Meet our Ambassadors


The Alumni Advisory Committee is a group of individuals that have participated in events with Smile Train Team EMPOWER. Through Team EMPOWER, athletes take part in events such as marathons and triathlons while raising awareness and funds for children living with clefts. Members of the committee are responsible for mentoring and supporting participants with their fundraising goals from start to finish. They help make decisions and provide input on key program elements.

By volunteering their time and helping to grow our programs, the Alumni Advisory Committee is raising significant funds for Smile Train to create more smiles around the world.

Alumni Ambassadors


John Leahey
Executive Committee Co-Chair
Gloria Summers
Executive Committee Co-Chair
Lindsay Albala
Athlete Engagement Co-Chair
Lisa Potter
Athlete Engagement Co-Chair
Amanda Allen
Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
Jeff Krebs
Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
Jordan Leahey
Chicago Regional Chair
Matt Briggs
Recruitment Committee Co-Chair
Scott Kadous
Arizona Regional Chair
Brian Lewis
Southern California Regional Chair
John Patterson
Arizona Regional Fundraising Committee
Carol Carruth
Arizona Regional Fundraising Committee
Jon Cartmell
California Regional Fundraising Committee
Ross Hennessy
California Regional Fundraising Committee
Michael MacGregor
California Regional Recruitment Committee
Nancy McKim
California Regional Recruitment Committee
Colleen Oakes
Chicago Regional Committee
Jennifer Dearman
Athlete Engagement Committee
Michelle Diederich
Athlete Engagement
Linnea Miller
Athlete Engagement Committee
Amy Nakai
Athlete Engagement Committee
John Buckner
Recruitment Committee
Richard Gillespie
Recruitment Committee
Brandon Goodermont
Recruitment Committee
Arjun Iyengar
Fundraising Committee
Corine Rogers
California Regional Recruitment Committee
Kendall Knaus
Athlete Engagement Committee
Stephanie Ertzberger
California Regional Committee

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