One of our goals is to serve caregivers with five-star hospitality. To make that happen, we count on dedicated staff, a passionate board of directors, and phenomenal volunteers.
Mission Statement: Help our team feel inspired to go to work everyday, safe enough to leave their comfort zone, and fulfilled at the end of each day by the work they do.
Kyle is notorious for giving up on stuff. His kindle is riddled with half read books and his Netflix que is brimming with half watched shows. In 2018 he also called it quits on an 18-year career in construction. But he’ll never give up on Jack’s Caregiver Coalition. One of the three proud founders of the coalition, he has served as executive director since day one. You’ll often find him swearing at his laptop or feeling outnumbered by all the ladies in his group exercise classes. He is blessed daily by his beautiful bride, their five children, and their fur baby Janet.
Mission Statement: Invite, equip, and champion guys who want to support caregivers.
Jeff is passionate about connecting people and creating partnerships. He has served adults with disabilities in the Twin Cities for the past 15 years and is excited about supporting JCC's caregivers & volunteers and growing JCC's presence in the community. As a former caregiver himself, Jeff has experience with the challenges that caregiving brings. In his free time, Jeff enjoys running around Lake Harriet, collecting vinyl, and teaching improv for persons living with cancer. Jeff lives in the southern metro with his wife, Jennifer, and his chihuahua, Sandie.
Mission Statement: To tell the stories of guys who are caregivers and inspire others to come alongside us to support these men who are supporting their loved ones through a life-altering illness.
Heather began volunteering for Jack’s Caregiver Coalition early on as a Caregiver Klatch facilitator. She was a caregiver for her husband who lived with lung cancer for 7 years. She is a writer and an avid forager of mushrooms and other wild edibles. She has a dog named Molly and a cat named Kitty (who thinks she’s a dog).