20 years of empowering and inspiring over 40,000 children and adults with cancer and other serious illnesses in 40 states!

About Us

Board of Directors

Lili A. Vasileff
President

Shari Lariviere
Vice-President and Treasurer

Dolores O’Connell
Secretary

Robert W. H. Wilkins (Woody)
Executive Director

Council of Advisors

Eileen R. Gillan, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dept. of Hematology/Oncology
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Hartford, CT


Robin R. Leger, RN, MS, PhD
Associate Professor
Salem State University
Salem, MA


Stacey Schneider MA, ATR, CCLS, LCAT
Senior Child Life SpecialistPediatrics
Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital
New York, NY


Priya S. Morganstern, Esq.
Director, Hartford Program
Pro Bono Partnership, Inc.
Hartford, CT


Theresa Laggis, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
New Road Wellness
Madison, CT


Ellen Good, MSEd, CCLS
Manager, Child Life Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
New Haven, CT


Danna Merritt, LMSW
Social Worker
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Detriot, MI


H. Willow Troy ATR-BC, CCLS, LCAT
Creative Arts Therapist
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL




Providing programs for children and adults that empower, inspire, and heal the spirit.