Board Governance

We have four boards that guide our work. We are governed by a seven member Board of Directors who primarily deals with issues of compliance, finances, and assurances. We have two advisory boards, our Young Professionals Board and our Advisory Board of business and community members who guide us through pragmatic programming for our fundraising and awareness efforts. Our fourth board is our Research Review Board and this board’s primary responsibility is to work with the researchers at Children’s Mercy Hospital and KU Cancer Center to insure that the research we are funding matches our mission, is feasible, and that our accountability criteria to insure that the dollars we invest are making a difference is being met.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Deliece Hofen, President
  • Brian Hofen, Vice President
  • Jenny Grindel, Secretary
  • Andrea Bennett, Treasurer
  • Jon Holmes
  • Kim Stanley
  • Christine Barbour

RESEARCH REVIEW BOARD

  • Dr. Keith Ratzlaff, chair  Dr. Ratzlaff is the Head of Pediatrics and Obstetrics at Olathe Medical
  • Dr. Carlos Monzon, former pediatric oncologist and current pediatrician
  • Kristin Stegenga,
  • Dr. Kathleen Neville, Pediatric Oncologist
  • Deliece Hofen, Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Stacy Albin
  • Nichole Asquith
  • Keri Bahun
  • Laura Buckman
  • Robin Broder
  • Phillip Charlton
  • Jennifer Claar
  • Brian Dolezal
  • Laura Dolezal
  • Angie Ebright
  • Mikel Flickinger
  • John Fuller
  • Amy Gregory
  • Brian Gregory
  • Amanda Grosdidier
  • Charlie Hill
  • Jene’ Hong
  • Jessica Lilja
  • Shannon Lyon
  • Steve McCandless
  • Jill Meyer
  • Laurie Minard
  • Melissa Murphy
  • Lucia O’Connor
  • Shelly Oza
  • Laura Read
  • Kim Stanley
  • Lesley Stipetic
  • Cam Walton
  • Lee Walton
  • Lori Werth
  • Jordan Wilcosky
  • Lindsay Weiss

Young Professionals Board

  • Katie Allgood
  • Cole Blaise
  • Kelsey Bradley
  • Laura Cooke
  • Abby Curry
  • Christian Duke
  • Scott Hill
  • Taylor Hill
  • Joshua James
  • Mallory McCandless
  • Allison Reese
  • Anna Ruckman