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Office of CEO
Kisa Heyer – Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Schoch – Vice President of Programs
Elizabeth Patterson & Isabelle Stapf – Flower Empower Coordinators
Trish Cantillon – Part-time Special Projects Manager
Sonia Salazar – Data Entry Manager
Rebecca Steiger – Dream Coordinator

Marketing & Communications
Amber Wallace – Marketing & Digital Media Consultant
Dani Cordaro – PR Consultant
Jeff Harasimowicz – Head of Video Production
Tracey Middleton – Marketing & Communications Consultant

Rita Barton – Development Manager
Stefani Canin Mullen – Part-time Events & Project Director

Finance & Administration
Cindy Hellriegel – Director of Finance & Human Resources

Board of Directors

Mario Muredda, Chair
New York, NY
President of Marketing, Avalere Health

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

Wells Hughes, Treasurer
Santa Barbara, CA
Partner, Arlington Financial Advisors

Daryl Stegall, Secretary
Santa Barbara, CA
Principal, Stegall Studios

Chad Blomgren
Roanoke, TX
Managed Markets, Gilead Sciences
U.S. Army Veteran

Alexandria Cherry
Edgewater, NJ

Troy Cox
Miami Beach, FL
Independent Board Member, High Growth Healthcare Companies

Chris Freeman
Santa Claus, IN
CCO, Guardant Health
Former Captain, U.S. Army Veteran

Marissa Freeman
New York, NY

Nancy Perry Graham
Ashburn, VA
Senior Editorial Director, Stand Together (Investor Relations)

David Nygren, PhD
Santa Barbara, CA
Nygren Consulting

Landon Pollack
Redondo Beach, CA
Managing Director, Ignite Venture Partners

Eva Rhodes
Santa Barbara, CA
Senior Banker, JP Morgan Private Bank

Elizabeth Farnan Rodrigues, CPA
Santa Barbara, CA
Business Owner

Melissa Stewart
New York, NY

Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD
Chapel Hill, NC
Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lifetime Honorary Director

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

Volunteer Advisors

Honorary Medical Chair

Dr. BJ Miller, MD
San Francisco, CA
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician, Founder of Mettle Health


Priscilla Presley
Board of Directors, CKX Corporation, which oversees Graceland

Rob Lowe
Actor, producer, director

New York Advisory Council

Lindsay Ornstein, Council Co-Chair
New York, NY
Co-Founder, OPEN Impact Real Estate

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

Jacqueline Indelicato, Vice Chair, Events
New York, NY

Jason Kra
Sarasota, FL
President, FRC

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

Susan Teichman
Investor, CEO, RE.Flex Solutions
Brooklyn, NY

Medical Advisory Council

James Berenson, MD
West Hollywood, CA
Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research and President of Oncotherapeutics

David T. Feinberg, MD
Los Altos, CA
Cerner Computer Systems

Sam Ho, MD
Cypress, CA

Stephen Hosea, MD
Santa Barbara, CA
Cottage Health

Frederic Kass, MD
Santa Barbara, CA
UCLA Health

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

Owen Stormo, MD
Santa Barbara, CA
Cottage Health

Tianna Swede-Laskin, MSW
Santa Barbara, CA
Hospice of Santa Barbara

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

Veterans Advisory Council

Chris Freeman, Chair
Santa Claus, IN
CCO, Guardant Health
U.S. Army Veteran

Chad Blomgren
Roanoke, TX
Managed Markets, Gilead Sciences
U.S. Army Veteran

Rupa Dainer, MD
Washington, D.C.
Global Patient Safety Immuno-Oncology, AstraZeneca
U.S. Navy Veteran

Dan McCormick
North Carolina
Principal, Zensights
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Scott O’Neal
U.S. Army Veteran (R)

Corey Padovano
VP Sales, Arcutus
U.S. Army Veteran

Scott St. Germain
VP, Managed Care, Genentech
U.S. Army Veteran

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