President and Co-Founder
Chris was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated from Loyola-Blakefield High School and Villa Julie College. His passion to cofound this Foundation derived from the loss of his mother, Susannah Federico, to Leukemia in 1995. Chris understands how blessed he is to be surrounded with an outstanding board, wonderful staff and the best ‘cool kids’ and their families. He feels privileged to be in a position to help families, knowing that Cool Kids Campaign is making a positive difference in their lives. Chris has three kids with his wife, Tracy.
Sharon Paul Perfetti
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Sharon developed the idea for Cool Kids Campaign after her interest grew in helping others to cope from the death of her daughter’s friend Annie, killed by a drunk driver. When people kept asking, “What can we do?” to help the family, Sharon spearheaded the construction of a monumental project – Annie’s Playground in Fallston, MD. Sharon wanted to continue to help kids and families, and so created the idea for Cool Kids Campaign. She is a graduate of University of Baltimore with a degree in Corporate Communications.
Community Relations Coordinator
Katie joined Cool Kids Campaign in September 2013, bringing along impressive experience and volunteerism working with various cancer related organizations: Johns Hopkins Hospital Camp Sunrise (for kids with cancer), Ronald McDonald House, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society, and others. Katie holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, and a Bachelor of Arts from Salisbury University. She is an English adjunct professor for Towson University and Community College of Baltimore County.
Lauren was hired in September 2013 fresh out of Towson University on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication and a minor in Family Studies. After interning with several nonprofit organizations and public relations firms while attending school, she has developed a passion for helping others. In August 2011 at TU, she founded the club Young Adult Cancer Support (YACS) with the purpose of empowering young adults in the fight against cancer through support and service.