Our Team

 
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chelsea hemmons - board president

Chelsea Hemmons is originally from the mid-west (go Chiefs!) and is now a proud Arizonian of 16 years. Chelsea and her husband live in Phoenix just five minutes from the Lighthouse for Hope office! Both a Sun Devil and a Lynx, Chelsea holds a BS in Nonprofit Leadership & Management and a post graduate degree in Public Administration. She has spent the entirety of her career in the nonprofit sector in several organizations including Young Life, Chances for Children, and Make-A-Wish America.

As a member of Hannah's "community" during her pediatric cancer journey, Chelsea witnessed the width of support and depth of love that was extended to Hannah's family. By founding Lighthouse for Hope, Hannah has been able to provide that community, support, and love to dozens of families across the United States. Chelsea feels blessed and humbled to be a part of this incredible cause that fulfills the tangible needs of families that insurance does not provide, as well as consociates these brave families together and with newfound communities as a united force in the fight against pediatric cancer.

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jamie hutchings - secretary

Jamie Hutchings lives in Queen Creek, Arizona with her husband and 3 children. She has been a stay at home mom for 18 years. She is a motivational speaker and has been speaking around the country for the past three and a half years to youth and women's groups. She is the writer of the blog, Surviving The Bubble.

Jamie is a survivor of a very rare form of AML. She was diagnosed when she was 9 years old and was given a 20% chance of survival. Jamie was quarantined during treatment in a "bubble room" for three months at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She completed her chemotherapy protocol one year later and has been cancer free ever since. She shares her story of surviving against all odds and dealing with the aftermath. She talks about PTSD, Survivor's Guilt and depression and hopes to help others find strength in overcoming trauma. Jamie is passionate about her advocacy for both Childhood Cancer and mental health.

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craig cobley

Craig Cobley has always had a passion for working with young people, having spent the vast majority of his career as a high school teacher and football coach. As a two-time cancer survivor and the father of Lighthouse for Hope founder, Craig possesses a unique insight into the two sides of cancer - caregiving and care receiving. Being the parent of a pediatric cancer survivor, Craig understand the daily struggles and burdens that these families face daily.

This insight and his experience make Craig a valuable member of the Lighthouse For Hope team.

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heather crabtree

Heather Crabtree is a business coach for female entrepreneurs, wife, and mom to two kids, London and Lane. She became involved with Lighthouse for Hope after her daughter, London, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma at the age of 9. London went through 7 rounds of chemo, 2 surgeries, 2 stem cell transplants, weeks of radiation and 6 months of immunotherapy. She was in remission for 8 months and relapsed during the summer of 2019. London is currently undergoing more chemo and radiation to treat her cancer. Heather is determined to not only help her daughter battle cancer, but also help the many other families she sees in the hospital during her daughter's treatments as well.

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nick deregis

Nick DeRegis is an entrepreneur involved in a variety of verticals, including mentoring, speaking, marketing, sales, insurance, athletic technology and philanthropy. His dedication to others and love for helping people succeed in anyway he is able are what drive his mission. Nick will never stop learning. He continues to sharpen his skill set in all aspects of his life and has a wide range of experiences to lean on including running sales teams to building culture inside teams and organizations and relations.

Nick is working everyday to keep his relationships strong, meet good people, and live out his dream of making a positive impact on whoever,  whatever and whenever he can. Nick is passionate for Lighthouse because of how powerful the slightest impact can have to help an individual or their family. Always being an enthusiast for kids and his relationship with Hannah over the years, it was hard for him not to get involved and help however he could.

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allison peters

Allison Peters is a Pediatric Oncology Nurse and Mom of two little girls. She is honored to sit on the board for Lighthouse for Hope because she sees firsthand what these patients and their families are up against. A pediatric cancer diagnosis typically involves months to years of treatment. It requires parents to no longer just be Mom or Dad, but an at-home nurse doling out medications, giving injections, and taking care of home IV pumps. It requires hours upon hours of time in the hospital away from their other children. It becomes their new profession, however, this profession only pays back in love. 

The help Lighthouse for Hope gives families both emotionally and financially is just incredible and Allison believes every little bit of assistance these families can receive during the biggest fight of their life helps. She is so excited to assist in the beautiful work Lighthouse for Hope is doing.

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gueric nkunzimana

Gueric is a creative who loves all things photo, video, and design. He loves telling stories from behind a lens, enriching lives, and being people’s cheerleader. A big dreamer, Gueric loves developing new ways to make people’s lives better.

Gueric fell in love with Lighthouse for Hope the moment he visited the hospital with Hannah. He loves what Lighthouse does for these kids and their families and is excited for what Lighthouse will do for kids moving forward!