Board of Directors

Adam Rinde, ND (President)

Dr. Adam Rinde is Jordan's Dad and the President and Chairman of Board for Blankets for Cancer. Towards the end of Jordan's life he promised to Jordan that he would do everything in his power to try and stop pediatric cancer from taking another child's life. Blankets for Cancer blossomed from that promise.  

 

Adam and his wife Amy, have been residents of Kirkland, Washington since 2001. In 2017 they welcomed Jordan's brother Eitan into the world. Throughout his life he had had several philanthropic positions in local and national organizations. 

Adam Completed his undergraduate studies at University of Arizona  and Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from  Bastyr University.

Jeremy Abramson (Vice-President)

Jeremy is Jordans uncle and was by Jordans side through thick and thin. He is a devoted advocate to the Blankets for Cancer mission.

He has been the Vice-president of Blankets For Cancer since its inception.

Jeremy is a Vice President & Group Manager for The Premier Collection, a family run group of dealerships located in New York and Connecticut. Jeremy started his career in the car business at the age of 16 as a “hydro technician” also known as the kid with the hose washing cars in the service department

Sarah M. Acosta Smith, ND (Secretary)

January 01, 2020

Dr. Acosta Smith joined the Blankets For Cancer Board in 2017. As of  March 15, 2020 she was promoted to Secretary.

Dr. Acosta Smith is a professor at Bastyr University and a clinical faculty member at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, where she supervises team care in the Naturopathic Medicine Department and offers her services in practitioner care. She also supervises an additional clinic shift at the West Seattle Teen Health Center. 

She received her BA in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University.

Dr. Acosta Smith’s personal healing philosophy involves taking time to teach her patients about their health, treatment options and ways to make necessary life changes. She describes her approach as gentle, meeting each patient where they are on their journey toward wellness and treating each patient as an individual.

Amy Abramson (Treasurer)

Amy L. Abramson is the Controller for a private family in New York City. As a Kelly School of Business graduate (hoo hoo hoo Hoosiers), Amy obtained her CPA in 2000 and has worked her way up from general audit, to Controller in wealth management. She has been the treasurer of Blankets For Cancer since its inception.

Amy and her husband Jeremy reside in White Plains with their three children, Sydney, Alexander and Emma. As a full time accountant and mother of three, Amy has her hands full, but still makes time to be involved with the children’s schools and the family’s synagogue, serving on a multitude of committees and volunteering her time.

One of Amy’s biggest passions is Camp; she works closely with the leadership of Sunrise Day Camp, a full-summer day camp in Pearl River, NY for children with cancer and their siblings.

Liad Auslander

January 01, 2020

Liad Auslander had her first exposure to pediatric cancer as a summer camp counselor where she worked closely with a child who unfortunately lost his battle with the disease. Ever since, the cause has been an integral part of her identity, therefore Liad was eager to volunteer with Blankets for Cancer.

 

Liad is a student at Rutgers University in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. She studies Exercise Science - Applied Kinesiology, and is minoring in psychology and nutrition. At Rutgers, Liad works closely with Chai Lifeline, a volunteer-based organization for pediatric patients,  Children’s Specialized Hospital, and visits patients most Friday afternoons at Saint Peter’s Hospital. 

Jeff Seeley

March 15, 2020

I live in Parker, CO with my wife of 22 years, Cheryl, and our two boys, Tyler a Senior at Legend HS, and Trevor a Freshman at Legend HS. I'm a currently a Marketing Manager for Neotract, a company that provides a minimally invasive treatment option for men struggling with symptoms from BPH. I spend the majority of my free time with my family, specifically watching my boys compete in competitive bowling tournaments as well as my son Trevor's high school golf tournaments. I also enjoy playing golf, live music, and all forms of cooking.
Although finding a cure for pediatric cancer is the ultimate goal, the time and resources necessary for families to take this incredibly challenging prognosis head-on is often an afterthought until they are in the midst of the battle. I 'm motivated to help raise awareness and funding to support families dealing with the emotional and financial toll associated with pediatric cancer so their singular focus can be on beating this disease with their child.

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218 Main Street #653

Kirkland Wa. 98033

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