Our Care Team

Kathy Nicholson Hull, Psy.D, M.A.
Founder, President of the Board

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Joan Fisher, MD, Ph.D.
Medical Director

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Salina Patel, RN, BSN
Director of Nursing and Compliance Manager

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Antoinette Mincey, RN
Assistant Director of Nursing

Colette Case, MS, CCLS, CTRS
Certified Child Life Specialist

Kathy Chong-Lee, RN
Admissions Case Manager

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Patti Maloney, LSW
Social Worker

Sheila Pyatt, RN
Palliative Aquatic Specialist

Nancy Ricci, RN
Palliative Aquatic Specialist

Our Staff

Linda Ashcraft Hudak, JD
Chief Executive Officer

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Shannon Beatty
Physician Liaison

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Theresa Cruz
Financial Analyst

Mark Giosso
Building Engineer

Ken Sommer
Director of Advancement

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Melissa Heller, JD
Donor Relations

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Barbara Sardella
Dietary Director

Katie Peña
Volunteer Coordinator

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Our Board of Directors


Kathy Nicholson Hull, Psy.D, M.A.
George Mark Children’s House
Founder and President of the Board

Barry Slivinsky
Vice President, Tax, Adobe

Shawna Kovacs
Secretary, Co-Founder and Partner, Leaders Required

William Gisvold
Treasurer, Tax Partner, Sensiba San Filippo

Madeline Buty Curliano, JD
Founding Partner, Buty & Curliano

Peter Eliassen
Strategic Partner Manager, Google

Audrey Foster-Barber, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Palliative Care Faculty, UCSF

Karen Snow Hawkins
Founder and Managing Director,
Snow Consulting Group