Stefan has been a leader in the community and now a public voice through experiencing the heartbreaking disease that his thirteen year old daughter had to endure.
Along with friends and family, Stefan has initiated the start of Cancer Response Team, Inc. to help families cope and to give hope after receiving a diagnosis that their child has cancer. His passion is to inform the public on proven, successful alternative treatment options that are available outside of the typical chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Such treatments are not typically covered through traditional insurance plans.
Before Stefan’s daughter, Ashley, passed from astrocytoma brain cancer he made a promise to her and committed that he will do everything in his power to help make a significant change for families whose children are affected by cancer.
Tara is happily married to her husband, Steve, and is the mother of two daughters. She recently became a stay at home mom after a 15 year career in consulting with a background in program, project and organizational management. Her family lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tara now enjoys spending her time volunteering at her daughters’ school, primarily in her role as the Art Masters Program Director. The program provides art enrichment lessons and activities to over 400+ children, enabled by 15+ volunteer teachers. When not at the school she also enjoys building her skincare business, Pilates, long walks with her dog Gracie and volunteering. She was an original CRT board member and is thrilled to be back as of February 2017 to serve as the Chief Operations Officer. She is passionate about supporting families of children with cancer that wish to seek alternative or integrative treatment options often not covered by insurance. These families deserve the opportunity to explore a variety of ways to treat this awful disease while experiencing some relief from the coinciding financial burden.
Kristen is a stay at home mother of two who is devoted to her family and is extremely grateful for the health of her two children. One of her greatest passions is wanting to help other families who have children that are suffering.
Armed with a business and marketing background, Kristen has volunteered for numerous non profit organizations in hopes of raising awareness of this dreadful disease, and to help spread the message of alternative treatments that are less toxic to the body.
A health enthusiast, Kristen enjoys the outdoors, staying fit and cooking healthy meals for her family.
If you have any questions in regards to donations or about the financial reports, please contact: Kristen Rock Chief Finacial Officer Krock@CancerResponseTeam.org
Scott Chaverri Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer
I was born and raised in New York City. I earned a BA in Psychology from Cornell University and a MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester in 2004. I have worked in corporate finance for over 10 years with several Fortune 500 companies. I have a passion for health and wellness and am continually learning as much as I can in the space.
In May 2016, my then 2 year old son Matthew was diagnosed with a rare cancer, Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, of his bile duct / liver. Immediately I began searching for supportive and complementary therapies to not only reduce the side effects of conventional treatment but to hopefully enhance effectiveness. My goal was to do anything and everything in my power to improve his chances. As of May 2017 Matthew is in remission and excluding the effects from his surgery, has no lasting side effects from the conventional treatment he received.
I am a big believer in the role of integrative therapies in supporting cancer patients. We need to do much more to improve the effectiveness and reduce the toxicity of the current pediatric cancer "standard of care". Our kids deserve better.
April has been a teacher or caregiver to children for over 20 years. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Development and has taught at both the preschool and elementary school level. She and her husband Matt, a Chiropractor since 2003, are committed to spreading information about health, especially through methods not discussed or promoted in the “mainstream”. She is also the mother to two amazing girls.
April is honored to be part of Cancer Response Team, Inc, helping in the area of Social Media and Research. She enjoys gathering and offering information, so that others can make informed choices about their health and the health of their families. She believes that we are all wonderfully made and that when given the chance, the body wants to heal itself.
As an educator, and a mother, her heart is to share with those whose lives and families have been affected by cancer, that there are options out there, and that there is some hope.
Lindsey has such a caring heart for children and has been a big influence for Cancer Response Team, Inc. She has such a tremendous passion for helping families who are going thru a difficult time. She has executed several successful fundraisers to help families who have a child with cancer. If you have not met Lindsey, you will love her from the first time you meet her.
Lindsey’s background has been in the hospitality industry and has also worked in the banking industry for several years. She feels privileged and honored to be a part of Cancer Response Team, Inc. and she truly believes that every individual should have the choice to pursue any treatment option they wish when being presented with a cancer diagnosis.
We appreciate the many hours and dedication that all of our Board and Team Members, past and present, have contributed to Cancer Response Team. We could not have made the strides of progress without each individual's amazing contribution. Thank You.
Jeremiah O'Brien - Board Member July 2013 - August 2017 Traci Randolph - Chief Marketing Officer May 2016 -April 2017
Disclaimer: Cancer Response Team, Inc. is not providing any medical advice and has no direct affiliation with any alternative treatment organizations/clinics nor treatment practices. All articles, links, media and associated content are offered strictly as an open resource through the freedom of information and are provided as an accommodation, without any representation or warranty as to their reliability or fitness for any particular situation or purpose. All alternative treatment plans, at the sole discretion and election of, the recipient(s) and/or legal guardian(s) along with and in consultation with their selected alternative practitioner(s). CRT does not advocate or prescribe any particular treatment plans and/or guarantee any results as the organization is not involved in the treatment plan nor the process of providing legal or medical advice.