My chief hobby is growing roses, a tradition handed down from my grandmother through my mom and now to me. But more than a connection to my family or a source of peace and therapy, such an undertaking has afforded me many life lessons, serving as a highly effective metaphor. The essential ingredients to growing great roses are the correct soil mixture and proper preparation of the bed in which the rose shall be planted. The right mix of nutrients, the right drainage and retention of water, the right depth of the roots, and the right amount of mulch are…
Jeff Wuchich is the President of the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation (ahckids.org). He is also the father of a child (Matthew) who has this rare, permanent, debilitating disorder. Since becoming President in August, 2010, Jeff has been instrumental in transforming the Foundation, leading the campaign that won $250,000 from Pepsi in the Refresh Project, rebranding the Foundation, launching a new website, revitalizing the Board of Directors, opening records & documentation to inform donors & regulators easily, and facilitating new collaboration amongst researchers & sister patient advocacy organizations.
Jeff is also an exceptional software sales executive, who has successfully represented the likes of large companies like SAS & IBM, yet also helped start-ups & niche software vendors through his own company.
Jeff is answering a call to ordained ministry & is currently pursuing the M.Div. degree at Asbury Theological Seminary through their Extended Learning Program. He has discerned a calling to pastoral counseling & outreach to the special needs children community.
Jeff was born & raised in the suburbs of Chicago & is a proud graduate of Fenwick High School & the University of Chicago. He is an alumnus of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Jeff has a love for the Chicago Cubs, Bears, & Bulls.
Jeff now resides in Raleigh with his wife Renee of 8 years & their 1 child Matthew. Jeff is hopeful that a cure for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood is within reach in time to help Matthew and the dozens of other children and adults who suffer that he has met.
In his limited spare time, Jeff loves to grow roses, walk, read, and play video games.