Hope for HIE – Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Hope for HIE – Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy


Board of Directors Change

October 8th, 2021


After her tenure of serving her two year term, we want to express our most sincerest thanks to Jennifer Kegyes for her dedicated service to our Board of Directors.

Jennifer Kegyes, MA, SLP-CCC

During her tenure, Jennifer created extensive changes in our organization by implementing the Newly Diagnosed Family Box program (you may remember seeing a photo of a stuffing party she had taking over her living room when they first got up and running), developing and launching the Medical Advisory Board, which she has co-chaired since its inception, and served on the planning committee for our biennial mega retreat. She also helped expand our loss outreach programs, in conjunction with Becky Detlef who also serves on our board.

She has long volunteered supporting Hope for HIE on various retreat planning committees, moderating some of our online support groups, and making connections in our community to best support families.

Jennifer will remain an active member on our Medical Advisory Board, and we are so grateful for all she contributes to move our mission forward.

Amy Cutler, OTR/L

We are excited to welcome Amy Cutler to the Board of Directors for her upcoming two year term. Amy was confirmed by the board in September, and will be taking on co-chair responsibilities of the Medical Advisory Board.

Amy is a licensed pediatric occupational therapist, and no stranger to our organization. Her first daughter, Hannah, was born with HIE, and she has been a very active member of our organization, and in particular in the Chicago area, for many years. We are excited to have such talented community members help us grow, and have the continuity between Jennifer and Amy to continue growing forward.

Welcome Amy!



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