Lauren Elise Memorial Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who each bring their own strengths, talents, and abilities to fulfill the mission of our organization.
Co-Founder and Chairman
Lauren's Dad Mark is a loving husband and father to his 2 boys and beautiful daughter Lauren.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Mark resides with his family in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area where he serves as Vice President of Power Dyne Inc, a Tulsa based manufacturing company. As Lauren's father, he spent three years passionately evaluating and seeking the very best in critical medical care, and choosing world-class cardiology and cardio-thoracic surgical teams located at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Mark is dedicated to honoring Lauren's legacy by raising critical funds to support the medical community in the advancement of early detection, intervention, and research, as well as treatment and care for CHD kids and their families. It is his vision and mission to help prevent other families from experiencing the devastating loss his family has experienced.
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman
Kirsten is a loving wife & mother to her 2 boys and precious angel. She and her family reside in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area where she works as a Speech-Language Pathologist both in the Jenks Public School system and at St. John Medical Center. Kirsten graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2001 and received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Tulsa in 2002. As Lauren's mother, she devoted her life to the health and well- being of her daughter by managing her medical care, becoming an advocate for CHD through multiple local organizations, and providing Lauren every opportunity possible to have a joyful and happy life. It is her mission to preserve Lauren's memory and battle against CHD through the establishment of this foundation.
Dan is a husband and the proud father of two daughters. Dan is a trusted friend and advisor to the Hilsheimer family.
He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service. A successful entrepreneur, Dan is owner and director of Schaudt's Funeral Service of Glenpool, OK. He is currently a member of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association Disaster Team, and previously served as President and board member for the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Glenpool Public Schools Academic Foundation for Excellence, member of the City of Glenpool Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. Dan gracefully served as the funeral director for Lauren's service, caring for her and the Hilsheimer family with great love and compassion.
Yvette Braaks Hart
Yvette is a loving wife and mother of two boys, as well as a trusted friend to the Hilsheimer Family. She knew Lauren well and loved her deeply. Yvette is a licensed Oklahoma attorney in solo practice with an emphasis in juvenile law. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, TX). In 2002 she earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law. Yvette also assists her husband, Joe Hart, with his business, Clean Sweep Janitorial, Inc.
Director and Secretary
Amber is a loving wife and active stay-at-home mom. She is a close friend to the Hilsheimer family and has dedicated a tremendous amount of support and time to help the Hilsheimer family through this difficult time.
Amber received her Bachelor's degree in Family Relations and Child Development from Oklahoma State University in 2000. She has taught in local school districts, and worked in corporate revenue accounting. Amber is an active member of the community serving on various committees with the Jenks Public School PTAG. She is also an active member of the South Tulsa Baptist Church, and serves as chairman for the Habitat for Humanity annual gala.