Team PHenomenal Hope has two full time staff members.

Executive Director

Linda Appleby

Linda joins Team PHenomenal Hope with more than 15 years of development and fundraising experience, working in higher education, and healthcare at the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and then the ProHealth Care Foundation. While working in the Cardiovascular Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin, she first learned of the impact of pulmonary hypertension. The inspiring patient and family stories lead her to work with families, patients, volunteers and other stakeholders to raise funds to create research seed grants to advance patient treatments for PH, and to create patient impact grants to help with unmet patient needs. Linda is an avid cross country skier, kayaker, and enjoys biking. She also enjoys nature photography, and is active in her church and community.
linda@teamphenomenalhope.org

Program Manager

Katie Werner

Katie joins Team Phenomenal Hope with a background in nonprofit development. While earning her Bachelor’s degree at Ball State University in east central Indiana, Katie fell in love with the nonprofit sector interning in the development department at the Second Harvest Food Bank. Soon after graduating with a degree in public relations and marketing, Katie moved to Chicagoland and began working at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Midwest Chapter as the development manager. During her time at PHA, Katie grew an irrevocable connection with the PH community, and a desire to work toward a cure. Katie delights in traveling with her husband, reading, and swimming.
katie@teamphenomenalhope.org