Our Team

Meet the Team

PUDM is the largest philanthropic organization on campus, and it is filled with hundreds of students who want to make a difference for the kids at Riley Hospital for Children.

The organizational structure of PUDM is broken down into four different focuses. Each focus controls certain aspects of PUDM including- internal affairs, external relations, finances and membership. The Presidential Board, which is comprised of our dedicated leaders who help coach, teach and motivate everyone involved in PUDM and oversee the focuses. Finally, each focus is broken down into committees who have certain jobs to ensure PUDM is as successful as it can be. Meet the leaders of our 11 hardworking committees.

Presidential Board

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Olivia Coughlin

Olivia Coughlin

President
Email: president@pudm.org
Hometown: Granger, IN
Major: Brain and Behavioral Science
Previous PUDM Involvement: 2019 Morale Champ, 2020 Morale Membership Management Chair, 2021 Morale Executive
Why did you want to be an executive? I joined PUDM as a freshman on the Morale committee, and immediately fell in love with every aspect of the organization. Having the opportunity to become educated on our impact on Riley and how they bring hope to their families has encouraged me to continue pursuing leadership roles in this organization where I can welcome new members into our community, build meaningful relationships with my peers, and continue spreading the spirit of PUDM around campus. My ultimate goal when becoming an executive was to encourage other members to find their spark within PUDM and use it to inspire those around them. There’s no limit to the impact we can make on future generations with the effort we pour into this cause, and my hope is that as an executive, I’m able to support those around me in finding how they want to build a legacy in PUDM and bring hope to our Riley kids!
What are your main duties in your position? This year, I’ll be guiding the organization by collaborating with my four VPs to oversee and support our Executive Board to broaden our impact on the campus community, create a meaningful experience for all of our members, and deepen our relationship with Riley Hospital for Children. I have the opportunity to work closely with our Presidential Board, Executive Board, and Chamber in weekly meetings to create plans for how we want to represent our organization on campus and educate our members on the ways in which they can support Riley. Additionally, I work with our Riley Dance Marathon advisor, university advisor, and CMN advisor who support our program through the year and offer guidance on best practices for expanding our campus-wide and state-wide impact.
What is your favorite PUDM memory? My favorite PUDM memory would be performing the premiere of our Morale Dance at PUDM 2021! I remember turning to my side after announcing the dance and seeing my fellow Moralers run up on stage to join me, which felt like it was happening in slow-motion. The entire event was so exciting and inspiring, and having the opportunity to dance with all of my best friends on stage is something I’ll never forget!
Favorite Quote “Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg
What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know? I’m left-handed 🙂
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Danielle Olson

Danielle Olson

VP External

Email: vpexternal@pudm.org


Hometown: Naperville, IL


Major: Special Education: Mild and Intense


Previous PUDM Involvement: Champion on Sp’Vents in 2019, Productions Media Executive 2020


Why did you want to be an executive?
I wanted to get involved in something that involved helping people and kids (being an education major) and PUDM was the perfect combination of both.


What are your main duties in your position?
Leading the 5 External Executives, helping with social media, any media content, recruitment, and merchandise.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
The final morale dance with all of the executive board at the 2020 marathon.


Favorite Quote
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” -Walt Disney


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I won a punt, pass, and kick football contest in 5th grade.

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Anna Stumpf

Anna Stumpf

VP Internal

Email: vpinternal@pudm.org


Hometown: St. Louis, MO


Major: Nursing, minor in forensic science


Previous PUDM Involvement: I joined Riley Relations my first marathon back in 2019 as a committee member. Then I was a conductor on Riley Relations for PUDM 2020. This past year, I served as the Riley Relations Programming Chair.


Why did you want to be an executive?
I joined Purdue University Dance Marathon because I am so passionate about this cause. As a future nurse, I want to do all I can to give back to families facing adversity. Riley Hospital for Children does so much for kids and families from all over and is making strides against changing kids’ health around the world. Every thing we do in PUDM truly makes a difference. I am continuously inspired by what this organization can do, and want to continue our legacy.


