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  Courtney Homan    Position:  President   Contact:   ch631214@ohio.edu    Major:  Communication Studies   Why She's FTK:  "I am FTK because every kid deserves the chance to feel like a kid and no kid should have to fight alone. With the help of The Ronald McDonald House, kids can play and feel like a kid and have their families by their side throughout their treatment. I am FTK because every child deserves to have a childhood regardless of their circumstances. Every child should feel like a kid rather than a patient in the hospital."

Courtney Homan

Position: President

Contact: ch631214@ohio.edu

Major: Communication Studies

Why She's FTK: "I am FTK because every kid deserves the chance to feel like a kid and no kid should have to fight alone. With the help of The Ronald McDonald House, kids can play and feel like a kid and have their families by their side throughout their treatment. I am FTK because every child deserves to have a childhood regardless of their circumstances. Every child should feel like a kid rather than a patient in the hospital."

  Jessica Rutkowski    Position:  VP of Internal Affairs   Contact:   jr622415@ohio.edu    Major:  Journalism - Strategic Communication   Why She's FTK:  "I'm FTK because every childhood deserves to be enjoyed completely stress-free. The comfort that RMHC provides for families helps parents be able to be there to support their children, which, in turn, allows children to live and love more fully!"

Jessica Rutkowski

Position: VP of Internal Affairs

Contact: jr622415@ohio.edu

Major: Journalism - Strategic Communication

Why She's FTK: "I'm FTK because every childhood deserves to be enjoyed completely stress-free. The comfort that RMHC provides for families helps parents be able to be there to support their children, which, in turn, allows children to live and love more fully!"

  Cody Shanklin    Position:  VP of External Affairs   Contact:   cs389714@ohio.edu    Major:  Psychology   Why He's FTK:  "I believe that no kid should be alone during such a difficult and alarming time. Being FTK has truly given me many new positive perspectives on life and has inspired me to help others in all I do."

Cody Shanklin

Position: VP of External Affairs

Contact: cs389714@ohio.edu

Major: Psychology

Why He's FTK: "I believe that no kid should be alone during such a difficult and alarming time. Being FTK has truly given me many new positive perspectives on life and has inspired me to help others in all I do."

  Emily Simmons    Position:  VP of Planning   Contact:   es806714@ohio.edu    Major:  Accounting   Why She's FTK:  "Being FTK helps me to be a part of something bigger than myself. RMH helps to keep these families close during some of their toughest days and being able to support their mission is such an incredible experience."

Emily Simmons

Position: VP of Planning

Contact: es806714@ohio.edu

Major: Accounting

Why She's FTK: "Being FTK helps me to be a part of something bigger than myself. RMH helps to keep these families close during some of their toughest days and being able to support their mission is such an incredible experience."

  Ashley Agle    Position:  Director of Morale   Contact:   aa581815@ohio.edu    Major:  Child & Family Studies   Why She's FTK:  "I am FTK because no one should have to be alone when going through a stressful difficult time. The Ronald McDonald House keeps families close when they truly need it the most. Every child deserves to have fun and be able to be kid regardless of the setting. I am proud to be for the kids and the families."

Ashley Agle

Position: Director of Morale

Contact: aa581815@ohio.edu

Major: Child & Family Studies

Why She's FTK: "I am FTK because no one should have to be alone when going through a stressful difficult time. The Ronald McDonald House keeps families close when they truly need it the most. Every child deserves to have fun and be able to be kid regardless of the setting. I am proud to be for the kids and the families."

  Jordan Black    Position:  Director of Sponsorship   Contact:     jb171016@ohio.edu    Major:  Child & Family Studies   Why She's FTK:  "Every child deserves a chance at having a childhood full of laughter and love. By raising money for the Ronald McDonald House, we allow children and their families to experience this laughter and love, even when life is throwing tough obstacles at them that they never expected."

Jordan Black

Position: Director of Sponsorship

Contact: jb171016@ohio.edu

Major: Child & Family Studies

Why She's FTK: "Every child deserves a chance at having a childhood full of laughter and love. By raising money for the Ronald McDonald House, we allow children and their families to experience this laughter and love, even when life is throwing tough obstacles at them that they never expected."

  Ryan Capal    Position:  Director of Branding & Marketing   Contact:     rc757614@ohio.edu    Major:  Communication Studies   Why He's FTK: " I'm FTK because no child should have to fight alone. The fact that The Ronald McDonald House provides families so much and the opportunity to stay close when their child is in need is truly amazing."

