Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Announces Senior Leadership Changes
LAS VEGAS – January 8, 2024 – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Southern Nevada’s only pediatric cancer and rare disease treatment center, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Tonn as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective January 1, 2024. This promotion is part of a board of directors-supported management succession plan.
Tonn has been an integral part of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation for more than 15 years, initially serving as the chief financial officer and later being promoted to president in 2021. Her extensive experience in managing the financial impact of healthcare industry changes, including patient services, medical treatments, and reimbursements, has been invaluable to the organization. Tonn’s expertise in medical billing and collection, coupled with her background as a nonprofit auditor, has enabled C4K to navigate these challenges while minimizing the impact on patient services. She also played a key role in the development of C4K’s Charity Care Plan, ensuring that uninsured families can receive the necessary treatment.
“I am incredibly honored to serve as CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and to lead our team in continuing to support families affected by pediatric cancer and rare diseases in Southern Nevada and beyond,” said Tonn. “Working alongside C4K’s founder, Annette Logan-Parker, for 15 years has been a privilege, and I am grateful for her unwavering support.”
In light of Tonn’s promotion, Annette Logan-Parker, the founder and former CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, will assume the role of chief advocacy & innovation officer. In this capacity, Logan-Parker will advocate for the medical needs and services of pediatric cancer and rare disease patients with lawmakers at the local, state, and national levels. She will also focus on developing external strategies to enhance C4K’s ability to serve an increasing number of patients and expand research opportunities, including donor engagement and physician recruitment. Logan-Parker will also remain president of the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Board of Directors.
“I am eager to bring together decision-makers and industry professionals to explore solutions that have contributed to C4K’s success in meeting patient needs,” said Logan-Parker. “While there is a consensus that the U.S. healthcare system is broken, I firmly believe that C4K is in a unique position to demonstrate alternative methods and systems that policymakers can see improve outcomes.”
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is confident that under Christine Tonn’s leadership as CEO and Annette Logan-Parker’s continued dedication as chief advocacy & innovation officer, the organization will further its mission of providing exceptional care and support to pediatric cancer and rare disease patients.
About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation provides high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure patients are getting the safest care possible. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation increases access to specialized treatments that improve patient outcomes. Its Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding-scale basis. No patient is ever turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit www.cure4thekids.org.
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