Executive Director, Madonna McGuire Smith
Madonna began as Development/Events Director for HFO in January of 2013. She has extensive experience in nonprofit organizations ranging from agricultural development to hemophilia. She was the Development Director/Hemophilia Walk Manager for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter for four years before moving to Oregon. She earned her masters degree in Public Administration from Iowa State University. Madonna’s experiences include teaching Middle and High School Social Studies, High School and Collegiate coaching as well as youth development and international agricultural development. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family. Madonna is married and has two daughters and two sons, all with bleeding disorders.
Ellie joined the HFO team in early 2019. She founded a small nonprofit and worked for several other organizations before becoming part of the bleeding disorders community. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she moved to Oregon to earn her BA from Oregon State University. She spends her free time writing fiction and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her fiance.