International Office

Executive Office

  • Jon Stettner

    President and Chief Executive Officer
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    Jon Stettner

    President and Chief Executive Officer


    Jon provides strategic leadership for the global charity and, as an officer of the International Board of Directors, works closely with its members on strategic governance issues. Jon also leads the day-to-day management of the global organization, in addition to developing and executing strategic initiatives for the ongoing sustainability and success of this leading charitable organization. 

  • John Vranas

    Vice President, Chief Development and Marketing Officer, Chief Strategy Officer
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    John Vranas

    Vice President, Chief Development and Marketing Officer, Chief Strategy Officer


    John’s role is to serve as the global leader and strategy advisor to the CEO and the International Board of Directors; working to ensure that the enterprise continues to expand globally and reach every child that is eligible for their one true wish. He will be helping to build a robust strategy that increases revenue and resources for both the affiliates and the International Office.

  • Cindy Kain

    Executive Assistant
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    Cindy Kain

    Executive Assistant


    Cindy works closely with the President and CEO to provide administrative support. Cindy also assists with the organization, administrative and secretarial support for the Board of Directors and various executive committees of the organization.

Affiliate Relations

  • Harmienke Kloeze

    Vice President, Affiliate Relations
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    Harmienke Kloeze

    Vice President, Affiliate Relations


    Harmienke provides mentoring, training and guidance to the international affiliates. The affiliate relations team, under her leadership, offers resources to affiliates and helps to develop and implement strategic goals and objectives for the affiliates community and global organization. 
     

  • Avril Lee

    Director, Affiliate Relations
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    Avril Lee

    Director, Affiliate Relations


    Avril plays a critical role in the organization’s growth through her support in strengthening its presence in existing and new affiliate markets around the world. Avril conducts business management and affiliate reviews; additionally, she works to ensure affiliate compliance with Make-A-Wish International policies and adherence to country-specific requirements and laws for charitable establishment, reporting, and management. 

  • Corine Heuvelmans

    Director, Affiliate Relations - Program
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    Corine Heuvelmans

    Director, Affiliate Relations - Program


    Corine is responsible for international strategic initiatives and operational activities designed to help the affiliates to achieve the vision of granting a high quality wish for every eligible child. She enables the development of materials and processes necessary to implement the Wish Journey in the affiliates, offering support and training.

    She is also responsible for Wish Assists for wish children and families traveling outside the affiliate’s territory and for the organization of wish assists during special international events.

     

  • Tyler Adams

    Manager, Affiliate Relations - Events
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    Tyler Adams

    Manager, Affiliate Relations - Events


    Tyler provides administrative support for both the affiliate relations and marketing teams.

  • Annick Gubbels

    Manager, Wish Assists
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    Annick Gubbels

    Manager, Wish Assists


    Annick is responsible for supporting Make-A-Wish Foundation International affiliates and Make-A-Wish Foundation of America chapters with wish assistance for children and families travelling outside their affiliates territory. She is responsible for updating and maintaining the International Wish Assist database.

Finance and Administration

  • Peter Finley

    Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer
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    Peter Finley

    Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer


    Peter provides leadership and strategic direction for the organization in the areas of finance, human resources, information technology, and business intelligence. Peter leads the finance and administration team and is responsible for the development and execution of the organization’s strategic plan, budgets, audits and financial reporting, employee and employer compliance, and technology infrastructure.

  • Abby Pontius

    Director, Finance and Administration
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    Abby Pontius

    Director, Finance and Administration


    Abby manages all accounting functions and financial reporting for the organization.  She also manages the Benchmarks of Excellence and the Affiliate Performance Database that help measure the success and transparency of the global affiliate community.
     

  • Derek Mehlhorn

    Manager, Finance and Administration
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    Derek Mehlhorn

    Manager, Finance and Administration


    Derek manages the daily accounting of the organization. He also provides affiliate support in the areas of financial processes and reporting.
     

Fundraising

  • Lori Newcomb

    Vice President, Fundraising
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    Lori Newcomb

    Vice President, Fundraising


    Lori oversees the relationship and stewardship strategy for Make-A-Wish International’s portfolio of existing corporate partners. She leads an account management team that works to implement sponsorship programs with global companies that benefit both the International Office and the affiliate network. Lori and her team are responsible for managing, growing and renewing key global corporate alliances.

  • Chris Jarrett

    Director, Corporate Alliances - Europe
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    Chris Jarrett

    Director, Corporate Alliances - Europe


    Chris is responsible for developing new corporate partnerships across Europe and for securing cash and donations-in-kind for Make-A-Wish. As a regional representative of the Make-A-Wish International Corporate Alliances team and working closely with Make-A-Wish affiliates across 17+ countries in Europe, he helps craft and execute effective new business strategies to identify significant regional and global funding opportunities.

  • Nicole Buratovich

    Manager, Corporate Alliances
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    Nicole Buratovich

    Manager, Corporate Alliances


    Nicole manages several of the organization’s existing global corporate relationships. She also supports new business development efforts to bring on new international corporate partners.

Marketing

  • Sylvia Hopkins

    Vice President, Marketing
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    Sylvia Hopkins

    Vice President, Marketing


    Sylvia provides leadership in establishing a marketing framework that strives to develop relations with key donor groups and other external audiences and stakeholders. Sylvia guides and directs the development, implementation and integration of all Make-A-Wish International strategies and activities relating to marketing, communications and public relations.

  • Sioban Kerr

    Director, Marketing and Communications
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    Sioban Kerr

    Director, Marketing and Communications


    Sioban manages the organization’s global brand, communications and creative services. Sioban also manages the strategic development and execution of digital strategies and global campaigns, including World Wish Day®.

  • Ryan Katz

    Manager, Creative Services
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    Ryan Katz

    Manager, Creative Services

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    Ryan provides design services, strategy and conceptualization to support international office and affiliate programs. He develops the marketing and graphic/creative design templates, video editting and services to support marketing collateral needs, campaign collateral and some affiliate needs, including: creative concepts and messaging for website, corporate campaigns (cause-marketing), annual report, newsletter, brochure templates, public service announcements (PSA), e-communications and other communications-related materials.

  • Allison George

    Manager, Marketing and Communications
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    Allison George

    Manager, Marketing and Communications

    Marketing


    Allison assists with the execution of external marketing, including day-to-day global online communications efforts, internal communications and works closely with Make-A-Wish International affiliates in supporting marketing/communications efforts and delivering a global brand alignment strategy.

     

Technology and Innovation

  • Carly Galli

    Vice President, Technology and Innovation
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    Carly Galli

    Vice President, Technology and Innovation


    Carly is responsible for the implementation of the Salesforce CRM platform for the organization. Carly maintains relationships with customers and cross-team members to ensure technology solutions address end user needs while adhering to best practices and standardization for global scale.

  • Raymond Decker

    Director, Technology and Innovation
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    Raymond Decker

    Director, Technology and Innovation


    Raymond maintains relationships with customers and cross-team members to ensure technology solutions address end user needs while adhering to best practices and standardization for global scale.

     

  • Mia Littlejohn

    Business Analyst
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    Mia Littlejohn

    Business Analyst


    Mia oversees project management, conducts business analysis tasks, including: defining, analyzing and documenting requirements, and builds technical documentation for the organization’s technology projects.