Board of Directors

Dr. Karen Kelly, President (Edgewater, MD)

Karen Kelly is a proud team member at the Anne Arundel County Food Bank where she oversees the database, reporting, and other ‘behind the scenes’ functions as a member of the development team. She is a fan of sports, 90s alternative music, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and 2 sons, including coaching their baseball team. She manages the day-to-day operations of TTH in addition to leading the Board of Directors. Karen also stays current in education by teaching master’s level courses at Southern New Hampshire University.

She can be reached at kkelly@throughtheheart.org

Education:
University of Pittsburgh, 2003 → Bachelor of Arts – Communication, Journalism, History
University of Tennessee, 2004 → Master of Science – Communication
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 2013 → Doctor of Education – Educational Leadership

Sean Kelly, Vice President & Treasurer (Edgewater, MD)

Sean Kelly, a Chicago native, is 20 years into his career in the sports and entertainment industry and currently serving as the Box Office Manager for Show Place Arena and Equestrian Center.  Previously, he worked at The George Washington University, Phoenix Coyotes, and with Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi athletics.  Sean enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, watching sports (including coaching his boys!), traveling, and music.  Sean, a co-founder, plays a support role in assisting with all areas of Through the Heart to make it the number one source of pregnancy loss education in the nation.  

He can be reached at skelly@throughtheheart.org.

Education:
Quincy University, 2003 → Bachelor of Arts – Media Studies/Sports Communication
Western Illinois University, 2005 → Master of Science – Kinesiology/Sports Management


Donnie Bielak, Secretary (Blue Bell, PA)

Donnie Bielak, a New Jersey native, possesses over a decade of experience in the electric power industry as an employee of PJM Interconnection in Valley Forge, PA since 2004. Currently, he holds the position of Manager, Reliability Engineering and is responsible for managing the high-voltage electricity grid to ensure reliability for more than 60 million people across 13 states. Donnie enjoys spending time with his wife and three children as well as playing baseball at a competitive level. Donnie plays a support role in assisting with Through the Heart’s website and internet presence.

He can be reached at dbielak@throughtheheart.org.

Education:
Drexel University, 2007 → Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering
Drexel University, 2010 → Master of Science – Electrical Engineering
Drexel University, 2010 → Master of Science – Engineering Management


Sarrah Williams, Director (Oklahoma)

Sarrah Williams is from the great state of Oklahoma. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and her dogs Bowtruckle and Chewbacca. She has been in the Air Force Reserves for 9 years where she trained as an Aerospace Medical Technician and and Air Battle Manager. She currently holds the position of Management and Program Analyst where she provides Green Belt skills and improvement methods for the only AWACS Reserve Squadron in the Air Force. Her idol is Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation and her favorite quote is, “Now go find your team. Get to work. Whatever that work is that you find worth doing. Do it, and find some people to love who’ll do it with you.”

She can be reached at swilliams@throughtheheart.org.

Education:
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, 2010 → Associate of Applied Science – Applied Technology
Mid-America Christian University, 2014 → Bachelor of Science – Management and Ethics


Jessica Boiardi, Director (Queens, NY)

Jessica Boiardi is a dynamic leader with a passion for advertising and a heart dedicated to community service. Jess has carved out a successful career in the fast-paced world of advertising operations, working at companies including Warner Media, Mashable, Complex, and currently Group Black. Beyond the professional realm, Jess loves volunteering, embodying a commitment to making a positive impact on the community. Whether it’s supporting local initiatives or contributing time and energy to charitable organizations, Jess’s dedication to giving back is truly admirable.  She has been an active volunteer for Through the Heart for 2.5 years, working on social and engaging with members needing someone to talk to.

With a wealth of experience in the advertising industry and a genuine desire to make a difference, Jess stands as a testament to the power of combining professional success with a strong sense of social responsibility. Outside of work and volunteering, Jessica is an active member of her community board and PTA, loves running and riding her Peloton, and proudly holds a season ticket package for the New York Knicks.

She can be reached at jboiardi@throughtheheart.org.

Education:
St. Francis College, 2005 → Bachelor of Arts – Communication