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Our Board of Trustees



Carmen Auste

Carmen is mother of James, a teen brain cancer survivor who founded Cancer Warriors Fnd. She is the Managing Director of CWFI and an international development consultant for the United Nations system and major development partners (i.e., AUSAID, USAID, GIZ, JICA, Millenium Challenge).

Organization Cancer Warriors Foundation Inc
Address 1317 Lopez Jaena Street
Paco, Manila
Tel./Fax +63-2-562 2954/ +


Ruth Isabella Hoffman MPH

Ruth is the mother of eight children, including 35 year old Naomi, a 28 year survivor of AML. Ruth is the Executive Director of the American Childhood Cancer Organization and is author/ editor of 11 childhood cancer learning resources.

Organization American Childhood Cancer Organization
Address 10920 Connecticut Ave. Suite A
Kensington, MD 20895
Tel./Fax +1-301-962-3520 / +


Poonam Bagai 

Poonam is the mother of 2 boys who were 7 and 3 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She founded Cankids Kidscan, which has supported over 17,000 families of children with cancer to date through its numerous programs.

Organization Cankids….Kidscan
Address D7/7 Vasant Vihar (Basement)
New Delhi 110057
Tel./Fax +91-11-416 636 70 or -71/ +91-


Luisa Basset 

Luisa is mother of Victor, a survivor of a mature B-cell ALL diagnosed in 1990. She is involved at local, national and international levels, representing “Federación Española de Padres de Niños con Cáncer” and is a Professor at the School of Architecture in Valencia.

Organization Federación Española de Padres
del Niños con Cáncer (F.E.P.N.C.)
Address C/ Monte Olivetti, 18, Local 1 (c.v. a c/ Bustos 3),
28038 Madrid
Tel./Fax +34 606 100 693 (mobile phone)


Kenneth Dollman

Kenneth is the father of Jennah, who survived cancer as a 20-month old toddler in 1995. He is a founding member of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa and is passionate about establishing support groups across Africa where none existed before.

Organization CHOC Childhood Cancer
Foundation South Africa
Address Personal mailing address:
P.O. Box 2427
Durbanville 7551, Western Cape
Telephone +27-21-975-1738 / +27




Marcela Zubieta Acuna

Marcela is a pediatrician who lost her 3 year old daughter to a brain tumor (Choroid Plexus Carcinoma). The tragic experience made her refocus her professional and social life to serve underprivileged children with cancer living in Chile.


Organization Fundación Nuestros Hijos
Address Barros Luco No. 3103, San Miguel
Santiago de Chile
Tel./Fax +56-2-480 5960/ +56-2-556 8840




Mary McGowan 

Mary is a registered nurse with over 30 years’ experience in pediatric oncology. She is the Community Liaison Manager of the Children’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia, and facilitator of the Parent Advisory Group of the Cancer Centre.

Organization Children’s Cancer Centre Parent Advisory Committee (PAG)
Address Children’s Cancer Centre Royal Children’s Hospital,
50 Flemington Road, ParkvilleVIC,
3053 Viktoria
Tel./Fax +61 3 93454855 / +61
Ira Soelistyoira

Ira Soelistyo is the mother of Aditya Wicaksono who was first diagnosed with leukemia in 1984 at the age of 4 . Since 1993, Ira has been very active in the development of childhood cancer programs and organizations throughout Indonesia.

She previously served in the ICCCPO board in 1999, but stepped down in 2005 due to the relapse of her son.He subsequently lost his battle to cancer in 2005. Ira is currently Chair of YKAKI Foundation in Indonesia.

Organization Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia (YKAKI) – Indonesian Care for Cancer Kids Foundation
Address JI. Percetakan Negara IX no.10A
Jakarta Pusat 10570
Tel./Fax +62-21-428 72556 / +62-21-421 6089


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