Kathy Riley

VP Family Support
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Kathy Riley leads the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s efforts to develop family support programs for the 28,000 patients and families impacted by a pediatric brain tumor diagnosis in the U.S. A Certified Health Education Specialist, she has spent more than 20 years addressing the needs of hundreds of these families by providing information, community resources, and emotional, social, and educational support.

Before joining the PBTF in 2016, Kathy co-founded and served as the executive director of We Can, Pediatric Brain Tumor Network, a parent-initiated support network for families of children fighting brain tumors. Kathy developed hospital support programs that connect families with trained parent mentors on the front lines of treatment, brain tumor family camps that help parents and children escape the rigors of treatment, and educational support meetings that provide opportunities for families to meet others like them.



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