Our People

kidsSTRONG’s three Board structure allows expert community members to share their perspectives, and provide strategic feedback and guidance to kidsSTRONG.

Advisory Board

  • Michael D. Amylon, M.D., Peds/BMT, Stanford Univ.

  • Cheryl Ambler, PhD, Child Neuropsychologist, NEAT

  • Lizzie Callard, NP, UCSF

  • Christopher C. Dvorak, M.D., Peds/BMT, UCSF

  • Jill Hyland, RN, LPCH

  • Janine Lynn, Board President, Candlelighters

  • Meghan McKenna, NP, Pathways KIDS

  • Mindy Szelap,  LCSW, Pediatric Oncology/BMT, LPCH

  • Steve Wilde, Pastor, Presbyterian Church

Cancer Survivor Board

kidsSTRONG believes that having strategic input from front line childhood cancer survivors is critical in developing credible family centered care programs.

  • Jacob Diffenderfer, Sibling

  • John Diffenderfer, Parent, Principal Architect, Aedis Architecture & Planning

  • Herman Falsetti, M.D., Grandparent, CEO, HealthCorp

  • Lamont Gilbert, Parent, Leadership Consultant, AAA and President, Nicholas Colby Fund

  • Sheila Gilbert, Parent, Sr. Insurance Rep., CSAA

  • Ann Lasko Harvill, Parent

  • Megan Tsern, Sibling

Executive Board

kidsSTRONG’s Executive Board is our policy making body.


Founder and CEO:  Christine Falsetti,* PhD

Chief Operations Officer and Secretary:  Wendy WorthingtonBarnes, Project and Partner Management

Chief Financial Officer: Bryan Adams, Certified Public Accountant

Board Members: Ely Tsern,*PhD, Gigi Tsern*, Rosemary Taylor*, Tina Herrera, Sara Thomas

* Childhood Cancer Survivor