In May of 2011 Jason Kinzler passed away while running the Fifth Third Riverbank Run. Jason, a pillar of health and fitness, left behind his wife Kristi, and three beautiful children, ages 10, 8, and 6. Jason was the consummate family man, always putting his family first. In 2012 Kristi, along with some of the Kinzler’s closest friends began work on the Jason Kinzler Family First Foundation (JKFFF). With your assistance, the JKFFF will provide financial assistance to families with minor children who have experienced the unexpected loss of a primary care-giver.

Patty McCormick, Executive Director, and Jim Ayres, Board President

Meet Our Executive Director Patty McCormick

Patty brings a wealth of experience in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds and is enthusiastic about guiding the Jason Kinzler Family First Foundation as we help more families and help families more.

Board of Directors

Kristi Kinzler, Founder
Jim Ayres, Leadership Consultant – President
Dr. Joshua Kooistra, SVP, Chief Medical Officer, Spectrum Health – Vice President
Mike Curtis, Mike Curtis Agency- Farm Bureau Insurance -Treasurer
Ray Duimstra, Director of Corporate Development and Acquisitions, Crystal Flash – Secretary
Lauren Davis, Regional President, West Michigan, Huntington Bank
Sarah Finch, Community Advocate
Val Lego, Health reporter, and Anchor, WZZM
Latricia Trice, Corporate Social Responsibility Supervisor, Amway

Advisory Council

Chad Springer, President, Oak Finance Group, Inc.
Seth Yon, Vice President, Sanara MedTech

Volunteer to Help Out

If you’d like to assist with our annual fundraising campaign or otherwise assist our efforts, please contact us.

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