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Research Director

Dr. Lawrence Wrabetz
Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, Director


Laura Egan
Executive Assistant

Anna Grantham
Director, Programs

Melissa Jablonski
Programs Assistant

Kathleen Scott
Director, Family Care

Emily Carrier
Development Coordinator

Bryanna Gwitt
Development Assistant

Jessica Ayala
Executive Assistant



Hunter's Hope Team

Board of Directors & Officers
Jim Kelly
Co-Founder, Hunter's Hope
Phil May
Board Member
VP & General Manager of Warner/
Chappell Music Publishing in Nashville

Jill Kelly

Co-Founder, Hunter's Hope

Chris Billman
Treasurer/Board Member

Erin Kelly

Secretary/Board Member
Hunter's Sister

Paul Boser
Board Member
                Cushman & Wakefield,                    Pyramid Brokerage Company

Greg Connors

Board Member
Esq. of Connors & Ferris, LLP

Steven Schmitt
Board Member
Marketing Manager, Sherex Fastening Solutions

Brad Rye
Board Member
Senior Partner, Eric Mower + Associates

Robert Sawicki
Board Member
Managing Director and CEO, Frontcourt




Jacque Waggoner
Chief Executive Officer

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"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to
give you hope and a future." 
Jeremiah 29:11 


About Us

Kelly Family Story
Hunter's Hope Team

HJKRI Clinical Center
HJKRI Basic Science Center
Extramaural Research
Medical & Science Symposium
Research Publications
Historical Research


Krabbe and Leukodystrophies

About Krabbe
About Leukodystrophies

Newborn Screening
What is NBS?
Krabbe NBS
State and Federal Info
Take Action
Families Taking Action
Supplemental NBS
Why NBS?


Family Care

Wall of Fame
Affected Family Registration
Hope for Life
Family & Medical Symposium
Hunter's Homes
Equipment & Supply Exchange
Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Wish Gift


Get Involved

The Kelly Tough
Every Score
Dine Out for Hope
Special Events & Campaigns
Hunter's Day of Hope & Prayer for Children
Strategic Partners




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