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our team

the team at solving kids' cancer

Scott Kennedy
Executive Director
Scott co-founded SKC in 2007 as a tribute to his son, Hazen Kennedy, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at age 3. Hazen was Scott’s inspiration for creating Solving Kids' Cancer in part because Hazen wanted to become a scientist when he grew up in order to help people by creating new medicines. As Director of Mission Programs, he is integrally involved in the identification, funding, and management of the organization’s scientific programs. Scott has a BS in Chemistry and Psychology from Indiana University and a MBA from the Asian Institute of Management.

Cindy Campbell

Director of Fundraising/Marketing

Cindy Campbell is a blogger and childhood cancer advocate.  Along with her husband Louis, they 
founded the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation after the loss of their son, Ty, and partnered with 
Solving Kids’ Cancer to fund childhood cancer research. Cindy was so impressed with the strategic 
approach at SKC that she joined the team to make a bigger impact. Cindy was previously a marketing 
director at PricewaterhouseCoopers and she was employed at various PR agencies earlier in her career.
 

Kristi McKay
Director of Operations

After several years of freelance work for SKC, Kristi packed and moved from her home in Syracuse, NY to work full-time for the charity in 2012. She comes with 20 years of not-for-profit administrative experience in management, development, fundraising, event planning and graphic design. She served on the board of directors for Redhouse Arts Center for seven years before relocating to NYC.

Donna Ludwinski

Director of Research Programs
Admiration for the SKC mission and method noted while her son Erik battled neuroblastoma led to a productive collaboration after his death in 2010. Donna is a voracious consumer of pediatric oncology research literature and attends major oncology meetings and presents at conferences. She is an FDA Patient Representative and on the NCI Central Review Board for COG clinical trials. In frequent contact with researchers and families all over the world, she stays abreast of the global patient and research landscape. She assists in identifying, analyzing, cultivating, and reviewing exciting therapeutic leads with the hope of quickly bringing the most promising therapies to the clinic. Donna has a BS in Chemical Engineering.

Young Professionals network

Leadership Committee
(Junior Board)

Amarildo Gjondrekaj
Chairman

Kreshnik Deliu
Finance Chair

Christopher Mui
Marketing Chair

Ernira Mehmetaj
Project Management Chair

Richard Lee
Infrastructure Chair


Justin Reggi
Science Chair

Teddy Deliev
Development Chair

Sharon Klein
Legacy Member

Rijul Kochar
Legacy Member

If you are interested in joining this dynamic network of young leaders, contact info@solvingkidscancer.org

our impact

Learning that nifurtimox, an anti-
parasitic drug, put a child with neuroblastoma into remission, SKC quickly launched a clinical
trial which has extended the lives of children with this deadly cancer.

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WE PROACTIVELY DRIVE THE CREATION OF INNOVATIVE TREATMENTS TO HELP KIDS THAT ARE SICK RIGHT NOW. BY USING SMALL, NIMBLE TRIALS, WE DISCOVER NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS  AT REVOLUTIONARY RATES.
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