Team IncludeAbility

Board of Directors

 
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Trace Dandrea

Founder

Trace has completed multiple Ironman's, marathon's, a 50K ultra-marathon, qualified for the Boston Marathon and an 11 mile swim race.  His love of competing continues into his 50's; with a greater purpose to build IncludeAbility because of the positive impact it has had on his son Anthony's physical, social and intellectual development.

Trace is a Sr. Director of Sales for McCain Foods USA, the world leader in Frozen French Fries and Appetizers.  Trace has worked for McCain for 24 years and is responsible for over $700 million in sales.  In 2016, McCain Foods awarded him their Global Heroes Award for his dedication to volunteerism outside of his profession. 

Trace served in a volunteer position as a Region Director and VP of Development for Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome (RODS.org) since 2012.  He has personally raised more than $95,000 and helped secure over $250,000 in grants and sponsorships, including corporate support from the Idaho Potato Commission.  During this tenure, RODS has supported the adoption of 25 orphans from around the world.

Trace is a frequent speaker at Idaho youth teams and encourages acceptance of those who are different than themselves and that everyone wins with IncludeAbility.

 email:  includeability@cableone.net

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jennifer dandrea

 love

Although she has never competed in an Ironman nor has she run the Boston Marathon, Jennifer brings "LOVE" to IncludeAbility. Being the mother of a child with Down syndrome, Jennifer sees the impact that inclusion - on any level or in any activity - makes to everyone involved. When love is first, we all win with IncludeAbility.

Jennifer is a volunteer, small business owner and elementary school substitute teacher.  As the owner of “Just Cookies by Jen,” she provides cookies for retail locations in the Boise community.  Although she has served in many roles over the years, Dandrea cherishes being a caregiver to her children; her son Anthony (who has DS) has been a source of continual inspiration and has strengthened her faith.

Jennifer has served her local community for over 15 years, coining the phrase at Hidden Springs Elementary “The Power of One,” demonstrating that small deeds can make lasting impact.  Every year she’d execute clothing drives  for  neighboring schools in need.  The calling continued into Hillside Jr. High where she collects clothing and hygiene items for the school’s refugee population.  Dandrea also serves as the Special Education Liaison on the Parent Teacher Organization.

Jennifer has a BA in English from Mount Saint Mary’s.  She served on the Hidden Springs Swim Club BOD from 2012-2014 and the Idaho Regional Ballet BOD from 2014-2017 and was an active participant in Racing for Orphans with Down syndrome (RODS.org).  She believes wholeheartedly in the inclusion of children with special needs in the general population classroom and has been an outspoken advocate on this topic with school administrations.

email:  jenniferlynndandrea@gmail.com

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Doug                   cole  

creative

Doug has completed multiple ironman's, marathons and qualified for the Boston Marathon.  He has a greater purpose in life to help others and is motivated by a nephew with Spina Bfida.  His "CREATIVITY" comes from conducting innovative marketing programs for the J.R. Simplot Company.

Doug is the Director of Marketing & communications at Simplot Plant Sciences located in Boise, Idaho.  In this capacity, Cole is responsible for building consumer, academic and potato industry acceptance for the Innate® biotech potato.  Under his leadership, the Innate® first and second generation potatoes have received support from leading potato research institutions, major U.S. potato producing grower associations and approval from the USDA, FDA and EPA.   In 2015, Innate® technology was integrated into the White Russet™ fresh market potato which has sold in over 40 U.S. states, becoming the World’s first commercialized biotech potato with consumer traits. 

Cole began his career at Simplot in 2012 after 14 years in technology marketing and corporate communications at Hewlett-Packard.  He has a BA in government from St. Lawrence University.    He has been a member of the Idaho team for Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome (RODS.og) since 2013 and also serves on the boards of the Brian Olson Memorial Golf Classic, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and the Riverstone International School Parent Athletic Council.

email:  doug.cole@simplot.com

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Stephanie fornander

leader

Stephanie has completed multiple Ironman's, marathons, qualified for the Boston Marathon and the 70.3 Ironman World Championship.   She continues to "LEAD" kids teaching them how to be a leader with IncludeAbility.

Stephanie is the Athletic Fitness Instructor at Boise High School where she encourages students to live healthy, inspired lives by reaching their personal fitness goals.  She previously served for 18 years as the Athletic Fitness, Health and Physical Education Teacher at Eagle High School as well as the varsity women’s soccer coach.  Fornander is a three-time 5A Idaho High School Coach of the Year recipient and has won two district and state championships in her 17-year tenure.  While at Eagle High, Stephanie inspired her soccer team to coordinate three disability inclusion events which included special education students.

Fornander also owns Body2Fit (body2fit.com) and has served as a personal trainer and boot camp instructor for over 11 years.  She has received certifications as a Personal Fitness Trainer (IFPA Certification), Certified Fitness Health/Nutrition Consultant/Life Coach (IFPA Certification), and Certified Sports Nutrition & Sports Fitness Trainer (IFPA Certification).

Fornander attended Washington State University and holds a BS in Exercise Physiology and a Master’s Degree in Education.  She lives in Northwest Boise with her husband and two children. She has been a member of the Idaho team for Racing for Orphans with Down syndrome (RODS.og) and has also served on the Hidden Springs Swim Club BOD from 2012 to 2014. 

email:  sfornander@neurilink.com

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dave                   mckinney

passion

Dave is a  five time Boston Marathon qualifier and has run worldwide completing marathons on four continents.  He embodies his passion of “Run Happy and Believe” with special hope and promise for youth to have the opportunity to participate in running by building fitness, confidence and friendships.

David is the owner and founding partner of DMG Real Estate Partners a commercial real estate development company and LDM Real Estate Services providing client consulting services in real estate negotiation, commercial project management, investment and development.   A veteran in the corporate real estate industry, McKinney has been involved in market analysis, site selection, lease and contract negotiation, development planning and project management for over 35 years.

As Group Vice President of Real Estate with Albertsons Food Stores, McKinney held various positions in store development including supervision of company real estate activities in 30 states, nationwide surplus property disposition, non-retail real estate and construction, office services and property management. 

He is a lifelong runner which began in elementary school and has stretched six decades with  races in London, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Boston, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Missoula and Eugene, Oregon.  McKinney resides in Boise, Idaho with his wife Christine and two children.

 

email:  ldm@ctcweb.net