Alanna Koehler

Alanna is a current GE Healthcare employee and works in their Finance department. She is a mom to three amazing girls, one dog, and grandma to Brittany’s dog, Raven. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running 5K’s and triathlons. She is the founder of Brittany’s Hope Foundation, which was founded in memory of her late daughter, Brittany. Knowing first-hand the shortage of programs and support for young adults battling cancer, she wanted to make a difference. Alanna is committed to carrying on Brittany’s legacy by making a positive difference to support those young adults battling childhood cancer.  
 

Founder and President

Angela Norris

Angela is a current special education teacher in the West-Allis School District. She chose to join Brittany’s Hope Foundation to help others that were in the same situation as her sister, Brittany. Working on the foundation’s events helps her keep her sister’s legacy alive. In her spare time, she enjoys playing trivia, coaching volleyball, and ZUMBA. Angela plays a huge part in keeping the board members updated about events, helping gain donations and keeping our online store filled with fun items!
 

Secretary

Amber Rueth

Amber is a a medical research assistant at an arthritis clinic. She chose to join Brittany’s Hope Foundation to help young adults gain hope during their battles against cancer. Many cancer programs are geared towards children but creating new events geared towards helping young adults helps Amber to keep Brittany’s spirit alive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, ZUMBA, and taking hikes with her dog Enzo. Amber manages event donations and our social media accounts so that you guys can stay updated on current events and new fundraising opportunities.
 

Event Planner

Andrew Grzybowski

Andrew is a current accounting major at MATC and will graduate in Fall 2018. He chose to join Brittany’s Hope Foundation to help others like Brittany have a sense of hope during treatment. In his spare time, he enjoys board games, reading and playing tennis. Andrew is the brains behind getting a website domain and offers a good male perspective during our meetings.
 

Board Member

Elaine Koehler

Elaine works in the machining industry.  She chose to join Brittany's Hope Foundation after seeing first-hand how few programs there were for young adults battling cancer while her niece, Brittany, was going through treatment.  By serving on the board, she is able to help Brittany's dream of creating more programs live on.  In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, football and when the weather permits swimming.  Elaine provides great input during meetings and is also very helpful with deliveries in her SUV.

Board Memeber

Kirsten Bielinski

Kirsten is a current Biology major at UW Milwaukee. She chose to join Brittany’s Hope Foundation after hearing about how few organizations there were dedicated to helping young adults battling cancer. While she was almost always seen with Brittany during her battle, she was able to see first-hand how much the little things could positively impact those battling cancer. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her cat and vacationing with family. Kirsten provides great insight during our board meetings due to her age and from her experience with Brittany.
 

Board Member

Michele Simmons

Michelle holds a BS of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Human Resources. She is also the loving mother of Miles who is currently in 1st grade. She chose to join Brittany’s Hope Foundation after seeing Brittany’s battle first-hand. Her mission while serving on the board is to bring joy to others, like Brittany, while they are battling cancer. In her spare time, she enjoys watching sports games and spending time with family and friends. Michelle helps with book-keeping and also offers great insight during our board meetings.
 

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