The Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for implementation of the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the organization. The mission and vision, approved by the Board of Directors, is clearly stated and manifested in all of the programs created and supported by the organization and is responsive to the constituency of vulnerable children diagnosed with cancer in developing countries each year.

The Board of Directors:

Tanya Trippett, MD
Founding Member, Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer

Linda Hanna

Jeffrey Berman

Cynthia Peacock

Brian Smith

Maria Angeles

Committees of the Board:

Medical Teams

Genomics Program

Strategic Development Committee

Jeffrey Berman Architect


Jeffrey Berman Architect specializes in process design for healthcare: the planning, programming and design of healthcare and research facilities requiring technologically advanced systems and equipment, including state-of–the-art medical diagnostic imaging and treatment centers and operating suites. Since its founding in 1988, Jeffrey Berman Architect has been on the leading edge of healthcare architecture. The firm has designed facilities for the major healthcare institutions throughout the New York area, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Linda Hanna, Director

Linda Hanna is the Development Director for The Sean Hanna Foundation, where she manages fundraising events, donor relations and patient support. She is an outreach advocate for MSKCC providing comprehensive peer support to newly bereaved parents of pediatric cancer patients on the Parent Advisory panel as well as founding donor for POETIC.

Linda is a philanthropist and an avid runner who has participated in five NYC Marathons to garner support for MSKCC’s Fred’s Team campaign, as well as LLS’s Team in training and the Achilles Club. She is a recipient of the MSKCC Citation of Merit Award 2008-2014 and POETIC’s Partner of Distinction Award 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and management with a concentration in non-profit.

Linda is a married mother of four. Her Son Sean battled pediatric cancer from 1993-2007. Her personal experience, understanding and insight have proven to be invaluable not only in addressing the needs of the pediatric cancer community but in addressing how best to serve them.


Cynthia Peacock

Cynthia G. Peacock, founder of Biz Virtuoso Consulting Group, brings expertise in branding and marketing strategies for small to mid-sized organizations. Since 2006, Ms. Peacock has advised entrepreneurs and their teams on customized solutions that assist in the launch and growth of sustainable enterprises.

 Since the initial launch of Biz Virtuoso, Ms. Peacock has advised clients in education, transportation, financial services, non-profits, and medical services during which she identified her deep passion for advising medical brands and professionals in the changing healthcare landscape. Ms. Peacock currently works with physicians to design ideal programs that will increase patient volumes, accelerate local/regional/national visibility through targeted marketing campaign, and implement critical strategies for profitability. The model includes but is not limited to a comprehensive assessment tool to determine market position and opportunities, customized approach to branding, marketing and progress measurement tools to help private practice owners succeed.

 Today, Grow The Practice (GTP) the company’s healthcare program, provides business strategy, capital raising, branding, marketing and commercial real estate services to healthcare businesses throughout New York City and the tri-state area.  To learn more about, please visit Biz Virtuoso Consulting at

Brian Smith

Brian Smith is an editorial intern for ComicsVerse and a bookseller at Barnes and Noble. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Brown University.

Brian has five years of experience as a writer and editor. He worked as a Writer, Editor, and Executive Editor for the Critical Review, a publication dedicated to informing students about the various courses available at Brown. As an intern for Citelighter, he wrote well-sourced synopses of historical events for college students to use as a basis for information and research. He has also worked with children before, having taught young children how to play sports as a coach for the Cornell PAA Sports Camp. Mr. Smith is proud to bring his editorial skills to bear helping the Foundation fight cancer in developing countries.