What are your main duties in your position?
As VP Internal, my main duties revolve around the planning the marathon. I work with my executives to plan and execute special events throughout the year, support member engagement through morale, support and stay cause connected with our families at all times, and assist in planning all aspects of our marathon. I work with a family-focused mindset to deliver a year-round experience that is best for our members, community, and Riley families.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
Two of my favorite PUDM memories are the bowling event with the Riley families and our return to the in-person marathon this past year. Our bowling event was truly amazing because looking around, you were able to see the families smiling and laughing as well as forming relationships with our members. The marathon was also such a special experience because after having a virtual marathon, it was so fulfilling to be able to hear our Riley family stories again and see them supported throughout the whole 18 hours. One specific memory that made me so happy was seeing one of our Riley kids receive a headband for raising over $2500 this year! It is just a reminder of the impact these kids continue to make and how they can give back to Riley.


Favorite Quote
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light -Aristotle


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I can recite the entire She’s the Man movie

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Madalyn Jacobs

Madalyn Jacobs

VP Membership

Email: vpmembership@pudm.org


Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN


Major: Elementary Education


Previous PUDM Involvement: 2018 – Participant and Team Captain, 2019 – Participant, 2020 – Special Events Committee Member and Conductor, 2021 – Participant Communications Executive


Why did you want to be an executive?
I joined PUDM in 2018 because I wanted to be apart of something where I could be apart of something bigger than myself. I was so inspired by Tyler Trent’s story and it reminded me of the impact that Riley Hospital has had on so many people’s lives. I have known so many people, especially in my own family, whose lives have been positively impacted by Riley Hospital.


What are your main duties in your position?
In my position, I oversee committee member placement and culture, as well as ensuring that everyone has the best experience and culture. I assist with communication and engagement of all participants, team captains, and members of PUDM throughout the entire year. I also facilitate and develop PUDM’s relationship with Riley Hospital for Children. Additionally, I assist with internal, donor, alumni, and external organization stewardship. Finally, I am constantly researching the best membership practices to implement into our organization and collaborating with other Dance Marathon programs to continually improve the experience of members at all levels of involvement.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
My favorite PUDM memory was PUDM 2021. It was so exciting getting to see everyone at an in-person marathon that most people were experiencing for the first time EVER!


Favorite Quote
“Be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud” -Maya Angelou


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I can usually make up a silly dance to any song

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Faith Eriks

Faith Eriks

VP Finance

Email: vpfinance@pudm.org


Hometown: Munster, IN


Major: Pharmacy


Previous PUDM Involvement: 2019 Participant, 2020 Fundraising Conductor, 2021 Participant Relations Chair


Why did you want to be an executive?
I joined as a participant in 2019 and I was so inspired by our families and the kids. I wanted to do what I could to make an impact for them and that is why I continued to get more involved. I want every kid to know that they are not alone and we are with them in the fight to eradicate pediatric illnesses.


What are your main duties in your position?
VP Finance includes many different parts. I am responsible for managing the organization’s budget and expenses as well as tracking and processing donations for Riley Hospital for Children. To improve and reach our fundraising potential I work with my executives to develop year long plans and strategies.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
During the 2021 Riley Kid Talent Show when Eli sang You’ve Got a Friend in Me. My favorite part of the marathon is always the Riley Kid Talent Show but Eli was so happy singing and it really reminded again why we do what we do.


Favorite Quote
“All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them.” – Viola Davis


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I have an obsession with white cheddar hip peas

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Sydney Clifford

Sydney Clifford

Productions Media

Email: media@pudm.org


Hometown: Westfield, IN


Major: Cell, Molecular Developmental Biology


Previous PUDM Involvement: Productions Champion, Honors College Team Captain (Team Captain of the Year), High School Marathon Relations Executive


Why did you want to be an executive?
I joined PUDM because I had been involved in my high school’s Dance Marathon, and I have continued to fall in love with this organization and this cause. I continue to be a part of PUDM because I want to help every kid who goes into Riley Hospital to continue to be a kid and because I want to help support the researchers at Riley to be able to find cures.


