Nicholas Hall, Founder and President
Nicholas has had many different titles over the years, but the one he is most proud of is being Reece and Graham’s Dad.
Professionally, Nicholas is a Strategic Alliance Director for Ernst & Young. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Indiana University.
“When I saw all that we had going for us…a solid home foundation, supportive employers, excellent health insurance, help from family and a supportive NICU staff…yet still felt like we were barely surviving, I knew I wanted to leverage my experience and help make a difference for future parents of preemies.”
Meegan Snyder, Director Preemie Parent Mentor Program
Originally from New Zealand, Meegan is a Certified Trauma Informed Professional and also has her Degrees in Hospitality Management and Business from 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. Meegan now drives our Mentor Program with recruiting, training, and matching over 40 volunteer mentors with other preemie parents so that no parent has to go through the journey of prematurity alone.
Jen Larson, Operations
Jen has worked with Graham’s Foundation since the beginning. She started working with Nicholas on various projects in 2004. She is also a Research Grant Administrator with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pediatrics. She has two children, Travis and Isabelle.
“I’ve truly been inspired by the foundation Nicholas and Jennifer created after such heartbreak. I aspire to have their positive attitude.”
Nicole Bugna-Doyle, Social Media Manager
Nicole started as a NICU Ambassador for Graham’s Foundation and is proud to now be a part of the team as Manager of Social Media and Blogs. 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!”
Susan Gregory, Community Communications
Susan is a communications and marketing professional with extensive experience in internal and external initiatives. Formerly with Mead Johnson Nutrition, some of her favorite activities included working with families of children with special nutritional needs and leading the company’s U.S. disaster relief efforts. As the mom of a NICU nurse, Susan is excited to share her skills and expertise to support the Graham’s Foundation community.
Jessica Clark, Graphic Designer
Jessica has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and worked as a Graphic Designer at Kohl’s before taking time off to start a family. After delivering her third child at just 25.5 weeks, Jessica used the resources at Graham’s Foundation to help navigate life with a micro preemie. She, along with two fellow NICU moms, started a support group at their local hospital to share these resources with other NICU families. Jessica also volunteers as a Preemie Parent Mentor through Graham’s Foundation.
“I want to use my experience to help as many other families as possible. I am very fortunate to be able to work for an organization that has personally helped me on my NICU journey.”
Amanda Tellmann, Care Package and Community Outreach Coordinator
As a mother to two daughters – one adopted and one born at 29 weeks – Amanda is familiar with the emotional rollercoaster that parenting can bring. She is passionate about helping other parents navigate their time in the NICU and as they transition home.
“Like many preemie parents, I didn’t realize that our prematurity journey would continue after we left the NICU. I am dedicated to ensuring that all parents can easily locate the resources and support they need, when they need them most.”