Our People » Dream Foundation

Our People

Staff

Office of CEO
Kisa Heyer – Chief Executive Officer

Programs
Barbara Schoch – Vice President of Programs
Valerie Banks – Flower Empower Coordinator
Trish Cantillon – Part-time Special Projects Manager
Sonia Salazar – Data Entry Manager
Janelle Ramirez – Dream Coordinator
Lori Thiel – Dream Coordinator
Erin Smith – Dream Coordinator
Maisha Nishat – Dream Coordinator
Megan Higgins – Part-time Dream Coordinator
April Medina-Watson – Part-time Program Assistant
Yvette Ruiz – Billingual Receptionist

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
Jackie Waddill – Donor Relations Manager
Stefani Canin-Mullen – Part-time Events & Project Director

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

Board of Directors

Officers
Kenny Slaught, 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

Mark A. DePaco
Santa Barbara, CA
DT Law Partners

Chris Freeman
Danville, CA
CCO, Guardant Health, Redwood City, CA
Former Captain, US Army

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

Mario Muredda
New York, NY
CEO, Harrison and Star

David Nygren, PhD
Santa Barbara, CA
Nygren Consulting

Volunteer Advisors

Honorary Medical Chair

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

Ambassadors

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
Google Health

Sam Ho, MD
Cypress, CA
UnitedHealthcare

Stephen Hosea, MD
Santa Barbara, CA
Cottage Health

Frederic Kass, MD
Santa Barbara, CA
Ridley-Tree Cancer Center

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

Subscribe to our newsletter Sign up