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STAFF, BOARDS & COUNCILS

MEET OUR TEAM

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Corey Pahanish, Ph.D.

Executive Director

(805) 265-0623

corey@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

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Brittany Avila Wazny, MBA

Senior Development Director

(805) 265-0603

brittany@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

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Becca Solodon

Sr. Director of Health & Wellness

(805) 265-0601

becca@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

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Kirsten Stuart

Communications & Events Director

(805) 265-0634

kirsten@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

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Gisselle Madrigal, M.A.

Program Director

(805) 265-0626

gisselle@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

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Reva Stewart

Volunteer Manager

(805) 265-0690

reva@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

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Danielle Maxwell, MPP Candidate

Community Outreach Manager

(805) 265-0646

danielle@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

Mayetzi Iturbide

Family Care Manager

(805) 265-0642

mayetzi@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

Lili Munoz

Family Engagement Manager

(805) 265-0676

Lili@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

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Roberta Tuck

Operations Coordinator

(805) 962-7466

roberta@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Andrew Miller
Board Chair

Attorney - Miller & Berryhill

Father of a pediatric cancer survivor

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Debby Mann
Vice Chair

Entrepreneur

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Robyn Howard-Anderson
Secretary

Pediatric Oncology Social Worker - Retired

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Joe Ferreira
Treasurer

Financial Advisor - West Coast Financial

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Sarai Anderson
Director

Financial Advisor - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

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Taylor Fuller
Director

Attorney - Herring Law Firm

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Jamie Hansen
Director

Relationship Banker - Pacific Premier Bank

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Sofie Langhorne
Director

Real Estate Agent - Compass Realty

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Joe McCorkell
Director

Real Estate Agent - Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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Joseph Tasca
Director

Real Structural Engineer - Studio Engineers, inc.
Father of pediatric cancer survivor

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Warren Ritter
Director

Executive Director - Common Table Foundation

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Nathan Rogers
Immediate Past Chair

Attorney - Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLC

OTHER BOARDS & COUNSELS

EMERITUS BOARD

 

Donna Barranco Fisher

Nonprofit Executive Director (Ret)

Board Chair 2015-2016

Jim Bechtel

Independent Financial Consultant

Board Chair 2012-2014

Tina Fanucchi-Frontado

Executive Director, St. Francis Foundation

Board Chair 2015

J. Paul Gignac

Attorney, JPG Law APC 

 Board Chair 2020-2022

Wells Hughes

Partner, Arlington Financial Advisors

Board Chair 2005-2006

Michelle Pickett

Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck, LLP

Board Chair 2009-2012

Rich Schuette

Wealth Manager, Avalan Wealth

Board Chair 2017 - 2019

Rachael Steidl

Executive Director, YouthWell

Board Chair 2007–2009

ADVISORY

BOARD

Earl Armstrong

President, Armstrong Associates

Founding Member, Grizzly Club

Martin Bell

Angel Flight West

Dr. Francisco Bracho

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Ventura County Medical Center

Heather Hambleton

Sr. Territory Manager, Medtronic

Robyn Howard-Anderson

MSW, LICSW​

TBCF Board Member

Susannah Rake

Past Board Member

Pat Snyder

Past Board Member

Lisa Solana

Past Board Member

PLANNED GIVING

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Sarai Anderson​

Financial Advisor & Board member

Devyn Duex

Principal Financial Advisor

Joe Ferreira

Financial Advisor & Board Treasurer

Paul Graziano

Attorney

Sheela Hunt

Real Estate Agent 

Sharon Jordano

Entrepreneur

Rebecca Koch

Estate Planning Attorney 

Andrew Miller

Attorney & Board Chair

Nathan Rogers

Attorney & Former Board Chair

HONORARY

COUNCIL

Gary and Jennifer Caesar

Past Board Members

Tom and Janice Caesar

Hub International Insurance & Mission Linen

Morris and Irma Jurkowitz

Community Philanthropists

Nikki Katz

TBCF Founder

TBCF AMBASSADORS

The TBCF Ambassadors are a group of women who have served TBCF for over a decade and continue to make themselves available to staff and families when needed most.  Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is the organization you know today because of the incredible work of these individuals.

Co-Chairs

Donna Barranco Fisher & Sheela Hunt

Carolyn Shepard Baham

Margo Barbakow

Lorena Cheverez

Lucia Engel

Nikki Greene

Mer James

Pati Kern

Kristi Marks

Kathy McCarthy

Adriana Mezic

Jo Landis Shields

Fiona Stone

Carla Tomson

VENTURA COUNTY AMBASSADORS

Ventura County Ambassadors are dedicated individuals in the Ventura County area who
contribute to TBCF by raising awareness, hosting events, fostering business partnerships,
and establishing shared connections.

Heather Binda

Victoria Izquierdo

Trini Hernandez

Danny Molina

Lisa Sanchez

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