RENO — The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation board of directors recently welcomed two new members to support the organization’s mission of helping northern Nevada families in the fight against cancer.
Steve Erger, vice president of commercial banking with Umpqua Bank, is a past Rotary Club president and has volunteered with various organizations and boards for the past 30 years. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is married to his wife, Linda, and they have three children, all of whom attend the University of Nevada, Reno.
“I can’t think of a better cause or organization to become a part of,” Erger said. “The work the NNCCF does for young cancer patients is phenomenal. I feel it’s an honor to become an active member of its board.”
Tiffany Williamson, an audit manager for Grant Thornton LLP in Reno, is a member of several local organizations, including the Leadership Reno Sparks Alumni Association and Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network. In 2010, she was chosen to be a Nevada Women’s Fund Women of Achievement honoree. She graduated from the University of San Diego in 2003 with a bachelor of accountancy degree and a minor in international relations. She and her husband have two children.
“I joined the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation board because, as a mother myself, I can only imagine how horrible it must be on the entire family to watch a child have to fight cancer,” Williamson said. “In serving on the board, I hope that I can help this wonderful organization in their mission to help these families.”
The two members join a 13-member board that directs NNCCF’s finances, policies, practices and strategic planning.
The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is the only local non-profit solely dedicated to serving local children and their families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, call 825-0888, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nvchildrenscancer.org.