Meet The Team

Meet our Board of Directors...

Chris Ireland


Rachael Brucker


Jan Velander

Fundraising Director/Jennifer's Mom

Jan Velander has had the ultimate privilege to be Jennifer's mom for 27 years.  She is the devoted wife of Dr. Bob Velander, and loving mother to her grown children Jason, Robin, and Jordan.  She is blessed with four incredibly sweet and smart grandchildren, Emma, Lilly, Peighton, and Dylan.  She has an MA in Elementary Education and teaches 2nd grade at Sunny Pointe Elementary in Blue Springs, MO.

"I'm honored to be on the board of the  Jennifer Ireland Foundation.  Jen was a truly remarkable daughter.  She was so thoughtful and loving, and being a good wife and mother were two of the most important goals in her life.  Keeping her memory and spirit alive by helping other young families affected by cancer would be something she'd definitely endorse.  I sincerely thank all of you for helping keep my daughter's memory alive."

Angie Eaton

Volunteer Director

Shayla Hermann

Director of Financial Aid

Sara Stiles

Director of Development

Jenny Althaus


Marci Smith

Director of Community Outreach

Ashley Seago

Director, JIF Golf Classic

Brendy Frasco


Melanie Reece


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