Who We Are

The Best of the Best

Diverse abilities and expertises make up the Prayers from Maria Foundation Staff and Advisory Board. This talented group of individuals helps to guide the path of the foundation and strives to be ever new in thoughts and ideas that can progressively work toward solutions for children battling brain cancer. 

Also contributing significantly to this effort, our world-renowned scientific advisory board seeks to award promising cutting-edge projects with the funds needed to drive results in childhood cancer research. The board establishes stringent guidelines for all of our grants which have resulted in the highest quality projects being submitted from across the United States and beyond for funding. The applications received are carefully vetted by the board to select and advance only those that are most promising and transformational to be awarded a grant. 

It has been incredibly rewarding to serve in an advisory role with this exemplary organization and team of people who are so committed to making an impact in childhood brain cancer. What they have accomplished is truly remarkable and is continuing to grow at a substantial pace. I’m honored to partner with them.”
– Mark Kieran, MD, PhD