Meet the I Have Wings Board of Directors. This dedicated group of professionals, healthcare executives, survivors and caregivers dedicate their time and talent to consider the foundation's best interests, the patients and the communities we serve.

Janet Chambers
Executive Director and Founder

Janet is a native of Northern Kentucky, raised in Crestview Hills, KY. At age 40, a newlywed and mother of 4, a breast cancer diagnosis brought sorrow, tears, painful uncertainty, and emotional tension. It shined a light on reality and the true lack of control we possess over our own mortality.

However, time brings clarity and the realization that breast cancer blessed me with gifts of patience, humility, wisdom and above all, understanding and compassion.

Her cancer diagnosis clearly revealed her life mission, vision, and path on this earth. In 2002, Janet proudly founded I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation. Since then, thousands of families have reached out to us for a helping hand, a compassionate ear, and the promise of better days ahead. I Have Wings services bring relief to survivors allowing them to thrive, fight and overcome the financial and emotional stress of a breast cancer diagnosis.

As the IHW Executive Director, most of her time is spent running the foundation. During her spare time in the evenings and weekends are spent with her husband and enjoying our twelve grandchildren! One of Janets favorite quotes “Life is good, and I relish every minute of every day!”

Megan Ketron

Megan is a native of Northern Kentucky who grew up in Park Hills. She attended Dixie Heights High School before heading to Morehead State University for her bachelor’s in business management and marketing. While at college Megan served as Vice President of Pink Ladies of Morehead State University from 2009-2011 which helped raise over $10,000 for women directly linked to the University. Currently, Megan works for Keurig Dr Pepper supporting the Kroger business.

Megan’s passion for supporting I Have Wings comes from her mother who is a two-time breast cancer survivor (2013 and 2018). She has been involved in supporting I Have Wings since 2015. Megan resides with her husband, their child, and dogs.

Emily Hanna
Vice President

Emily is an attorney with DBL Law, located in Covington, Kentucky.  Emily has represented a wide array of clients from individuals and corporations to homeowners and condominium owners associations as well as hospitals and nursing homes.  Her current focus is in the area of Estate Planning and Probate.   Emily is licensed to practice in Kentucky and Ohio, and in the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Divisions of Kentucky. She is an approved ARAG™ Network Attorney.

Emily served on the Board of Directors for the Welcome House of Northern Kentucky from 2005 – 2011 and held the position of board chair for 2010-2011. Emily continued to serve the Welcome House by helping with their capital campaigns.   Emily also served on the Kenton County Library Foundation Board from 2012-2017 and held the position of board chair from 2015-2017.  In addition, Emily previously served as an adjunct faculty member of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where she taught law students trial advocacy skills.  Emily helped raise over $60,000.00 for the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation in honor of her late mother, to benefit women who have or are at high hereditary risk for developing breast cancer.

Emily was elected to her parish Board of Total Catholic Education and served as the Board President.  She is also an active volunteer at her church and children’s school, chairing the Summer Festival Live and Silent Auction Committees and various other fundraising events.  In addition, she served as a Girl Scout Troop leader for 3 years and is a member of the Athletics Association.  Emily is currently serving as a member of the Kenton County Ethics Commission.  Emily resides with her husband and their three children.

Kelsey Carpenter
Co-Vice President

Kelsey is a native of NKY, is married to Jacob and resides in Walton, KY. They have 4 beautiful children. Logan, Chole, Paige and Xander. Kelsey is a long time IHW volunteer. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and doing puzzles with her children. She has been serving on the board for over 5 years.

Jerry Knochelmann

Jerry has been part of I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation from day one. He graduated from Thomas Moore College in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and accounting.  Jerry has been practicing accounting for over 35 years. He is a native of Northern Kentucky who grew up in Kenton County and moved to Boone County over 30 years ago.

Katie Mobley

Katie started volunteering for IHW in 2009 and joined the I Have Wings Board of Directors in 2014. She quickly advanced to our Executive Board as the IHW Secretary! Katie was born and raised in Northern KY, is married to Daniel Mobley and currently resides in Covington, KY. Katie brings a new perspective and her expertise as an IT Clinical System Analyst with Bluegrass Care Navigators to our group. When not working, you might find her hanging with her nieces and nephews or lounging by the pool!

