Key Personnel

Allison Clarke

Allison Clarke

Founder  |  Send Message

Allison and her husband Kip founded Flashes of Hope during their son's first treatment for cancer. The first shoot was held in August of 2001in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to founding Flashes of Hope, she was a Senior Account Executive at Imagio/J.Walter Thompson in Seattle. She began her career in television as a producer for the NBC affiliate in Cleveland and then as an on-air reporter for the ABC station. Allison also appeared in national commercials and print campaigns as a model. She graduated with honors from Boston College on a full athletic scholarship and was named an Academic All-American.

Lisa Cencula

Lisa Cencula

Chief Marketing Officer  |  Send Message

As Director of Operations for Kaleidoscope, a 35-person design firm she founded with her husband in 1989, Lisa brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to the Flashes of Hope team. Working with customers such as Procter & Gamble, Rubbermaid, and Moen, she designed and executed the firm's strategic marketing plans, including tradeshow and special events planning. After selling Kaleidoscope in 2004, Lisa worked in Retail Marketing for Stark Enterprises, a regional developer of mixed-use properties. Lisa graduated with honors from The Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Photography. She is an avid supporter of Therapy Dogs International.

Karen Neimeister

Karen Neimeister

Program Manager  |  Send Message

Utilizing her extensive experience with volunteer management and programming, Karen joined the Flashes of Hope/Kick-It team in 2012 to run the school program in Northeast Ohio. She currently serves as the Program Director of the photography program. Most recently, she was a program director for The Littlest Heroes, a children's cancer charity. Karen began her career in marketing at Dawn Food Products after graduating from Miami University with a business degree. She serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for CASA for Kids and teaches Sunday school.

Shari Bullen

Shari Bullen

Accounting  |  Send Message

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