Erin McLain has over twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector and has worked in the areas of arts and culture, health and human services, education and youth development. She has worked with local, national and international organizations with budgets ranging from $80,000 to $12 million. Ms. McLain has been involved in volunteer work as far back as high school when she chaired the school’s annual food drive. Her more recent civic, community and volunteer activities have included: Project Angel Heart, Share Our Strength, KIPP Colorado Schools Advisory Board, Leadership Denver (Class of ’06), Net Results Junior Tennis Board Member, Livingston Fellowship Nominee, Bonfils Blood Bank Two-Gallon Donor, Women’s Bean Project Volunteer, and Project Read Adult Literacy Program Volunteer. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, tennis, hiking and working on her Spanish with her Argentine husband and bilingual twin daughters.
Katie Martinez, LMSW
Katie recently moved to Denver in May 2018 after completing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Houston. She has worked for over six years in various fields of the non-profit arena, where she discovered her passion to address social issues, specifically children’s issues. Katie has served as a mentor as part of the Big Brothers Bis Sisters program for over five years, and enjoys engaging the community to get involved with policies and programs which will ultimately better the lives of children. Katie’s self-care involves a lot of yoga, traveling, and being outdoors with her two dogs, Lincoln and Maia.
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.
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.
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.