Board of Directors


Anthony “Champ” Kelly, President

Anthony “Champ” Kelly enters his second season as Assistant Director of Player Personnel after spending two seasons as the Bears Director of Pro Scouting.  In his current role, Kelly works collaboratively with Bears top personnel executives in directing both the Bears pro personnel and college scouting departments.

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.

Christine Ellis, Secretary

Christine Ellis serves as the Secretary of Heart Power, Inc. Christine is a graduate from Olivet Nazarene University where she received her B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing. She worked for the Chicago Bears in the 2009-2010 seasons as an intern in merchandising. Christine, Colston and their two sons, Derek & Wesley, currently reside in Dallas, TX.  Christine has worked for the Dallas Cowboys organization since 2010. She has held several roles including Wholesale Account Manager, Customer Service Lead, and Production Analyst for their Merchandising division. Christine has a passion for families in need; she has been involved in volunteering and serving as a Wish Granter with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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.  They have two daughters Ellie and Sophie.  

Colston Weatherington, Development Director

Colston “Cee” Weatherington serves as the Development Director for Heart Power, Inc. Cee’s football career began when he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2001 NFL draft. He played 3 seasons for the Cowboys and 5 seasons for the Dallas Desperados (AFL). During his time with the Desperados, Cee received the League’s Defensive Lineman of the Year Award in both 2006 and 2008. He was inducted into Central Missouri’s Hall of Fame in 2012 where he attended and played football. Cee is now the CEO and founder of Weatherington Enterprise LLC. Colston has 3 children, Trinity, Derek, and Wesley.  They reside in Dallas, TX.


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 Lake Bluff, IL and she spends her days raising their daughters, Claire Alaina, Chloe Grace, and Caroline Elise.  Stephanie has also done 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.  

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 several 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 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.  Dougie and Ieasha are also owners of Lexington’s downtown cocktail bar, Creaux.