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Our Board of Trustees


Ruth Isabella Hoffman MPH

Ruth is the mother of eight children, including 35 year old Naomi, a 28 year survivor of AML. Ruth is the Executive Director of the American Childhood Cancer Organization and is author/ editor of 11 childhood cancer learning resources.

Organization American Childhood Cancer Organization
Address 10920 Connecticut Ave. Suite A
Kensington, MD 20895
Tel./Fax +1-301-962-3520 / +



Carmen Auste

Carmen is mother of James, a teen brain cancer survivor who founded Cancer Warriors Fnd. She is the Managing Director of CWFI and an international development consultant for the United Nations system and major development partners (i.e., AUSAID, USAID, GIZ, JICA, Millenium Challenge).

Organization Cancer Warriors Foundation Inc
Address 1317 Lopez Jaena Street
Paco, Manila
Tel./Fax +63-2-562 2954/ +


Luisa Basset 

Luisa is mother of Victor, a survivor of a mature B-cell ALL diagnosed in 1990. She is involved at local, national and international levels, representing “Federación Española de Padres de Niños con Cáncer” and is a Professor at the School of Architecture in Valencia.

Organization Federación Española de Padres
del Niños con Cáncer (F.E.P.N.C.)
Address C/ Monte Olivetti, 18, Local 1 (c.v. a c/ Bustos 3),
28038 Madrid
Tel./Fax +34 606 100 693 (mobile phone)




João Maria de Lencastre de Bragança

João lost his 7 year old daughter Madalena to brain tumour . He is currently the President of Acreditar, the Portuguese Association of Children with Cancer, which is a founding member of ICCCPO. João has a Masters in Literary Theory and is now working on his doctorate. He also has a degree in mechanical engineering and undertakes translation to Portuguese of patents and books from renowned publ

ishers and institutions.

Organization Acreditar, the Portuguese Association of Children with Cancer
Address Acreditar – Núcleo Regional Sul, Rua Prof. Lima Basto, nº 73
1070-210 Lisboa
Tel./Fax (+351) 21 722 11 50 / (+351) 21 722 11 51


Marcela Zubieta Acuna

Marcela is a pediatrician who lost her 3 year old daughter to a brain tumor (Choroid Plexus Carcinoma). The tragic experience made her refocus her professional and social life to serve underprivileged children with cancer living in Chile.


Organization Fundación Nuestros Hijos
Address Barros Luco No. 3103, San Miguel
Santiago de Chile
Tel./Fax +56-2-480 5960/ +56-2-556 8840





Mary McGowan 

Mary is a registered nurse with over 30 years’ experience in pediatric oncology. She is the Community Liaison Manager of the Children’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia, and facilitator of the Parent Advisory Group of the Cancer Centre.

Organization Children’s Cancer Centre Parent Advisory Committee (PAG)
Address Children’s Cancer Centre Royal Children’s Hospital,
50 Flemington Road, ParkvilleVIC,
3053 Viktoria
Tel./Fax +61 3 93454855 / +61




Nicole Scobie 

Nicole is the mother of three boys, one of whom is a survivor of childhood cancer. She is the president of Zoe4life, a non-profit organization based in Switzerland which supports kids with cancer and their families, funds and advocates for research. She is also on the Accelerate platform steering committee.

Organization Zoé4life
Address 1036 Sullens Switzerland



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