Founder & Executive Director
Like so many before her, when Kim's son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2009, it was completely devastating on the entire family. Kim had recently relocated to Minneapolis and was thousands of miles away from all of her extended family. While caring for her child with cancer between hospital and home in a new city, raising a toddler and supporting her executive husband who often traveled for work, she became more isolated and lonely as time went on. Focused on doing something to take away that feeling for others, Momcology was born.
Kim's compassionate vision to provide a place for parents to communicate, feel supported and exchange critical information about pediatric cancer treatment and childhood cancer awareness continues to be the driving force behind each new initiative Momcology pursues. Kim believes in collaboration between organizations and that the empowerment of parents is the first step in creating a new future for children (and families) that have been diagnosed with cancer.
Kim has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the State University of New York College at Fredonia. She currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband, Howard, and two children Matthew (ALL Leukemia-remission) and Erikah. email@example.com
Director of National Momcology Retreats, Founder of Blissful Escapes Retreats & Board Member
Sharla's son Austin, was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a rare form of childhood eye cancer in 2009. This journey inspired her to create Blissful Escapes self-care retreats for moms of children with cancer who need to relax, connect and restore. Sharla has a deep passion to create harmonious, meaningful relationships amongst women who have faced similar adversities and has seen first hand the healing that has taken place at these retreats through massage, yoga, nutrition, art therapy, meditation and much more. Her vision is to see women healed through holistic self-care.
Sharla has a Bachelors degree in Holistic Ministry from The American Institute of Holistic Theology and a Coaching Degree from The Centre for Coach Training. She is an author, empowerment speaker, and community connector and has coached women since 1997. Sharla resides in Vancouver, WA with her two boys, Austin (Retinoblastoma -Survivor) Dalton and their Labradoodle, Zoe. firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategic Relations & Board Member
Mindy is a true champion of childhood cancer research. She understands the importance of supporting medical research to ensure kids diagnosed with cancer have the chance for a long healthy life. Mindy’s passion is a result of her son Connor’s very brave encounter with brain cancer.
Mindy is also the Community Outreach Coordinator for Children’s Cancer Research Fund. In her role she connects with other families going through what is so familiar to her-navigating the world of childhood cancer. She has witnessed and experienced more hope, compassion and perseverance than many. Her personal experience has also motivated her desire to help other parents and caregivers find the support they need and she is honored to do so.
Co-Founder & Board Member