MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAMS

OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OUR REGIONAL COMMITTEES
OUR ADVISORS

OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES

President

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
UNITED STATES
Tel: +1-301-962-3520
E-mail: admin@cci.care

Vice-President

Joao Maria De Lencastre De Braganza

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.

Organization:
Acreditar
https://www.acreditar.org.pt/pt
Address:
R. Prof. Lima Basto 73, Lisboa, Portugal
Phone+351 21 722 1150
Email: admin@cci.care

Treasurer

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
AUSTRALIA
Tel./Fax: +61 3 93454855 / +61
E-mail: admin@cci.care

Secretary

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
SPAIN
Tel: +34 606 100 693 (mobile phone)
E-mail: admin@cci.care

MEMBERS

Daniel Mckenzie

Executive Director of Kidzcan Zimbabwe, a local NGO in Zimbabwe. Daniel is a great communicator and renowned broadcaster. He is an excellent diplomat, with great empathy and passion towards making a difference in the lives of children suffering from cancer.

Organization:
Kidzcan Zimbabwe
Address
6 Natal Road, Belgravia, Harare
E-mail: admin@cci.care

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
Address
1036 Sullens, SWITZERLAND
E-mail: admin@cci.care

Rodney Wong

Rod is a parent of a 24 years ALL survivor. He was part of the pioneer team of Sarawak Children Cancer Society & is their Immediate Past President.
Currently, he work as a Chief Executive Officer in consumer packaged food company in Malaysia.

Organization:
Sarawak Children Cancer Society
Address:
Lot 5493, Lorong 15 & Jalan Batu Kawa, Taman Desa Wira, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Email: admin@cci.care

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, CHILE
Tel: +56-2-480 5960 Fax: +56-2-556 8840
E-mail: admin@cci.care

Carl Queiros

Carl Queiros is the CEO of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation, South Africa. Carl also chairs the Childhood Cancer Network of South Africa, and he is the Chairman of the Childhood Cancer International Africa Regional Committee.

Organization:
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation
Address:
PostNet Suite 105, Private Bag X2600, Houghton 2041, South Africa
Tel: +27 86 1113500
E-mail: admin@cci.care

Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members

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OUR REGIONAL COMMITTEES

CCI Regional Committees are coordinating and supportive mechanisms which are intended to provide guidance and support to member organizations within their region.

They serve as catalysts and enablers : a) helping to more fully engage and involve CCI member organizations, b)sustaining their drive and passion , c) encouraging them to work more closely with other CCI members within their region and beyond and d)supporting them to expand and deepen their existing alliances and partnerships.

The current regional committee members are as follows:

ASIA

Name Country Organization
Benson Pau (Head of Committee) China, Hong Kong Pau Kwong Wun Charitable Foundation
Carmen Auste Philippines Cancer Warriors Foundation Inc
Poonam Bagai India Cankids….Kidscan
Kazuyo Watanabe Japan ACCL (Asian Childrens Cancer League)
Saideh Ghods Iran Mahak
Kohsuke Yamashita Japan CCAJ : Childrens Cancer Association of Japan
Ira Soelistyo Indonesia YKAKI
Roula Farah Lebanon CHANCE
Bindu Nair India Aroh

EUROPE

Name Country Organization
Anita Kienesberger (Head of Committee) Austria Österreichische Kinder-Krebs-Hilfe
Luisa Basset Spain Federación Española de Padres del Niños con Cáncer (F.E.P.N.C.)
Lejla Kameric Bosnia and Herzegovina Udruženje “Srce za djecu koja boluju od raka u FBiH” (The heart for the kids with cancer in FBiH)
Holly Wattwil Sweeden Barncancerfonden
Nicole Scobie Switzerland Zoé4life
Anne Goeres Luxembourg Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner
Ludmila Hurajova Slovakia SMILE n.o. – Pomáhame s úsmevom
Frédéric Arnold France Union Nationale des Associations de Parents d’Enfants atteints de Cancer ou Leucémie (UNAPECLE)
Jaap den Hartog (Survivor) The Netherlands Vereniging Ouders, Kinderen en Kanker’ (VOKK)
Carina Schneider (Survivor) Austria Österreichische Kinder-Krebs-Hilfe

OCEANIA

Name Country Organization
Simon Lala New Zealand Child Cancer Foundation
Mary McGowan Australia Childrens Cancer Center Parent Advisory Group
Royal Childrens Hospital
Anne Kaye Australia Children’s Cancer Centre Parent Advisory Committee

LATIN AMERICA

Name Country Organization
Marcela Zubieta (Head of Committee) Chile Fundación Nuestros Hijos
Nubia Mendoza Honduras Fundación Hondureña para el niño con cáncer
Elisabeth Campos Colombia Fundación Sanar
Yolima Méndez Camacho Colombia Fundación Colombiana de Leucemia y Linfoma
ADVISORS: Elisabeth Campos Colombia Fundación Sanar

AFRICA

Name Country Organization
Carl Queiros (Head of Committee) South Africa CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa
Daniel McKenzie Zimbabwe KidzCan
Brian Walusimbi Uganda Bless a Child
John Ahenkorah Ghana GHAPACC
Yasser Saad-Eldin Egypt Alexandria Group
Ihesinachi Kalagbor Nigeria SCCaF
Sidney Misigo Chahonyo Kenya Hope for Cancer Kids (H4CK)

OUR ADVISORS

Our advisors and honorary members

A number of the senior and retired members of the Executive Committee have agreed to continue to serve the organisation in an advisory capacity.
Their basic contact details are given below. To get specific contact details, please write us: admin@cci.care

Name Country of origin
Gerlind Bode Germany
Marianne Naafs-Wilstra Netherlands
Simon Lala New Zealand
Julian Cutland South Africa
Sadie Cutland South Africa
Christine McIver Canada
Mark Chesler United States of America
Gill Thaxter (for Geoff Thaxter) United Kingdom
Tim Eden United Kingdom
Jesus Maria Gonzalez Marin Spain