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Our Board of Trustees


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

10920 Connecticut Ave. Suite A
Kensington, MD 20895

Tel: +1-301-962-3520



João lost his 7 year old daughter
Madalena to a brain tumour.
He is President of the Portuguese
Association of Children
with Cancer. He is a mechanical
engineer who translates patents
and books from renowned
publishers to Portuguese.


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)

Children’s Cancer Centre Royal Children’s Hospital,
50 Flemington Road, ParkvilleVIC,
3053 Viktoria

Tel./Fax: +61 3 93454855 / +61


Past Vice-Chair

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

1317 Lopez Jaena Street
Paco, Manila

Tel./Fax: +63-2-562 2954


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.)

C/ Monte Olivetti, 18, Local 1 (c.v. a c/ Bustos 3),
28038 Madrid

Tel: +34 606 100 693 (mobile phone)


Nicole Scobie

Nicole is the mother of three boys, one of whom is a survivor of childhood cancer. She is the president of Zoe4life, a non-profit organization based in Switzerland which supports kids with cancer and their families, funds and advocates for research. She is also on the Accelerate platform steering committee. .

Organization: Zoé4life

1036 Sullens




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

Barros Luco No. 3103, San Miguel
Santiago de Chile

Tel: +56-2-480 5960 Fax: +56-2-556 8840


Carl Queiros

Carl Queiros has been the CEO of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation since August 2014. Carl is a skilled professional who has been in the humanitarian / development sector for over 20 years.  LuisaIn addition to being the CEO of CHOC , Carl also leads the global SIOP PODC (Paediatric Oncology in Developing Countries) Patient, Family and Stakeholder Engagement Task Force , chairs the Childhood Cancer Network of South Africa, he is the Chairman of the Childhood Cancer International Africa Regional Committee, and he represents childhood cancer at various government and civil society meetings and campaigns.His passion is serving those in need and developing organisations to be effective, sustainable and impactful.

Organization: CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation

PostNet Suite 105, Private Bag X2600, Houghton 2041, South Africa

Tel: +27 86 1113500

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