GRACE Cancer Foundation Office Staff

Executive Director

Sarah Koch

 Sarah Koch joined the GRACE Cancer Foundation in June 2018 as Executive Director.  Sarah joins GRACE with a strong knowledge and diverse background in both for profit and non-profit marketing, recruitment and fundraising. She was previously the Marketing, Recruitment and Training Director for Heartland CASA. Prior to that, Sarah was Marketing and PR Coordinator for Active Family Chiropractic, served as a licensed insurance agent with State Farm, and worked in orthodontics as a certified dental assistant. She attended Southeast Community College, and is currently a member of the Grand Island Chamber Young Professionals as well as a Board Member for ACAP (Association for Child Abuse Prevention). She was also selected to the Chamber's Top 35 Under 35.  Sarah is very excited for this new opportunity with the GRACE Foundation and looks forward to working within Grand Island and the surrounding communities.  A native of Lemoyne, Nebraska, Sarah grew up on Lake McConaughy, and moved to Grand Island with her husband Brandon in 2015. Brandon is a Sprayer Technician with Simpson Farm Enterprises, and they are parents to Gracyn as well as two labs, Pippi and Maggie. Sarah and her family love spending time together outdoors, especially at the lake.

Sarah Koch joined the GRACE Cancer Foundation in June 2018 as Executive Director.

Sarah joins GRACE with a strong knowledge and diverse background in both for profit and non-profit marketing, recruitment and fundraising. She was previously the Marketing, Recruitment and Training Director for Heartland CASA. Prior to that, Sarah was Marketing and PR Coordinator for Active Family Chiropractic, served as a licensed insurance agent with State Farm, and worked in orthodontics as a certified dental assistant. She attended Southeast Community College, and is currently a member of the Grand Island Chamber Young Professionals as well as a Board Member for ACAP (Association for Child Abuse Prevention). She was also selected to the Chamber's Top 35 Under 35.

Sarah is very excited for this new opportunity with the GRACE Foundation and looks forward to working within Grand Island and the surrounding communities.

A native of Lemoyne, Nebraska, Sarah grew up on Lake McConaughy, and moved to Grand Island with her husband Brandon in 2015. Brandon is a Sprayer Technician with Simpson Farm Enterprises, and they are parents to Gracyn as well as two labs, Pippi and Maggie. Sarah and her family love spending time together outdoors, especially at the lake.

Office Assistant & Race for GRACE Director

Stacia Rice

  Stacia Rice  joined the GRACE Foundation in 2016 as the Race for GRACE Director.  Stacia has helped out in the office and met many of the families that GRACE helps - realizing what a big impact this organization has on the community. Stacia has been an avid runner since graduating from college, so when asked to direct the Race for GRACE, she knew it would be a great fit, "The Race for GRACE is a fun event to run competitively or simply walk or run in honor or memory of someone affected by cancer. Seeing people come through the finish line in memory of a loved one and carrying their butterfly has been the most rewarding experience for me. Working for the GRACE Foundation as Race Director is such an honor! What Lisa and Julie started is such a great gift in helping families through this horrible disease.”  Stacia and her husband Chris live in rural Chapman, Nebraska.  Chris is an owner at Rice Electric and also farms. They are parents to Rylie, Halle, and Kyndal. As a family, they enjoy sports and being with family and friends. Stacia also works part time at Rice Electric and is the varsity basketball coach at Grand Island Central Catholic. Basketball is a huge passion for her, and she also helps coordinate a youth basketball program, No Limit Basketball, in Grand Island. 

Stacia Rice joined the GRACE Foundation in 2016 as the Race for GRACE Director.

Stacia has helped out in the office and met many of the families that GRACE helps - realizing what a big impact this organization has on the community. Stacia has been an avid runner since graduating from college, so when asked to direct the Race for GRACE, she knew it would be a great fit, "The Race for GRACE is a fun event to run competitively or simply walk or run in honor or memory of someone affected by cancer. Seeing people come through the finish line in memory of a loved one and carrying their butterfly has been the most rewarding experience for me. Working for the GRACE Foundation as Race Director is such an honor! What Lisa and Julie started is such a great gift in helping families through this horrible disease.”

Stacia and her husband Chris live in rural Chapman, Nebraska.  Chris is an owner at Rice Electric and also farms. They are parents to Rylie, Halle, and Kyndal. As a family, they enjoy sports and being with family and friends. Stacia also works part time at Rice Electric and is the varsity basketball coach at Grand Island Central Catholic. Basketball is a huge passion for her, and she also helps coordinate a youth basketball program, No Limit Basketball, in Grand Island.