Annette is President, CEO, and co-founder of Cure 4 the Kids Foundation. She has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 30 years and has been involved with many nonprofit organizations since 1985. Her visionary leadership has shaped and strengthened the foundation, and its clinic, enabling it to continue to serve an increasing number of patients with diverse needs. She led the charge in the foundation receiving The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® Accreditation. As a health care provider in the community, she was troubled by our health care delivery system when one of her two sons was in an accident, years ago, as a teenager. The incident required multiple surgical interventions, over 4 years, and she saw the complete exhaustion her of medical benefits. Ultimately, research saved his life. This journey has inspired much of Annette’s calling to ensure that kids receive the care they need, despite ability to pay. It has also made her a huge proponent for clinical trials, as today’s trial are tomorrow best practices. In addition to her two sons, she a beaming mother-in-law and grandmother.