Quotation Mark

“Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it. A strength which becomes clearer and stronger through its experience of such obstacles is the only strength that can conquer them.” —Albert Schweitzer

Our Team

Board of Directors

Jan Hofman (President)
Regions Bank

Stirling Hutchins (Vice-President)
A+ Education Partnership

Matthew Stuenkel (Treasurer)
Medical Properties Trust

Dr. Michelle Robinson (Secretary)
UAB

Dr. Sushma Boppana (Fellow for Life)
UAB Heersink School of Medicine, medical student

Jeff Eliasoph
WVTM 13

Nancy Ferren
Veritas Medical Real Estate

Scott Kelly
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

April Mize
Hoar Construction

Stacey Walters
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Trevor Waldo
Ascension St. Vincent’s

Steve Yoder
UAB

Advisory Council 

Deborah Bowers, DNP, DMin, CRNP, FNP-C (Fellow for Life)
UAB School of Nursing

Michael Crouch, PharmD, FASHP
Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Katie Ellison, MS, RDN, LDN
Fellow for Life

Craig Hoesley, MD
UAB School of Medicine

Catherine Jones, MPH
Fellow for Life

Raquel Mazer, DMD, MS, MPH
UAB School of Dentistry

Bryn Manzella
Jefferson County Department of Health

Kristie McCullough
Clarus Consulting

Akin Ojesina, MD, PhD
UAB School of Public Health

Jason Perry, M.Ed., ALC
University of Montevallo

Candice Turner, OD
UAB School of Optometry

Amy Snow, DNP, CRNA
Samford University, Ida Moffett School of Nursing

Tracee Synco, PhD
UAB School of Health Professions

Jocelyn Vickers, PhD
Auburn University, Office of Public Service

Staff

Kristin Boggs, Executive Director

director@asfalabama.org, T: (205) 202-0695

Kristin has served in this role since 2015, when the chapter first began in Alabama, which serves as one of 13 sites around the country. Her background in service learning extends to previous roles in higher education, where she helped found departments focused on community engagement (The University of Alabama’s Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility; UAB’s Global and Community Leadership Honors Program and the Heersink School of Medicine’s Office of Service Learning). Throughout her career, Kristin has worked to connect academic and civic learning. She enjoys mentoring students to help them discover their strengths and apply them within the community. 

Katherine Berdy, Action Learning Coach

A lifelong learner with roots in community engagement, Katherine is the former director of The C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center at The Altamont School in Birmingham, AL, where she created community partnerships and project-based educational opportunities for Altamont’s students. She currently serves on the summer  faculty team of  the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute (gcLi), a national nonprofit dedicated to teaching teachers and school administrators how to teach leadership. Katherine’s career and pedagogical foundations began in the mid 1990’s while working as an outdoor educator in the Rockies and Pacific Northwest. Since then, she has worked as a teacher, photographer, leadership and academic coach, mentor, and facilitator. Katherine holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Vanderbilt University and a M.Ed. from the University of Montevallo, and she is now delighted  to work alongside ASFA Fellows as they cultivate purposeful projects with lasting community  impact. 

Tiffany Adams, Fund Development Manager

Tiffany is a Birmingham native with a background in fundraising and communications. After starting her career in corporate communications and public relations, Tiffany transitioned to higher education where she worked in fund development, donor relations,  volunteer engagement and editorial content creation. Having transitioned home with her young children, Tiffany is excited to recently return to work in Birmingham’s vibrant nonprofit community as a member of the ASF team. She looks forward to helping individuals and organizations with a shared passion for eliminating health disparities in Alabama achieve their philanthropic goals by connecting with the mission of ASF through charitable donations. Tiffany holds a bachelor’s degree  in Journalism from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.