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Alyssa Hogeland

Alyssa Hogeland

Alyssa has always had a passion for working with non-profits in the Columbus area. She has volunteered for several other organizations in the community over the last 20 years. When Sammy was diagnosed and the Nahorny family decided to use the money raised toward childhood cancer research and family support by starting a non-profit, Alyssa was ready to help in anyway she could. Learning the devastating childhood cancer statistics and interacting with the families the organization helps, has made her desire to support Sammy's Superheroes Foundation's mission continue to grow over the years.

Alyssa was a member of the Sammy's Board at the organization's inception in 2013. After 5 years on the Board, Alyssa ook a year off but was asked to rejoin the organization at the end of 2018 as Interim Executive Director. At the end of 2019, Alyssa stepped down to resume her full time job with her husband at Ameriprise Financial. She rejoined the board from 2020-2022. Alyssa has her B.A. in Organizational Management from Concordia University in Seward, NE and has spent the last 25 years working in business management and development.

Alyssa and her husband, Sam, have been married for 25 years and have lived in the Columbus community for 24 years. They have 3 children, Brent, Kaitlyn and Maddie. They  have a dog, Evie, which has become her 4th child since the kids have moved out. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, golf and finding ways to be creative such as interior decorating and painting.