Pat Lacey and Kyle Matthews lead Beat Nb. Kyle serves as Executive Director, while Pat is President of the Board. Both are fathers of sons with neuroblastoma, and directed two separate nonprofits with a shared mission before merging in June of 2016.

Their shared passion has driven nearly $5m in research dollars, changing the nb story with novel treatments and innovative options. Pat and Kyle work closely with doctors, researchers, families, and advocates across the world to Beat Nb.


Janine Kiray is Beat Nb‘s Operations Manager, and brings a unique background – one of biology and community affairs. Janine has experience in public relations, campaign management, governmental affairs, marketing, and community relations. She is proud to be helping find cures for this disease – so no family has to deal with the pain of losing a child to neuroblastoma. Janine has previously worked with the Florida Legislature, engaging in and promoting activism for causes she is passionate about. She has lived in Tampa for over 8 years, and is a graduate of the University of South Florida.


Board of Directors

Our board is an incredible group of talented people with a passion for seeing neuroblastoma and other solid-mass childhood cancers cured.

Eric Caisse
Chief Investment Officer, Csenge Advisory Group
Kevin Dyer
Owner, AP Insurance Group
Xuan “Sing” Hurt
Proprietor, Anise Global Gastrobar
Bryan Jamele
Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP)
Matt LaPorta
Former MLB Player, Loan Officer, SunTrust Mortgage
Rick Lockhart
Director of Environmental Services and Property Management, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health
Robyn Matthews
Ezra's Mom / Co-founder, Because of Ezra
Ryan McGee
Attorney, Shankman Leone, PA
Amy McHugh
Vice President, Greenough Brand Storytellers
Derek Pupello
CEO, Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE)
Tom Secaur
COO, Citisoft, Inc.

Advisory Board

Our Senior Advisors are fiercely committed to assisting Beat Nb in moving forward our mission of beating neuroblastoma.

Erica Copeland
Copeland Family
Marissa Devins
Partner, United Talent Agency
Joseph Driscoll
Associate General Counsel, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
John Foley
Partner, Wayzata Investment Partners, LLC
Kate Jaspon
Vice President, Finance and Treasury, Dunkin’ Brands
Jen Lynch
Trademark Paralegal, Boston Office, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Melissa Mikulak
Max's Mom / Co-founder, Max's Ring of Fire
Ryan Negri
Managing Director, Iron Yard Ventures
Lisa Riniolo
Melina's Mom / Co-founder, Melina's White Light