What are your main duties in your position?
Within this position, I am responsible for running and maintaining PUDM’s online presence, from creating video content, operating our website, managing our social media, and live-streaming our marathon in November! Additionally, I work with the Productions Design Executive, Taylor, to run the Productions Committee!


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
My favorite PUDM memory has got to be the marathon this past year. It was incredible to see all of our hard work come together with one big event for our entire campus community.


Favorite Quote
“What would life be if we have no courage to attempt anything?” ― ​Vincent Van Gogh


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I LOVE film photography!

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Productions Media

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Taylor Raff

Taylor Raff

Productions Design

Email: design@pudm.org


Hometown: Zionsville, IN


Major: Genetics and Health and Disease


Previous PUDM Involvement: CM on Morale, conductor one year, color captain the other


Why did you want to be an executive?
I love this organization. This is my last marathon and I wanted to do as much as I could for the organization.


What are your main duties in your position?
Create graphics for PUDM for external use.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
Dream Big Circle during the marathon


Favorite Quote
“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one”


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
Drive a manual car

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Productions Design

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Annika Larson

Annika Larson

Merchandise

Email: merchandise@pudm.org


Hometown: Zionsville, IN


Major: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


Previous PUDM Involvement: Morale champion, yellow color captain, membership management chair


Why did you want to be an executive?
I wanted to be an executive this year to have a bigger impact on PUDM and to create close friendships with the entire leadership team.


What are your main duties in your position?
Designing and managing all merchandise and incentives for this marathon season.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
My freshman year Day of Miracles – dancing at the bell tower all night with the most welcoming people made me fall in love with PUDM!!


Favorite Quote
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I am allergic to corn <3

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Merchandise

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Jacob Hill

Jacob Hill

Recruitment

Email: recruitment@pudm.org


Hometown: Carmel,IN


Major: Biomedical Engineering


Previous PUDM Involvement: International Outreach Chair – Campus Relations , and Campus Relations Champion


Why did you want to be an executive?
I wanted to be an executive because of the family aspect and experience that comes with a leadership roll like this. Additionally I have been inspired by previous year’s Executives and they have helped me become more passionate for the cause.


What are your main duties in your position?
Recruitment of all participants and Fraternity, Sorority, and Co-Operative Life. Additionally putting on special events such as Greek Olympics and GOCO to help engage the Greek Community at Purdue


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
Day of Miracles last year was an amazing memory. I had such a great time and it was so fun to dance at the bell tower at 5 in the morning surrounded by friends!


Favorite Quote
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I have 10 dogs right now!

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Recruitment

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Costas Tsiolis

Costas Tsiolis

Campus Relations

Email: campusrelations@pudm.org


Hometown: Madison, WI


Major: Human Resource Development


Previous PUDM Involvement: Recruitment Chair for Public Relations


Why did you want to be an executive?
I wanted to be an exec for a lot of reasons. I really had a lot of fun with my past PUDM involvement, and wanted a chance to provide that same experience to others. I liked the idea of being more involved and contributing to the organization, while having a chance to grow as a leader.


What are your main duties in your position?
Campus Relations serves as the connecting point between PUDM and other campus groups, this includes other clubs, resident halls, cultural centers, and athletics just to name a few.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
I loved getting to see the Riley Kid Talent Show that is featured at the Marathon.


Favorite Quote
“The only way to make sense out of change it to plunge into it, move with it, and join in the dance” – Alan Watts


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I can snap with all my fingers at once

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Campus Relations

Finance

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Austin Howse

Austin Howse

Sponsorships Monetary

Email: monetary@pudm.org


Hometown: Carmel, IN


Major: Mechanical Engineering


Previous PUDM Involvement: Sponsorships Monetary Strategy Chair-2021


Why did you want to be an executive?
As a chair, seeing the executives above me work so incredibly hard to give the kids at Riley hope made me want to do the same. No child and family should have to deal with the pain of cancer and I can only hope that I can make a fraction of the difference in achieving that.


