Hope, Strength, and Healing for families coping with a child cancer diagnosis

Board of Directors

“The strength of the team is in each individual member…the strength of each member is in the team”  ~ Phil Jackson

Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance’s (KCCA) volunteer board of directors represents a diverse, talented, and dedicated team of professionals who work to ensure the organization’s financial stability. Each board member contributes broad knowledge, individual expertise, and a demonstrated commitment to the mission of supporting children with cancer and their families. Their collective leadership inspires and provides emotional, educational, and financial support, while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure.

Board of Directors: Executive Committee


Colleen Nerius, CHRO, Safe Credit Union

Vice Chair

Brian Sherman, Chief People Officer, Delta Dental Ins.


Alexis Ortega, Esq., Downey Brand, LLP 

Past Chair

Stephen M. Westlake, Ameriprise Financial Services – WGG Wealth Partners

Board of Directors

Amber DiBernardo, VP of Marketing, Safe Credit Union

Craig Gains, District Leader, CVS

Amar Gill, Owner & Founder, Gill Orchards

Erica P. Menzer, Care Experience Practice Leader, Kaiser Permanente

Monika Reyes, CFP®, CFS®, APMA™, ChFC®, Private Wealth Advisor

Cathy Scoto, Regional Sales Leader, Longbridge Financial

Jeremias Smith, Partner, Scale Driven

Neal Smith, Certified Mortgage Planner, NKS Financial

Advisory Board Members

Caroline Hastings, MD Fellowship Director Pediatric Hematology Oncology Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland

Marcio H. Malogolowkin, MD Professor, Department of Pediatrics Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center