Meet the board

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Lorraine Tallman

President

Lorraine is the driving force behind Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels. Her experience in the pediatric cancer world sparked her lifelong devotion to advocacy and support for children and their families. She is committed to fulfilling her daughter, Amanda’s, wish to provide dignity and comfort to all children battling life-threatening diseases. She serves on the Family Advisory Council and Memorial Service Grievance Committee at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Lorraine teaches ‘Family Centered Care’ classes to new healthcare professionals. She is a speaker for Mother’s Grace, MASK magazine, the Child Life Specialist Association, and many other organizations. Lorraine was awarded the Phoenix Business Journal’s Healthcare Heroes Innovator Award in 2018. She also shared Amanda’s experience with Bard to inspire the medical device AllPoints Port Access System Port Stabilizer, what we like to call the “Amanda Needle”.

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Sharon Hensley

Chairman of the Board

Sharon is a Senior Attorney with CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Companies representing insured employers in workers’ compensation litigation since 1989. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois and a juris doctorate from ASU College of Law. As a 10+ year breast cancer survivor with a history of volunteer work helping children, Sharon brings a depth of personal understanding to the work we do and the people we serve.

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Kathryn Marchwick

Board Secretary

Kathryn is a Certified Financial Planner and Investment Advisory Representative in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. She is currently affiliated with Williams Financial Broker Dealer as an Independent Representative and Financial Planner. Kathryn serves as a member of the Financial Planning Council at Blessed Sacrament Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.  She earned an Associates Degree from the Kenosha Memorial Hospital School of Histotechnology at the University of Wisconsin Parkside.

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Kathleen Dowler

Chairman of the Governance Committee

Kathleen is the Director of Community Integration for Dignity East Valley Arizona, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. She believes that building a bridge from hospital to community is an important part of healthcare delivery. To that end, she is developing community partnerships for the evaluation and implementation of new service delivery models, and facilitating collaborations between local and state governments, community-based organizations and healthcare to create a collective impact for improving health. Kathleen started her career as an RN in the Oncology unit at Midland Memorial Hospital, earned a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and ultimately a Master’s of Health Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2013.

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Kyle A. Bohannon

Kyle is the President and CEO of American Vision Partners. He began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley, where he focused on both mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Kyle spent multiple years in the private equity industry with HarbourVest Partners, LLC in both the United States and Europe. Kyle was President and CEO of FastMed Urgent Care, leading company growth from nine to 110 clinics and treating more than one million patients annually in just 6 years.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Amherst College where he was a four-year member of the men’s lacrosse team. Kyle currently serves on the Board of Directors for Great Hearts Academy and plays an active role in the Special Olympics organization.

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Frank DeBlasi

Frank is Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor for U.S. Bank. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, he was Senior Vice President and Private Banker for J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Regional Vice President with Morgan Stanley in the New York City market. Frank is a current board member of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, and a coordinator and manager in the North Scottsdale Little League baseball program. Frank, a cancer survivor, founded BallsFest, a nonprofit organization, to give back to children battling cancer. Frank earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Wagner College, Staten Island, New York.

 

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Alex Londen

Alex is Senior Vice President of Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Company. During his seven-year tenure at the company he has held various positions in the marketing and service departments. Alex has been involved with the development and growth of the company’s proprietary lead system, directing the improvement of efficiency and quality standards of several customer service platforms and as manager of a network of independent agencies.

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Andrea Acuna

Andrea is an Associate Director of Marketing at Becton Dickson and Company (formerly C.R. Bard).  During her tenure at BD/Bard, Andrea has been involved with leading the marketing efforts for long-term vascular access products, including implantable ports, chronic catheters and most recently, products that help patients with End Stage Kidney Disease. Prior to BD, Andrea held several marketing roles at Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management Division.  She has a B.S. in Optical Engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

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Brian Schade

Brian is the Chief of Operations and Strategic Development for Arizona Oncology. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Brian brings a strategic vision in developing and executing effective business strategies to remain the leader in cancer and patient care throughout Arizona. Through a unique blend of tactics, management ability and technical skills, Brian’s distinctive leadership style has played an important role in growing one of the state’s largest community oncology groups as well as developing strong leadership in the community.