What are your main duties in your position?
As the Sponsorships Monetary Executive, I am responsible for maintaining and building on relationships with corporate donors around the Indiana region.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
The dream big circle for PUDM 2021. I think it was then that it really hit me how hard everyone had worked to make the marathon and how much they truly cared for the organization.


Favorite Quote
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that had gone before ― Jacob A. Riis. So often does it seem like no progress is being made when you actually may be right on the edge of achieving your goals. You just might not be able to see it.


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I can do impressions, for example Elmo and Carl Wheezer.

Sponsorships Monetary

Sponsorships Monetary

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Maddie Hunter

Maddie Hunter

Fundraising

Email: fundraising@pudm.org


Hometown: Westfield, IN


Major: Pharmacy


Previous PUDM Involvement: Riley Relations Champion, Fundraising Development Chair


Why did you want to be an executive?
I have been involved with dance marathons since freshman


What are your main duties in your position?
Scheduling Fundraising Challenges, Facilitating a Positive Fundraising Culture, Fundraising Education


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
The 2021 marathon- I connected with a Riley kid named Cohen that night. He followed my color track and I for hours; we ran around and played games for most of the night. He is a such sweet kid, and I was so happy to spend my time with such a rambunctious ball of joy.


Favorite Quote
​”My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I am a secret true crime junkie! I love true crime podcasts and documentaries.

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Fundraising

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Lauren Lenk

Lauren Lenk

High School Marathon Relations

Email: hsrelations@pudm.org


Hometown: Mooresville, IN


Major: Kinesiology


Previous PUDM Involvement: HSMR committee member and then the HSMR Management Chair


Why did you want to be an executive?
I wanted to keep showing the passion I have for this organization/cause and keep getting professional leadership experiences while changing kids’ health!


What are your main duties in your position?
I work with our 10 high school marathons in order to provide them with support and resources throughout the year and in event to help them have a successful marathon!


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
My first bucket blitz in Fishers with my lovely executive, co-chair and HSMR committee in 2021!


Favorite Quote
“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” — Winnie the Pooh


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I broke my leg/ankle in 3 places by playing Pac-Man in my grandmas driveway.

High School Marathon Relations

High School Marathon Relations

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Isabella White

Isabella White

Sponsorships In-Kind

Email: inkind@pudm.org


Hometown: Carmel, IN


Major: Human Resource Development


Previous PUDM Involvement: HSMR champion and Donor Relations Chair


Why did you want to be an executive?
The dance marathon program has truly shaped me into who I am today and I saw becoming an executive as a way to further commit myself to this organization that has given me so much and to continue to support such a worthwhile cause.


What are your main duties in your position?
My position is responsible for securing all of the food for the marathon, organizing Skip-A-Meals, and fulfilling donation requests for special events, booths, etc.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
My favorite PUDM memory was the Dream Big circle at PUDM 2021. It was very surreal to finally be at an in-person marathon and the Dream Big circle was a moment that put everyone’s hard work into perspective and reminded us why we do what we do.


Favorite Quote
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I’ve never had celery

Sponsorships In-Kind

Sponsorships In-Kind

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Molly Angel

Molly Angel

Accounting

Email: accounting@pudm.org


Hometown: Crown Point, IN


Major: Industrial Engineering


Previous PUDM Involvement: 2019 Team Captain, 2020 Ducks Champion, 2021 FSCL Committee Member and Conductor


Why did you want to be an executive?
I have been involved in dance marathons ever since my freshman year of high school. It has meant so much to me throughout the years, especially during the 2021 marathon when I completely fell in love with the organization. I just wanted to play a bigger role and get more involved for my last year and give back to an organization that has given me so much.


What are your main duties in your position?
I am in charge of running our bucket blitzes and weekly cannings. I am also the designated safety officer and oversee money handling procedures within the organization.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
My favorite PUDM memory was at the 2021 marathon after the second meal when my committee members and I plotted to gather as many Insomnia cookies as possible to last us the rest of the marathon and we ended up with way more than we could eat.


