Meet the Young Professionals Co-Founders
Kelly is a second grade teacher at Kirtland Elementary School. Kelly is a graduate of John Carroll University and has a master’s degree in education as well as a reading endorsement from Kent State University. She witnessed how amazing and life-changing transplantation is when one of her first grade students was in need of bone marrow transplant. Kelly is passionate about helping transplant recipients and donors live as comfortably as possible during those times. She was introduced to THoC through a good friend and transplant recipient.
Candice is a Specialist for Training in Employee Development at the JM Smucker Company. She has held several positions since joining the company in 2012. Candice obtained a Bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University and a Master’s of Arts from The University of Akron. Candice is an avid volunteer for Northeast Ohio’s Organ Procurement Organization, Lifebanc, and Donate Life America, and is a committee member for the Canton, Ohio American Heart Association’s Heart Ball. Candice and her older sister are heart transplant recipients so her passion for organ donation and the gift of life has allowed her to cross paths with an amazing organization - THoC.
Micah is a Compliance Associate for Cleveland Research Company. She is a graduate of Kent State University and has a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. She currently serves as the co-chair of the social committee for PHriends, the YP group for Providence House, a crisis nursery of Cleveland. Micah was introduced to THoC through a good friend and transplant recipient.
Julie is a graduate of John Carroll University. She is a committee member for the Securities Traders Association Women in Finance, Key Executive Women’s Network, and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). Julie was named CFF Northeastern Ohio’s Young Professional of the Year in 2015. She is the co-chair of the social committee for PHriends, the YP group for Providence House, a crisis nursery of Cleveland. She is a former Board member of the Ohio Securities Traders Association. Julie was introduced to THoC through a good friend and transplant recipient.