This is our team.

Passionate, effective people working to create a better reality for kids fighting cancer.

Beat Childhood Cancer is led by parents, each who formerly founded and ran unique nonprofits with shared visions. Pat Lacey serves as our Board President; Kyle Matthews serves as our Executive Director, and Sarah Bartosz is our National Director of Strategic Partnerships.

This dedicated team has driven over $7m in research dollars, changing the childhood cancer story with novel treatments and innovative options. We work closely with doctors, researchers, families, and advocates across the world to Beat Childhood Cancer.


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AJ Hurley, Creative Director.

AJ creates the videos and photographs Beat Childhood Cancer releases. A storyteller at heart, AJ introduces you to kids fighting cancer, those fighting alongside them, and more.

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Yvette Pullara, Operations Manager.

If it can be described using the word "data" - Yvette's on it. If you've supported our mission through a donation, you've received a handwritten letter from Yvette saying thanks!


Board of Directors

Our board is an incredible group of talented people with a passion for seeing neuroblastoma and other solid-mass childhood cancers cured.

Patrick Lacey
Founder, Beat Nb
Brian Shactman
Anchor for NBC10 Boston and NECN
Kyla Callahan
Co-founder and Executive Director, Ryan Callahan Foundation
Eric Caisse
Chief Investment Officer, Csenge Advisory Group
John Foley (Chair)
Partner, Wayzata Investment Partners, LLC

Advisory Board

Our Senior Advisors are fiercely committed to assisting Beat Childhood Cancer in moving forward our mission of beating neuroblastoma.

Erica Copeland
Copeland Family
Marissa Devins
Partner, United Talent Agency
Joseph Driscoll
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Government Affairs, South Shore Health
Bryan Jamele
Senior Director, Government Affairs, Care.com
Kate Jaspon
CFO, Dunkin’ Brands
Melissa Mikulak
Max's Mom / Co-founder, Max's Ring of Fire

Previous Board Members

Directors serve 2 year terms at Beat Childhood Cancer. We are grateful for our past Directors’ service, and proud of this team.

Erica Copeland
Copeland Family
Kevin Dyer
Owner, AP Insurance Group
Marissa Devins
Partner, United Talent Agency
Joseph Driscoll
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Government Affairs, South Shore Health
Xuan “Sing” Hurt
Proprietor, Anise Global Gastrobar
Bryan Jamele
Senior Director, Government Affairs, Care.com
Kate Jaspon
CFO, Dunkin’ Brands
Rick Lockhart
Director of Environmental Services and Property Management, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health
Jen Lynch
Trademark Paralegal, Boston Office, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Melissa Mikulak
Max's Mom / Co-founder, Max's Ring of Fire
Robyn Matthews
Ezra's Mom / Co-founder, Because of Ezra
Ryan Negri
Technology & Innovation Consultant
Lisa Riniolo
Director, Beat Childhood Cancer NY
Ryan McGee
Attorney, Morgan & Morgan
Amy McHugh
Director of Media Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Tom Secaur
COO, Citisoft, Inc.