Our Board of Directors
Our board represents a cross-section of our community and is a passionate advocate for our cause. These dedicated, compassionate and generous members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization so that the funds raised directly affect results.
Each one of our team members has been closely affected by infant mortality and therefore have a strong commitment to serving the mission of our organization. First and foremost, they focus their energies on serving other families experiencing this gut-wrenching loss.
Robin Boudreau, Founder
| founder | momma | wife | mermaid | daughter | sister | friend | gatherer | host |
On January 11th, 2013, our son Beau was delivered and handed over to Heaven. As I was wheeled out of the hospital, hollow, I knew we had a choice. We could wallow in our grief or we could choose to live in a way that would honor him. We chose the latter. And, as Beau’s Mom – I accepted the responsibility to live for both of us.
I'm going to be honest with you. When Ryan and I founded NFTS, we didn't expect it to grow the way it has. We could have never fathomed the need in our communities or the outpouring of support we would receive. I would have never dreamed that after 5 years, we would be expanding our reach across the state and around the country. With a mission to serve families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss, we are turning tragedy into triumph - celebrating angels and uniting families - while building birthing and bereavement suites nationwide.
I am on a mission to make a difference for those families who will not be bringing their babies home. I'm on a mission to encourage, uplift, and provide a voice to pregnancy and infant loss.
Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for joining me.
Ryan Boudreau, Founder
Liz Swanson, Secretary
Dana Osborne, Board Member
Only people who have felt it can believe in it, and Dana definitely believes that fate brought NFTS into her life. Dana and her husband Wylie, discovered they were pregnant with baby #3 while living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2015. Only have moved there 4 months prior from Nebraska, Dana felt alone as they found out their baby (Baby Angel) wasn’t going to be a baby they’d be able to take home from the hospital. Googling “footprints at 13 weeks” brought her to a blog post, Beau’s story and ultimately a friendship with Robin and watching NFTS grow from an idea to what it is today.
Dana, Wylie, Berkeley, Cohen and their rainbow baby Beckett live again in Omaha, Nebraska where she is the owner and designer for Dana Osborne Design.
Matt Maahs, Treasurer
Professionally, I work as an Assurance Manager at BerganKDV. My daughter, Naomi Grace Maahs, was born still on 5/25/13. We've celebrated our angel since the inaugural NFTS Gala in 2014.
Stacey Regennitter, Director of Development
Stevee Bloomquist, Director of Donor Relations
Allison Krivachek, Director of Event Design
Jennifer Bunning, Event Coordinator
My name is Jennifer Bunning, but you can call me "Jen!". I live in North Liberty, Iowa with my husband and two girls. I am the Day of Event Coordinator for No Foot Too Small and I do it all without a headset and in heels! I am a lover of earrings, good wine and friendly gatherings. I have been working with No Foot Too Small since their inaugural event. The focus, drive, and individuals within this organization inspire me to live with joy and grace and for that I am truly grateful.
Ali Maahs, Director of Family Support
I became involved in NFTS shortly after losing our first daughter, Naomi Grace, on May 25th, 2013. After a long struggle with infertility, losing our first child at 20 weeks gestation felt like a double whammy. NFTS gave me the place grieve with a community of others who were walking in our footsteps. NFTS introduced me to a family who understands like no one else, who listens, who cries, who laughs and who celebrates Naomi! I credit NFTS to playing a vital role in my healing process after losing Naomi and finding hope again. My husband, Matt, and I have 2 additional children, Sonny Jack, 4, and Millie Rae, 3.
I currently serve as the role of Director of Family Support for NFTS. I have over 13 years of working with families and programming in the non-profit sector. As the Associate Director for Family Support and Clinical Care for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, I worked for 7 years working side by side families who had been diagnosed with all types of neuromuscular disease. NFTS as allowed me to pursue and combine my personal and professional interests and passions of working with families and providing critical services. As NFTS Director of Family Support, I will work with the Mom's Groups to ensure the opportunity for women to feel like they have a place to share their individual and unique stories as well as connect with others who have shared in similar losses.
Katie Stedman, Angel Ambassador, Cedar Valley
| mama | wifey | nurse | angel ambassador | fashionista | coffee-lover | gym rat | netflix binger | friend |
My husband Brett and I are the parents to two living sons, William (5 yrs) and Jameson (2 yrs), and one (baby girl) on the way! We also have two heavenly children, Peyton, born at 22 6/7 weeks gestation due to preterm labor and an incompetent cervix, and Patrick, born at 18 weeks due to major neural tube defects and anomalies. I am passionate about helping grieving mamas and families during the depths of their sorrows as well as helping them to celebrate their angels babies when their days become a little sunnier. Professionally I am a former labor and delivery nurse and currently work at a Women's Health + OBGYN Clinic. I also serve as the Angel Ambassador to the Cedar Valley and help to organize and "host" our quarterly Mom's Groups in Cedar Falls.
Lindsay Felty, Angel Ambassador
Amy Pope, Angel Ambassador
Erica Eichhorn, Angel Ambassador
Lynsey Yokum, Finance