Brian started his career right out of high school in the military as a medic/pharmacy technician.  After the military, Brian attended Kansas State University and earned a Master’s degree with honors from Texas State University in Healthcare Administration. Brian has a strong compassion for patient advocacy,  who also serves on the Advisory Council Board for International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN) since 2008.

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Rachael Gavin

Rachael is Amanda Hope’s sister. Her journey and experience as the sibling of a cancer warrior caused her to want to help other children in the same situation. She has been actively involved with the Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels organization since 2012, delivering Comfycozy shirts to hospitals, assisting at multiple fundraising events, and serving as a Camp Counselor at the annual summer sports camp. She will graduate in May 2019 from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and plans to use her education to become a licensed counselor to better serve the children and families battling cancer. Currently she is a Player Relations Representative, at the Flagstaff Ranch and Golf Club in Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

Former Board Members

Marty Tallman, Co-Founder

Marty was the “The Original Comfycozy”. “Too early in our life together, our sole focus became the healing of Amanda and assuring her comfort and dignity throughout the battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  We founded Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels to fulfill Amanda’s Dream, to give every child a comfortable shirt that allowed them to receive Chemo treatments without undressing.” Marty earned a BA Degree in accounting with a minor in Leadership from the University of San Diego. He has started and operated import/export companies, as well as real estate and mortgage brokerage companies.

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Garth Price, CPA

Former Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee

Garth is the CFO of Sunstate Equipment Co. Previously, he was the Manager of the Audit Department for banks, developers, construction and manufacturing firms at Deloitte & Touche. Throughout his life, Garth has been active in his community serving on the Executive Council of the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Audit Committee of a community bank, and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the Arizona American Heart Association. Garth and his wife Lori are owners of Flip Dunk Sports, LLC, a trampoline and gymnastics center. Garth earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University.

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Susan Reina

Susan is a Physician Assistant at Nextcare Urgent Care. Working in research for the National Institutes of Health fostered Her dedication to the healthcare industry. As committee chair, Susan will lead the development and implementation of our “Person Centered Care” curriculum designed for the sector of the Healthcare Industry that specializes in pediatric cancer.  Susan earned her BS degree from Northern Arizona University and MS from AT Still University. 

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Pedro Quiroga, MD

Hispanic Advisory Council

Pedro is the Division Chair of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, brings personal experience to our Board in healthcare, as a doctor, in pediatric cancer, as a parent and in nonprofits, as a board member. He serves on the Board of Directors for Anilu’s Partners, a nonprofit founded by his wife and daughter to help children undergoing chemotherapy treatments. His daughter, Anilu, is currently fighting leukemia at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Originally from La Paz, Bolivia, he grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center and his specialty training in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at Texas A&M, Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

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JEFF LEMASTER

Former Co-Chairman of the Board

Jeff is the Chief Commercial Officer of Corindus Vascular Robotics, with over 20 years of commercial sales and marketing experience in the cardiovascular medical device industry.  Most recently, Jeff served as Global Vice President of Marketing at C.R. Bard, Inc., where he was responsible for all commercial marketing activities for the company’s $1.1B global peripheral vascular division.   Jeff is the proud father of 3 children and is a graduate of the University of Michigan and an enthusiastic and at times obnoxious fan of their football team.

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Kiel McCarville

Kiel brought real world experience as a cancer survivor to our Board.  Diagnosed with a form of brain cancer called medulloblastoma in high school, Kiel overcame with the help of the staff at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  He subsequently received his degree in Economics and Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.  After graduating Kiel served as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corp working at an elementary school in Spokane, WA.  Today he volunteers locally at Circle the City an organization that provides healthcare to the homeless.  Kiel currently works as a Commercial Banking Financial Analyst.