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Mary Tutterow

I am a wife, mom, author, speaker, teacher and caregiver. I wrote The Heart of the Caregiver® during some of our most difficult years. I began teaching the content to small groups as an excuse to have other caregivers to share with. Only those who have experienced being a caregiver themselves seem to fully understand. It is now my joy to help other frazzled caregivers find beautiful transformation in the caregiving process – for themselves, their family and the people they care for.

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John Burke

John Burke is the author of No Perfect People Allowed, Soul Revolution, and Unshockable Love, and the New York Times Bestseller, Imagine Heaven. He and his wife, Kathy, founded Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. Since 1998, Gateway has grown to over 4,500 people, made up mostly of unchurched people who began actively following Christ at Gateway. John is also the president of Gateway Leadership Initiative, a non-profit organization working to help church-planting pastors and ordinary Christians “raise the church out of the culture.” John has spoken in 20 countries to over 200,000 church leaders and Christians. He is married to Kathy and they have two children, Ashley and Justin. They live in Austin, Texas.

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Conzie Wells

Every so often, something comes along and changes your life forever. Luckily for Conzie, there have been two: (1.) A life-change event that pushed her into the loving arms of Jesus Christ and (2.) Accepting a position as Sales Account Manager with RightNow Media last year.

After spending the bulk of her career in Operations and Sales Management, Conzie’s decision to work with RightNow Media has provided comfort where corporate entities did not. She had longed for a workplace that loves God as much as she does and where her expressions of His love would be encouraged and not deterred.

Conzie holds a bachelor’s degree in Radio/Television from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree in Christian Theology.  

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Anna Grantham

Since joining the Hunter’s Hope team in 2011, her primary focus has centered around the foundation’s commitment to advancing Newborn Screening (NBS) for Krabbe Disease and other Leukodystrophies. Anna leads all advocacy efforts for expanded NBS at both the state and federal level as well as the foundation’s Krabbe Newborn Screening Taskforce. This taskforce formed in 2015 and is a partnership with leading NBS and Krabbe experts and has systematically made continuous improvements to NBS for Krabbe through various research efforts, writing workgroups, and the Krabbe NBS Council. Additionally, Anna serves as the director of the foundation’s Leukodystrophy Care Network, a cohort of centers of excellence and providers dedicated to providing proactive, multidisciplinary care to patients with Leukodystrophies.

Melissa Jablonski

Melissa joined the Hunter’s Hope team in 2015. Melissa has had the unique opportunity of being involved in several Hunter’s Hope programs over the past 6 years including Development, Marketing, the LCN, Newborn Screening, and Family Programs. Melissa has a great passion for the mission and values of Hunter’s Hope and a love for the families we serve. She is honored to be a part of this foundation and help provide Leukodystrophy families with love, hope, and support through our programs.

Jill Kelly

In September 1997, three months after their infant son, Hunter was diagnosed with a fatal, genetic disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy, Jim and Jill established the Hunter’s Hope Foundation. As Chairman of the Board of Hunter’s Hope, Jill helps children with leukodystrophy and their families by extending them hope and comfort she has received through her relationship with Christ. Jill has written several books and is a NY Times Best Selling Author. She has been graciously invited to speak and share the Kelly Family story.

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Jacque Waggoner

Jacque helped lead the establishment of Hunter’s Hope in 1997. She served as chair of the board from the Foundation’s inception until 2007, when she became the CEO. Prior to 1997, she served in various Information Technology leadership positions. She has a BS in Mathematics from the University at Buffalo. Most notably, Jacque is Hunter Kelly’s grandmother with a personal passion for making a difference in the lives of those affected by Leukodystrophies.