Founder and Ronan's mama
Ronan's mama. Maya's passion and silent strength are moving mountains. Her eyes tell the story of someone much older, but her youthful spirit is contagious. As a Board member, Maya has exposed her soul, shared her love for Ronan, and demanded a call to action that has developed into a worldwide movement. Maya Thompson will change the face of childhood cancer.
President and Ronan's Father
Woody is Maya's husband, and Ronan, Liam and Quinn's dad. He is an attorney with Thompson and Volquardsen, which he founded in 2005. Woody is the glue that holds the Thompson Family together. Maya often refers to Woody as the love of her life, as well as the man who walks on water. People look up to Woody -- one, because he is 6'7", but mostly because his commitment to doing the right thing naturally commands respect. He and Maya fought hand-in-hand during Ronan's battle with cancer, and will always fight cancer in honor of their son. Woody's leadership, devotion and knowledge leave us with no doubt that childhood cancer has met its match.
Ken is a friend of the Thompsons. He went to law school with Woody and is an attorney in Arizona. His involvement with the Foundation is to help the fight against childhood cancer. He believes that no parent should have to endure the loss of their child.
A mom of two with a full-time career at Alliance Beverage, Stacy makes it all look easy. As busy as Stacy is, she will drop anything and everything to help her family and friends. A master at details and organization, Stacy accomplishes more in a day that most of us accomplish in a month. A friendly task-master, Stacy makes sure we stay on track. She has the ability to turn ideas into actions, and we fully believe that she could rule the world.
Carolyn, a mom of two, and works at Bergin, Frakes, Smalley & Oberholtzer. For the past few years, Carolyn has volunteered with various cancer organizations, but shifted her focus to pediatric cancer when Ronan was diagnosed. Carolyn is beautiful, brilliant, and one of Maya's favorite people. Carolyn's calm demeanor, modesty and "anything is possible" attitude makes her a natural leader. Carolyn makes things happen, and we would follow her anywhere.
Senior Photography Producer, Vanity Fair
Kathryn MacLeod-Schafer is the Senior Photography Producer at Vanity Fair magazine. Working exclusively with the photographer Annie Leibovitz for almost 20 years, she has produced many of the magazine's iconic photographs, featuring the world¹s most influential individuals. She lives in New York City.
Rachel has been working tirelessly behind-the-scenes since 2012: Maya’s candidness about the brutality of childhood cancer captured her heart and got her invested…though Rachel has always been a compassionate, fierce advocate for sick children. Currenly, Rachel is pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology and has volunteered for Make-A-Wish, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Morgan Stanely Children’s Hospital of NY. She lives in New York City.
Dr. Francis Eshun, MD
Phoenix Children's Hospital Learn more about Dr. Eshun
Dr. Yael Mosse, MD
Children's Hospital of Philidelphia Learn more about Dr. Mosse Crizotinib Targets ALK-Driven Cancers in Pediatric Trial
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