UGA® Miracle Alumni Board


President: Maddie Dill (2017-2018 Executive Director)

“UGA Miracle was truly the highlight of my college experience, and it would not have been possible without the many students that came before me. I love being able to support the current group of selfless, compassionate, and fearless students who are dedicated to making tangible change in the world around them. Plus, I love remaining connected to the patients and staff at Children's, who continuously inspire me through their strength and joy in the midst of life threatening illnesses and accidents. I am thrilled to be giving back to an organization and hospital that have impacted my life so much.”


Vice President: Davis Haines (2018-2019 Executive Director)

“I am currently living at home in Marietta, GA and working for Triage Consulting Group in Atlanta. I am still involved with UGA Miracle because it was the most important part of my collegiate career. I can't imagine not being a part of UGA Miracle in one way or another.”


Fundraising Liaison: Kathryn Youngs (2016-2017 Internal Director)

“I currently live in San Francisco. I work as a Product Manager at Change Healthcare, which is one of the largest healthcare technology companies in the world. I am still involved with UGA Miracle because of the incredible impact it had on my life while I was at UGA. It would not have been possible if someone had not believed in me and given me a chance. I believed and still believe that what Miracle does on and off campus is some of the most impactful work that I will see in my lifetime and being a part of that however I can will always be a priority for me!”


Alumni Liaison: DeRenne Raley (2018-2019 Greek Relations Co-Chair)

“I am going to be in Athens, Georgia getting my Master's in Public Administration. I am still involved in UGA Miracle because I don't think the passion for this organization stops after your last Dance Marathon as an undergrad student. My senior year I was on the Exec Board and it made me realize that there will always be a place for me in this organization, as well as every other alumni. I can't wait to be a part of it in this new chapter and position, and I am excited to cheer on UGA Miracle and show my support in any way I can!”

board members


Molly Balderach (2018-2019 Fundraising Co-Chair)

“I am living in Washington, DC working in advertising. I am still involved in UGA Miracle because I think it is super important that alumni give back to the organization that gave so much to us throughout our college careers and supporting Children's does not have to stop when you graduate!”


Courtney Cox (2018-2019 Family Relations Co-Chair)

“I am currently living in Atlanta and working with the Children’s Miracle Network team in the Foundation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! I am still involved with UGA Miracle because this cause has absolutely captured my heart. This organization not only encouraged me to continue serving our hospital post college, but it also gave me lifelong relationships through our exec boards, committees, and amazing Miracle families. This is why I want to give back as much as I can!”


Edie Threkeld (2018-2019 Communications Director)

“UGA Miracle was such an important part of my life for the past four years. From pushing me to do more to surrounding me with some of the greatest people I have ever met, UGA Miracle was the vessel for me to help others and make amazing relationships. I have grown as a leader and simply as a person because of UGA Miracle, and I want to continue to help this organization to grow as well. I am super excited to be a part of making a difference for Children's, our Miracle families, and our members this upcoming year!”


Connor Siegel (2016-2017) Fundraising Liaison)

“I just finished my M.E.d at Lipscomb while completing my Corp experience at Teach for America.I’m moving into my 3rd year teaching working in building educational equity in a diverse school in downtown Nashville.”


Emily Phipps (2015-2016 Member Development Co-Chair)

“I’m in grad school pursuing an MBA in Washington, DC. It blows my mind that UGA Miracle has only been around for 25 years. I really believe that this is just the beginning and I’m excited to be a part of it.”


Krista Smith (2018-2019 Family Relations Committee Member)

“I am currently living in Atlanta. I am on the account team at a Social Media Marketing agency. UGA Miracle was such an important part of my college experience, and I wanted to extend myself even further to continue serving Children’s as well as the entire Miracle community!”


Hope Kitchen (2015-2016 Fundraising Co-Chair)

I currently live in Brookhaven, GA and am studying for my licensing exam while applying for physical therapist positions at hospitals here it Atlanta! I am still involved in UGA Miracle because it truly shaped who I am today from my experience in college and taught me so much about serving others and celebrating life! I like to stay involved to an organization that inspires me and fuels me to serve others!”


Fadi Rammo (2009-2010 Executive Director)

“I live in Baltimore, Maryland. I am Assistant Vice President with MedStar Health. My involvement with UGA Miracle shaped my college experience and also motivated me to pursue health administration as a career. I care deeply about the mission of the organization and its role at UGA.”


Cole Phillips (2011-2012 Morale Co-Chair)

“I currently live in Winston-Salem, NC where I just moved with my wife to be begin a medical residency as a family medicine physician. I am still involved in UGA Miracle because I love the way this organization ignites a campus around a worthy cause and shows the potential a group of young people can have on the lives of patients and families that have experienced some of the most difficult tragedies imaginable.”