Board of directors


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Lisa Romanchuk

Co-Founder & President

Lisa Romanchuk is a Co-Founder of The Live Like Lily Foundation, and is extremely proud to be Lily’s mom. Lisa has spent the last several years coordinating Lily’s home schooling and getting her ready to attend college, as well as home schooling Lily’s two younger siblings, Finn & Zoe. Between coordinating homeschool, outside activities and the family’s busy livestock schedule, Lisa enjoys working on the farm with her chickens and in her garden. Lisa earned her B.S. in Accountancy from Arizona State University.
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Brad Romanchuk

Co-Founder, Secretary & Treasurer

Brad Romanchuk is a Co-Founder of The Live Like Lily Foundation, but more importantly, Lily’s dad. Encouraged by the positive impact the agricultural community has had on their kids over the past several years, Brad & Lisa were inspired to form The Live Like Lily Foundation to help other students pursue their dreams. He owns and operates an independent investment banking firm, Romanchuk & Co., specializing in mergers and acquisitions of lower middle-market companies. He is a licensed investment banker, a CPA/ABV & CFF, and earned his B.S. in Accountancy from Arizona State University.
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Kyndall Shrum

Director

Kyndall is originally from Coweta, Oklahoma, and is currently living in Stillwater, Oklahoma, as she pursues her B.S. in Agricultural Education at Oklahoma State University. Kyndall is an active member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, where she was Lily’s big sister. Kyndall has been showing cattle since she was in middle school, and is still very involved with the show cattle industry, working throughout the year with cattle producers and during the summer at McPeak’s Be A Champ Camp.
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Travis Pembrook

Director

Travis, along with wife Beth and sons Bret and Bryson, own and operate Pembrook Cattle in Fairview, Oklahoma, on land that has been owned and operated by the family for 5 generations. The Pembrook’s primarily produce Angus and Red Angus cattle, along with raising a mix of Chi, Simmental and Maine genetics to help meet a growing demand for show heifers, bred heifers and composite bulls. When not at a show or working on the ranch, Travis enjoys serving on Fairview’s Local School Board, judging livestock shows and working with youth at other events throughout the United States.
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Jason Elmore

Director

Jason is a Weaver ProStaff member from Waukomis, Oklahoma. Along with his wife Jennie and their two daughters, Pepper and Tylee, the family owns and operates Elmore Cattle Services, a custom fitting, marketing and consulting service for the purebred and show cattle industry. He runs about 70 head of Simmental-based cattle of his own and has raised/exhibited numerous national champions. Jason co-hosts four heifer calf and production sales a year. Jason has spent several years working as an instructor at McPeak’s Be A Champ Camp, which is where he met Lily in 2016.
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Cody Wellmann

Director

Cody works as a sales representative for Cargill Inc., selling livestock feed to large retail stores. He and his wife, Kim, currently live in Lubbock, Texas. He grew up showing sheep, goats, and cattle and continued with that passion even after graduating, helping his family and other members of the show community with their cattle. Cody has a M.S. in Agriculture from Sam Houston State University and a B.S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University. Cody met Lily early in her show career, and took her in as a little sister. Like many, Cody wasn’t just invested in Lily as a showman, but in her success as a young woman.
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Philip Dupuis

Director

Philip and his wife, Vicki, currently own and operate Philip Dupuis Investigations, a private investigative firm, specializing in criminal investigations. Philip retired as Chief of Police in Conroe, Texas, in 2018, where he worked in the department for 33 years. Philip has extensive nonprofit experience, as he currently serves on the board of directors for the Montgomery County Fair Association and the Tri-County Consumer Foundation, and has prior board experience with the Conroe Noon Lion’s Club, and the Texas Police Chief’s Association. Philip earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University.
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Lauren Jacobs, MD

Medical Advisor to the Board

Lauren began her academic career studying at Harvard and Oxford Universities. She then attended medical school at The State University of New York at Stony Brook. Lauren completed her general pediatrics residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, after which time she undertook sub-specialty training in pediatric critical care at one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. As one of the leading facilities in the world researching and treating HLH, Lauren developed a passion for caring for critically ill children with this disease, which led her to accepting a position as Assistant Professor at Texas Children’s Hospital, an exceptional HLH center. It was in the PICU at Texas Children’s Hospital that Lauren met Lily, and was awed by her bravery, kindness, unwavering sense of humor amid her fight against HLH.
 


Lily's Story


A contagious laugh, an infectious smile, a servant’s heart and a passion for agriculture. Learn more about what it’s like to #livelikelily.
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What is HLH?


Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare and potentially life-threatening disease process resulting from uncontrolled activation of the immune system.
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