Our Dedicated Staff

Trish Kriger
Executive Director

Trish attended Binghamton University, majoring in Political Science and Public Administration. After several years of working in the public relations and administration fields, Trish entered the non-profit world as the Director of Visitor Relations at The Corning Museum of Glass in 1996. Following a move to the Philadelphia area, Trish continued her non-profit career as the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County. Trish moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in March of 2006, where she became Executive Director for Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. Driven by her passion for children, and her own experience with childhood cancer as the sister of a Leukemia survivor, Trish has spent the last decade working toward a day when no sibling loses their brother or sister to cancer. Trish oversees the operations of the foundation, guides strategy and works with grantees to maximize the foundation’s impact on the lives of children facing cancer. Trish and her husband, Fred, have one grown son, Jason, who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“When I was a child, I wanted to be a dancer”- Trish


Susan Johnston
Director of Communications


Amy Davis
Director of Development
Planned and Corporate Giving

Amy’s responsibilities include strategic planning, corporate partnerships, donor stewardship, individual giving and planned giving. She has worked in the nonprofit industry for over 15 years. Most of her nonprofit career has been spent working in the fight against cancer and on children’s issues. This position was a great fit for her by bringing together her passion in those areas. She is humbled that she gets to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer each and every day.
Previous to her nonprofit career, Amy worked for the US Department of State in Moscow, Russia and Washington, DC. She graduated from the College of William and Mary. Amy and her husband, Gordon, have two daughters, Morgan and Amanda.

“When I was a child, I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast” – Amy


Brian Myers

Brian comes to Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Foundation after spending 6 years working in development and fundraising with the LIVESTRONG Foundation in Austin, TX. He will support the efforts of the development team in the area of peer-to-peer fundraising. Brian has been inspired by those in the cancer community and is humbled to work with families and organizations choosing to fight pediatric cancer. Brian is a native of Buffalo, NY, and graduate of Stevenson and Towson University in Baltimore, MD.

“When I was a child, I wanted to be a cowboy in Montana” – Brian


Patience Compton
Development Coordinator

Patience began working with Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation in 2014 after five years working in the property management and finance industries. Her initial, part time role with the foundation was assisting to maintain the foundation’s database and various accounting functions.  In 2016, Patience expanded her role to coordinate the donor stewardship program and special projects, as well as conduct research aimed at growing the foundation’s support among individuals, organizations and corporations. Patience loves the opportunity to interact with the children and families served by the foundation and seeing the impact of our work on the lives of so many.

“When I was a child, I wanted to be a horse trainer” – Patience