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Meet the Noah's Bandage Project Team

Serving the Mission of Hope

Our mission is to end childhood cancer through awareness, support, and the gift of hope. We do this through the collection of cool, fun bandages for kids and by raising money for pediatric cancer research.

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Keith Morice

President

Keith Morice is a Partner at Ernst & Young, LLP specializing in financial statement audits and assurance services. Keith serves as the Diversity & Inclusiveness Leader for the Kansas City office, as well as the Community Engagement partner sponsor. Keith began with EY in 2001 after obtaining his Bachelors in accounting and Master of Accountancy from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Kansas and Missouri. Keith resides in Overland Park with his wife, Lindsay, and three kids, Will, Allie and Zach.

After running several bandage drives in his office and participating in multiple events benefiting Noah’s Bandage Project over the past few years, Keith is now honored to be able to contribute further by serving on the Board.

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Michael Jones

Treasurer

Michael works at Ernst & Young as Audit Manager and Digital and Innovation Advisor. He has experience serving SEC registrants and private companies as well as consults internally to EY’s largest audit teams serving portfolio clients to push the digital needle. Michael is a licensed CPA in Missouri and is a member of the AICPA, KSCPA and MOCPA.

 

Michael, his wife (Regan) and their dog Teddy live in Lenexa. Michael is a native of Shawnee and graduated from Ottawa University in 2016 with his Bachelor of Arts in Business, double majoring in Accounting and Business Economics. 

 

He is on the Board of Trustees and Alumni Board for Ottawa University. Michael also participates actively in his church by being a volunteer leader with the youth group and serving on the Finance and Missions Guidance Teams. In his spare time, he enjoys baking, digesting whatever new content is on Netflix and playing video games. Michael began working with Noah’s in 2019.

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Deb Wilson

Secretary - Noah's Mom

Deb is a lead Head Start teacher at Open Minds Child Development Center in Olathe, KS. She received her Elementary Education degree from Ottawa University. She is pleased to be apart of Noah’s Bandage Project as Noah’s mother and a board member. Along with her 3 other children, Conner, Kailey and Natalie, they help to carry on their brother’s non-profit.

Their passion for NBP comes from the strength they saw in Noah during his battle. Noah never wavered; he never gave up. Noah’s heart was to help others, no matter what, and to bring hope to kids fighting cancer through Noah’s Bandage Project. In her spare time Deb enjoys singing Karaoke, spending time with family & friends and enjoying good coffee & wine!

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Kieran Pemberton, PhD

Board Member

Kieran Pemberton, PhD is an experienced scientific, academic and health care administrator and brings a background in basic science and a thorough understanding of the research grant processes to his position on the Board of Noah's Bandage Project. Most recently, Dr. Pemberton worked at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute where he facilitated translational science, bringing the breakthrough results of laboratory research to the hospital’s patients and clinics.

Dr. Pemberton was the Senior Director of Research Development for the CMRI. Among his roles within the CMRI, Dr. Pemberton was the CMRI liaison between the Owner, Architect and Construction Company during the design, build and occupation of the new CMRI building. Dr. Pemberton was the Director of the Children’s Mercy Internal Grants Program and Director of the CM Summer Scholar Program. He co-directed the Translational Research Seminar series with a colleague at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Scott and Deb Wilson were invited to give a presentation at the Stowers Institute where the work of the lab technicians and students was highlighted with the translational nature of the work conducted on a drug that Noah had been treated with.

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Alex Allen

Board Member

Alex is marketing, analytics, and technology consultant and a passionate truth-seeker. Alex grew up in midtown Kansas City, and after a stint on the East Coast for college and grad school, returned to the city he loves most. 

 

He was involved with Noah’s Bandage Project originally through bandage drives, and joined the board after better understanding the full extent of the mission and the opportunity for the organization to make a positive impact on children’s lives.

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Wayne Freeman

Board Member

Wayne Freeman is a franchisee in the Sport Clips hair cutting system, operating stores in KS, IA and MN with his business partner. Prior to assuming a full-time role within the franchise business Wayne spent nearly 15 years in the telecom industry, where he held diverse roles ranging from Internal Audit to Strategic Account Management. 

 

Wayne holds a BS in Business Administration from Kansas State University, with majors in Finance and Accounting. Wayne has a wife, Nikkie and three children, Maya, Aydin and Camden. They reside in Olathe, KS. Wayne enjoys spending time with his family, practicing Yoga and many adventures on his bikes.

 

Wayne looks forward to helping expand the reach of Noah’s Bandage Project, to advance the cause of pediatric cancer research.

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Michelle Adler-Wexler

Board Member

Michelle Adler-Wexler is the B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah and also volunteers at The Golden Scoop. Michelle was born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas.  Michelle is married to David Wexler and they have a 17-year-old daughter, Marissa.  Marissa and David have also been very involved with Noah’s Bandage Project since 2015.

 

I met the Wilson Family shortly after Noah passed away.  I felt a connection to the family right away and knew I wanted to help the foundation with its mission to get colorful and fun band-aids to hospitals and communities around the world.  I have volunteered at every Noah’s 5K and have helped collect over 1,000 boxes of band-aids over the years with my family.

 

I am very excited to be a new member of the board and help make a difference in fighting Childhood Cancer!

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Ryan Dunn

Board Member

Ryan Dunn is the Senior Director of IT at the National Content and Technology CoOp. He has a bachelor's in Computer Science from KSU focusing on cloud technologies and modern-scalable architecture and a master's in Business Administration with a focus on finance. 

In 2016 Ryan was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. After battling the disease for 4 years, he reached chemical remission with the aid of a newly released chemo treatment. It is his hope that he can help everyone fighting cancer in all forms by advancing cancer research so that they have a similar positive outcome.

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Jessica Brunton

Board Member

 

Hi, I’m Jessica! I grew up in Overland Park and still live here with my husband, Heath, and our two girls, Adalynn “Addie” (6) and Lucy (3). I had heard of and have known about Noah’s Bandage Project for several years, but I really gained more knowledge and appreciation for the foundation when our older daughter, Addie, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in April of 2020 when she was 2.5 years old.

Throughout her 2 years of treatment she was the recipient of countless bandages generously donated by NBP to Children’s Mercy. She also participated in the Volley Llama event in 2022 right as she was finishing treatment. She’s now almost 6, just started Kindergarten and loving life!

I’m really looking forward to bringing my perspective as a warrior parent and becoming a part of a great group of individuals whose goal is to end childhood cancer!

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Julie Reid

Program Manager

Julie joined Noah’s Bandage Project in October 2022 as Program Manager, the only paid staff member of the organization. She brings to this position 30+ year’s experience in not-for-profit administration, including child welfare, child abuse prevention, health and legal services, food banking, and emergency assistance for low income families. Julie is now bringing her experience, energy, and passion for service and non-profit work to Noah’s Bandage Project. 

Julie was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. She earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Kansas State University.

Julie is proud to bring her years of experience and passion for the mission to Noah's Bandage Project!

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Raymond Jarrett

Marketing Director

 

Raymond Jarrett, a Videographer/Editor at MMGY Global, brings a unique blend of creativity and strategic thinking to the Noah's Bandage Project board. With a BA in Psychology and a minor in marketing from Avila University, Raymond is passionate about refining systems and driving impactful change.

Formerly a professional basketball player abroad, Raymond founded a company in Australia focused on camera education for Aboriginal youth. Beyond work, he enjoys golfing, volunteering, staying active, traveling abroad, and playing chess.

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