Staff


Ben Drotar

Executive Director

Ben comes to World Child Cancer USA with over 20 years of nonprofit management experience.  He has followed his passions which involves helping Children and animals.  Ben has successfully navigated two Capital Campaigns and has served and a development director and Interim Executive Director with various size organizations. Ben graduated from Denver University Institute for Leaders in Development.

In addition to his nonprofit experience, Ben as in an avid volunteer to help people with disabilities.  Ben volunteers as a coach with the Special Olympics in Colorado, coaching special needs children in Basketball, Softball, Soccer and Flag Football.  Ben also volunteers his time with Easter Seals Colorado.

“Making the world a better place and helping those that need it most is my drive in life.  Raising funds to helping children with cancer and their families get life saving care is a great fit.”


Niki RutishauserNiki

Social Media Manager

Niki Rutishauser is World Child Cancer USA’s Social Media Manager. She received a Bachelors degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado and has lived and worked in Morocco and Turkey before returning to Colorado. On the weekends, she spends her time exploring the mountains with her dog Moose. Contact Niki by email

 


Megan ParryIMG_2810

Mexico Program Coordinator, Mexico City

Since finishing her BA in Geography with Honors in 2011.  She has spent a significant amount of time in the Spanish speaking world. While pursuing her Geography degree she spent a year in Santander, Spain and focused her studies on health and development. After graduation she travelled to Chile and spent three years working with NGO’s and teaching English, sparking her interest in child health. She returned to the UK to and received a masters in pediatric nursing.  She was awarded a travel scholarship and academic achievement awards to conduct a research exploring her particular area of interest in children’s palliative care.  As a registered pediatric nurse her work including children’s oncology and the intensive care unit. In October 2017, Megan relocated to Mexico with her husband and is has taken on coordinating  and developing the World child Cancer programs across Mexico. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, exploring new cultures and food as well as keeping fit!


Lily Garcia Rodriguez, MDIMG_8531 (1)

Twinning Coordinator, Mexico and Kansas City

Dr. Garcia is a Pediatric Oncologist from Mexico.  She has worked with World Child Cancer as a consultant for the programs throughout Mexico.  She was awarded a fellowship with Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and is working on various research projects with Dr. Flatt.  She also continues her work with World Child Cancer in Mexico to coordinate the twinning relationship between Children’s Mercy Hospital and the Hospitals in Oaxaca and Pachuca in Mexico.  Her knowledge and experience is helping World Child Cancer save even more children.


Dr. Arturo Moreno Ramirez, Pediatric OncologistIMG_8275

Regional Medical Director, Puebla, Mexico

Arturo Moreno Ramirez graduated from the Children’s Hospital of Mexico “Federico Gómez” with a specialty of Pediatric Oncology-Hematology.  After working 30 years as a pediatric oncologist, he is now retired from the University Hospital of Puebla.  However Dr. Moreno still treats children on a part time bases at the Regional Hospital in Rio Blanco in Veracruz and Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

Dr. Moreno is the  President of the Pediatric Association of the Southeast A.C. (APSE), President of the Mexican Association of Onco-Hematology A.C. (AMOHP), President of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Oncology A.C. (SLAOP) and Member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Consortium for Pediatric Hemato-oncological Diseases (CLEHOP), and in 2019 will be the Continental President of the Society of International Pediatric Oncologists.

Dr. Moreno worked with World Child Cancer in July 2015 and 2016 to help get the projects setup in Oaxaca.  Along with supporting the two existing programs, he is currently working to expand our programs to 5 hospitals that care for Children with Cancer in the State of Veracruz.