Our Volunteers

Technology

Medical accidents and disease impact entire families, presenting physical, mental and financial challenges on top of added responsibilities. I joined Here to Serve because of their mission of building and providing support systems to uplift and care for families. I started as a web developer and my role and responsibilities quickly evolved. I now have my hands in database management, online fundraising, web design, blog posts and more. As a result, I have developed new skills, like search engine optimization, and have been exposed to the behind-the-scenes operations of a non-profit.

Madhavi Desai

WORDPRESS

I have worked about 20 years in IT industry. I enjoy working on website projects. I am helping Here to Serve with their website and WordPress. My experience with HTML, CSS and javaScript will lend itself to further support at Here to Serve.

Alex Kim

Alex Kim

Software/Hardware Support

I have been interested in technology all of my life. A few years ago, I decided to make a career out of it and found TeamLogic IT. I am passionate about technology, which extends to my work at TeamLogic IT and Here to Serve. I love working with people and solving problems. Any organization needs to function properly on all levels — behind the scenes and on the front stage. It is critically important for a nonprofit to do the same. I understand the obstacles that a nonprofit organization can have, and I enjoy using my experience in IT to assist Here to Serve with any IT challenges.

Justin Tsui

Justin Tsui

Software/Hardware Support

Here to Serve needs reliable, secure and affordable technology solutions supported by trusted providers. My company TeamLogic IT, and our team, stepped in and volunteered for this role. We all understand the IT challenges a non-profit with limited budget faces getting the technology to work for the organization. As we become more reliant on the technology for our work, we passionately provide reliable services and give Here to Serve the confidence that no matter what IT issues they encounter, we can solve it.

Brendan Carson

Brendan Carlson

IT Integration and System Architecture

Travis Perkins

Website Support

SEO/SEM

Anandi Merchant

Anandi Merchant

SEO

I believe in Here to Serve and its mission. The work they do fills a much-needed void in society. I joined as a volunteer because I, too, believe families need to be supported not only financially but on physical and emotional levels as they deal with the ravages of this terrible disease, cancer. With my strong technical background, I am able to provide technical support through website SEO to increase Here to Serve’s online visibility, making it easier to reach their target audience. I graduated with an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Watson College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at SUNY Binghamton.

Antuan Powell

SEM

I am a PPC Specialist with experience in SEO and customer service. I am certified in Google Ads and Google Analytics. I enjoy helping businesses with their PPC needs with Google Ads. As a volunteer, I am donating my time to help increase Here To Serve’s brand by utilizing various PPC techniques while creating and analyzing Google Ads campaigns, audience traffic, and keywords to obtain the best results for the brand being shown on Google Search.

Dan Froehlich

Lead Strategist SEO

Here to Serve does life-saving work. I was in a serious accident, so I know firsthand how difficult recovery is when you leave the hospital. Pediatric cancer exacerbates the difficulties thrust upon patients and their families. Therefore, I want to elevate the site to help as many people as possible. I also own an agency, Freelanced Digital specializing in digital marketing and technology across disciplines. We also donate 5% of our revenue to charity. Reach out to us to do good and grow your online presence!

Juyi Wang

SEM

I chose to volunteer with Here to Serve because it provides wraparound services to meet the daily living needs of young families navigating cancer. Pediatric cancer can be a significant burden, which is too heavy for young families to carry alone due to its challenging treatment journey. I’d like to make some contribution to more and more such families to help them come out the other side unbroken.

Social Media

Yousef Al-Nuaimi​

Social Media Writer and Post Designer

Hey! I’m Yousef, and I’m a part of the Social Media Team at Here to Serve. Our founder Katie always stresses the importance of the often disregarded aspect of cancer, which is the journey itself. I wanted to volunteer at Here to Serve because I believe in their mission of supporting families on their journey through childhood cancer. Also, a byproduct of the pandemic was the amount of spare time some people had and still have, so why not lessen the burden of those who don’t have that luxury? Volunteering for a good cause is a reward in itself, but it feels especially rewarding at Here to Serve.

Sameera Rangwala

Blogger and Social Media Writer

As a former biotechnology professional, I spent over ten years researching and developing methods to detect HPV viruses that can incite cervical cancer and human biomarkers that might indicate disease onset. As a scientist, I was behind the “curtain” of a clinical sample. However, the actual patient was always in my mind and heart. How is the patient coping with illness? Do they have the resources needed for proper care? Now, as I transition from the lab to eventually teaching science to children, I can contemplate how I genuinely want to make an impact in this era of my life. My goal is to be a better nurturer to my family and help support the well-being of the community around me. As a mother of three, I am grateful and fortunate to have the time to dedicate to my children. I chose to volunteer for Here to Serve to utilize my research and writing skills to share words of support for families and children navigating the technicalities and challenges of their cancer journey. I am fortunate to be a small part of such a dedicated organization.

