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Our Staff

Our people are our most valuable asset. Children's Tumor Foundation team members are full of passion and are focused on our mission.

Executive Leadership
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Annette Bakker, PhD

President

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Sarah Bourne

Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations

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Jennifer Ching

Director, Human Resources

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Brigid Garelik, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

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Marco Nievo

Chief Scientific Officer, CTF Europe

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Liz Oliver

Junior Chief of Staff

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Patrice Pancza

VP, External Relations

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Monica Sohn

Chief Growth Officer

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Mary Thompson

Administrative Assistant

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Simon Vukelj

Chief Marketing Officer

Research & Medical Programs
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Annette Bakker, PhD

President

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Brigid Garelik, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

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Marco Nievo

Chief Scientific Officer, CTF Europe

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Vidya Browder

Director, Research

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Angela Dumadag

Director, Conference & Meeting Logistics

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Ledare Finley

Clinical Program Manager

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Emily Greaves

Coordinator, Patient Engagement

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Kate Kelts, RN, BSN

Senior Manager, Patient Education & Engagement

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Sarah Lees

Director, Research Education and Engagement

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Elana Loftspring

Coordinator, Patient Engagement

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Irene Morganstern

Director, Preclinical Initiatives

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Patrice Pancza

VP, External Relations

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Heather Radtke, MS, CGC

Director, Clinical Programs

Development
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Monica Sohn

Chief Growth Officer

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Jamie Balhon

Senior Director, Development (SALW & CUR)

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Amy Boulas

Vice President, Peer-to-Peer & Field-Based Events

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Cassidy Brewer

Senior Manager, Development (CUR)

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Holly Cheatham

Manager, Development (CUR)

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Emily Crabtree

Individual & Major Giving Officer

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Anna Endsley

Coordinator, Development (CUR & SALW)

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Aidan Fraser

Assistant, Development

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Barbara Gallagher

Vice President, Corps & Foundations

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Lauren Johnston

Manager, Development (SALW)

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Krysta Mochi

Manager, Development (SALW)

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Julie P. Nassisi

Senior Manager, Special Events

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Kim Robinson

Individual & Major Giving Officer

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Connie Sorman

Individual & Major Giving Officer

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Rebecca Taylor

Senior Director, Major Events

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Lydia Vanderloo

Senior Manager, NF Endurance

Finance & Operations
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Sarah Bourne

Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations

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Rachel Anderson

Senior Director, Data Operations

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Brianna Daquino

Staff Accountant

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Rosa Hernandez

Jr. Salesforce Administrator

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Will Johnson

Salesforce Administrator

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Dan McAvoy

Assistant, Operations

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Carey Milligan

Director, Finance

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Mary Phelan

Product Coordinator, UX

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Brandon Weaver-Bey

Senior Coordinator, Gift Processing

Marketing & Communications
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Simon Vukelj

Chief Marketing Officer

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Rebecca Harris

Director, Public Relations

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Alissa Marks

Senior Director, Marketing

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Alice Pareti

Manager, Web Content

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Susanne Preinfalk

Director, Design

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Ryan Sells

Coordinator, Communications

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Vanessa Younger

Vice President, Communications

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Maribel Zambrana

Manager, Digital Marketing

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Marina Zouaghi

Data Analyst

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Our core values define who we are and how we operate, guiding us towards a collective vision of ending NF.

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At the heart of our organization beats an unwavering commitment to end NF, with those affected by NF at the center of everything we do.

We believe in the strength and spirit of collaboration and we encourage an environment that unites diverse talents and perspectives, all working hand in hand toward a common purpose.

We lead with love to create a supportive, caring community that nurtures hope, resilience, and healing, both within the organization and beyond.

We seek inventive solutions to difficult problems, unafraid to take risks; and know that groundbreaking ideas arise from a culture of continuous learning and creativity.

We act with honesty and responsibility, ensuring that our actions align with the trust placed in us by the NF community.

Our Mission: Drive Research, Expand Knowledge, and
Advance Care for the NF Community

Our Vision: End NF