2018 Board of Directors

Kenny Slaught, Chair
Santa Barbara, CA
Founding Principal & President,
Investec, Real Estate Companies


Luke Ebbin, Vice Chair
Santa Barbara, CA
Real Estate Professional


Vince Griffin, Treasurer
Alexandria, VA
Principal Executive Advisor, Gartner


Troy Cox
Boston, MA


Mark A. DePaco
Santa Barbara, CA
Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery,
Granet & Raney, LLP


David Nygren, PhD
Santa Barbara, CA
Nygren Consulting


Jeff Shaner
Nashville, TN
COO, Aveanna Healthcare


Virginia McFerran
Palo Alto, CA


Carol Nygren
Los Angeles, CA
VP Worldwide Live Entertainment, NBC Universal


Daryl Stegall
Santa Barbara, CA
Marketing Consultant


New York Advisory Council

Mario Muredda, Council Co-Chair
New York, NY
CEO, Harrison and Star


Peter Siegel, Council Co-Chair
New York, NY
Principal & Founder, Reussi Capital


Jacqueline Indelicato, Council Vice Chair
New York, NY
Vice President, Innovation & Development, DAS


Adeo Alday
Boston, MA
Artist and arts management


Christine R. Coyne
King of Prussia, PA
Vice President, Marketing, Paratek Pharmaceuticals


Mark Friedman
New York, NY
EVP, Chief Creative Officer, Harrison and Star


Jason Kra
New York, NY
President, FRC



Daryl Nanes
New York, NY
General Partner & Co-Founder, Nanes Balkany Partners


Lindsay Ornstein
New York, NY
Partner, Transwestern


Len Paolillo
Bedminster, NJ
President, U.S., Kyowa Kirin


Kari Siegel
New York, NY
Former Senior Director of Distinguished Events for the Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society


Lindy Snider
Bryn Mawr, PA
Founder & CEO, Lindi Skin LLC


Blair Stearns
New York, NY
Associate Director, Facilities & Corporate Services, Apollo Global Management LLC


Cyndy Villano
Brooklyn, NY
Vice President, Gold Village Entertainment

Honorary Medical Chair
Dr. B.J. Miller, MD
San Francisco, CA
Founder Zen Hospice, Palliative Care Specialist
UCSF Medical Center, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


Medical Advisory Council

James Berenson, MD
West Hollywood, CA
Founder, President & Medical Scientific Director
Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research and President of Oncotherapeutics


David T. Feinberg, MD, MBA
Danville, PA
President & CEO, Geisinger Health System


Sam Ho, MD
Cypress, CA
EVP & Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare


Stephen Hosea, MD
Santa Barbara, CA
Infectious Disease Specialist, Cottage Health


Frederic Kass, MD
Santa Barbara, CA
Medical Director of Oncology & Director of Research and Wellness, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center


Tamara Stockero, RN
Santa Barbara, CA
RN, BSN, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center


Owen Stormo, MD
Santa Barbara, CA
Emergency Medicine, Cottage Health


Tianna Swede-Laskin, MSW
Santa Barbara, CA
MSW, ASW, Patient Care Services Manager, Hospice of Santa Barbara


Michael A. Tome, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Area Medical Director, Los Angeles Medical Center


Thomas Rollerson

Dream Foundation Staff

Office of CEO

Kisa Heyer – Chief Executive Officer



Barbara Schoch – Vice President of Programs
Valerie Banks – Flower Empower Coordinator
Trish Cantillon – Part-time Special Projects Manager
Sonia Salazar – Data Entry Manager
Leanna Annunziato – In-kind Manager
Alex Braun – Part-time Dream Coordinator
Megan Higgins – Part-time Dream Coordinator
Gwendolyn Kilfoyle – Part-time Dream Coordinator
April Medina Watson – Part-time Program Assistant
Elana Nelson – Senior Dream Coordinator
Janelle Ramirez – Dream Coordinator


Marketing & Communications

Amber Wallace – Marketing & Digital Media Consultant
Dani Cordaro – PR Consultant
Tracey Middleton – Marketing & Communications Consultant


Anais Pelligrini – Director of Development
Jackie Waddill – Donor Relations Manager
Stefani Canin-Mullen – Part-time Events & Project Director
Nani Oesterle – Part-time Grant Manager


Finance & Administration
Cindy Hellriegel – Director of Finance & Human Resources
Jessica Nobbe – Part-time Receptionist
Gaylee Nuttman – Part-time Receptionist