TEAM

Meet all those dedicated to supporting the Will2Walk mission.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rich Hamill

President

Rich was injured in an automobile accident at age 18. Throughout his journey of living...

Rich Hamill

President

"I know that we can empower those with SCIs to regain control of their lives and prepare for the cure through education and perseverance." ~Rich

Rich was injured in an automobile accident at age 18. Throughout his journey of living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), Rich has been steadfast in his belief that a positive attitude and healthy body are of utmost importance for people with SCIs. He founded Will2Walk in 2008 in order to make his dream of inspiring others with spinal cord injuries a reality. Today, Rich is a Senior Claim Adjuster for Nationwide Insurance Company. He and his wife, Alesha, have twin girls, Kennedy and Sydney.

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Jennifer Chaillie

Vice President

Jen sustained a spinal cord injury in a diving accident in 2011. As a former...

Jennifer Chaillie

Vice President

"I feel honored to be a part of the Board of Directors and join such an amazing group of people. I am dedicated to helping and supporting those who have been impacted by an SCI, and showing them they are still able to live a good life."~Jen

Jennifer Chaillie sustained a spinal cord injury in a diving accident in 2011. As a former marathon runner, she is dedicated to staying physically active and now enjoys hand-cycling, swimming, weight lifting, and kayaking. She thrives on trying new things such as repelling, hang gliding, race car driving, skydiving and other fun adventures. Jennifer's motto is “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Jennifer has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University, and has a passion for helping others and making sure no one gets left behind. She has worked in the behavioral health field for ten years, and is currently a therapist specializing in treating children who had been victims of abuse. A native of Arizona, Jennifer resides in Tempe.

Julie MacLean

Executive Director

Julie is the Executive Director of Will2Walk Foundation, prior to joining our organization, she has...

Julie MacLean

Executive Director

“It is such a pleasure to be part of the Will2Walk team! It has been a dream to work for a non-profit organization and to finally be able to use my skills and talents to help others is an awesome feeling. I am excited to help the mission of Will2Walk Foundation grow and be able to support more individuals each year living with a traumatic spinal cord injury.” - Julie

Julie is the Executive Director of Will2Walk Foundation, prior to joining our organization, she has been an avid volunteer for various non-profit organizations while working part-time as an office manager and bookkeeper. She continues to support her husband through his many deployments while raising their five children.

She lives in Holly Springs, NC with her husband Brian, and children Anna, Sammy, Bella, Jesse and William. Julie enjoys exploring the beaches and mountains of NC, biking and watching her kids play lots of soccer, baseball, football and softball games!

Chris Schubel

Secretary

Chris Schubel is a real estate specialist working for the National Park Service in Stroudsburg,...

Chris Schubel

Secretary

"I'm excited to be a part of the Will2Walk team, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to support the SCI community in living active, fit and independent lives." ~ Chris

Chris Schubel is a real estate specialist working for the National Park Service in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He primarily focuses on market analysis and historic building preservation. Chris formerly worked as a business development specialist, real estate analyst and database manager for a corporate real estate brokerage firm in Chicago. He got his start in nonprofit work as a Peace Corps Volunteer living and working in Ethiopia. There he worked with at-risk populations in developing skills in sustainable food production, program design & management and business development.

Chris manages Will2Walk's donor and volunteer database and assists the organization any other way he can.

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Open Position

Treasurer

Currently seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to join our Board.

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Open Position

Treasurer

Currently seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to join our Board. Contact us today!

Dawn MacLean

Director of Communications

Dawn is a corporate communications consultant for Nationwide Insurance, working on internal and external communications...

Dawn MacLean

Director of Communications

“As a previous Board Member who needed to recharge, I am excited to once again support the impacts Will2Walk makes in the SCI community and get to experience first-hand how donor funds are used to help those with SCI’s live life to the fullest by providing equipment, services, educational funds and most of all, hope.” - Dawn

Dawn MacLean is a corporate communications consultant for Nationwide Insurance, working on internal and external communications for technology projects.

Dawn has a B.A. degree in Marketing from Lewis University. She lives in Peoria, Arizona with her husband, Brad, and children Kayla & Jake. Dawn enjoys exploring Arizona via RV, spending time with family across the country and playing sand volleyball.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Jennifer Chaillie

Jennifer, an inaugural scholarship recipient in 2012, received a grant for a new hand-cycle. LEARN MORE

Amanda Perla

Amanda was a scholarship recipient in 2015 for a state-of-the-art rehab shower chair. LEARN MORE

Tim Surry

Tim, a 2015 scholarship recipient, was awarded funds toward a new rugby chair. LEARN MORE

Mary Vaccaro

Mary received a scholarship toward an RT FES (Func. Electrical Stimulation) bike in 2015. LEARN MORE

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Jennifer Chaillie

Jennifer, an inaugural scholarship recipient in 2012, received a grant for a new hand-cycle. LEARN MORE

Adrienne Cole

Adrienne was a scholarship recipient in 2018 for a MOTOmed viva2 light bike.

Anne von Rosen

Anne, a 2018 scholarship recipient, was awarded funds for strength training therapy.

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SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Jennifer Chaillie

Jennifer, an inaugural scholarship recipient in 2012, received a grant for a new hand-cycle. LEARN MORE

Adrienne Cole

Adrienne was a scholarship recipient in 2018 for a MOTOmed viva2 light bike.

Anne von Rosen

Anne, a 2018 scholarship recipient, was awarded funds for strength training therapy.

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SPONSORS

 
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VOLUNTEERS

Lila Hamill

Mom, Events, Logistics.

Dawn MacLean

Communications, Events

Brad MacLean

Website, Technology

All Supporters

Love, Support, Talents

MEET OUR FOUNDER

Rich Hamill was injured in an automobile accident at age 18. Throughout his journey of living with a spinal cord injury, Rich has been steadfast in his belief that a positive attitude and healthy body are of utmost importance for people with SCIs. He founded Will2Walk in 2008 in order to make his dream of inspiring others with spinal cord injuries a reality.

Read Rich's Story
Rich Hamill Founder of Will2Walk

MISSION

To keep people with spinal cord injury (SCI) active, fit & independent

We aim to inspire people with SCI to achieve the highest quality of life possible, keeping a “will to walk” through life with the challenges SCI presents to individuals, families and communities.

EDUCATION

Programs and services that enhance the lives of individuals and families impacted by SCI

AWARENESS

Community outreach to help advance the cause for people and families impacted by SCI

RESEARCH

Where and when possible, contribute to the work being done to find a cure for SCI.

Founded in 2008, the Will2Walk Foundation was the vision of President Rich Hamill, who sustained a spinal cord injury in an auto accident in 1992. Will2Walk is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and funded 100% from personal donations and event proceeds.