PBTF Welcomes Three New Directors to National Board
At a time when collaboration is crucial to achieving a world without childhood brain tumors, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Board of Directors has elected three new members, expanding the national board to 14 directors.
Directors Chuck Boderman, Gadi Weinreich and Kristin Young, along with Special Ambassador Bryant Young, provide new perspectives and talents to support the PBTF's mission of Care. Cure. Thrive.
Chuck Boderman, vice president of American Honda Powersports Division, will continue to strengthen American Honda Motor Co., Inc.’s partnership with the PBTF, following longtime director Wayne Toyota’s retirement from the board.
Toyota, a senior manager of Dealer Development in the American Honda Powersports Division, contributed 17 years of dedicated service to the board and has supported the PBTF’s mission since 1991, when American Honda became Ride for Kids’ presenting sponsor.
For more than 35 years, Toyota has been a member of the Powersports Division and currently maintains the strength and scope of Honda's dealer network through operating standards programs, interior and exterior branding, licensing and legal coordination. The PBTF is grateful for Toyota's abiding commitment and friendship.
“Wayne has been an outstanding advocate for kids with brain tumors both within American Honda and with external audiences for nearly two decades. He will be greatly missed but made sure to keep the PBTF-Honda partnership strong by recruiting Chuck Boderman,” says Robin Boettcher, PBTF president and CEO.
Boderman has more than 30 years of experience in the motorcycle industry. After starting his Honda career as a customer relations representative, Boderman later joined the national office and was promoted to vice president in 2015 where he works with Honda associates and dealers to expand personal mobility for recreation, commuting and utility. Boderman also serves on business committees for North American planning and global business interaction and as vice chairperson for the Motorcycle Industry Council's Board of Directors.
Gadi Weinreich is a highly experienced and sought-after health care lawyer. A partner at Dentons LLP, the largest law firm in the globe, Weinreich represents multiple integrated health systems, academic medical centers, hospitals, and other health care and life sciences organizations. In addition to deep industry knowledge, Weinreich brings strategic governance experience to the PBTF Board of Directors, having served for more than a decade on Dentons' Global Advisory Committee and its U.S. Board. Weinreich holds a coveted ChambersUSA "Band 1" ranking in healthcare and has earned numerous accolades, including three BTI Consulting Group "Fortune 1000 Client Service All-Star" awards.
Kristin Young owns Kristin M. Young Photography and specializes in film photography. In 1999, she and husband Bryant Young founded the Young Dreams Foundation, which hosted youth football camps and adopted a class of economically disadvantaged students at the San Francisco 49ers Academy to provide college scholarships. The Young’s son Colby passed away after a battle with brain cancer leading Kristin to want to raise awareness about pediatric brain tumors.
Kristin joins the PBTF Board of Directors as Bryant, defensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons, transitions from the board to the role of special ambassador, where he will continue to forward the PBTF's mission.
“We’re excited about the new additions to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Board of Directors and by the commitment Bryant Young is making to shine a light on the No. 1 cancer killer of children,” says Boettcher.
Visit www.curethekids.org/about-us to learn more about our board of directors and staff and the mission that unites us all.