Pete Guillard – President and co-founder: He is the Director of Youth Ministries and Adult Christian Education at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church. It was his daughter – Elisha Guillard – who struggled with and died from leukemia. From that struggle came an awareness of “comfort needs” to aid in raising the quality of life for young adult cancer patients.

Andrea Guillard – co-founder: – Director of Fundraising: Mother to Elisha, Master hair stylist.  Email:


Michael Stoots – vice president. Is the Director of Diagnostic Imaging and has been with Lewis Gale Hospital for the past 13 years. Email:


Cathy Hartman – treasurer. She is currently the Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer for Home Trust Bank. She also sings in the chancel choir at FEPC and serves on the church’s Administration Commission.


Jill Davis – secretary. She is a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). While she was employed, she worked with pediatric oncology patients and their families for 10 years. She helped decrease the psychosocial stresses of hospitalization and provided coping strategies to aid them during treatment and recovery. Email:

Juanita Prada – Lishy’s Gift’s Young Adult Representative board member, I am a two-time childhood cancer survivor, an aspiring Child Life Specialist, and founder of BeholdBeGold (, an advocacy movement raising awareness of the long-term effects pediatric cancer survivors face after treatment is completed. Email: