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As the Executive Director of Bold and Brave Kid’s Foundation, April brings her personal knowledge of what it means to be the parent of a child facing a cancer diagnosis. Her role as chief advocate, mother, fighter and warrior is apparent in all facets of the Foundation. April is responsible for the vision and strategic development of Bold and Brave Kid’s Foundation.
“I am excited to ‘Pay It Forward’ and give back what someone was so generous to offer to my daughter and me. Bold and Brave Kid’s Foundation is our way of making a positive difference in the world, one family at a time.”
A midwestern girl at heart, April holds a B.S. from Ball State University and an M.B.A. from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Before attending graduate school, April spent a summer at Middlebury College polishing up on her French and also spent a year abroad at the Universite de Haute-Bretagne in Rennes studying the language while being immersed in the local culture. She has worked in Development at the prestigious Kent School, located in Kent, CT and is a volunteer and advocate for her local animal shelters.
Ed brings decades of experience in the building and real estate development world and knows what it takes to see a large project from start to completion. His expertise in construction combined with his passion for helping children in need, makes for a perfect match with Bold and Brave Kid’s Foundation. Ed learned from his mother, Mary Kilgour Cunningham Stephenson LeBlond, that giving back and helping others in need was a moral obligation. It is in her honor that Ed decided to help co-found Bold and Brave Kid’s Foundation.
“My mother was a fierce defender of the downtrodden and advocate for those less fortunate. She dedicated the majority of her life to helping children in the Cincinnati area. She felt it was an honor to volunteer her time and treasure to the young children being treated at the Convalescent Hospital for Children, now a part of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She would be so proud of how far the Hospital has come over the years and see it investing in cutting edge technology such as the Proton Beam Therapy Center.”
A native of Cincinnati, Ed currently resides in South Florida. He proudly served his country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force. Ed’s work experience includes a tenure at the investment bank Estabrook, Ladenburg and Thalmann in New York City where he was Director of Research and he also served on the Board of Directors of the People’s National Bank in Warrenton, VA where he was the Chairman of the Investment Department. Ed was also the President and Chairman of the Board of the Jupiter Inlet Corporation, a developer of residential and commercial real estate properties in Palm Beach County, FL.
Jennifer Pineiro has served as Secretary and Treasurer of Bold and Brave Kid’s Foundation since the organization’s founding. Jennifer’s professional experience includes a successful career as a financial advisor at top brokerage firms, as well as continued success in medical device sales for an industry leading manufacturer. However, her real passion lies in helping improve the lives of those in need. Jennifer is a former board member of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Palm Beach County, as well as serving as a Big Sister to a young girl, and has been involved in several other local charities.
Jennifer first learned of proton therapy when her best friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer. She bore witness to the incredible stress and fear this diagnosis caused, the need to travel to another state for treatment and the amazing relief of having a safe place to call home for those two challenging months of treatment.
“It is an honor to help children and their families who are facing similar challenges. The hardship of finding a safe, affordable place to stay should never preclude a child from receiving the absolute best cancer treatment.”
Jennifer holds a BS degree from Ball State University in Muncie, IN and currently resides in Jupiter, FL with her husband and two daughters
Matt is a marketing manager with Ethicon (Part of the Johnson and Johnson family of companies) in Blue Ash, OH where he has served in different sales, sales training, and marketing roles since 2010. Prior to Ethicon, Matt served in the US Army where he achieved the rank of Captain and served in combat deployments to both Iraq and
His military and civilian career has taught him two things: Trust your gut and always lead with your heart.
“When I was asked to join in the journey of the Bold and Brave Kid’s Foundation, I didn’t hesitate in saying YES. This organization has a very clear mission: to assist families of children undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer by providing safe, convenient, and affordable short-term housing. I’m very proud to be a part of it.”
Matt holds a BS from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. He currently lives in Loveland, OH with his wife and three children where he coaches youth soccer and is also active in the Ethicon Veterans Leadership Council.
Mary Beth is the RN Coordinator for the Proton Therapy Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital since its opening in 2016. She has 35 years of nursing experience, mostly in pediatrics. Treating and caring for pediatric cancer patients and their families has been a life-long passion.
“I am excited to be part of the Bold and Brave Kid’s Foundation. I see every day how this organization grants access for our patients and families to a safe, affordable, home-like environment while being treated for proton radiation therapy. Because of this organization, lodging is not an obstacle or worry for our families.”
I have lived in Southwest Ohio my entire life. I hold a BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University and have two professional certifications in Pediatric Nursing and Radiation Oncology. I am also a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). I currently live in Lebanon, Ohio with my husband. I have 2 children and one grandchild.
Carter became successor President of The Randolph Company in 1996. Carter previously taught finance at Xavier University and served on numerous business and charitable boards. Currently, Carter serves as President of the Greenacres Foundation and the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation. He is also a board member of the L.I.F.E. Foundation and is Chairman of Planet Products Corporation.
“I am honored to be part of the Bold and Brave Kid’s Foundation to assist in the foundation’s mission in honor of Mary Kilgour Cunningham Stephenson LeBlond who was a dear friend.”
Carter earned a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. He is a lifelong Cincinnatian and enjoys his family, golf and generative agriculture.