Ronica Ingram – Executive Director
Ronica Ingram is the Executive Director at JNF. She grew up in the small town of Valliant, Oklahoma. After high school she attended Oklahoma State University and received her B.S. in International Business with a minor in Marketing and Spanish. She has spent the last 9 years in non-profit management with a focus on volunteer and event management as well as development. During that time she also received her M.S. in International Business and Economic Development. She and her husband enjoy the sport of baseball and spending time with their family. They are a blended family and have 4 beautiful boys together!
Lisa Ellis – Development/Admin Specialist
Lisa Ellis is a true professional with a caring heart! She has over 30 years in sales, recruitment, and fund raising experiences.
One of her goals in life has been to always connect and associate herself with companies that provide life-long and life saving benefits to its customers and associates.
“Being able to help people improve their quality of life is extremely important to me!”
Her goal in this endeavor is to begin immediately getting to know everyone involved and hopefully help them to help others with knowledge, resources, and information. Never hesitate to give her a call, send her a test, or drop her a line on email.
Jill Trygg- Marketing Intern
Jill Trygg is a senior majoring in digital media management and marketing in at Valley City State University in North Dakota and is an intern with JNF. She lives in rural ND near the state’s capitol, Bismarck and works for an agricultural lender. Jill’s light of her world are her 2 sons, Wyatt – 21, and Sutton – 18. When not at work or school, Jill enjoys owning a small business, Daydreams, and being outdoors with her family.
Jill was first introduced to the Joe Niekro Foundation when Sutton, then 16, was diagnosed with a brain aneurism. Though the power of digital communications, she has found reliable information and a supportive community within the JNF family. During her internship, her goals are to learn more about connecting through virtual platforms, develop a better understanding of non-profit businesses, and strengthen relationships with those who invest in aneurism research and awareness promotion. Jill is looking forward to graduation in May and applying what she has learned!
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