Our Staff

Dedicated to serving children and their families who are battling cancer or chronic blood disorders.

Our team is comprised of genuinely gifted minds

Executive Director

Patty O’Leary

813-367-5437 ext. 10

Director of Smiles

Cyrus Blue


Director of Programs and Family Services

Sharin Nelson, CTRS, CCLS

813-367-5437 ext. 2

Director of Marketing and Events

Brittany Rudolph

813-367-5437 ext. 7

Assistant Director of Development and Community Engagement

Gracie Goltermann

813-367-5437 ext. 8

Assistant Director of Programs and Family Services

Kelly Carpenter

813-367-5437 ext. 3

Assistant Director of Marketing and Events

Kailey Cleaver

813-367-5437 ext. 5

Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator

Maddie Hiers

813-367-5437 ext. 12

Board of Directors

  • Shirley N. Morejon – Chairman (SVP Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch)
  • Patrick Moraites – Past Chairman (Chief Financial Officer, FIRM Consulting Group)
  • Sabrina Caras – Chair Elect & Development Committee Chair (Senior Client Services Project Manager)
  • Erica Mallon – Secretary & Legal Advisory Chair (Corporate Counsel, American Oncology Network)
  • Sean Ouellette – Treasurer & House & Grounds Chair (Sr VP & Division Manager, KAST Construction)
  • Tee Ann Bailey – Senior Advisor (Real Estate Consultant)
  • Marion Sultenfuss Hanlon – Membership Committee Chair (Sultenfuss Ltd)
  • Vikki Kaiser – Scholarship Committee Chair (Director of Marketing and PR, Panera Bread)
  • Mudra Kumar, M.D. – Hospital Community Relations Chair (Physician and Educator)
  • Casey Moore – Sarasota/Manatee Advisory Board Chairman (Territory Manager, Terumo Interventional Systems)
  • Cameron Ahari ( Financial Advisor AMP, Raymond James Financial)
  • Babette Bailey MSN, RN, CCRN (Director of Patient Care Services, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital)
  • Vinita Gaudi (Sales & Marketing Consultant, Employee Benefits)
  • Jay Kuhns (Vice President, Strategic Planning, IRI Consultants / President, Unstoppable Leadership Group LLC)
  • Dominic Macrone (Director of Human Resources, Carowinds, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company)
  • William (Scot) Newman (Owner/Vice President, Colwill Engineering)
  • Jason Sampson (Founder, Venerable Law)
  • David Silver (CEO/President, Instrumental Wealth)
  • William Sultenfuss II – (Sultenfuss Ltd)
  • Cameron Tebbi, M.D. (Chief Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist USF Department of Pediatrics)
  • Blake Varnadore (Vice President, Property & Casualty Practice Leader, USI Insurance Services)


  • Jan Judisch, M.D.
  • Johnny Carrabba
  • Alfred J. Ferris, M.D.
  • Dianne Ferris
  • Leroy Pate
  • Kevin Ricci
  • Jerry Wunsch
  • Steven Yerrid
  • John Lowry

Sarasota/Manatee Advisory Board

  • Casey Moore – Advisory Board Chairman (Territory Manager, Terumo Interventional Systems)
  • Tom Quale – Advisory Board Chair Elect (Regional President, First Home Bank)
  • Deedee Fusco (Regional Director of Development, All Children’s Hospital)
  • Kim Miele – Advisory Board Membership Chair (Program Director, Brain Health Initiative)
  • Jay Riley (Director, USF Manatee)
  • Kelly Saba (Sr. Field Representative, Sobi NA)
  • Linda Vernon (Marketing Manager, Advocate Radiation Oncology)

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