Ryan Capal

Position: Director of Branding & Marketing

Contact: rc757614@ohio.edu

Major: Communication Studies

Why He's FTK: "I'm FTK because no child should have to fight alone. The fact that The Ronald McDonald House provides families so much and the opportunity to stay close when their child is in need is truly amazing."

  Elyssa DiRaddo    Position:  Director of Recruitment & Engagement   Contact:     ed670614@ohio.edu    Major:  Music Therapy   Why She's FTK:  "I am FTK because no child should have to be alone in a such a vulnerable time. The RMH is not only a bed for families to sleep on, but a place where one can escape the the hospital setting and be surrounded by positivity. Letting families be close to their children is something not everyone can do, but with the RMH, we are able to make this a reality for so many more families."

Elyssa DiRaddo

Position: Director of Recruitment & Engagement

Contact: ed670614@ohio.edu

Major: Music Therapy

Why She's FTK: "I am FTK because no child should have to be alone in a such a vulnerable time. The RMH is not only a bed for families to sleep on, but a place where one can escape the the hospital setting and be surrounded by positivity. Letting families be close to their children is something not everyone can do, but with the RMH, we are able to make this a reality for so many more families."

 
  Bailey Fink    Position:  Director of Greek Life   Contact:   bf918515@ohio.edu    Major:  Journalism   Why She's FTK:  "I'm FTK because the thought of kids not being able to BE kids breaks my heart, so I want to do anything that I can to make their lives just a little bit easier during what can be a scary and stressful time."

Bailey Fink

Position: Director of Greek Life

Contact: bf918515@ohio.edu

Major: Journalism

Why She's FTK: "I'm FTK because the thought of kids not being able to BE kids breaks my heart, so I want to do anything that I can to make their lives just a little bit easier during what can be a scary and stressful time."

  Gabby Howell    Position:  Director of Participant Fundraising   Contact:   gh464114@ohio.edu    Major:  Communications & Journalism   Why She's FTK:  "I’m FTK because I believe no child should ever fight alone. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to stay together during unimaginable times. Every child deserves to have a childhood full of fun and adventure. Being FTK gives me the opportunity to give back in a way that is so humbling and has truly changed my life."

Gabby Howell

Position: Director of Participant Fundraising

Contact: gh464114@ohio.edu

Major: Communications & Journalism

Why She's FTK: "I’m FTK because I believe no child should ever fight alone. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to stay together during unimaginable times. Every child deserves to have a childhood full of fun and adventure. Being FTK gives me the opportunity to give back in a way that is so humbling and has truly changed my life."

  Shawna Kroning    Position:  Co-Director of Dance Marathon   Contact:   sk393014@ohio.edu    Major:  Global Communications & Promotions with a Certificate in Global Leadership   Why She's FTK:  "I believe every kid should have the opportunity for an amazing childhood. To impact someone's life whether big or small is important to me. BobcaThon's message of FTK allows me to grow as a person and gives me a chance to help others."

Shawna Kroning

Position: Co-Director of Dance Marathon

Contact: sk393014@ohio.edu

Major: Global Communications & Promotions with a Certificate in Global Leadership

Why She's FTK: "I believe every kid should have the opportunity for an amazing childhood. To impact someone's life whether big or small is important to me. BobcaThon's message of FTK allows me to grow as a person and gives me a chance to help others."

  Lauren Landers    Position:  Director of Fundraising Events   Contact:     ll275516@ohio.edu    Major:  Communication Sciences & Disorders   Why She's FTK:  "I'm FTK because I don't think any child deserves to go through the hardest time of their lives alone. I am so inspired by the strength and resilience of these children and families. BobcaThon gives me an outlet to work for a cause that is so much bigger than myself."

Lauren Landers

Position: Director of Fundraising Events

Contact: ll275516@ohio.edu

Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders

Why She's FTK: "I'm FTK because I don't think any child deserves to go through the hardest time of their lives alone. I am so inspired by the strength and resilience of these children and families. BobcaThon gives me an outlet to work for a cause that is so much bigger than myself."

 
  Becca Marra    Position:  Director of Finance   Contact:   rm476215@ohio.edu    Major:  Management Information Systems & Business Analytics   Why She's FTK:  "In hard times, I believe a person's biggest support system is their family. I am FTK because when a child is in a hard time they deserve to have a big support system with them to cheer them on. I am blessed to be able to help these amazing kids in any way that I can."

