2022 PRESENTERS

A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes

This year we are thrilled to introduce Jenn Hobby, Chad Ehlers, Katelynn Ducharme, and Steve Fee as our presenters.

Jenn Hobby

Emcee

Chad Ehlers

Speaker

Katelynn Ducharme

Speaker

Jenn Hobby, Emcee

Jenn Hobby is a content creator, as a radio host on Atlanta’s Star 94, television host on The Daily 2 at WSB-TV, TEDx speaker and podcaster for The Friendzy. Jenn is a well-known Atlanta personality featured on radio and television for more than 20 years.

Her radio career has included Star 94 (WSTR-FM), WBTS-FM (95.5 The Beat), WWWQ-FM (Q100), and WKHX-FM (Kicks 101.5). Jenn’s work in television includes WSB-TV, HLN, CNN, The CW (Falcons Playback), GPB, Atlanta Eats TV, Fox5 Atlanta and 3 Stage Media. She has earned two Gracie Awards for her work in radio and an Emmy for her work in TV at Georgia Public Broadcasting. In 2020, Jenn hosted a TEDx talk encouraging people to share their unique story to serve the world. Jenn was selected for Atlanta magazine’s exclusive Atlanta 500 list in 2020, 2021 and 2022, recognized as one of Atlanta’s top leaders who have shaped the city.

In 2010, Jenn was selected to be a guest host with Regis Philbin on “Live! with Regis and Kelly” on ABC. Jenn Hobby is a graduate of Florida State University. Jenn is married to Grant Rivera, superintendent of Marietta City Schools, and they have two daughters. After their younger daughter beat cancer, Jenn and Grant have become advocates for childhood cancer research, raising over $250K through Reese’s MaGIC Fund at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in partnership with the MaGIC Consortium. Jenn was honored at the Georgia State Capitol as a “Sophisticated Woman of Radio” in 2019 for her philanthropic efforts to support pediatric cancer research.

Chad Ehlers, Speaker

Chad Ehlers is a remarkable young man with a heart of gold. Chad became homeless at 17, was sleeping in his car, and cleaning up at truck stops each morning before school. By the time he turned 18, Chad was working a full-time job, living in a hotel, and going to school full-time. Chad eventually went on to college and obtained a Master’s degree in Athletic Science and Kinesiology, a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and an Associate’s degree in Nursing.

In the midst of the Covid19 pandemic in 2020, and following the devastating loss of his wife, Chad decided to leave nursing and became a full-time social media influencer. He created Chad Change with the idea of helping others who needed a safe place to find support. What began as a small group of 5 quickly exploded and now includes hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Chad now has more than 3 million followers on TikTok.

Soon after joining social media, Chad’s two year old daughter, Mia, was diagnosed with leukemia just before her second birthday. While the news was devastating, Chad felt compelled to begin using his social media platform to spread awareness about childhood cancer and raise money for children’s hospitals. He shares with his followers Mia’s journey and the lack of funding for childhood cancer research, inspiring people to get involved.

Chad is a firm believer in spreading kindness and helping others. He uses his own life experiences, as well as Mia’s journey, to inspire and motivate others. Chad firmly believes that, “It’s not about your past or even your current situation. It’s what you do for someone else’s future that matters.”

Katelynn Ducharme, Speaker

Katelynn Ducharme is the mother of three, an Air Force wife, and a Quiet Hero. Her beautiful daughter, Jocelyn Marie Ducharme, was born on December 3, 2017. She was everything you could have imagined in your first-born child, and her family’s life was truly perfect in every way… until it wasn’t.
On May 10, 2019, at just 17 months old, Jocelyn was diagnosed with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT), a rare and very aggressive form of brain cancer.

During her fight, Jocelyn grasped the attention of over 1.8 million followers on TikTok and nearly 150,000 followers on Instagram, all tuning in to follow her journey, see her beautiful smile, and hear her contagious laugh. The journey through childhood cancer changed Katelynn’s life forever. She now spends her days spreading awareness and advocating for more funding across all social media platforms. Katelynn fights for all children with cancer and won’t back down until childhood cancer is a national priority.