Rachel Chavez
Co-Secretary, Social Media Chair

Rachel started volunteering for I Have Wings in 2010 and joined the I Have Wings Board of Directors in 2014. She leads all Social Media accounts for I Have Wings and serves as the Co-Secretary on our board. Rachel was born in Syracuse, NY but was raised in the heart of Northern Kentucky - Florence. Rachel works as a medical assistant for the past 6 years at Figure Weight Loss. She is a cat mom, avid crafter and loves to read in her spare time.

Rachel started volunteering for I Have Wings in 2010 and joined the I Have Wings Board of Directors in 2014. She leads all Social Media accounts for I Have Wings and serves as the Co-Secretary on our board. Rachel was born in Syracuse, NY but was raised in the heart of Northern Kentucky - Florence. Rachel works as a medical assistant for the past 6 years at Figure Weight Loss. She is a cat mom, avid crafter and loves to read in her spare time.

Connie Flynn
Board Member

Connie has been a board member since 2013 and served as Vice President from 2018-2021. Connie has been a breast cancer survivor since May of 2012. Just 6 months after her diagnosis, her husband, David, passed away from a 12-year cancer battle. Connie was presented with life’s greatest challenges by undergoing chemotherapy simultaneously, followed by David’s unexpected death Connie continued to work full-time and care for their 2 children. Though she would never wish cancer on anyone, she has received unbelievable blessings because of this journey. Connie is now retired and finds tremendous pleasure in spending her time enjoying family and friends, actively nurturing 3 grandkids, and helping nonprofits.

Having the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for I Have Wings, has provided Connie great fulfillment as she continues to assist other cancer survivors. Cancer affects the whole family circle, and Connie’s life is enriched by sharing in their journey.

Eric Chambers
Board Member

Eric has worked with governmental agencies and public safety agencies in various municipalities across the United States. Eric has worked on numerous public safety projects including fire stations, police stations, emergency operations centers, 911 dispatch centers, and many combination facilities. He has been the project manager on most of BCI public safety facilities since 2004. Eric is well versed in the trends and the intricacies of public safety and knowledgeable in certifications and accreditation standards and how a design must comply with regulations.

Chris Guidugli
Board Member

Chris has contributed over 15 years of steadfast dedication to the I Have Wings Board, seamlessly merging his financial acumen with a heartfelt commitment to advancing the cause for those affected by breast cancer. Beyond his role as a board member at IHW, Chris leverages his strategic foresight and fiscal stewardship as a shareholder at Rudler CPAs, benefiting both his clients and the community at large. Outside of his professional pursuits, Chris finds joy in quality time with family, teeing off on the golf course, and crafting beer alongside his friends!

Susan Tieben
Board Member

Susan first learned of I Have Wings when Janet Chambers did an event at her company in 2015. She then began volunteering for the foundation working with jewelry. Susan grew up in northern Ohio, attended OSU for a short period, and then transplanted to northern KY where she finished her bachelor’s degree at Thomas More University. Susan stopped volunteering for a short time frame when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, went through her journey with huge support, and has been cancer free since. Her husband was diagnosed with ALS in 2018 and she cared for him until his passing in 2021.  In 2022 she jumped back in to volunteering for I Have Wings and in 2023 became the Jewelry Coordinator for the foundation. She loves working to support this amazing foundation!

Lauren Kathman
Board Member

Lauren is a dedicated community advocate with a passion for helping others. Lauren had the fortune of attending the University of Tennessee to obtain her Bachelors in Child Development. Lauren began her early career as a Child Life Specialist in pediatric healthcare, where she provided developmentally appropriate education, coping, emotional and at times bereavement support for children and their families during healthcare encounters. During this time Lauren had the opportunity to receive her Masters in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change from Northern Kentucky University. Lauren currently serves as a Programs Manager in public health, providing education, resources, and access to services for at-risk populations in the Northern Kentucky region.

Lauren was introduced to and began volunteering with I Have Wings through her late mother-in-law and former board member, Pat Kathman, in 2013. Lauren began serving on the board in honor of Pat in 2019 to continue to contribute to I Have Wings mission of educating and enriching lives emotionally and financially during a breast cancer journey.

Ryan Wilson
Board Member

Ryan is a board-certified plastic surgeon who practices with The Plastic Surgery Group, which has been serving the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region for over 20 years. He has a special interest in breast surgery and performs breast reconstruction for many patients after breast cancer. Seeing firsthand the impact of this devastating disease on his patients, he is very grateful to all the dedicated members of I Have Wings for the opportunity to work outside the operating room to help those facing breast cancer.