The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation is, and always will be, a volunteer-centered effort. It is through the time, generosity, and love from all of our volunteers that we are here.

The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation board and staff embody Jamie's values and work to carry forth Jamie's legacy.



Alexis Trost, Executive Director //

In June of 2014, Alexis Trost was appointed by the Board of Directors as the first executive director of the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation. Alexis worked with our founding volunteers serving on the steering committee during the early planning and development, and assisted with the launch of the Foundation before joining as Executive Director.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Alexis worked to raise funds and awareness for causes and campaigns she cared about, such as the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. Alexis has served as Finance Director for a variety of political races both locally and statewide in North Carolina. 

Alexis holds dual degrees in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jamie's alma mater. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and son, Sergio and Sebastian. 


Erica Porter, Director of Operations and Events //

Erica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management with a focus on Program Management from NC State University.

She started her nonprofit career with the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic Fundraising Event for Cancer Research where she was able to hone her marketing, public relations, and event planning skills for 7 years. She also has extensive event and logistics experience working as an event planner in the sports & tourism industry.

Erica has been with the Jamie Kirk  Hahn Foundation since its inception in 2013, serving on the steering committee to launch the organization, then as the lead event volunteer. She joined the JKHF staff officially in June of 2016 as our Operations and Event Manager.


Kelli Raker, Director of Programs //

Kelli joined the Foundation in March 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Women's Studies from The College of William and Mary, and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs from The Ohio State University.

Originally from the Midwest, Kelli is an active member in her community in Durham, which she considers home.

Kelli most recently worked at Jamie's alma mater, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as a Coordinator in Student Wellness for over seven years. She brings her skills in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and supporting young adults in their leadership development to the Foundation.


Board of directors

Shorlette Ammons

Joyce Fitzpatrick

Debra Funderburk

Nation Hahn

Tara Kenchen

Ken Lewis

Louise Martin

Gaurav Patel

Tina Rubenstein

English Sall

Ivy Todd

Jennifer Zuckerman


Founders circle

Kel Landis

Eric Mansfield

Donna Mansfield

Katy Mixon

Julie Paul

Mack Paul

Gary Pearce

Gwyn Pearce

Tom Rabon

David Ruffin

Christopher Sgro

Amanda Starkey

Gerda Stein

Kristen Caroline Smith

Nina Szlosberg-Landis

Tori Taylor

Swain Wood

Stephanie Austin

Anita Brown-Graham

Tammy Brunner

Jennifer Boyce

Ryan Butler

J.B. Buxton

Ann Campbell

Stuart Campbell

Damon Circosta

Sarah Crawford

Laura Edwards

Marion Funderburk

Bonner Gaylord

Amber Howard

Jeremy Kennedy

Chris Kirk

Teresa Kirk