Favorite Quote
“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I learned how to spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious backwards at the age of 5.

Accounting

Accounting

Internal

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Katie Deming

Katie Deming

Logistics

Email: logistics@pudm.org


Hometown: Portage, MI


Major: Marketing & General Management


Previous PUDM Involvement: Participant, Logs CM, Logs Chair (Event Operations Chair)


Why did you want to be an executive?
PUDM has been such a huge part of my time here at Purdue and I wanted to have a bigger leadership role for my last year.


What are your main duties in your position?
I’m in charge of planning the marathon timeline, layout, entertainment acts, and security


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
When Logs won Miracle Madness last year


Favorite Quote
“You are what you love” – Taylor Swift


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I can quote almost all of The Hunger Games word for word

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Logistics

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Lucas Wuestefeld

Lucas Wuestefeld

Morale

Email: morale@pudm.org


Hometown: Middletown, IN


Major: Environmental and Ecological Engineering


Previous PUDM Involvement: 3 years Morale CM, 2 years Morale Color Cap


Why did you want to be an executive?
Everyone on Morale is the actual LOML and becoming a leader within the organization and committee has always been a goal of mine!


What are your main duties in your position?
Create the mix for the line dance, develop a plan for committee member engagement throughout the year, lead the morale committee


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
Turbo hustling in front of the dancing lady at bucket blitz in indy


Favorite Quote
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – MLK Jr


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I have to look a the serial number on Cinnamon Toast Crunch boxes because I like some boxes better than others

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Morale

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Jason Zuñiga

Jason Zuñiga

Riley Relations

Email: rileyrelations@pudm.org


Hometown: Goshen, IN


Major: Neurobiology and Physiology


Previous PUDM Involvement: Riley Relations Champion (2020) and Family Relations Chair (2021)


Why did you want to be an executive?
After being on the Riley Relations committee for the past two marathons, I have grown close to our kiddos and the families that we serve, as well as the committee members that work so hard to help build strong relationships with them.


What are your main duties in your position?
As the Riley Relations Executive, I act as a bridge between our Riley families and the members of our organization to keep them at the forefront of all that we do.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
My favorite PUDM memory was when I was bawling my eyes out after the Dream Big Circle and my family pairing, the Phillips family, came up to me, and they each hugged me. Landon presented me with a rose from the PUDMen dance that had no petals on it, and I cried even harder than before. I cherish the dead stem to this day, and my love for this organization has never been greater.


Favorite Quote
“We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace.” – Peggy Tabor Millin


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I have a list on the notes app of my phone with the license plate numbers of all the cars that have ever wronged me.

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Riley Relations

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Sarah Hauser

Sarah Hauser

Special Events

Email: specialevents@pudm.org


Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN


Major: Pharmacy


Previous PUDM Involvement: Sponsorships CM, Special Events Chair


Why did you want to be an executive?
I like having the opportunity to impact PUDM in a way that’s larger than personal fundraising. I think being an executive comes with the opportunity to impact a lot of people on a personal level and I’m so excited to really involve everyone in the process of brainstorming and planning Spvents!


What are your main duties in your position?
I am responsible for PUDM outreach to our campus and the community through special events, either to promote engagement, fundraise, or educate about our mission!


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
Over the summer, I had the privilege to work at a summer camp for kids and adults with disabilities and one of the campers I really connected with opened up to me about his history at Riley Hospital for Children and how they gave him life saving care. That was the first time I really realized my “why” for PUDM, and later that day I introduced PUDM to the camper’s family.


Favorite Quote
“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” – Mark Twain


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I’m sorry for this one, but I get nauseous and throw up an obnoxious amount of times at the most embarrassing times for no reason.

