About the Foundation
The Cole Parker Randall Foundation was established in 2014 by Cole's parents Dave and Shawna Randall and their children Jase and Cade Randall, Cole's older brothers. The foundation was founded in loving memory of Cole Parker Randall, who passed away just one day shy of 11 weeks old from a genetic, neuromuscular condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
The foundation is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was established with the vision to (1) Raise awareness of the number one genetic cause of mortality in infants, (2) Raise funds to support SMA research, (3) To honor Cole’s life, memory, and smile.
In honoring Cole’s legacy, The Cole Parker Randall Foundation has partnered with the CureSMA organization focusing on the accelerated discovery of an effective treatment and cure for SMA through conducting basic research, drug discovery, clinical research, and care research.
Sydne Doan Kelly Gallagher Nikki James Tom Wissbaum Dave Randall Annalisa Bayne Shawna Randall
Sydne is one of the original founding members of the Cole Parker Randall Foundation coordinating public relations, social media, and events.
With her experience, she brings to the foundation a broad background in media, public relations and planning live events. She currently works for an Interior Design firm. Prior to her current role, Sydne worked in television as a producer of sports and music programming and events.
Sydne grew up in Tualatin, and is a graduate of Oregon State University, with a BA in Speech communication and a minor in multi-media. She is the mother of three, two sons, Luke and Drew, a daughter, Barrett. She enjoys cooking, travel, being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and watching her kids play soccer, basketball, baseball, and gymnastics. She is dedicated to making a positive impact through volunteer work, and serves on the PTA Board of her children’s school and has spent time volunteering for both CASA and the Make-A-Wish Foundation prior to lending support to the Cole Parker Randall Foundation.
Kelly joined the Cole Parker Randall Foundation in its inaugural year in the coordination of procurement and auction planning.
She brings extensive experience in fundraising, and has served as a Board member for the Northwest Oracle Users Group in addition to her children’s schools. Kelly currently works as a Senior Oracle Consultant for Jibe Consulting, Inc., focusing on Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Financials Management, and new implementations for a range of industry sectors across the United States.
Kelly grew up in both Eugene, OR and Scottsdale, AZ where she attended Arizona State University. She currently lives in Tigard with her husband and 2 sons, Jack and Brock. As avid sports fans, they can often be found cheering on the Ducks and Beavers or at a basketball court, football, soccer, or baseball field around town!
Nikki joined the Cole Parker Randall Foundation at the inception and has served in a number of capacities, including auction procurement and coordination.
Nikki’s experience stems from serving as a key member of Nike’s Human Resources Direct Organization, were she is the Leave of Absence Supervisor. She is responsible for staff and operations management of the department. Her extensive experience in the FMLA/Disability arena and over 15 years of experience in HR enable her to provide a superior level of service to employees across Nike’s America’s region (US, Canada and Mexico). Prior to joining Nike’s HR team in August of 2000, Nikki worked in HR and Customer Service in the banking industry.
Nikki is a resident of Tigard and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the Portland State University. She and her husband are the proud parents of very active twins, son Joey and daughter Ella.
Tom joined the Cole Parker Randall Foundation board as the Treasurer.
Tom has been the owner/operator of a successful C.P.A. practice for over 30 years, during which he spent nine years as a Division President of multiple divisions for Tree of Life, Inc., an International Specialty and Natural Foods Distributor, where he eventually relocated to the corporate headquarters to become the company’s Chief Financial Officer.
Tom is a graduate of Portland State University, with degrees in accounting and finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant. For almost twenty years, Tom served as a Board Member and Treasurer for the American Tinnitus Association and he has also spent time as the auditor of the Miss Oregon USA Pageant many years. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, and previously served as the Treasurer of Sertoma Club of Portland. He is the proud grandfather of Jase, Cade, and Cole.
Dave is one of the co-Founders of the Cole Parker Randall Foundation.
He currently serves as the Director of Investment Operations for the Oregon State Treasury’s Investment Division where he is responsible for operational oversight of the state’s $90+ Billion in managed funds. Prior to that, Dave was the Senior Managing Director of Operations for a Northwest based Investment Advisory Firm.
He earned his Masters of Business Administration from Colorado State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Oregon Business School. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, and a certified Six Sigma LEAN Green Belt.
Dave serves as an Officer on the Executive Board and Treasurer for the Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation and is as a member of the foundation’s investment committee. He is also a member of the CureSMA organization. Dave loves coaching and watching his two boys, Jase and Cade in baseball, basketball, soccer and other activities. He carries with him a tattoo of Cole’s name, birthdate, and the day he passed on his right arm, symbolic of the lessons learned and the relationship he and Cole will forever have.
Annalisa was one of the founding members and provides marketing support to the Cole Parker Randall Foundation team.
She received a BS in Marketing and Advertising Management from Portland State University. She brings with her over 10 years of experience in management and sales. Annalisa's greatest strengths are her creativity, drive and organizational skills.
Annalisa is a native Oregonian who resides in Tigard with her husband and three beautiful daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, crafting, reading and spending quality time with family. She feels honored to be a part of such a phenomenal charitable organization with an unmatched group of peers and big goals to make a positive difference towards SMA.
Shawna is one of the co-Founders of the Cole Parker Randall Foundation.
Shawna is currently a Psychology Instructor at Chemeketa Community College, where she has over 10 years of experience teaching a variety of curriculum. She is also a certified online course peer review for the Quality Matters organization. Prior to her current roles, she worked as a child and family therapist where she counseled at risk children facing numerous challenges and ran support groups for children facing divorce and separation.
Shawna earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oregon State University.
Shawna was born and raised in Oregon and enjoys watching and participating in a myriad of her son’s activities. In the past she has served on a non-profit school board, and she currently volunteers in her children’s classrooms on a weekly basis, and is a member of the CureSMA organization. She will forever be a mother of three, Jase, Cade, and Cole.