Foundation Staff


Kerrie Copelin, Director of Communications and Events

Kerrie joins the Foundation with over 15 years of non-profit experience to her credit and has experience running an ALS organization. With more than five years of experience working with ALS families and their loved ones; she developed a passion for helping individuals and their families, to continue to live with ALS and maintain their quality of life.

She moved to Pennsylvania from New Mexico in 2015, where she received both her BA and MBA degrees from the University of New Mexico.


Jamey Piggott, Director of Development and Community Outreach

Jamey became involved in ALS when helping his best friend who was diagnosed with the disease.  While doing so, he saw how devastating the disease is and became passionate about helping those fighting ALS, their families and caregivers.  A graduate of Eastern University, Jamey developed and managed his own entertainment agency for twenty years before dedicating his career focus to fight ALS in 2014.  

His goals in this new role at the ALS Hope Foundation are to raise awareness about ALS; to raise funds for care and finding a cure; and serve as an advocate for the ALS community. 

Sara Feldman, Clinical Liaison

Sara Feldman, PT, DPT, ATP has been the Physical Therapist at the MDA/ALS Center of Hope since 1994. She received her Bachelors in Physical Therapy in 1987 from Temple University, her Masters in Environmental Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2012. In addition to clinical care, Sara is involved in clinical trials and the use of assistive technology. She was a founding Co-Chair of the NEALS Physical Therapy Committee and was the Clinical Evaluator Representative on the NEALS Executive Committee from 2013-2017. In 2013 she was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations, where she represents the ALS Hope Foundation. As our Clinical Liaison, Sara helps to keep lines of communication open between the Foundation and the Center of Hope and represents the ALS Hope Foundation at national and international clinical and research events.