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Special Events

Membership

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Lauren Grumbacher

Lauren Grumbacher

Participant Communications

Email: communications@pudm.org


Hometown: Carmel,IN


Major: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


Previous PUDM Involvement: Fundraising Education Chair in 2021, Riley Relations Champion in 2020


Why did you want to be an executive?
I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself and grow in my knowledge of the organization. I wanted to work alongside people who are just as passionate about our cause as I am. I also think that its a great way to make friends and have stronger connections with awesome people.


What are your main duties in your position?
Relaying PUDM information to participants, creating a Team Captain program and mentoring those members, cultivating a positive participant experience


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
Seeing the marathon in person last year was one of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve had. Meeting some of the families, hearing their stories, talking with CM’s and participants. I loved every second of it and that made such an impact on me


Favorite Quote
Everything happens for a reason- I always just say this to myself when I get worried


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
Most of my fingers pop when I bend them. Both of my pinkies are sideways

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Participant Communication

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Natalie Hammond

Natalie Hammond

Development

Email: development@pudm.org


Hometown: Carmel,IN


Major: Nursing


Previous PUDM Involvement: CM for Campus Relations from fall 2020-fall 2021. Conductor for 2021


Why did you want to be an executive?
I wanted to make more of an impact on his organization. As a nursing major and Riley kid myself, it was extremely important for me to be able to do everything I can to support the kids. I also wanted to improve my leadership and delegation skills for later in my life.


What are your main duties in your position?
I am in charge of placing CM’s into committees based off their application. I oversee the Conductor/Champion program and help Captains build relationships with their CM’s. Finally, I am in charge of DEI within PUDM and how to improve our own involvement.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
My favorite memory was Bucket Blitz in the fall of 2021 where we spent the night at Micheal’s home. We had so many laughs and raised so much money, even though we froze our butts off in front of the Muncie Walmart.


Favorite Quote
“And though she be but little, she is fierce” – William Shakespeare


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I’m 4’8″

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Development

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Delaney Cummings

Delaney Cummings

Internal Stewardship

Email: internalstewardship@pudm.org


Hometown: Seymour, IN


Major: Biology


Previous PUDM Involvement: In-Kind Sponsorships Executive, Riley Relations CM, Public Relations CM


Why did you want to be an executive?
I became an executive to make meaningful connections with Riley kids, meet other students that are dedicated to changing kids health, and involve the Purdue community in our efforts.


What are your main duties in your position?
Fostering communication and relationships between all members of PUDM and helping everyone in the organization feel welcomed and appreciated. Planning and facilitating events like Participant Appreciation Week, Committee Member Appreciation Day, and Family Stewardship Day. Creating a positive atmosphere that recognizes members, speakers, and internal supporters of PUDM for their contributions and dedication to the kids at Riley Hospital for Children.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
Dancing, drinking way too much coffee, and hanging out with the Sponsorships committee while serving food in Krach Leadership Center during PUDM 2021.


Favorite Quote
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
During my breaks from school, I work as a phlebotomist in a hospital lab!

Internal Stewardship

Internal Stewardship

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Autumn Yang

Autumn Yang

External Stewardship

Email: externalstewardship@pudm.org


Hometown: Vincennes, IN


Major: Construction Management


Previous PUDM Involvement: Hospital Relations Chair (2021), Kappa Alpha Theta Team Captain (2020), Riley R CM (2019-2020)


Why did you want to be an executive?
I wanted to become an executive because I want to continue to grow with PUDM. I believe that each of the executives sees this organization as an extension of ourselves that we cherish greatly and want to see it continue to grow by contributing my efforts.


What are your main duties in your position?
My main duties are to maintain a strong relationship between PUDM donors, alumni and Riley Hospital for Children by stewarding and engaging with them throughout the year, while also leading my chairs to assist me in my duties.


What is your favorite PUDM memory?
My favorite PUDM memory is when I was on Riley R, there was a bowling social with Riley families. I was able to meet the most amazing Riley kid, who stunned me with all of her talents and capabilities, and she ended up becoming my Riley pairing for the year.


Favorite Quote
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?
I have over fifty hoodies but I probably only wear the same handful on a weekly basis.

External Stewardship

External Stewardship