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Our People


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
Rebecca Steiger – Dream Coordinator
Janelle Ramirez – Dream Coordinator
Erin Smith – Dream Coordinator

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

Development & Corporate Partnerships
Susie Willett – Director of Development
Angie West – Assistant Development Manager
Lore Coudert – Outreach Manager
Stefani Canin Mullen – Part-time Events & Project Director

Finance & Administration
Cindy Hellriegel – Director of Finance & Human Resources
Adriana Miranda – Receptionist

Board of Directors

Mario Muredda, Chair
New York, NY

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

Alexandria Cherry
Edgewater, NJ
VP, Emerging Markets Group Lead, Rare Diseases, Pfizer

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

Chris Freeman
CCO, Guardant Health, Redwood City, CA
Former Captain, U.S. Army

Marissa Freeman
New York, New York
Chief Marketing Officer, Union Square Hospitality Group

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

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

Volunteer Advisors

Lifetime Honorary Director

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

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

Brad Daugherty – Ambassador of Sports
JTG Daugherty Racing, NBA All-Star, NBC Sports Analyst

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, Vice Chair, Events
New York, NY

Lindsay Ornstein, Vice Chair, Business Development
New York, NY
Partner, Transwestern

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

Jason Kra
New York, NY
President, FRC

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

Len Paolillo
Bedminster, NJ
Chief Commercial Officer, Impel NeuroPharma

Jennifer Razor
Marketing Consultant

Lisa Samara
President & COO, Domus, Inc.

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 C. Stearns
New York, NY
Senior Office Services Manager, US Region, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

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, Indiana
CCO, Guardant Health
U.S. Army (R)

Chad Blomgren
Managed Markets, Gilead
U.S. Army (R)

Josh Goldstein
Special Projects, Apple
U.S. Navy (R)

COL Scott O’Neal
U.S. Army (R)

Corey Padovano
VP Sales, Arcutus
U.S. Army (R)

Scott St. Germain
VP, Managed Care, Genentech
U.S. Army (R)

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