Gems of Hope, Inc. Staff

Executive Director: Chad Hammar

I’m Chad Hammar the Executive Director of Gems. Iowa born and raised, I come here from Fort Dodge where I was a non-profit Executive Director with nearly 10 years of leadership in the not-for-profit world. In my spare time, you can find me cooking, reading, walking, or watching/attending sporting events. Together, we’re all going to do some great things for some very special people.

Kaytee Rairdin: Office & Volunteer Coordinator

I’m Kaytee Rairdin, the Office Coordinator for Gems of Hope! I grew up in an Army family and have lived in Iowa for the last 10 years. I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts. I enjoy reading; listening to podcasts; science fiction; whale watches; and Disney World. I also love being a part of the Gems of Hope team and look forward to the continued success of bringing hope to cancer patients.