A United Vision

Rebekah’s Angels consists of a team of hardworking, passionate people that are ready to make their impact on the world. Each person brings a unique skill set to the foundation as well as a personal relation to trauma, that will be key to the overall success of the organization.

Our Values

Our Team

Rebekah Gregory

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Founder

Rebekah Gregory is a nationally recognized public speaker & author whose life was forever changed due to the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. This act of terrorism may have claimed her leg, but it could not claim her spirit. Since then, Rebekah has become a force to be reckoned with. Her notorious Boston Marathon finish has been viewed over 11 million times and her viral letter to the bomber captured attention from all over the world. Rebekah has inspired audiences across the spectrum including the Ambassador of the Holy See in Rome, Italy, the United Nations, ASICS, ESPN Women’s, and hundreds more. Rebekah has been featured in 500+ media outlets including blogging for People Magazine and Runners World.

In 2017, Rebekah had her first book “Taking My Life Back” published. Shortly after, she launched Rebekah’s Angels Foundation, which she and her husband created to aid in the treatment of childhood trauma and PTSD.

Rebekah and her college sweetheart-turned-husband Chris, live in Orlando, Florida with their two beautiful children, Ryleigh and Noah.

Tiffany Willis

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Executive Director

Tiffany Willis is a Tampa, FL native. She is a graduate of University of South Florida where she received her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. Tiffany worked for Hillsborough County Schools for 3 years before taking on her previous role as Chief Executive Officer at a 501c3 non-profit charity.  Through partnerships with over 32 businesses, Tiffany was able to increase revenue over 400% in the 4 years with the organization and helped over 473 recipients.  While organizing philanthropic enterprises, Tiffany has been able to forge many trustworthy relationships within numerous communities.  Her experience makes her a vital commodity within any organization that wants to grow exponentially in order to help those in need.

Chris Varney

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Director of Business Development

Chris Varney is the Director of Business Development and has a decade of successful experience in managing others as well as handling high level contracts with top company executives. He found his passion for working with children & families in need of therapy through the personal experience of his wife Rebekah and son Noah.

He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and is currently pursuing his Masters in Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida. Previously, Chris worked as a Territory Sales Manager in the Oil, Gas, & Mining Industries.

He enjoys traveling, golf, exercising, watching the Kentucky Wildcats, and spending time with his wife Rebekah, son Noah, and daughter Ryleigh.

Angela Carden

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Director Of Child Therapeutic Services

Angela Carden is a Pastor’s wife who resides in Florida with her husband in their almost empty nest. Angela, a graduate of the University of West Florida has a Bachelor degree of Interdisciplinary in Social Science with a Specialization in Children and Society. Angela is a lifetime member of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society.

Angela works as a court appointed child advocate for abused, abandoned and neglected children. Before her current position, Angela worked as a Forensic interviewer of abused children. She has also successfully completed training with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Forensic interviewing of children and Child Physical and Sexual Abuse Investigations. Angela has completed “Darkness to Light”, a sexual abuse prevention training program.

Tina Gregory

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Administration/Fundraising Coordinator

Tina Gregory is a wife, mother, and loving grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren. She has an extensive career in administration and office management, and has fifteen years’ experience providing thorough and skillful managerial support to senior executives.

In 2004, Tina started her own home based childcare business, worked as a unit secretary at Kosair Childrens Hospital in 2006, and later helped to open, and establish a new pediatric practice in East Louisville. Tina has spent her life taking care of others, in and out of the work place.

In 2013 when her daughter, Rebekah, and her grandson Noah, were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, she became a full-time caregiver while they recovered in her home. This allowed Tina to see how crucial it is for people suffering from PTSD to get the adequate treatment they need.

Loren Buchanan

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Marketing Director

Loren Buchanan is the Marketing Director and has years of experience in corporate marketing, brand management, and event planning. She is a graduate of Lee University where she received her Bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis on technical and professional writing. After several years working in the sports marketing industry, Loren now owns a small marketing business helping creative entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and small businesses thrive in their sphere of influence.

Loren currently resides in Nashville, TN, with her husband, Stephen, and daughter, Abigail. In her free time, Loren enjoys time outdoors hiking, camping, and traveling to National Parks.

Allie Gregory

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Social Media Manager

Allie is an interior design and communications major at the University of Kentucky and plans to open her own business after she graduates.

From a very early age, she’s had a deep passion for helping others, specifically children. She also aided in the care of our Founder Rebekah Gregory, after her injuries from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

In her free time, she loves to go cycling, read, listen to podcasts and hang out with her beloved golden doodle, Maggie.

Jennifer Schubert-Akin

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Board Member

Jennifer Schubert-Akin is Chairman and CEO of The SteamboatInstitute, an organization she co-founded in 2008.  Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and received her M.B.A. from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Jennifer was the CFO of a large health and human services firm in Austin and later founded a small business consulting firm in Steamboat Springs, working with a variety of non-profit organizations and small businesses.  Beginning in 2014, Jennifer assumed a full-time role as Chairman and CEO of Steamboat Institute.

Jennifer is a graduate of the Leadership Program of theRockies and served on that organization’s Advisory Board for several years. In2013, she and her husband, Rick Akin, received the “Leaders in Action” award from the Leadership Program of the Rockies in recognition of their work in founding and establishing The Steamboat Institute as a nationally recognized leader in advancing conservative thought and policy.  

Jennifer is a member of the Advisory Board for theUniversity of Colorado Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy; the10-member Selection Committee for the Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought& Policy at CU-Boulder; the Advisory Board for the Ed Snider Center forEnterprise & Markets at the University of Maryland; and the Advisory Board ofDocs 4 Patient Care Foundation.  

Jennifer previously served as a Community Representative on the Steamboat Pilot & Today editorial board, Steamboat Marathon Committee, and Tax Policy Advisory Board appointed by Steamboat Springs City Council.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys competing in triathlons and trail running with her 4-legged children, Boomer and Cruiser.  She has completed 3 Leadville Trail 100-mileRaces and the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run.  In 2019, she completed her 25th consecutiveBoston Marathon, earning membership in the Boston Marathon’s exclusive QuarterCentury Club.  Making each mile count,Jennifer has raised $142,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society along the way.

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