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Our Team

Hope & Heroes is run by a small team with broad expertise, committed to helping children and families facing cancer and blood disorders.

Our staff

Our team is small, which means that most of our funding can go directly into research, treatment, and care for children with cancer and blood disorders. We’re here to help any way we can—just send us a message or give us a call. It’s always a pleasure to hear from our supporters.

Our Board

We’re extremely lucky to have a passionate, committed Board of Directors to help us achieve our mission. Below, we’ve listed all voting members of the Board as of September 1, 2017.


  • Robert Kapito, President
  • Donald Garber, Vice President
  • Marianne Brown, Secretary
  • Michael Weiner, MD, Treasurer, Founder


  • Donna Azarian
  • John Azarian
  • Michael Brown
  • Doug Cannaliato
  • Peter Cieszko
  • John Commerford
  • Lorraine Commerford
  • Robert Cudequest
  • Brett Epstein
  • Fredrica Ford
  • Michael Ford
  • Larry Gordon
  • Abi Hoffman
  • Steven Hoffman
  • Jeff Kurtz
  • Sharon Kurtz
  • Scott Prince
  • Sharon Prince
  • Sam Riter
  • Iris Schwartz
  • Wynne Savitt Weiner
  • Sara Wormser

Our Values


A child’s illness affects the whole family, so the whole family should be a part of the child’s treatment and recovery. We are dedicated to individualized care for each patient family, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.


We believe in doing everything possible—and thinking beyond what’s currently possible—for our patients and families. Our ambitions are outsized and, we believe, entirely achievable. We want nothing short of finding a cure for every child.


We believe in hope. It’s something each person facing a life-threatening illness deserves. We offer a place where excellent care makes life brighter for the children and families whose worlds have been turned upside down by illness.


We know that we’re working with children and families, not just diseases. Every person in our community—doctors, scientists, staff, donors, and volunteers—wants our children to be as healthy and happy as possible, and we work together to achieve that goal.


We believe we can make a difference, and we owe it to the children fighting so hard for their lives every day to give them all the support they need.

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