CKc Board of Directors

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MICHAEL WIGGINS, B.A., J.D.

CKc Co-Founder | Chairman of the Board

Michael Wiggins is the father of Cannon Wiggins and a founding member of the Foundation. Michael grew up and attended high school in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.  He went on to graduate from the University of Alabama with Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees. He is a founding partner in the law firm of McDonald, Toole, Wiggins, P.A. and has practiced law for the past 30 years in Orlando, Florida as a civil trial lawyer, representing Fortune 500 companies in catastrophic injury cases. He has also served as a board member for the Central Florida YMCA and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. Michael has been a featured speaker throughout the country and in the United Kingdom on his experience as a parent of a child diagnosed with cancer, and the need for pediatric cancer research funding. He is married to Melissa and they have four children: Olivia, Cannon, and twin boys, Gray and Arran. Their family resides in Orlando, Florida.


ASHLEY VANDERMARK

Vice Chair
Ashley VanDerMark has extensive experience in outreach and community development and she is passionate about the mission of Cannonball Kids’ cancer. Her spirit of service is reflected in the many hours she dedicated to supporting the Wiggins family after learning of Cannon’s diagnosis and also by leadership positions she has held with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Greater Orlando Mothers of Twins and Triplets Club. Ashley received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Florida State University and has more than twenty-five years of experience in real estate and project development, overseeing the design and construction of many of Central Florida’s finest multi-million dollar properties. She excels at multi-tasking and managing complex projects. Ashley, a native Floridian, and her husband, Skip, reside in North Carolina with their three children, a son and twin daughters.

MICHELE NILLES

Secretary
Michele has over ten years of experience in Human Resources Management and Talent Acquisition. As a current VP of Human Resources, she is responsible for all Human Resources initiatives. As such, she led organizational change, leadership development, talent acquisition, employee relations, and compensation and benefits. Michele has partnered with many Fortune 500 companies throughout her career. Michele attended Florida State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Michele resides in Orlando with her husband and two daughters.

PHILIP WADE

CKc Treasurer

Philip holds a Bachelor's degree from Tulane University with a concentration in business and finance. A native of Atlanta, GA, Philip first relocated to Orlando in 2002 for a job with the CNL Companies and married his wife Edyta in 2010. They now reside in Winter Park, FL and are the proud parents of two young boys. Philip and Edyta first met the Wiggins family and became advocates for their cause in 2013 after Cannon's diagnosis. 


DR. GREGOR ALEXANDER, MD

CKc Advisory Board Member

Dr. Alexander, board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, received his medical degree from the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. He completed his pediatric residency at Miami Children’s Hospital in Florida and his neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship training at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. After he completed his training, he came to Orlando and became Director of the NICU expanding this unit from six babies to a capacity of 142 beds. Dr. Alexander is the recipient of innumerable awards and has been a key leader in establishing important programs in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. He was a leader in building Arnold Palmer Hospital and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. In June, 2010 the NICU was named after Dr. Alexander “Alexander Center for Neonatology”. Dr. Alexander’s commitment to these hospitals and the babies in his care are well known. Dr. Alexander serves as the immediate past chair of the Orlando Health Foundation’s Board of Directors. He currently serves as the Chairman Emeritus of the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation after nine years as Chairman and has recently been appointed as the Ambassador of the Arnold Palmer Medical Center. He is one of the Founding Fathers of the Children’s Miracle Network Foundation of Greater Orlando and currently serves on the CMN Hospitals Board of Governors.

BRIAN HANAFIN

CKc Board Member

Brian is a corporate attorney at Holland & Knight LLP with a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, strategic transactions, and corporate governance. He represents private and public companies engaged in a diverse range of industries, including health care, private equity, technology, real estate, infrastructure, and energy. Brian grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in accounting and received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. He lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Sarah, and their four children – Patrick, Grace, Connor, and Caroline.


RYHAN HANNA

CKc Board Member

Ryhan learned of the lack of education, research and funding of children’s cancer after observing her close friend, Melissa, go through a horrific time after Cannon’s diagnosis. Being a mom herself, she was inspired by the Wiggins' will to persevere in finding cures for Pediatric Cancer. Ryhan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Finance from San Diego State University. After working in real estate, she followed in her Grandfather’s footsteps to work relentlessly in the male dominated, Motorcoach industry.  She lives in Winter Park with her two sons Lawson and Marshall. Ryhan adores being a mom of boys with all the dirt and critters that come with it. In her free time, Ryhan enjoys going to the beach and fishing with her boys.


JOHN MCCARROLL

CKc Board Member

John is Senior Manager of Business Development for the Philadelphia Business Unit of Gilbane Building Company.  GBC is  a global integrated construction and facility management services firm. John is responsible for overseeing all business development initiatives that lead to continued growth of market share and profitability. His responsibilities include leading cross-functional teams and motivating them to focus on effectively delivering on key pursuits and overall business unit goals. John has a proven track record of providing leadership to develop, implement and monitor short-term and long-term strategies that impact the overall performance of the business unit. Developing strategic business and pursuit plans with innovation as the core theme is my specialty. He has a solid understanding of the real estate and construction markets and demonstrated ability of deploying strategies that encompass emerging markets, macro trends, current customer needs and competitor behavior. He has developed a strong network of customer relationships by harnessing his innate ability to create positive, meaningful and trust building interactions.


BRUCE PARKER

CKc Board Member

Bruce graduated with Honors from Johns Hopkins University where he played lacrosse and football. He was captain of the football team his senior year. Bruce graduated first in his law school class. He joined Semmes, Bowen & Semmes and became a partner. He left to create a new firm, Goodell, DeVries Leech & Gray. After working there for 13 years, Bruce joined Venable, LLP as a partner. Bruce was President of the Maryland Defense Counsel Association and the International Association of Defense Counsel.  He also served on the Boards of the Lawyers for Civil Service and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).   Bruce has served on civic boards including Roland Park Place and Manna House.  He has served several terms as President of First English Evangelical Lutheran Church.  He has been married 41 years to Clare Parker and have two adult married children, Zach and Jessica and two grandchildren.  


KAY RAWLINS

CKc Board Member

Kay Rawlins is a Founder and owner of Orlando City Soccer Club and serves as the VP of Community Relations and President of the Foundation.  

Kay’s role includes speaking engagements on behalf of the Club, community outreach, sending players to schools and youth groups and encouraging staff and fans to join community projects. Kay heads up the Orlando City Foundation and is a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Cannonball Kids cancer, Central Florida Foundation, 4 Rivers Foundation and the Commission on Homelessness, leading the Youth Homelessness Committee.  Kay was awarded 2016 Businesswoman of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal and gave a talk at TEDx Orlando 2017. 


GUY REDFORD

CKc Board Member
Residing in Glasgow, Scotland, Guy Redford is a class AA PGA Golf Professional with 20 years’ experience in the industry and currently Director of Golf at Loch Lomond Golf Club. Loch Lomond Golf Club is a Private International Members Club with 600 members from over 30 countries. Guy has represented Scotland as an amateur golfer and competed for his country at various International tournaments around Europe. In 1992-1993 he attended Midland Junior College, Texas, on a golf scholarship and was a team member on the NJCAA National Championship winning team in 1992. He returned to Scotland in 1994 to start his career as a PGA Professional and held the position of Head Golf Professional at Open Championship venue Turnberry prior to joining Loch Lomond Golf Club in 2013. He is a committee member of the PGA in Scotland and a Director Ayrshire Golf Scotland.

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