Meet our Team

The Miracle Party is led by a deeply committed and passionate team of volunteers with professional titles. We do not have any paid positions with the Miracle Party, a 501 (c)(3) charity registered in Colorado.

Jackie Hodge

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jackie has been married to her high school sweetheart, Terry, for 42 years and they live in Parker, CO. She is employed at Great West Financial as an IT Specialist. Jackie is a proud mother and grandmother to her three children and three grandchildren. Her oldest granddaughter, Nataly, was diagnosed at 6 months old with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). After enduring over two years of chemotherapy, Nataly has been in remission for three years. During Nataly’s treatment, Jackie became very involved with other LCH, HLH and cancer families and developed a passion for the Miracle Party and the joy that it brings to the children and their families. She is excited to take on the role of Executive Director.

Pia Williams

EVENT COORDINATOR

Pia Williams is a full time Corporate Travel & Events leader for DISH Network. She enjoys managing the planning process for Miracle Party to ensure a memorable event for those special guests with childhood cancer and their families. Pia learned from an Angel that laughter and fun are so important in fighting cancer and she is looking forward to filling that need for lots of children through the Miracle Party. Pia joined Miracle Party in 2017.

Jeremy Bliler

PRODUCER

Jeremy fist met children cancer patients when he volunteered in the oncology unit of Denver Children’s Hospital and later as a volunteer at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and finally now at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Having been a great friend to childhood cancer hero Amanda Peebles who became an Angel in 2010, he helped lead the fight to keep the Miracle Party growing. Jeremy is single, runs a consulting firm out of Chandler, Arizona, and commits himself to the childhood cancer fight as an advocate in Washington DC several times a year. He also ran the State Coalitions Project to add childhood cancer language to state cancer plans. He loves the Miracle Party and the families, and is inspired by the smiles on their faces as they walk down the gold carpet with their loved ones.

Shane Lembke

PROGRAM MANAGER

Shane is a full time airline pilot for United Airlines. He has been a part of the Miracle Party since 2008. He is passionate about stage lighting, and as the lighting designer for the Miracle Party he paints the stage, and helps make the magic that is The Miracle Party. In addition, he continues to work hard and help oversee the logistics, entertainment, and production management of the event. He is very passionate about the childhood cancer cause, and has been known to visit young cancer patients on layovers in other cities. Every year Shane looks forward to this one of a kind event.

Shelby Bene

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Shelby recently moved to Denver from New York City in July 2017. She has an extensive background in non-profits, previously interning at Make-A-Wish Foundation and sitting on the Young Professional’s Board for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As soon as she heard about Miracle Party and their mission, she knew she had to be a part of the event. For the last 5 years, she has gained experience in the Hospitality and Meetings & Events industry, currently working for Grass Roots Meetings & Events out of New York. In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Candace Mullins

SILENT AUCTION COORDINATOR

Candace is a retired Police Officer after 35 years. During her career she worked Manitou Springs Police Department, Colorado Springs Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Lone Tree Police Department. She has three daughters who followed in her Police Officer footsteps. She is a Breast Cancer survivor. She is happy to be a part of The Miracle Party!

Stacy Syphers

FOUNDER

Stacy is a mother of four and the founder of the Miracle Party. Her daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and underwent 52 weeks of chemo. The Miracle Party was founded based on her end of chemo party in 2008 and has expanded from Kennedy's friends from the oncology unit to over 240 children and their families.

Pam Cailteux

FAMILY COORDINATOR

Pam is proud to be a stay at home mom to two great boys, ages 8 and 11. She recently purchased a home in Bennett, CO and enjoys gardening and cooking. Pam got involved with the Miracle Party when her family was directly touched by childhood cancer, and through the Miracle Party, she was able to connect with other moms going through the same thing.

Brody Hall

PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR

Brody has been with the Miracle Party since 2009. His career has taken him all over the world including photographing at the White House, West Point, Bahamas, Alaska and more. He has a passion for leading the team of paparazzi that take photos of the Miracle Children on the gold carpet and making sure that we capture an important moment in the lives of hundreds on this night.

Kim Lembke

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

Kim has a passion for helping kids fighting cancer. She joined the Miracle Party in 2015 and has since been the producer or our Angel Tribute video and assisted the event coordination teams in backstage production and talent management. She is a Captain for Allegiant Airlines.

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