Meet The Team
Co-Founder and President
Tracy has been involved with Angel Kisses since its beginning in January, 2009. Tracy met Anna during the “Looking Ahead” support group at Royal Oak Beaumont and was excited to honor her boys, Tristen and Theodore whom she lost in 2008.
Tracy’s background includes a fantastic husband of 10+ years, Daughter, Teagan, rainbow baby Aiken, and a Master’s Degree from Northern Michigan University in Special Education. She currently teaches middle school. In her free-time, she loves camping, hiking, spending time with her family, and knitting.
Jeffery met Tracy at the “Looking Ahead” support group at Beaumont Hospital, after his twins Benjamin and Ava were born and passed away at 18 weeks gestation in February of 2011. Tracy asked if he and his wife would be interested in redesigning the Angel Kisses website, and they happily agreed. Now, he has taken on a bigger role as vice president.
Jeff is a software developer. Working with Angel Kisses has been a healing experience for him, helping him to give back and to channel his grief into something positive.
You can contact Jeffery at email@example.com.
Nicole met Tracy at the “Looking Ahead” support group at Beaumont Hospital, after her twins Benjamin and Ava were born and passed away at 18 weeks gestation in February of 2011. Tracy asked if her and her husband would be interested in redesigning the Angel Kisses website, and they happily agreed. Now, she has taken on a bigger role as treasurer.
Nicole is a graphic designer. Working with Angel Kisses has been a healing experience for her, helping her to give back and to channel her grief into something positive.
You can contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashley joined the Angel Kisses team in 2013 in honor of her son Adrian, whom she lost in August 2011. After her loss, Ashley came across the Angel Kisses website and found its resources very helpful during her grieving period. She was very excited to get involved and volunteer for the 2013 fundraiser. It brings her great joy to help other women and their families who have experienced this type of tragedy, and to give back to the organization that helped her so much in her time of need.
Ashley grew up in Leelanau County in Northern Michigan. She now lives in Waterford with her husband and has two rainbow babies, identical twin girls Arianna and Addilyn, born in September 2012. After being a stay at home mom for almost three years, Ashley now works as a medical assistant in a pediatrician’s office in Walled Lake. Ashley plays on a volleyball league and enjoys spending time with family and friends!
BOBBIE ANNE GONZALES
Bobbie Anne first learned about Angel Kisses thru the Beaumont Parenting Program. She started volunteering with Angel Kisses at their annual Woody’s Fundraiser and knew right away that she had found a very important and amazing group. Perinatal loss is near and dear to Bobbie Anne’s heart, she has been a Mother Baby nurse with Beaumont Health Systems since 2006. She has had the privilege to work with many families who have been affected by perinatal loss and her work with the Angel Kisses family has greatly impacted and improved her ability to help those families. So when the Angel Kisses Board asked her to become a part of the family, of course she said yes!! Bobbie Anne has received special bereavement training through the Resolve Through Sharing program, she is currently working towards a certification in Holistic Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing degree.
Bobbie Anne has been with Angel Kisses for almost 5 years and joined the Angel Kisses Board last fall, taking on the position of Co-Volunteer Coordinator. In addition to working as a nurse on Mother Baby Care at Beaumont Health Systems, she is also the nursing lab coordinator for Baker College Flint. Bobbie Anne lives in Berkley with her wonderful husband Casey and their two crazy boys, Jacob and Noah. When she’s not caring for patients or teaching nursing students, Bobbie Anne enjoys reading, working out, golf, and goofing off with her kids.
You can contact Bobbie Anne at email@example.com.
Previous Board Members
ANNA LA FOUNTAIN
In September of 2008, Anna lost her beloved first born, Scarlette Rose. This devastating loss dramatically affected her life but Anna was determined to do something positive in the face of this tragedy. Anna decided to raise money for the “A Child Remembered Program” at Beaumont Hospital, which had been a tremendous comfort to her during her bereavement journey. With the help of two other grieving moms, her idea was transformed into a successful fundraiser and a lasting initiative to help others who suffer similar perinatal losses. Scarlette’s due date would have been February 17, 2009. On February 21st, the amazing moms that founded Angel Kisses hosted their first fundraiser, which raised nearly $6000! As Angel Kisses continues to grow and evolve, Anna’s vision and Scarlette’s spirit are a constant guiding influence to the work that the organization does.
Click here to read about Anna and her angel, Scarlette.
Past Board Member
Dawn became involved in Angel Kisses after her sons, Cole and Dillen, were born and died at 21-1/2 weeks gestation in 2009. Her involvement with the group provided healing, great friendships and inspiration. She was a support member of the team that planned the 2010 fundraiser and has been a board member ever since. An on-again, off-again runner, Dawn was the driving force behind Angel Kisses’ first 5K race in 2011.
Dawn is a 1992 graduate of Central Michigan University and brings over 16 years of marketing expertise to the group. She is currently a marketing manager at Barton Malow Company and is working towards a Master of Public Administration at University of Michigan Dearborn.
Click here to read about Dawn's twin angel boys, Cole and Dillen.
Amy has been involved with Angel Kisses since its inception in 2009. Initially contacted by founder, Anna LaFountain, simply to be a donor for the first fundraiser, Amy felt it was a great way to honor the angel baby she lost in 2008 and jumped in with both feet.
Amy’s background includes a BBA in Marketing from EMU, as well as several years of corporate experience doing marketing, PR and event planning.
Today Amy is a stay-at-home-Mom to two children with a rainbow baby on the way. She also runs her own art business, making letters and other decorations for babies and kids’ rooms.
Click here to read about Isabella, Amy's angel baby.
Past Board Member
Leah joined Angel Kisses in time for the 2nd Annual Fundraiser in memory of her first baby, Mara Louise, who was stillborn at 38 weeks in February 2009. She was excited to find an organization to use some of her energy in a positive way and help other families who have to face a similar tragedy. Leah brings 6 years of Supply Chain Management experience to the group.
Leah was born and raised in Dexter, MI. She and her husband now live in Royal Oak with their son Owen and two Cavalier Spaniels. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Supply Chain Management. She currently has her hands full with a lively little boy whom she is blessed to be able to stay home with.
Click here to read about Leah and her baby girl Mara Louise.
Past Board Member
In September 2012 at 32 weeks Lindsey went in for a routine OB visit and found out her son Henry did not have a heartbeat. Determined to help others who have experienced loss she wanted to find an organization to help. In October 2013, one year after losing Henry, she helped with the 5th Annual Angel Kisses Fundraiser and is excited for what is to come.
Lindsey lives in Redford with her husband, daughter and rainbow baby boy. She is a dental hygienist and is very active in her church.