Our Team

The Miracle Party is led by a deeply committed and passionate team of volunteers with professional titles.  We do not have any paid positions with the Miracle Party, a 501 (c)(3) charity registered in Colorado.  

We are so thankful for our fantastic team of leaders who dedicate so much of their time to the children fighting cancer and blood disorders. The Miracle Party was founded by Stacy Syphers (mother to Kennedy); read our founding story here.

Jackie Hodge

Executive Director

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Jackie Hodge has been married to her high school sweetheart, Terry, for 42 years and they live in Parker, CO. She is employed at Great West Financial as an IT Specialist. Jackie is a proud mother and grandmother to her three children and three grandchildren. Her oldest granddaughter, Nataly, was diagnosed at 6 months old with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). After enduring over two years of chemotherapy, Nataly has been in remission for three years. During Nataly’s treatment, Jackie became very involved with other LCH, HLH and cancer families and developed a passion for the Miracle Party and the joy that it brings to the children and their families. She is excited to take on the role of Executive Director.

Shane Lembke

Program Manager

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Shane Lembke is a full time airline pilot for United Airlines. He has been a part of the Miracle Party since 2008. He is passionate about stage lighting, and as the lighting designer for the Miracle Party he paints the stage, and helps make the magic that is The Miracle Party. In addition, he continues to work hard and help oversee the logistics, entertainment, and production management of the event. He is very passionate about the childhood cancer cause, and has been known to visit young cancer patients on layovers in other cities. Every year Shane looks forward to this one of a kind event.

Pia Williams

Event Coordinator


Pia Williams is a full time Corporate Travel & Events leader for DISH Network. She enjoys managing the planning process for Miracle Party to ensure a memorable event for those special guests with childhood cancer and their families. Pia learned from an Angel that laughter and fun are so important in fighting cancer and she is looking forward to filling that need for lots of children through the Miracle Party. Pia joined Miracle Party in 2017.

Jeremy Bliler

Funding Team Leader

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Jeremy fist met children cancer patients when he volunteered in the oncology unit of Denver Children’s Hospital and later as a volunteer at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and finally now at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Having been a great friend to childhood cancer hero Amanda Peebles who became an Angel in 2010, he helped lead the fight to keep the Miracle Party growing. Jeremy is single, runs a consulting firm out of Chandler, Arizona, and commits himself to the childhood cancer fight as an advocate in Washington DC several times a year. He also ran the State Coalitions Project to add childhood cancer language to state cancer plans. He loves the Miracle Party and the families, and is inspired by the smiles on their faces as they walk down the gold carpet with their loved ones.

Rachel Anaya

Assistant Event Coordinator


Rachel is a passionate advocate for childhood cancer patients and families. She joined the Miracle Party in 2015 and has since taken on greater volunteer positions helping to coordinate the event. Last year Rachel was our Family Experience Coordinator helping to enhance the experience for families and coordinated their experience on the gold carpet.

Rachel is attending Regis University for Child Life Development.

Michelle Peebles

Event Decor

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Michelle Peebles joined the Miracle Party in 2009 having attended the party with her beautiful daughter Amanda Peebles. Amanda’s brave journey started in 2008 when she was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and Lymphoma. Amanda became an angel in August of 2010 and Michelle has poured her love and compassion for Amanda into the Miracle Party to help every other family faced with childhood cancer or blood disorders. Her enduring committment and passion for families to have this night to celebrate and honor our heroes and their siblings shows as she manages all decor and theme coordination for the Miracle Party every year. In her work life, Michelle owns Best Impressions a local window cleaning service for businesses and households in Colorado. Michelle’s strength helps all of us at the Miracle Party keep getting bigger and better year after year.

Pam Cailteux

Family Outreach Coordinator

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Pam is proud to be a stay at home mom to two great boys, ages 8 and 11. She recently purchased a home in Bennett, CO and enjoys gardening and cooking. Pam got involved with the Miracle Party when her family was directly touched by childhood cancer, and through the Miracle Party, she was able to connect with other moms going through the same thing.

Candace Mullins

Silent Auction Coordinator


Candace is a retired Police Officer after 35 years. During her career she worked Manitou Springs Police Department, Colorado Springs Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Lone Tree Police Department. She has three daughters who followed in her Police Officer footsteps. She is a Breast Cancer survivor. She is happy to be a part of The Miracle Party!