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Children's Charity - Give Kids The World Village


Give Kids The World

Henri Landwirth

Like the special children Give Kids The World Village serves, its founder, Henri Landwirth, a holocaust survivor, knew all too well what it was like to give up childhood. Read full bio.

Children's Charity - Give Kids The World Village

Leadership Team

Pam Landwirth, President and CEO

Pamela Landwirth, President & CEO
Pamela has been part of Give Kids The World since 1992, and was chosen to lead the Village in 1995. As President and CEO, she is responsible for the operations of the Village and all strategic advancement initiatives for the organization. Read full bio.

Amy Racicot, Chief Financial Officer

Amy Racicot, Chief Financial Officer
As chief financial officer, Amy serves as a key advisor to the Board, president and leadership team, providing counsel in the financial and operational management of Give Kids The World Village. Read full bio.

Ian Cole, Chief Innovation Officer

Ian Cole, Chief Innovation Officer
In his role as chief innovation officer, Ian is responsible for the creation and execution of diverse initiatives designed to deliver unforgettable experiences for critically ill children and their families. Read full bio.

John Flaschner, Chief of Staff

John Flaschner, Chief of Staff
In his role as chief of staff at Give Kids The World, John Flaschner (Flash) supports President & CEO Pamela Landwirth with strategic planning; culture communications; staff, donor and partner relations; and mission delivery. Read full bio.

Steven Amos, Vice President of Advancement

Steven Amos, Vice President of Advancement
Steven was born and raised in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and is a proud fan of the Green Bay Packers. He has the cheesehead to prove it! Steven graduated from Drake University in 2009 and relocated to Central Florida shortly after to further his career at the Walt Disney World Resort. Read full bio.

Brad Hodum, Vice President of Finance

Brad Hodum, Vice President of Finance
Brad serves as vice president of finance and is responsible for directing all aspects of accounting operations and financial reporting; and providing strategic guidance for future growth. Read full bio.

John Louine, Senior Director of Village Operations

John Louine, Vice President of Operations
John oversees all operational departments at the Village – with primary responsibility for ensuring every department works collaboratively and effectively in creating magical experiences and unforgettable memories for wish families. Read full bio.

Shaun O'Brien, Senior Director of Guest Experience

Shaun O'Brien, Sr. Director of Guest Experience and Mission Outreach
Shaun is responsible for anticipating and exceeding the expectations of every visiting wish family at Give Kids The World Village from pre-arrival to departure through the effective and efficient use of all resources. Read full bio.

Board of Directors

Cathleen Nash (Chairman)

Joseph Alvarez
Sr Vice President Sales
Catering, and Community Relations
Boston Market

John Belden
Chairman & CEO
Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Wayne Charness

Jonathan Dodd

Shannon Gravitte
Vice President, Public Affairs,

Mike Hightower
Universal Creative

Dina Howell

Gary Landwirth

Pamela Landwirth
President & CEO
Give Kids The World

Richard E. "Rick" Mitchell
Of Counsel
GrayRobinson, P.A.

James F. Moyle
Lazare Potter Giacovas & Moyle LLP

John Nichols
Vice President, S&D Operations

Crystal O'Hea
Vice President, Marketing
Discovery Cove

Robert D. Owens
President & CEO
Owens Realty Services

Suzanne Parchment

Charles Seravalli
Seravalli Financial Group
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Michael J. Short

Steven R. Sparks

Jeff Vahle
Walt Disney World Resort

Annetta Wilson
Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching

Executive Advisory Board

Jim Abrahamsom
Chairman of the Board
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Ken Blanchard
The Ken Blanchard Companies

Stephen F. Burns
Chairman of the Board
Wheaton World Wide Moving
Bekins Van Lines
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines

Ken Duane
Vice Chairman
Phillips-Van Heusen

Robert K. Gault, Jr.

George Kalogridis
Disney Segment Development and Enrichment
Walt Disney Resort

Richard A. Nunis
New Business Solutions, Inc.

William N. Plamondon

Donald N. Smith

Al Weiss
Weiss Advisors, LLC

Tom Williams

Spence Wilson
Chairman of the Board
Kemmons Wilson Companies

Children's Charity - Give Kids The World Village