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

Kyle Amsler, MS, CCLS
Child Life Coordinator

Kathy Chong-Lee, RN
Admissions Case Manager

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Patti Maloney, LSW
Social Worker

TJ Nelson, 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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Katrina Criado
Human Resources Specialist

Our Board of Directors


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

Michael Brown
Director, Real Estate Syndicated Finance, Wells Fargo

Reggie Cooks
Media Relations, Santa Clara County Sheriff

Madeline Buty Curliano, JD
Founding Partner, Buty & Curliano

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

Lindsey Frase
Executive Vice President, Willis Re

Mike Frazier
President and CEO, Bedell Frazier Investment Counselling, LLP

William Gisvold
Treasurer, Tax Partner, Sensiba San Filippo

Shawna Kovacs
Secretary, Director, Talent Management / Fitbit, Inc.

Barry Slivinsky
Vice President, Tax, Adobe