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

Dr. Joshua Kooistra – President
SVP, Chief Medical Officer, Spectrum Health

Val Lego – Vice President
Community Advocate

Ray Duimstra – Secretary
Director of Corporate Development and Acquisitions, Crystal Flash

Mike Curtis – Treasurer
Mike Curtis Agency – Farm Bureau Insurance

Patty McCormick – Executive Director

Karla Amaya-Leone
Owner, Home Sweet Homes

Jim Ayres
Leadership Consultant

Len Iakiri

Latricia Trice
Founder and Principal Consultant, LTrice Consulting

Megan Zernicke
Co-owner, Three Blondes Brewing

Advisory Council

Lauren Davis
Regional President, West Michigan, Huntington Bank

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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