Kristianne Stewart, Founder & CEO

Kristianne Stewart, Founder & CEO

Kristianne was called to her purpose after walking alongside her two sisters-in-law and her sister as they each bravely battled cancer. As a visionary of God’s love and compassion, Kristianne shares a message of hope and the power of forgiveness with women battling cancer – one compassionate act at a time. Author, speaker and collector of people, Kristianne inspires us to lead with love and live our best life. She is the perpetual seeker of grand adventures and shares this gift of life with her husband Royal and their two amazing daughters, Grace and Annelise.

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Dylan Bass, Social Media Manager

Dylan Bass, Social Media Manager

Dylan leads our social media team with his wife Courtney. As a talented creative, he has a unique eye and a fresh perspective. This Florida resident, who can play a mean guitar, manages our social media platforms and provides a real-time experience into our organization. Having been a solid support system to his wife as both her parents passed from cancer, Dylan has a heart for CTC.

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Courtney Bass, Social Media Assistant

Courtney Bass, Social Media Assistant

Courtney, having lost both her parents to cancer, and supporting her Overcomer sister Sunny, makes this Compassionista a valued member of our creative social media team. Armed with an infectious laugh, she peddles joy to everyone she meets. Courtney is the proud dog mom of Henry and Clementine. She loves coffee, music, food, and a good chuckle.

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Gina Berglund, Administrative Assistant

Gina Berglund, Administrative Assistant

Gina is a Chicagoland area native. Blessed with three beautiful daughters, a husband of 13 years and a dog named McGee, she joins Compassion That Compels with a back ground in event planning and a love of volunteering in her community & church.

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Nicola Bone, Sister 2 Sister Program Coordinator

Nicola Bone, Sister 2 Sister Program Coordinator

Nicola lives with her two young sons Thomas and Aidan, and their ever faithful pug, Duncan. She is a social worker for hospice and a breast cancer Overcomer who participated in both our Sister 2 Sister and On Your Feet Programs, which paved the way to her seeing a bright future of opportunity to help others though CTC.

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Leo Combe, Board Member & Logistics Coordinator

Leo Combe, Board Member & Logistics Coordinator

Leo handles inventory located in the Compassion Cottage and can be found assisting Rosie whenever she calls on him. He is a Louisiana native who, after relocating his family more times he would like to admit, retired and returned to life in Covington with his beautiful bride, Rosie. Leo also serves in the prison ministry and is involved in transitional housing for released inmates.

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Rosie Combe, Board Member & Cottage Manager

Rosie Combe, Board Member & Cottage Manager

Lovingly known as ‘Momma Rosie,’ she has been standing beside Kristianne since the inception of Compassion That Compels; praying while packing, shipping Compassion Bags, and hand-writing her heart-felt prayers for Overcomers all over the world. Celebrating more than 50 glorious years of marriage with her husband Leo, they have two sons, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Rhonda Ebel, Lead Compassionista Sister

Rhonda Ebel, Lead Compassionista Sister

Rhonda is a breast cancer Overcomer residing in Mandeville, Louisiana. She has been happily married to her husband Keith for 36 wonderful years, and together they have two daughters, Erica and Jeanné, and three grandchildren. Rhonda feels God’s presence in her life and knows He is always by her side. She shares her heart and her faith, and inspires others to engage in acts of kindness.

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Jennifer Fritz Reavis, Program Director

Jennifer Fritz Reavis, Program Director

Jennifer resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband Chris, daughter Olivia and their family dog named Bunny. This Overcomer received Compassion Bag 1501 in 2015 when diagnosed with breast cancer. Overcoming her diagnosis and treatment, her new purpose is her passion: supporting women diagnosed with cancer. Her favorite place is the San Francisco Bay Area, where she enjoys the diversity of people, the serenity of the fog, and all of the food.

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Telena Haneline, On Your Feet Program Coordinator

Telena Haneline, On Your Feet Program Coordinator

Telena and her husband Chris have been married for 15 years, and together they have two daughters – Ally and Lesa Marie. She is a first grade teacher, and when she’s not joyfully managing her daily duties, she’s looking for an opportunity to serve the Lord. As a breast cancer Overcomer, she feels a sincere connection to each woman she gifts a Compassion Bag.

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Tracy Layman, Board Member

Tracy Layman, Board Member

Tracy, her husband Steve, and son Asa Reece, feel blessed to call Tennessee their home. As an Overcomer of Stage-IV cancer, she is ever grateful to God and sets her sights on the beauty He lays before her in the Great Smoky Mountains where she often enjoys hiking.

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Juliee 'Jules' Montelaro, Executive Board Member

Juliee 'Jules' Montelaro, Executive Board Member

Jules was formerly a neonatal ICU nurse, and has dedicated herself to the non-profit sector for over a decade. She is wife to Dan and is mother of two very active teenaged boys. Jules enjoys nature and is passionate about radiating positivity.

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