expand the WALK events in her regions by both increasing participation as well as growing local and regional sponsors. At HA, Mona brings her background in event planning and fundraising with Autism Speaks and the National Cancer Ovarian Coalition, offering her knowledge of fundraising and team retention to her WALK partners. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and tracking family genealogy.

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Memory Kershaw

Regional WALK Development Manager

Meet Memory, a California native living in New York City. Memory joined HA in June 2016 as the Regional WALK Development Manager for the New York City, NY, Boston, MA, and Chicago, IL, areas. Memory works in partnership with her WALK Co-Chairs to grow event awareness, increase participation, secure local and regional sponsors for the WALK events. She has passion, dedication, and a unique skill set to move her WALKS forward, having served as the Director of Development for the St. Vincent DePaul Society where she led annual campaigns totaling over $1 million dollars. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in English, Creative Writing. Like a true California girl, she enjoys spending time around water, particularly a good beach or pool day.

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Johnathan Gulston

Special Events Manager

Meet Johnathan, a friendly face and personality around our office and with 16 WALKS he supports across the country. He goes beyond to make sure that everyone feels welcome, from bringing morning donuts to striking up conversations, he makes people around him feel appreciated. Johnathan is a native of Connecticut. He studied at Southern Connecticut State University for his undergraduate where he got his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. He will complete a Master’s Degree in Business Administration/Project Management at Southern New Hampshire this November. Johnathan recently joined HA at the end of April, coming from the American Cancer Society. “[Working at HA] is a great experience. Every day is different. Every day you learn something new,” Johnathan said. “Nothing would be accomplished without teamwork.” He takes that teamwork mindset into his relationships with his WALK Chairs as he strives to support them in making each of their WALKS successful.

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Marina Thompson

Special Events Manager

Meet Marina, a woman with a bright smile and an infectious laugh that can break the ice any time, any place or anywhere. Marina has an incredible list of athletic achievements, including completing the Iron Girl Triathlon… twice, finishing the Columbia Triathlon, and ending the Marine Corp Marathon… three times. In her free time, she also manages and coaches recreational swim and soccer teams. Marina is married with three beautiful children and two dogs and a couple gold fish. Although non-profit health organizations are a new endeavor for Marina, she dove in full force when she joined HA in June. “Being a part of the WALK staff feels very comfortable because I enjoy making connections with people. I hope I make a difference for people that wouldn’t be able to do it on their own,” she shared. Marina’s excitement to roll up her sleeves and jump right in has made her a valuable partner to the 16 WALKS she supports across the country.

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Have you registered for your local WALK to End Hydrocephalus? Find your WALK and register today!

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1 Comments for : Meet the Team Supporting our Incredible WALK Volunteers Across the Country
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    To all of you who support and are involved with such a great and worthwhile cause,Thank You from a congenital 53 year old Hydrocephalus survivor,without the support of many people in my life including my mom(without whom I wouldn’t be here today,God rest her soul),my extended family and my wife’s family,my wife and our adopted Sheltie/Pappillion small dog named Zora.(Dawn in Czechoslovakian)

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