Jane Koppelman is a talented and successful entrepreneur and executive with over 30 years of experience. Jane was one of the earliest employees of the children’s apparel chain The Children’s Place and co-founder of its spin-off KidCo as Chief Operating Officer. She led Girls Merchandising at OshKosh B’Gosh, and turnaround of the luxury infant wear apparel maker Absorba USA. Jane has an exceptionally broad base of experience across all facets of business and has worked at all levels with major manufacturers and retailers of childrens apparel. Jane’s expertise encompasses all facets of retail, merchandising, and strategic brand positioning, marketing, product development, and production. She works especially well in collaborative team environments. It was this career that allowed for her and Grace’s mom to cross paths on the train and become friends before Grace was born. Jane is inspiring, as she never hesitates to jump in and help another person in need.
Jane is known as “Grace’s Personal Assistant” (P.A.). This began the day Grace lost her hair, and the rest is history. She was always with Grace through the good, the bad, and, of course, the ugly. She helped Grace's family get through treatment and beyond by watching Grace and entertaining her while her parents were working. Jane made sure Grace and the Eline's had everything they needed. Jane helps Grace come up with her speeches and ways to help create awareness. She hopes that her impact to help childhood cancer through WITH Grace will be creative, out of the box, and get the job done.