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

Shari Lariviere
Vice-President and Treasurer

Lianne S. Escher

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

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

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

Janice Baker, MA, CTRS
Manager, Arts for Healing 
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital
Child Life Program, 20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Susanne M. Bifano MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, MSEd
Art Therapist
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
New York, NY

Danna Merritt, MSW
Executive Director
Energizing and Empowering Minds-
Programs for Parents of Children With Special Needs
Indianapolis, IN

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