Melissa is the co-founder of Mikayla’s Grace. She is blessed to be a mom to four children, 2 boys on earth, and two babies in Heaven. She works full time as an Optometrist at SSM Health. She felt called to start Mikayla’s Grace after losing her daughter Mikayla Grace in 2010. Her two angel babies, Mikayla and Chase, continue to inspire her to reach out to help others. Through Mikayla’s Grace she has found a passion to help others & educate the community on the impact that a loss through pregnancy or infancy has on a family.
Our Board of Directors
Mike has been there since the beginning of Mikayla’s Grace and is a co-founder of Mikayla’s Grace. He is the proud father of two beautiful boys at home and two guiding angels, Mikayla and Chase. As a father of Angels and a husband he brings his perspectives and experiences to helping guide the organization. For Mike it is a great privilege to be able to give back and to assist families through this experience in their life. From his day job, Mike brings his experience of running a small business, to oversee the financial aspects of Mikayla’s Grace.
Jennifer is honored to be a part of Mikayla’s Grace since 2011. Her desire to support bereaved parents began as she personally struggled to find ways to help her friends through baby loss and NICU journeys. She is proud to serve an organization that lovingly assists grieving parents, brings a voice to baby loss and helps friends and families better support grieving moms and dads. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelors and Masters degree and enjoys working in brand management. Along with her husband Sean, she keeps busy with their two young children, Kieran and Aiden, with a growing list of kids activities and every day adventures.