Annette is the President and Co-Founder of Cure 4 the Kids Foundation. She has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years and has been involved with nonprofit organizations since 1985. She is the Executive Director of the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada.
Becki Berkowitz, RN
Becki is the Nurse Coordinator for the Hemophilia Treatment Center. She’s been extremely active in the bleeding disorder community statewide and was nominated for the National Hemophilia Foundation Nurse of the year for 2010.
Catherine is the mother of a child who survived childhood cancer. She is also Treasurer of the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation. She is very active in the childhood cancer community and has been since her son was diagnosed with a Wilm’s Tumor at age 3. She is passionate about educating others on the long term effects that cancer treatment has on children and is an advocate of development and funding for a “late effects” center for the State of Nevada.
Jennifer Buitrago, CPNP
Jennifer is Vice President of Cure 4 the Kids Foundation. She is employed by the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP). She is a member and certified course instructor for the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.
Angela Berg, RN
Angela is the Secretary for the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation. She became a nurse in 1991 in Iowa and began working in Pediatrics in 1992. She is employed at Nathan Adelson Hospice where she runs the Pediatric Hospice program. She is also well versed in health insurance industry knowledge.
Shannon Hymas is a working mother of 4 children with one on the way. In 2003, at the age of 18 months, one of her daughters was diagnosed with a rare disease called Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS) and she has been battling it ever since. She has a unique understanding of how childhood cancer can impact a family. Shannon and her daughter are very active with organizations that help families cope with the devastating effects of childhood cancer.
Tyler Elcano is an attorney in Reno who joined the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Board of Trustees in November 2012. Ms. Elcano is a childhood cancer survivor and an advocate of families having access to specialized care in their own community. Diagnosed with Rhabomysarcoma at age 5, Elcano had to travel to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center for her treatment.
Brooke Blake has worked in the accounting profession for 10 years, and is currently serving at Global Cash Access. Born and raised in St. George, Utah, Blake became a resident of Las Vegas in 2003. Although not personally touched by childhood cancer, her exposure to the mission of Cure 4 the Kids Foundation, as well as her desire to help children in need made her a perfect addition to the Board of Trustees. She has worked with and audited a number of nonprofit organizations in Southern Nevada. Blake has two children and a fiancé.