Anthony “Champ” Kelly, President
Anthony “Champ” Kelly serves as President of the Board of Directors of Heart Power, Inc. Champ just completed his first season as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Chicago Bears. In his current position, Champ is responsible for the evaluation and acquisition of free agents, in addition to advance scouting and compiling research for the club. Champ began his NFL personnel experience with the Denver Broncos where he served in both the college and pro departments. He spent his last five seasons as the club’s Assistant Director of Pro Personnel. Champ was hired by the Broncos after working as the general manager and wide receivers coach for the Lexington Horsemen of United Indoor Football during their 2007 campaign. Champ previously worked for IBM, and is proficient in computer programming and software development. Champ is a graduate from the University of Kentucky, where he received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and his Masters Degree in Business Administration. Champ is married to Stephanie and they have three beautiful daughters, Claire Alaina, Chloe Grace, and Caroline Elise.
Daniel Graham, Vice President
Daniel Graham was born in Torrance, California. Growing up in Denver, Colorado, he attended Thomas Jefferson High School and went onto the University of Colorado where he played college football. He was recognized as a consensus All-American and also won the John Mackey Award in 2001 for Nations Top Tight End. Graham played 11 years in the NFL. Drafted in 2002 he was a first round pick to the New England Patriots where he won two Super Bowls. In 2007-2010 he played for the Denver Broncos. His last two years he played for the Tennessee Titans and the New Orleans Saints. In 2007 Daniel and his mother started The Daniel Graham Foundation where he severed as the Vice President. During the 7 years of existence the foundation teamed up with the National Jewish Hospital to give awareness about asthma in the Denver Community. The foundation provided free summer football camps which also included double dutch competitions for girls. The Foundation was also responsible for ‘The Sprit of Giving’ during the holiday season which involved toy drives to give back to families in need.
Ashley Peterson, Secretary
Ashley Peterson serves as the Secretary of Heart Power. Ashley is an Event Marketing Specialist at CoBank, an agricultural bank in Greenwood Village, CO. Ashley earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Denver in Public Relations and Marketing in 2014, a Paralegal certificate from Arapahoe Community College in 2009 and Bachelors in Science in Business Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2007. She is a dedicated member in the community assisting with several nonprofits. As a native Coloradoan she enjoys skiing, outdoor sports and time with family, friends and her dogs.
Ray Khatir, Administrative Officer
Ray Khatir serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors. Ray is the Director of Research at Cook Street Consulting, Inc., an investment advisory firm in Greenwood Village, CO. He is also a former director for Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, a non-profit agency with a 50-year history of serving the counties surrounding Lexington, KY. Ray is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he received his degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Ray is a CFA Charterholder and has been married to Emily Khatir since 2005.
Megan Tackett, Development Director
Megan is co-founder and “token visionary” of Tripod Creative, her marketing and development agency based in Boulder, Colorado. In essence, she is in the business of helping business, from high-level strategy to inbound marketing to public relations. Her consultative approach and genuine investment in her clients also translates well to her students, as she also teaches and tutors SAT and ACT preparation for The Princeton Review. She teaches the ACT-prep component of Heart Power’s Elevate program. Megan graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 2008; while she will always be a Midwesterner at heart, she is very happy to be residing with her husband and dog in Colorado.
Stephanie Kelly, Board Member
Stephanie Kelly serves on the Board of Directors and as Chief Executive Officer of Heart Power, Inc. Stephanie co-founded Heart Power in 2010 with her husband Champ. They currently reside in Parker, CO and she spends her days raising their daughters, Claire Alaina, Chloe Grace, and Caroline Elise. Stephanie also does contract work for Alliance of Therapy Specialists. She is a graduate from the University of Kentucky where she received her B.S. in Communications and then went on to receive her Masters in Physical Therapy. Stephanie has a true passion for children, especially those with special needs. She is an active member at Colorado Community Church where she serves on the Special Needs Leadership Team, a ministry dedicated to involving children with special needs in Sunday School activities.
Dougie Allen, Board Member
Dougie Allen currently serves on the Board of Directors. Dougie is very active in the planning process for the C.H.A.M.P. camps and serves as a coach and speaker at these events. Dougie currently lives in Lexington, KY where he works for a company that owns and operates 38 Papa John’s Pizza restaurants located across the United States. He has served as the Operating Partner for the company since November 2005. Dougie is a graduate from the University of Kentucky, where he received his degree in Hospitality Management. Dougie is an active member at Consolidated Baptist Church, and serves on the boards of the Jamal Mashburn Scholarship Committee, as well as Urban Impact, a youth ministry in Lexington. Dougie is married to Ieasha and they have three children: Avery, David, and Clarke.