Board of Directors

2013-2014 Board of Directors



Carol Prellberg

BS in Home Economics and Education, Rutgers University; past board member for Hudson County Community Action Program, Trinity Lutheran Church, Morris County Polio Network, and Will Rogers Homeowners Association.

Carol and her husband live in both Arizona and New Jersey, where they grew up and raised their daughter. She retired after teaching for twenty-one years in an inner-city school system, where she witnessed many children who never got to celebrate their birthdays because their famillies lived on the edge of poverty. She is also a polio survivor who spent many months in hospitals as a child, and she remembers what it was like to be there on her birthday. That’s why she’s so excited to be able to work with Birthdays Remembered and support its great mission.


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Vice President
Patti Lynn Wilson

Scottsdale High School graduate.   Banker with Comerica Mesa-Gateway Banking Center, Mesa, AZ since 2007. Administrative Professional/Office Coordinator.  Editorial Assistant in Corporate Communications with Comerica Bank (San Jose, CA)  2005

Patti’s parents grew up in the depression years and her dad’s life experience meant that birthdays were simply not celebrated.  Growing up Patti and her siblings had plenty of gifts for birthdays and holidays.  Only after she was grown though did she realize it was because her dad moonlighted selling Christmas cards after he put in a full day at his airline job.  Patti lost her dad this year and to honor his memory (the man whose birthday was never celebrated as a child), she has joined with Birthdays Remembered to ensure Arizona’s children don’t share that experience.

Lea Spall

Real Estate Broker for twenty years and Owner of New Traditions Realty in Chandler.

Lea is married to Albert and has one daughter, three stepdaughters, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Willie is the newest addition to the Spall household-a rescued dog from the Humane Society. Lea was born and raised in Indiana and attended Indiana University. Raised by hard-working parents who never quite seemed to have enough money for extras, she was thrilled to get involved with Birthdays Remembered. The idea of being able to make a child’s birthday special was a cause that Lea felt drawn to. She has been involved with Birthdays Remembered since 2011.

Jayne Reed

Attended University of Arizona,Past Girl Scout/Boy Scout leader, PTSO President, Silver Circle Chairman, Gilbert Promotional Corp, HOA Board

Jayne has lived in the east valley for 45 years and has two grown children and 4 grandchildren.  Her life focus has been on devoting her time to serving causes that benefit others, particularly children.  Jayne is very happy to be involved with Birthdays Remembered and to be able to reach out to children in Arizona providing a birthday gift to celebrate their special day.


Director of Agency Enterprises

Bruce Proctor

Bachelor of Business Administration University of Iowa, 28 years with American Family Insurance (Commercial and Farm/Ranch Underwriting and Claims Management) retired. Over 40 years experience in the Insurance Industry.

Bruce has been married to his wife Pam for 43 years and they have three children and 6 grandchildren. They have lived in the east valley for 7 years after moving from Minnesota and having spent most of their childhood and adult life in Iowa. Family is very important to Bruce and he is most grateful for the opportunity to assist those families and children who are less fortunate. Birthday’s Remembered is the perfect outlet to assist children who would not receive a gift on their special day without the care and assistance of others.



Founder and Director at Large
Nan LaBrose

Federal Express, International Document Agent (Retired); 2008-2010 Director for the Spina Bifida Association of Arizona; Art and Psychology studies, College of DuPage, Illinois; FedEx LEAP Management Training; Certificates of Completion, Non-Profit Management and Marketing, Gilbert-Chandler Community College, Gilbert, AZ.

Nan is the founder of Birthdays Remembered. She has been married to her husband Tom for 32 years. Together they have five children. Their youngest daughter, Samantha, was born with Spina Bifida and spent many of her birthdays in the hospital. Nan has become acquainted with families unable to provide birthday gifts due to financial hardships in today’s economy. Because she feels no child should go without a birthday gift and no parent should feel the pain of not being able to give that gift, she was moved to start Birthdays Remembered.