The Co-Founders of KCIA
Allison Spencer, Nicolle Hays, Meagan Stach, and Tami Lewis are the co-founders who met through a support group led by Allison at her church. Their passion for raising awareness about infertility with their own families and friends led them to establish the Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation in 2011. Realizing the need to educate the Kansas City community about the effects of infertility, these four embarked on the journey host an annual conference during National Infertility Awareness Week.
In the beginning, their vision was to host an annual conference to help those affected by infertility learn the numerous family building options available. However, the need for more support was immediately evident. Four more ladies (Jaclyn Alcantara, Karree Tidwell, Jenny Matthews, and Angie Shemwell) joined the board in 2012. In 2014, KCIA added an Advisory Board of 18 ladies to help with the monthly support group meetings, monthly social gatherings, and quarterly educational seminars.