B r o o k e N i c h o l a s Executive Director/Founder
Brooke is Aubreigh Nicholas’ mother, and she is honored and so blessed to have this Army behind her family. She will forever fight to keep Aubreigh’s legacy alive and will always raise funds to fight for a CURE for DIPG! When treatment plans and a cure are finally discovered, Brooke will be up front, cheering the loudest and giving thanks for all of the researchers, physicians, supporters and donors.
J a y s o n N i c h o l a s President
Jay is President and Co-founder of Aubreigh’s Army Foundation 328 and also Aubreigh’s Dad. He has been a member of the board since Day One and is proud to be of part of this organization because it represents an Army of people with a common goal to wipe out DIPG - a goal which we will achieve with the support of the troops!
J e n n i f e r S h i r l e y Vice President
Jennifer Shirley is Vice President of Aubreigh’s Army Foundation 328. She is a proud member of the Army and serves on our Board because she wants to be involved in one of the forces that helps find a cure for the deadliest form of pediatric cancer, DIPG. Jennifer continues to spread awareness as much as she can so that other families do not have to endure the pain that, unfortunately, so many have.
C h r i s t y R u f f i n Secretary Christy is the secretary for Aubreigh’s Army Foundation 328. She is honored to be able to serve as a board member and wants to spread awareness of DIPG, one of the deadliest forms of pediatric cancer. Due to the lack of funding for childhood cancer, Christy wants to raise as much as we can to help researchers find a cure. Her biggest hope is to one day find a cure for DIPG, so no other family has to suffer like Aubreigh and her family.
K e i t h G r a h a m Treasurer
Keith, a Certified Public Accountant, believes in a life choice to continually give back in time, ability, and resources. Whether through church, civic organizations or family - service is a way of life. Joining the AAF328 board has allowed him to watch as Aubriegh’s Army transitioned from a direct outpouring of support for a single focus of Aubreigh and her family to the focused determination of finding a cure.
F e l i c i a W i l s o n , M D Medical Advisor
As a pediatric oncologist, Felicia has seen up close the devastation that DIPG causes for children and their families. She is honored to be part of AAF328 and provide support for affected families in our region and to increase awareness. Our international platform allows her to have a voice in funding innovative research from experts around the world. She is inspired by the progress we have already seen in search of better treatments and a cure.
J e n n i f e r B e x l e y Board Member
Jennifer has been a volunteer in the Army for years and when the opportunity became available to support the Foundation in a more substantial way, she was happy to join the Board this year. Professionally and personally, she’s an organizer, a planner and a fundraiser and she is excited to use her skills for the benefit of Aubreigh's Army. Her favorite event thus far has been AAF's collaboration with Braided River Brewing Co. to create a seasonal brew to raise awareness for DIPG. Jennifer believes awareness leads to funding; funding leads to research; and research will find a cure for DIPG so let’s get to work!
B e c k y P a y n e Board Member Becky initially became involved with AAF328 as a sponsor of our first Lemon Face Gala in 2019. Once she attended this event, she knew she needed to do more in the fight against DIPG. Our gala has become her favorite event for just that reason - it continues to educate and inspire others to join in big and small ways to do whatever they can in the fight against DIPG.
B r a d S e i b e r t Board Member Brad Seibert is one of the newest Aubreigh’s Army Foundation 328 board members. Over the last 15 years of career in health care, he has focused on bringing science-based evidence to providers, helping them to make the best choices possible. Through science and research, health care providers are able to make informed decisions. With this experience, he hopes to be able to infuse this into AAF328. He is proud to be a member of Aubreigh’s Army and hopes that the awareness and funds we raise, ultimately help find the cure for DIPG.