Our Staff

Amy Kane

Executive Director of Ian’s Friends Foundation

As the Executive Director of IFF, Amy manages the day-to-day operations and supports the co-founders and Board of Directors in developing and implementing a long-term strategy to achieve IFF’s mission to support pediatric brain tumor research.  Amy is a native of Atlanta, who graduated from the University of Georgia magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  In 2015, Amy earned her designation as Certified Association Executive (CAE) for her knowledge in association management and nonprofit organization.  Prior to joining the IFF team, Amy was with the American College of Rheumatology for over seven years, most recently as the Director of Awards and Grants for the association’s 501c(3), the Rheumatology Research Foundation.

Cheryl Yagoda

Founder and Vice President of Ian’s Friends Foundation

Phil Yagoda

Founder and President of Ian’s Friends Foundation