IDefine Blog
IDefine News  - May 19, 2023
Matt Lockwood - AUTHOR

Meet IDefine’s new director of development

Dear IDefine families and friends,

It is with extreme excitement that I share with you my new position at IDefine as the Director of Development! I have over 24 years of experience in the nonprofit sector from the March of Dimes where I served as Community Director, Executive Director, State Director of Development and Director of Strategic Volunteer Partnerships. I am thrilled to bring my experience to IDefine to help strengthen and grow financial impact, volunteer engagement, communication strategy and donor relationship development.

I am married to my husband, Robert, and the mother of two children, Emily, 18, and Mac, 16.  Mac arrived in this world with many problems, and it took being a huge advocate for him to get the care he needed. It ultimately landed us at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, a 10-hour drive away to provide the best possible care for him. I know what it is like to have a child that needs medical assistance, and the time and effort it takes to provide them with the best possible care.

While at the March of Dimes I was able to witness huge advancements in folic acid research that eliminated 70% of all spinal cord birth defects. I am passionate about children and research and I believe every child deserves to have the best possible start, and the resources they need to thrive.

In this new role I hope to get to meet many of you either virtually, in person, or by phone to help you see the impact your donations are making, help you achieve your personal fundraising goals and provide to you many ways to engage with IDefine. Your continued support is critical to the work we are doing together, and I hope to bring to you many resources, ideas, and best practices to make the donor experience both fulfilling and impactful for each of you.

Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. I am here for you, and to help IDefine achieve its mission of providing a community for families affected by Kleefstra Syndrome, to collaborate for advocacy and to pool resources to support life-changing treatment and intervention.

Unlocking the Potential Together,

Meredith Goodwin Repik