Our Leadership and Staff

Nick Hall

Nick Hall, Founder

Nick has had many different titles over the years, but the one he is most proud of is being Reece and Graham’s Dad. 

Professionally, Nick is a Strategic Alliance Director for Ernst & Young. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Indiana University.

There is an unspoken bond among all parents of preemies. It's a club none of us ever wanted to join. Nick is our champion.

“When I saw all that we had going for us in the NICU…a marriage with a solid foundation, supportive employers, excellent health insurance, help from family and a wonderful NICU staff…yet we felt like we were barely surviving, I knew we had to leverage our experience and help make a difference for future parents of extremely early preemies.”

   

Ben Roberts, Executive Director

Over the past 25 years, Ben has worked with everyone from startup ideas through huge global corporations, focused on creating positive outcomes for their communities.  He thrives on finding innovative solutions to problems and drives towards simplicity in a complex world.  Engaged in all facets of nonprofit management over the last seven years, Ben is thrilled to be leading Graham’s Foundation and thankful for such a caring and dedicated team.

To contact Ben, please send an email to ben@grahamsfoundation.org.

 

 

Cristal Grogan, MyPreemie Program Coordinator

Cristal joins our team this year as our MyPreemie Program Coordinator. With a background in computer forensics, Cristal’s career path took a twist after the traumatic delivery of her son, Seth, at 29 weeks. After navigating NICU life in a foreign country with a language barrier, no support system or proper resources, Cristal pledged to become involved in the preemie community and ensure that no other parent was left in the same desperate situation.

To contact Cristal, please send an email to cristal@grahamsfoundation.org.

Heather McKinnis, Director of Development

Heather is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Graham’s Foundation. She is a stay at home mother to her preemie, Owen, and feels blessed to have the ability to help other families that have experienced what she has. Before becoming a mother, Heather used her Communications degree as an Admissions Recruiter with Salus University, located outside of Philadelphia, PA.

To contact Heather, please send an email to heather@grahamsfoundation.org.

“Since our experience with Owen, I have been driven to find a way to help other NICU families. I’m very excited to be able to work with Graham’s Foundation because they are bringing support and encouragement to families who really need it.”

Meegan Snyder, Director Preemie Parent Mentor Program

Originally from New Zealand, Meegan received her Degrees in Hospitality Management and Business at WINTEC in Hamilton, New Zealand. After the birth of her daughter at 28 weeks, Meegan wanted to help other preemie parents and was thrilled at the opportunity with Graham’s Foundation to be able to join our volunteer Mentor program where she directly touched families for the last three years. Meegan now drives our Mentor Program with recruiting, training, and matching over 30 volunteer Mentors with other preemie parents so that no parent has to go through the journey of prematurity alone.

To contact Meegan, please send an email to meegan.s@grahamsfoundation.org.

Jen Larson

Jen Larson, Operational Development and Support

Jen has worked with Graham’s Foundation from the beginning. She started working with Nick on various projects in 2004 while working at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute as a Grants Administrator. The work with Nick allowed her to transition to work from home full time to care for her two children, Travis and Isabelle.

To contact Jen, please send an email to jen@grahamsfoundation.org.

“I’ve truly been inspired by the foundation Nick and Jennifer created after such heartbreak. I aspire to have their positive attitude.”

Nicole Bugna-Doyle, NICU Outreach & MyPreemie Coordinator

Nicole started as a NICU Ambassador for Graham’s Foundaton and is proud to now be a part of the team as the NICU Outreach/MyPreemie Coordinator. A graduate of Santa Clara University who spent 15 years working in feature post production and sound editing, she left entertainment when her twin boys arrived early at 24 weeks, 6 days and spent 5 months in the NICU. 

“Receiving the note from Graham’s Foundation along with a Parents of Preemies bracelet and other items made us feel like we were not alone. Having a preemie can be so isolating but the care package was like receiving an understanding hug!”

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