Jenn Hobby, Emcee

Jenn Hobby is a content creator, as a radio host on Atlanta’s Star 94, television host on The Daily 2 at WSB-TV, TEDx speaker and podcaster for The Friendzy. Jenn is a well-known Atlanta personality featured on radio and television for more than 20 years.

Her radio career has included Star 94 (WSTR-FM), WBTS-FM (95.5 The Beat), WWWQ-FM (Q100), and WKHX-FM (Kicks 101.5). Jenn’s work in television includes WSB-TV, HLN, CNN, The CW (Falcons Playback), GPB, Atlanta Eats TV, Fox5 Atlanta and 3 Stage Media. She has earned two Gracie Awards for her work in radio and an Emmy for her work in TV at Georgia Public Broadcasting. In 2020, Jenn hosted a TEDx talk encouraging people to share their unique story to serve the world. Jenn was selected for Atlanta magazine’s exclusive Atlanta 500 list in 2020, 2021 and 2022, recognized as one of Atlanta’s top leaders who have shaped the city.

In 2010, Jenn was selected to be a guest host with Regis Philbin on “Live! with Regis and Kelly” on ABC. Jenn Hobby is a graduate of Florida State University. Jenn is married to Grant Rivera, superintendent of Marietta City Schools, and they have two daughters. After their younger daughter beat cancer, Jenn and Grant have become advocates for childhood cancer research, raising over $250K through Reese’s MaGIC Fund at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in partnership with the MaGIC Consortium. Jenn was honored at the Georgia State Capitol as a “Sophisticated Woman of Radio” in 2019 for her philanthropic efforts to support pediatric cancer research.

Chad Ehlers

Chad Ehlers is a remarkable young man with a heart of gold. Chad became homeless at 17, was sleeping in his car, and cleaning up at truck stops each morning before school. By the time he turned 18, Chad was working a full-time job, living in a hotel, and going to school full-time. Chad eventually went on to college and obtained a Master’s degree in Athletic Science and Kinesiology, a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and an Associate’s degree in Nursing.

In the midst of the Covid19 pandemic in 2020, and following the devastating loss of his wife, Chad decided to leave nursing and became a full-time social media influencer. He created Chad Change with the idea of helping others who needed a safe place to find support. What began as a small group of 5 quickly exploded and now includes hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Chad now has more than 3 million followers on TikTok.

Soon after joining social media, Chad’s two year old daughter, Mia, was diagnosed with leukemia just before her second birthday. While the news was devastating, Chad felt compelled to begin using his social media platform to spread awareness about childhood cancer and raise money for children’s hospitals. He shares with his followers Mia’s journey and the lack of funding for childhood cancer research, inspiring people to get involved.

Chad is a firm believer in spreading kindness and helping others. He uses his own life experiences, as well as Mia’s journey, to inspire and motivate others. Chad firmly believes that, “It’s not about your past or even your current situation. It’s what you do for someone else’s future that matters.”

Katelynn Ducharme

Katelynn Ducharme is the mother of three, an Air Force wife, and a Quiet Hero. Her beautiful daughter, Jocelyn Marie Ducharme, was born on December 3, 2017. She was everything you could have imagined in your first-born child, and her family’s life was truly perfect in every way… until it wasn’t.

On May 10, 2019, at just 17 months old, Jocelyn was diagnosed with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT), a rare and very aggressive form of brain cancer.

During her fight, Jocelyn grasped the attention of over 1.8 million followers on TikTok and nearly 150,000 followers on Instagram, all tuning in to follow her journey, see her beautiful smile, and hear her contagious laugh. The journey through childhood cancer changed Katelynn’s life forever. She now spends her days spreading awareness and advocating for more funding across all social media platforms. Katelynn fights for all children with cancer and won’t back down until childhood cancer is a national priority.

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