Board of Directors

Patty Tiberg

President

Patty Tiberg serves as the Vice President of Morris Media Network’s Enthusiast Group in Fort Worth, Texas. The media group publishes several equine related magazines and manages a variety of equine events, web sites and digital media platforms. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Patty worked as the director of member services for the Horse […]

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Andy Speirs Board of Directors Koolen-de Vries Syndrome Foundation

Andy Speirs

Treasurer

Andy is a CPA practicing in Salt Lake City, UT.  Before converting to accounting, Andy was a professional cellist.  Andy’s son Charlie was diagnosed with KdVS at birth.  Charlie experiences developmental delay but is otherwise a healthy and very happy little boy.

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Alayna Haynam

Board Member

Alayna graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in civil engineering. In 2011, she and her husband, Ryan, welcomed their first child, Mirabel. At 3 months old, Mirabel was diagnosed with Koolen-de Vries Syndrome. Alayna worked as a civil engineer in the water and wastewater treatment field for 12 years before deciding to stay […]

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Steven Tiberg

Board Member

Steven Tiberg is an Architect with Multatech Architects and Engineers in Fort Worth, Texas. Steven is originally from Long Island, New York and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. Steven and his wife, Patty, moved to Texas in 1999 and currently reside in Aledo, Texas where their son, Colby, and daughter, Taylor, were […]

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Michael Cooper

Board Member

Michael was born and raised in Columbus, GA and attended North Georgia College and State University where he met his wife, Lindsey. Upon graduation in 2006, he received his commission into the United States Army and was married in 2007. Upon returning from a deployment to Iraq in 2009, Michael and Lindsey were stationed in […]

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Angela de Jong

Board Member

Angela has worked in radio and television since graduating from the University of Memphis in 1991. Her work earned her many accolades including two Emmy Awards. She is a Development Director at St. Ann Catholic School. Angela and her husband, Remco, have two children, Alyssa and Luca. In 2012, Alyssa was diagnosed with pediatric malignant melanoma. […]

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Neal Deremer

Board Member

Neal grew up in rural Nebraska working on his mom and dad’s farm until he enlisted into the US Air Force in 1990. While in the USAF he traveled around the world working various assignments in the IT and Communications field. His assignments included Italy, Germany, South Korea, Texas, The White House and Nebraska. While […]

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Mandy Bylund

Board Member

Mandy was born and raised in Arizona and moved to Utah to work get a degree in Deaf Studies with a minor in psychology. After graduating, she moved to Washington DC to improve her fluency in ASL and work towards becoming social worker for the Deaf. She was accepted into the Master’s Program in Social […]

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