The Council


The mission of the Children’s Burn Foundation is furthered by the efforts of The Council, a dynamic volunteer group of approximately 71 dedicated members who work to support the Foundation’s fundraising and community outreach initiatives.

Founded in 1996, The Council hosts the annual Giving New Hope Benefit, where they bestow the Giving New Hope Award to a community leader who has demonstrated significant commitment to improving the lives of children. Through the Giving New Hope Benefit, The Council has raised more than $17 million since 1996.

The CouncilOne of The Council’s annual activities is Nurse Appreciation Day, when Council members bring gifts of gratitude to the nurses of local burn units for the great work they do for children who have been severely burned.



Council Newsletter 2014


Members of The Council of the Children’s Burn Foundation

2015-16 President

Barbara Pratt*

Founding President

Carol Mancino*


Daisy Albertson

Susan Andrews*

Adriana Balaban*

Tanya Baron*

Fay Bass*

Marjorie Bender

Iris Bovee*

Shawna Clark*

Ellen Danna*

Barbara Deming*

Lynda Fadel*

Barbara Fodor*

Ava Fries

Nadine Gerns*

Ruth Gilliam*

Carol Goldman

Lindsey Gordon*

Brindell Gottlieb

Betty Hollingsworth*

Thelma Houston*

Mildred Iacovetti*

Marcy Jennings*

Celia Z. Kahn

Sally Kanin*

Lauren Katz

Mary Kayne*

Cindy Ker

Dana Kraft Kitaj*

Sandy Krause

Beth Lane*

Lisa LaPorta*

Tracey Letteau

Susan Lynch*


Joan MangumAdria MartiAngela MovassaghiPatty Nickoll

Nina O’Hern

Jenifer Porter

Sandra Post*

D. Reiko Pultz

Annette Rasmussen*

Sandra D. Rosenbaum*

Ellie Salamat*

Jennifer Shpilsky

Minoo Simantob*

Laurie Sischo*

Yvonne Skillings*

Tracy Smith*

Nicole Picone Sokolow*

Jill Stein*

Robin Swartz*

Ginny Sydorick

Paula Lechman Testa

Gina Thibodeaux

Kathleen Toppino*

Jean Trebek*

Sherry Tunnell

Elinor Turner*

Patricia Turrentine

Linda Vitale

Sheila Weisman

Heidi Widelitz*

Misty Widelitz*

*Board Members of The Council


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