Our Mission

We exist to foster hope, happiness, and healing for children with life-threatening conditions and their families.

Our Vision

Every child in America with a life-threatening condition can be A Kid Again.

We make life for families caring for a child with a life-threatening condition“normal” again by helping them gain back moments of positive, family-shared experiences and memories.

People we've served
12,638
last year
206,460
since our start

Little Girl at Adventure with Siblings

Why We Do It

A Kid Again is specifically designed to involve the entire family (not just the child who is ill) to improve the wellbeing of everyone affected by the situation. The families who participate in A Kid Again give back as much as they receive by connecting with each other and sharing their own stories of strength and encouragement.

Smiling Blond Boy

What We Do

Year-round fun-filled adventures that allow children with life-threatening conditions to feel like A Kid Again. A Kid Again works to create a communal and interactive environment. Our program establishes ongoing, nurturing experiences that complement but do not overtake their day-to-day living.

Family at A Kid Again Adventure

How We Do It

We accomplish this mission through the dedication of our volunteer network and the generosity of our donors. We strive to go beyond activities, providing comprehensive, practical support to help families cope with the extended effects of life-threatening conditions.

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Do you have or know of families caring for a child with a life-threatening condition? Enroll today to be a part of the A Kid Again!

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Office Staff

Oyauma Garrison
National Office
President and CEO
ogarrison@akidagain.org
Jeffrey Damron
National Office
Executive Vice President of Advancement and Development
Jennifer Koma
National Office
Chief Operating Officer
Christine Airhart
National Office
Associate Director of Experience and Expansion
Kevin Harty
National Office
Financial and Administrative Coordinator
Kevin Ronnebaum
National Office
Director, Creative & Marketing
Kayleigh Buck
National Office
Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
Mike Teague
National Office
Senior Digital and Data Coordinator
Mary Kuhn
National Office
Marketing Support Specialist
Cassy Sleeper
National Office
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Kathy Derr
National Office
Director of Family Engagement - New Markets
Ed Paat
Central Carolinas
Executive Director
Jenny Provin
Central Carolinas Chapter
Program & Communications Coordinator
Travis Gulling
Central Ohio
Executive Director
Ashley Hofacre
Central Ohio
Family Programs and Communications Coordinator
Monica VanGundy
Central Ohio
Donor Services Specialist
Christine Bucknell
Northern Ohio Chapter
Executive Director
Julie Nagy
Northern Ohio Chapter
Development Assistant
jnagy@akidagain.org
Meghan Hawkins
Northern Ohio Chapter
Family Programs and Communications Coordinator
Katie Pappas
Indiana Chapter
Regional Executive Director
Amy Przybylinski
Indiana Chapter
Programs & Communications Coordinator
Nick Wagner
Southwest Ohio Chapter
Executive Director
Amanda Witt
Southwest Ohio Chapter
Engagement & Communications Coordinator
Rachel Lippoff
Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Executive Director
Jen Baiada
Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Program & Communications Coordinator

National Board Members

Carrie Maun-Smith
Board Chair
AVP — Customer Experience
Grange Insurance
Michelle Galligan
Vice Chair
CEO/Co-Founder
Keep Financials
Teddy Douglass
Treasurer
President
TrashCab
Joseph Hamrock
Secretary
President & CEO
NiSource
Brian DiMasi
Immediate Past Chair
Senior Corporate Counsel
Safelite AutoGlass
Tom DiMarco
President
Interim HealthCare
Steven English
Senior VP, Office of Government Relations
Nationwide
Oyauma Garrison
President & CEO
A Kid Again
Chris Godley
President
Hylant
Dennis Hoffman
Assistant General Counsel
Greif, Inc.
John F. Kelley
Chief People Officer and Vice President
White Castle
Sheela Kunduru
CEO
Sritech Global Inc.
Duff Milkie
EVP & General Counsel
Cedar Fair
Matt Monnin
Business Development VP
Messer Construction Co.
Navid Mostoufi
Senior Vice President
Bank of America
Mark Peacock
Chief HR Officer
Encova
Ernie Sullivan
Executive Vice President
Who’s Who Publishing Company
Dr. Markita Suttle
Pediatric Critical Care Physician
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Poe Timmons
EVP, COO & CFO
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Billy Vickers
President & CEO
Modular Assembly Innovations LLC.
Nicole Wilson
VP, Global Brands & Hotel Procurement
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

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777-G Dearborn Park Lane
Columbus, OH 43085

customerservice@akidagain.org

P: 614-797-9500
F: 614-797-9600