Board of Directors

Our Team

Our Board of Directors have extensive nonprofit experience and expertise in finance, sales, marketing, and business development. Our love and devotion to Kate is immeasurable and we are dedicated to growing a Foundation that radiates Kate’s spirit, encouraging hope and kindness in the community and supporting collaboration and innovation that advances the pace of progress in pediatric cancer research.


Lisa Amato, Ph.D.

Kate's Mom / Clinical Child Psychologist

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Jeff Amato

Kate's Dad / Biotechnology Consultant


Darren Silverman

Vice-President of National Accounts Doskocil Manufacturing


Wayne Chattaway

CEO, The Anti Owner, Bach to Rock Music School

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Jeffrey B. Thompson

Regional Managing Director for
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Austin & San Antonio, Texas

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John J. Sarandria, MD, MS

Pediatric Hospitalist, Nemours Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, University of Central Florida
Medical Director, GenCare Resources


Andrew Morton, MPP, JD

Foundation Counsel Partner, Handler Thayer, LLP Chair, Sports & Entertainment Law Group

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Addison Crenshaw

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Committee Chair

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Bradley Ernst

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Committee Chair