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Community Leadership Boards amplify the CureSearch mission in regions around the country. Board members foster strategic relationships within their communities, driving fundraising, event participation and increased awareness of the need for pediatric cancer research funding. Boards are led by committed volunteer leaders with combined expertise in fundraising, marketing, event management, healthcare, advocacy and more.

Interested in being a Community Leadership Board Chair in your city or state? Reach out here!

Our community leadership board chairs

Dallas-Fort Worth

Kara Childress

Kara Childress, Dallas/Ft. Worth Board Chair

Kara Childress has over 25 years of experience in management consulting and corporate accounting, and a long history of working with small and medium-sized businesses. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Vensure Employer Solutions.


Nicole R. Ferrera

Nicole Ferrera, Denver Board Chair

Nicole R. Ferrera boasts an impressive track record, with over a decade of executive experience in advertising. Her achievements were recognized when she was honored as one of the Top Women in Media & Ad Tech in 2022 by AdExchanger. In 2022, Ferrera took a bold step and founded Heau, a brand aiming to set new standards in the industry. But her commitment to making a difference doesn't stop there. Ferrera also established NRF Media, a boutique digital services firm that exclusively partners with clients who share a deep-seated mission to create a positive and meaningful impact on society.  

Triangle Area

Chris Morton


Chris Morton, also known as "Coach Chris," is the HPC Systems Engineer at AMS DataSerfs, Inc. in Raleigh. He has been involved with the CureSearch Ultimate Hike since 2011 after his youngest daughter, Violet, was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a common childhood liver cancer. Violet spent her first birthday undergoing chemotherapy. She spent weeks at a time at Duke Children’s Hospital with her mom and lost a dangerous amount of weight. She needed a liver transplant, and Morton was ready to be a donor. 

This Board covers the greater Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill areas.


Frank Breitman

Frank Breitman headshot- CureSearch Philadelphia Community Leadership Board

Frank Breitman, Of Counsel at Accident Lawyer Tabakinwolfe

Frank studied at University of Pennsylvania earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Oriental Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences. Breitman received his Masters' of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Oriental Studies. He received his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 1981.

Breitman is currently admitted to the Bars of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

He is an avid woodworker and has built many pieces of carefully crafter furniture. He's also a devoted gardener who grows flowers, vegetables and rare Japanese cut leaf maple trees. He also enjoys fixing up his house, combing for antiques and is a voracious reader, consuming at least one to two thrillers and mysteries each week.

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