Gabriella Kurczeski

Social Media Writer and Post Designer

Gabby is an experienced copywriter, content creator and editor. She is in the process of receiving SEO certification as well as a master’s degree in English from Indiana University. She is passionate about giving back to the community. Gabby shares, “I chose to work with Here to Serve not only because I have a long history of cancer in my family, but also because I was moved by their ideology and emphasis on cancer as a journey. I know how hard my family and other families have struggled to make ends meet financially when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. Here to Serve is unique because they help patients and their families directly and I wanted to be a part of something so special.”

Srushti Wagh

Blogger and Social Media Writer

During the course of my postgraduate I was exposed to social-related work and volunteering. I was greatly impressed by the mission of Here to Serve. The cause resonates with my experiences. Being involved in this wonderful organization helps me being more empathetic and people-centric. Also, working as an HR (Learning and Organization Development) in my professional career definitely helped evolve me holistically. I feel I can leverage my skills and I’m privileged to work with my heart and soul at Here to Serve.

Ava Serrano

Social Media Writer and Post Designer

Serving the community has always been a passion of mine. I wanted to find an opportunity to combine that passion of mine with my love of writing. I came across Here to Serve-instantly knew I could utilize both to be of service.

I am thrilled to be part of this exceptional organization and brighten the lives of others one story at a time. 

Bloggers

Hayley Charles

Blogger

I have decided to donate my time to assist Here to Serve because I want to utilize my passion for writing in a productive way. My aunt had leukemia and passed away when I was young and it was a very trying time for our family. I cannot begin to fathom the struggles that families face when their children are diagnosed with cancer but I can imagine how sad and helpless they must sometimes feel. I want to help in any way that I can so writing upbeat and informative blogs allows me to feel like I am making a positive difference.

Sameera Rangwala

Blogger and Social Media Writer

As a former biotechnology professional, I spent over ten years researching and developing methods to detect HPV viruses that can incite cervical cancer and human biomarkers that might indicate disease onset. As a scientist, I was behind the “curtain” of a clinical sample. However, the actual patient was always in my mind and heart. How is the patient coping with illness? Do they have the resources needed for proper care? Now, as I transition from the lab to eventually teaching science to children, I can contemplate how I genuinely want to make an impact in this era of my life. My goal is to be a better nurturer to my family and help support the well-being of the community around me. As a mother of three, I am grateful and fortunate to have the time to dedicate to my children. I chose to volunteer for Here to Serve to utilize my research and writing skills to share words of support for families and children navigating the technicalities and challenges of their cancer journey. I am fortunate to be a small part of such a dedicated organization.

Emily Rogalin

Blogger

I am a copywriter in healthcare advertising in NYC and I’m so excited to be a part of the blogging team at Here to Serve. Having lost my dad to cancer and seeing so many others impacted by this terrible disease, I really connected with the mission at Here to Serve. Words are powerful, and I’m honored to use mine to help bring support to families on this difficult journey.

Apurva Makashir

Blogger

Julianna Antony

Blogger

Julianna (Yana), is a freelance Boston-based blogger whose passion for connecting people in need with helpful resources prompted me to seek out non-profits that are looking for volunteer writers. My research led me to Here to Serve and Katie Quintas. I am happy to be part of this amazing organization that endeavors to provide wraparound services to meet the daily living needs of young families navigating cancer.

Marketing and Fundraising

Elena Carlson

Elena Carlson

Grant Research

I volunteer with Here to Serve because I believe in their mission of helping families struggling in the wake of a cancer diagnosis. I also work at a cancer research center so I get to see the effects of cancer both in a research setting and in real life where it affects people and their communities.

Dylan Wyke

Email Marketing

I chose to volunteer at Here To Serve because I believe in their mission to love and support the lives of families battling cancer. I’ve gotten to see just how passionate every single person is about truly helping these families and it makes me happy that I could play a small part as well. 

Graphic Design

Alex P. Lewis

Digital Graphic Design

I volunteer with Here to Serve because I love the work they’re doing to support families and kids. I’m so lucky to be part of an organization that is helping to make sure that all families have the resources they need to make informed healthcare decisions. 

Eriq Chang

Brand Design, QRIO Creative Studio

Katie has a great vision for what matters, having dealt directly with the cancer journey. And, since the journey is really the most important thing, what better partner than someone who completely understands the vital needs of those just beginning treatments on the road to recovery? This is the reason I contribute my creative energy to Here to Serve.

Steinar Shellenberger

Digital Graphic Design

It’s a great opportunity to be able to learn and grow while helping an organization like Here to Serve with their important mission. Here to Serve has allowed me to contribute my graphic/web design skills and learn a bit more about WordPress.

Stephan Donche

Digital Graphic Design, Via Design

Here to Serve helps an often forgotten population…families caring for sick children. I volunteer for them because they are a small big-hearted organization that has a profound impact on the families they help. And Katie is driven to make it as impactful as possible.

Bonney Ruan

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Here to Serve provides critical assistance to families navigating cancer by providing valuable resources and mobilizing community support. I’m really grateful I can work with so many passionate individuals and play a small part in such an impactful organization.