Children’s Cancer Network Staff
Patti Luttrell, RN, MS, Executive Director, full time
Patti and her family co-founded Children’s Cancer Network in 2005. Today, Patti serves as Executive Director and her husband Steve serves as the Children’s Cancer Network Board President. Together, they have raised two children, Jenny and Jeff. Jenny is married and lives in San Diego with her husband, Brett. Jeff continues to live in Arizona and just graduated from the Art Institute of Phoenix. Jeff is a multi-time cancer survivor and through his experiences, Patti and her family know firsthand the importance of providing hope to children and families battling childhood cancer. Patti, Steve, Jenny, Brett, and Jeff each serve in their own capacity to add value to the work of this organization. As a member of the team who built Children’s Cancer Network from the ground up, Patti brings pediatric nursing, nursing management, program development, and nursing education experience to the table. Please contact Patti for any questions, concerns, ideas and suggestions for Children’s Cancer Network.
Sherri Irby, Administrative Assistant, part time
Sherri joined Children’s Cancer Network in 2014 after 30 years of elementary teaching for Mesa Public Schools. After retiring, Sherri had also substituted for two years and volunteered at a shelter for women in need, where she held a card making class for them. Having volunteered for the past year with CCN, Sherri knew this was a place where she wanted to be…a new career where she can once again make a difference in the lives of families. Married to John, they have two grown children, Lisa and James. In her spare time, Sherri enjoys creating and designing cards, invitations and projects with her “Stampin’ Up” collection. When Sherri is not working she enjoys traveling with her family to the beach or mountains, having an evening out with friends, or relaxing with her dog in her own backyard.
Kim Baldwin, Social Media and Public Relations Specialist, part time
Zaina Innabi, Social Media and Public Relations Specialist, part time
Zaina graduated with a BS in Public Health at the University of Arizona. Currently she is pursuing a dual graduate degree including a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Health with a focus on Hospital Administration. Zaina is an intern at Phoenix Children’s Hospital pursuing her Public Health education and she is excited to be working with the Children’s Cancer Network to gain experience in how a nonprofit works, to educate the families, and to apply what she has learned in the classroom to the CCN community.
Sharon Wozny, Program Specialist, part time
Born and raised on Long Island in Massapequa, I moved to Arizona in 1983 to pursue a teaching career after graduating from Oswego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I’m also a Sun Devil having received my Master’s in Counselor Education in 1986 from Arizona State University. Mesa Public Schools, Taft Elementary, was my career home for 30 years where I taught all the primary grades for 26 years; my principal graduated me to 6th grade for the last 4 years.
Volunteering has always been something that I treasure. Cancer took the lives of a few friends; therefore, I dedicated my time to the American Cancer Society’s East Mesa’s Relay for Life for 3 years as a member of the entertainment committee; in addition, I was the captain of our school relay team for the 24hour event. 4 years ago I was led to start volunteering with CCN after being a fashion show attendee for many years. After retirement I upped my volunteering time. And then in 2016, I have had the distinct honor of being hired as the Program Specialist! Coordinating a variety of programs that impact our families, representing CCN and bringing families a beacon of light on their cancer journey makes my heart sing.
My book, Jamie’s Journey Cancer from the Voice of a Sibling which includes a journal, will launch in September 2016! The amazing families and siblings that I have met inspired me to write a book that would provide a safe place for the siblings to tell their story and share their emotions. You can take a sneak peek at www.siblingcancerbook.com
My husband Joe and I live in Mesa. I have 2 grown children, Hailey who lives in California and Jordan who lives in Ohio. Dixie, my darling golden retriever, brings me many hours of smiles and laughs. My place of rejuvenation is the beach! I look forward to seeing you at our programs!
Mary Crumbaker, Data Specialist, part time
Mary joined CCN in 2016 after having worked almost seventeen years at Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. Since retiring she has been searching for just the right organization to share her skills, CCN is the perfect fit. She is using the skills learned managing the Cookie Program to implement Salesforce and loves the challenge of learning new technology. Mary and her husband John have two grown daughters, Jamie and Stacey who both share a love of volunteering and giving back to their community. As a graduate of Arizona State University, Mary still supports the football team and enjoys traveling with her husband to an away game each year. In her free time Mary enjoys theatre, reading and family time.
Tracy Madden, Bookkeeper, part time
Internships are available in non profit work, event planning, graphic design, and public relations.
For more information, please contact Patti Luttrell, Executive Director, at 602-717-9139 or Patti.Luttrell@childrenscancernetwork.org