Becca Marra

Position: Director of Finance

Contact: rm476215@ohio.edu

Major: Management Information Systems & Business Analytics

Why She's FTK: "In hard times, I believe a person's biggest support system is their family. I am FTK because when a child is in a hard time they deserve to have a big support system with them to cheer them on. I am blessed to be able to help these amazing kids in any way that I can."

  Amy Rapien    Position:  Director of Campus Outreach   Contact:   ar978114@ohio.edu    Major:  Child & Family Studies   Why She's FTK:  "Being For The Kids is truly a daily reality check, constantly reminding me that this life and time is a precious gift, and there is always time to be a kid! I am For The Kids because they have inspired my passion and career path and there is no better feeling than knowing that you are bringing joy and a smile to a child’s face."

Amy Rapien

Position: Director of Campus Outreach

Contact: ar978114@ohio.edu

Major: Child & Family Studies

Why She's FTK: "Being For The Kids is truly a daily reality check, constantly reminding me that this life and time is a precious gift, and there is always time to be a kid! I am For The Kids because they have inspired my passion and career path and there is no better feeling than knowing that you are bringing joy and a smile to a child’s face."

  Hannah Rastatter    Position:  Director of Special Events   Contact:   hr569615@ohio.edu    Major:  Nutrition   Why She's FTK:  "I'm FTK because we have the opportunity to help these families not only reflect on how much they've conquered, but to assure them of their army of best friends behind them on their journey to move forward."

Hannah Rastatter

Position: Director of Special Events

Contact: hr569615@ohio.edu

Major: Nutrition

Why She's FTK: "I'm FTK because we have the opportunity to help these families not only reflect on how much they've conquered, but to assure them of their army of best friends behind them on their journey to move forward."

  Clay Rehm    Position:  Co-Director of Dance Marathon   Contact:   cr681514@ohio.edu    Major:  Health Services Administration   Why He's FTK:  "Being FTK helps me make a difference in the community. By supporting the Ronald McDonald House, we are able to provide kids with the greatest support system through their treatment."

Clay Rehm

Position: Co-Director of Dance Marathon

Contact: cr681514@ohio.edu

Major: Health Services Administration

Why He's FTK: "Being FTK helps me make a difference in the community. By supporting the Ronald McDonald House, we are able to provide kids with the greatest support system through their treatment."

 
  Micaela Schmoll    Position:  Director of RMHC Activities   Contact:       ms601114@ohio.edu    Major:  Nursing   Why She's FTK:  "Kids are the ones who pick us up when we are down and are constantly smiling through it all. Kids just want to be kids and without the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, the kids would not have a place to stay with their families and a place to play when not at the hospital. I want to do all that I can to help kids be kids and to help them continue to smile, even while facing one of the toughest times of their life."

Micaela Schmoll

Position: Director of RMHC Activities

Contact: ms601114@ohio.edu

Major: Nursing

Why She's FTK: "Kids are the ones who pick us up when we are down and are constantly smiling through it all. Kids just want to be kids and without the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, the kids would not have a place to stay with their families and a place to play when not at the hospital. I want to do all that I can to help kids be kids and to help them continue to smile, even while facing one of the toughest times of their life."

  Maggie Wolf    Position:  Director of Family Relations   Contact:   mw202815@ohio.edu    Major:  Communication Studies   Why She's FTK:  "I am FTK so that when kids say that they want to be a firefighter, a doctor, or a teacher, they have the chance to achieve all of their dreams and become whatever their heart desires!"

Maggie Wolf

Position: Director of Family Relations

Contact: mw202815@ohio.edu

Major: Communication Studies

Why She's FTK: "I am FTK so that when kids say that they want to be a firefighter, a doctor, or a teacher, they have the chance to achieve all of their dreams and become whatever their heart desires!"

  Meghan Rowe    Position:  Director of Digital Media   Contact:   mr546216@ohio.edu    Major:  Photojournalism   Why She's FTK:  "I'm FTK because no child should have to deal with a scary and debilitating illness. I believe a healthy, happy childhood is a right for all kids and that children and their families deserve a strong and positive support system while going through a difficult time. It is easy to become self-absorbed while in college, and being For The Kids allows me to fight that tendency and work for a cause outside myself."

Meghan Rowe

Position: Director of Digital Media

Contact: mr546216@ohio.edu

Major: Photojournalism

Why She's FTK: "I'm FTK because no child should have to deal with a scary and debilitating illness. I believe a healthy, happy childhood is a right for all kids and that children and their families deserve a strong and positive support system while going through a difficult time. It is easy to become self-absorbed while in college, and being For The Kids allows me to fight that tendency and work for a cause outside myself."

 
 
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