Our members

Our Board Members are helping the Foundation reach new heights



The Co-Founders, Dr. Tanya Trippett and Joan Werner, created The POETIC Foundation, Inc. in order to increase the awareness of the challenges and disparities in cancer care that children with recurrent cancer face compared to their adult counterparts.

Joan Werner utilized her skills and network in investment and finance on Wall Street and One Hundred Women in Finance to help guide Dr. Trippett in forming the Foundation. Through the legal guidance of the Pro Bono Division of Schulte, Roth and Zabel in New York and Anthony Bisignano, Esquire, the organization was established and continues to thrive.

Tanya Trippett, MD
Tanya Trippett, MDFounding Member
“It’s our responsibility to better understand the complexity of childhood cancers and to leverage this knowledge, coupled with compassion, to bring hope by creation of a roadmap that leads to discovery and a cure for each child with cancer.”
Joan P. Werner
Joan P. WernerFounding Member
Joan helped launch the POETIC Foundation by using her expertise and network in finance and investment.



Tanya Trippett, MD
Tanya Trippett, MD Co-President
Itai Baron
Itai BaronCo-President
Joan P. Werner
Joan P. Werner Treasurer
Jessica Boklan, MD
Jessica Boklan, MD Secretary



Aru Narendran, MD
Aru Narendran, MDDirector
Cynthia Herzog, MD
Cynthia Herzog, MDDirector
Lisa McGregor, MD
Lisa McGregor, MDDirector
Amy Smith, MD
Amy Smith, MDDirector
Anne Marie Langevin
Anne Marie LangevinDirector
David Lyden, MD
David Lyden, MDDirector
Anthony Bisignano, Esq
Anthony Bisignano, EsqDirector
Andrew Korn
Andrew KornDirector
Gillian Ivers- Read
Gillian Ivers- ReadDirector
Wendy Goldstein
Wendy GoldsteinDirector
Norman James Lacayo
Norman James Lacayo Director
 James Rocky High
James Rocky High Director
Kevin Bielamowicz
Kevin BielamowiczDirector
Luke Maese
Luke MaeseDirector
 Jamila Hassan
Jamila HassanDirector