2019 Soar Leadership Council Board Members

 
Laura Gagne  -  Membership & Outreach    Current Job:  Most recently a key account rep for Adidas but currently taking a career sabbatical to raise a family   What’s Your Why:  To honor my late boyfriend and many other children who have lost their battle to cancer. I am honored to be a part of a passionate group to work towards a cure.

Laura Gagne - Membership & Outreach

Current Job: Most recently a key account rep for Adidas but currently taking a career sabbatical to raise a family

What’s Your Why: To honor my late boyfriend and many other children who have lost their battle to cancer. I am honored to be a part of a passionate group to work towards a cure.

Kate Sefton LoCascio - Marketing    Current Job:  Clearwater Equity Group, Inc - Office Manager   What’s Your Why:  To continue involvement with a wonderful organization like CCRF and help make a meaningful impact in honor of my friend who passed away from Osteosarcoma.

Kate Sefton LoCascio - Marketing

Current Job: Clearwater Equity Group, Inc - Office Manager

What’s Your Why: To continue involvement with a wonderful organization like CCRF and help make a meaningful impact in honor of my friend who passed away from Osteosarcoma.

Jeanette Sterner - Membership & Outreach    Current Job:  Halyard Health - Program and Project Management, Research and Development   What’s Your Why:  Continue to drive funding and awareness for research advances in children’s cancer research.

Jeanette Sterner - Membership & Outreach

Current Job: Halyard Health - Program and Project Management, Research and Development

What’s Your Why: Continue to drive funding and awareness for research advances in children’s cancer research.

Kathryn Wells - Events & Fundraising    Current Job:  Wells Law - Attorney   What's Your Why:  I enjoy giving back to the community by raising funds for children’s cancer research while promoting emerging scientists’ careers in the process as I understand the challenge of gaining traction in a profession.

Kathryn Wells - Events & Fundraising

Current Job: Wells Law - Attorney

What's Your Why: I enjoy giving back to the community by raising funds for children’s cancer research while promoting emerging scientists’ careers in the process as I understand the challenge of gaining traction in a profession.

Katie Jacobson - Marketing    Current Job:  Financial Advisor, CLU® with Northwestern mutual   What’s Your Why:  I am a very grateful recipient of medical miracles, both as a former patient and as someone who loves others who have been and are current patients. I love that we are able to pay it forward to the medical community as they have given both me and so many others the two greatest gifts of all: hope and time.

Katie Jacobson - Marketing

Current Job: Financial Advisor, CLU® with Northwestern mutual

What’s Your Why: I am a very grateful recipient of medical miracles, both as a former patient and as someone who loves others who have been and are current patients. I love that we are able to pay it forward to the medical community as they have given both me and so many others the two greatest gifts of all: hope and time.

Lauren Patterson  -  Events & Fundraising    Current Job : RN in Dermatology   What’s Your Why : During my first ICU clinical in nursing school, I worked with a patient dying from a long battle with cancer. The courage displayed in the face of tremendous suffering by the patient, and the needs of the patient’s family and friends during that time changed my life. The experience enforced my resolve to fight this disease on all levels – in the search for a cure, in providing understanding and comfort during the battle with cancer, and, if confronted with the outcome, making every effort to provide dignity and solace at end of life. Children are the real wealth of our society; I want to do everything I can to give them the chance they deserve.

Lauren Patterson - Events & Fundraising

Current Job: RN in Dermatology

What’s Your Why: During my first ICU clinical in nursing school, I worked with a patient dying from a long battle with cancer. The courage displayed in the face of tremendous suffering by the patient, and the needs of the patient’s family and friends during that time changed my life. The experience enforced my resolve to fight this disease on all levels – in the search for a cure, in providing understanding and comfort during the battle with cancer, and, if confronted with the outcome, making every effort to provide dignity and solace at end of life. Children are the real wealth of our society; I want to do everything I can to give them the chance they deserve.

Brandi DeVries - Events & Fundraising    Current Job:  Land O'Lakes, Inc - Community Relations Manager   What’s Your Why:  Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Someday someone I know, or my family, may have a child diagnosed with cancer. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to support the research of a young scientist in the present that would potentially save the life of a child in the future.

Brandi DeVries - Events & Fundraising

Current Job: Land O'Lakes, Inc - Community Relations Manager

What’s Your Why: Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Someday someone I know, or my family, may have a child diagnosed with cancer. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to support the research of a young scientist in the present that would potentially save the life of a child in the future.

Amanda Sullivan - Marketing    Current Job:  CFA Society Minnesota - Events & Communications Manager   What’s Your Why:  I am excited to contribute to this amazing organization to honor my daughter who was declared no evidence of disease in August 2019, after a 1.5 year battle with germ cell cancer. I also enjoy volunteering my time and talents to causes that are near and dear to my heart.

Amanda Sullivan - Marketing

Current Job: CFA Society Minnesota - Events & Communications Manager

What’s Your Why: I am excited to contribute to this amazing organization to honor my daughter who was declared no evidence of disease in August 2019, after a 1.5 year battle with germ cell cancer. I also enjoy volunteering my time and talents to causes that are near and dear to my heart.

Amanda L. Pittman - Events & Fundraising    Current Job:  Legal/Regulatory - Optum   What’s Your Why:  I've always been passionate about medicine and children and this allows me to step in and help make a difference by shining light on an area that doesn't receive as much attention, but is crucial in the fight to eradicate and cure children's cancer.

Amanda L. Pittman - Events & Fundraising

Current Job: Legal/Regulatory - Optum

What’s Your Why: I've always been passionate about medicine and children and this allows me to step in and help make a difference by shining light on an area that doesn't receive as much attention, but is crucial in the fight to eradicate and cure children's cancer.

Interested in becoming a Soar Leadership Council Board Member? Fill out a form here. 

In loving memory of Taylor Lieber, Lifetime Soar Member

In loving memory of Taylor Lieber, Lifetime Soar Member