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  • Founder
  • Board
  • Design Team
  • Volunteers
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Tanya Trippett, MD

President of Wish4Life

Dr. Tanya Trippett is the President of the Wish4Life Foundation. She completed her medical and specialty training in Pediatrics at Duke University School Medical Center. She completed her Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She served in the US Air Force as Head of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist practicing at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her areas of subspecialty expertise include the care of children with lymphoma as well as children with cancers that have returned despite prior treatment. She is a clinical researcher who specializes in the design and assessment of investigational therapies — particularly antibodies and new targeted agents that take aim at the molecular signaling pathways that drive cancer growth — for children with all types of cancer.

She is the Director and Co-Founder of POETIC (Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigator Consortium), a collaboration between multiple academic centers in North America specializing in cancer care whose mission is the development of biologically targeted treatment approaches for children with cancer that has recurred after standard therapy. She started POETIC in February 2003 to increase access for children in North America to promising new agents in clinical trials.

Board

Board Of Directors

The Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for implementation of the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the organization. The mission and vision, approved by the Board of Directors, is clearly stated and manifested in all of the programs created and supported by the organization and is responsive to the constituency of vulnerable children diagnosed with cancer in developing countries each year.

The Board of Directors:

Tanya Trippett, MD

Founding Member, Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer

Jeffrey Berman

Director

Cynthia Peacock

Director

Maria Angeles

Director

Nic Cortese

Director

Bill Yosses

Director

Brian Moores

Director

Tim Lynch

Director

Nick Draeger

Director

Alex Lin

Director

Chap Michie

Director

Greg Hempt

Director

Ricky Siewers

Director

Kofi Sarkodee

Director

Akua Sarkodee

Director

Committees of the Board:

Medical Teams

Genomics Program

Strategic Development Committee

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Jeffrey Berman Architect

Jeffrey Berman Architect specializes in process design for healthcare: the planning, programming and design of healthcare and research facilities requiring technologically advanced systems and equipment, including state-of–the-art medical diagnostic imaging and treatment centers and operating suites. Since its founding in 1988, Jeffrey Berman Architect has been on the leading edge of healthcare architecture. The firm has designed facilities for the major healthcare institutions throughout the New York area, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

To learn more about Jeffrey Berman Architect please visit their website at JBarch.com

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Cynthia Peacock

Cynthia G. Peacock, founder of Biz Virtuoso Consulting Group, brings expertise in branding and marketing strategies for small to mid-sized organizations. Since 2006, Ms. Peacock has advised entrepreneurs and their teams on customized solutions that assist in the launch and growth of sustainable enterprises.

Since the initial launch of Biz Virtuoso, Ms. Peacock has advised clients in education, transportation, financial services, non-profits, and medical services during which she identified her deep passion for advising medical brands and professionals in the changing healthcare landscape. Ms. Peacock currently works with physicians to design ideal programs that will increase patient volumes, accelerate local/regional/national visibility through targeted marketing campaign, and implement critical strategies for profitability. The model includes but is not limited to a comprehensive assessment tool to determine market position and opportunities, customized approach to branding, marketing and progress measurement tools to help private practice owners succeed.

Today, Grow The Practice (GTP) the company’s healthcare program, provides business strategy, capital raising, branding, marketing and commercial real estate services to healthcare businesses throughout New York City and the tri-state area. To learn more about, please visit Biz Virtuoso Consulting at BizVirtuoso.com.

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