Jerry Hollenkamp, Co-Founder
Jerry Hollenkamp left his Sales Manager position to start up the embroidery and embellishment business, Writely Sew. This company is the social entrepreneurial side of the Foundation with all of the proceeds going back to fund it. His guidance at leading this effort has resulted in continuous growth for the company and Foundation. He attended Northern Kentucky University on a golf scholarship. He continues his love for golf through his membership at Miami View Golf Club. He is married to Nancy and has 3 children and a grandson: Carly (married to Nick), Spencer, and Aubrey Rose.
Nancy Hollenkamp, Co-Founder
Nancy Hollenkamp has been a Business Analyst for Duke Energy for over 35 years. Her other full-time job is the Aubrey Rose Foundation. Nancy and her husband Jerry started the Foundation in honor of their 3rd child, Aubrey Rose who passed unexpectedly 2 days before her 3rd birthday. When Aubrey passed, Nancy and Jerry felt very strongly about wanting to give back and help others so the Foundation was created. Nancy is in charge of the Aubrey Rose Foundation. Together, Nancy and Jerry have 3 children, a son-in-law, and a grandson.
Spencer Hollenkamp is proud to be Audrey’s older brother. He has been with the Foundation since the beginning. He attended LaSalle High School and went on to Eastern Kentucky University for his business degree. He helps run the production and digitization departments of Writely Sew. He loves being a manager for Writely Sew and seeing the proceeds help fund the mission of the Foundation.
Karen Finley began her career in Information Technology working at Western-Southern Life Insurance and Cinergy (now Duke Energy). She changed her focus to Marketing and has worked in various roles at Cinergy and xpedx, a national distribution company. Karen received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Cincinnati where she majored in Quantitative Analysis and Marketing. She has past experience driving strategy as a board member of AurGroup Financial Credit Union. She volunteers for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and La Salle and McAuley high schools. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, playing softball, reading, and spending time with her husband and children: Andrew and Lauren.
Steve Loechtenfeldt is a mortgage loan officer with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage and loves helping people achieve the “American Dream” of homeownership. He grew up on the west side of Cincinnati and went to Elder High School and further pursued his education at University of Cincinnati’s College of Business. In his free time, he enjoys watching golf and other sports, coaching his son’s basketball team, and spending time with family.
Dan McCarthy is an attorney with McCarthy Law Office, where he helps families and small businesses. He joined the board in 2016 because of the Foundation’s mission. Dan and his wife Christina have three children: Megan, Finn, and Merrill. Most of Dan’s spare time is spent hustling his kids to various sporting events. He also enjoys running and has completed multiple full and half marathons.
Nancy Musser has been with the Foundation since the beginning. Nancy retired from Duke Energy after her 40 years as a manager. She continuously helps with the development of policies and procedures to help the Foundation grow. Working with the Aubrey Rose Foundation, Nancy has been able to utilize her natural generosity and creativity. She is a close advisor to co-founder, Nancy Hollenkamp. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband Cliff.
Nancy was raised in Tiffin, Ohio but has called Cincinnati home for the past 20 years. She joined the Foundation after volunteering at many events. Her career is working on print and promotional item sales. She has two kids: Zach and Megan and two future step-daughters with her fiancé Jason. Together, they have two Rottweiler’s and an Eclectus parrot. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys boating, walking on the beach, and collecting sea glass.
Dr. Libbey Spiess
Libbey Spiess graduated from Mother of Mercy High School in 1983 as a 2-time Volleyball State Champion. She went to Mount. St. Joseph for her undergraduate degree with a Volleyball scholarship and was named Academic All-American. She graduated with her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati Medical School in 1992 and went on to do her Pediatric Internship and Residency Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital until 1995. During her residency, she was named Outstanding Pediatric Resident. Since 1995, she has been an Attending Physician at Queen City Physicians (where Aubrey Rose was a patient). She has also been on Medical Staff at CCHMC since 1992. Her accomplishments include being a member of Mother of Mercy High School Athletic Hall of Fame and Circle of Excellence, being a member of Mount St. Joseph Athletic Hall of Fame, winning the Aubrey Rose Foundation Above and Beyond Doctor of the Year Award 2017, and being named in the Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctors Edition for the past 10 years.
Board of Medical Advisors
The following Board of Medical Advisors were all of Aubrey’s Doctors who have agreed to be Advisors for the Aubrey Rose Foundation.
Sharon Harp, M.D.
Queen City Physicians
Children’s Hospital Medical Center Pediatrics
Robert L. Spicer, M.D.
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Cardiology
Faculty Appointment: Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Cardiac Transplantation
Jeffrey M. Pearl, M.D.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, formerly at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Faculty Appointment: Co-Medical Director
Special Interests: Repair of congenital cardiac defects; cardiac transplantation; hypoxia/reperfusion injury, Neonatal myocardial function and tolerance to heart surgery.
Roger Mee, M.B., CH.B, F.R.A.C.S.
Formerly at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Chairman, Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Special Interests: congenital heart surgery, pediatric heart and lung transplantation; thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Joint Appointment with Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery.
Nancy D. Bridges, M.D.
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, formerly at Children’s Hosp. of Philadelphia where Aubrey was transplanted.
Nancy is now Chief of the Transplantation Immunology Branch.
Special Interests: Dr. Bridges has been involved in the care of children with end-stage cardiovascular disease and those receiving thoracic organ transplants for the past 13 years.
Thomas L. Spray, M.D.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Heart and Heart/Lung Transplantation Services
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Special Interests: Reparative cardiac surgery in infants with complex congenital malformations; cardiac, cardiopulmonary and pulmonary transplantation.