Child’s Play would like to introduce you to our new Board of Directors. Two of these faces will be familiar and we are really excited to welcome our three newest members.
Elaine Chase is Vice President of Global Brand Strategy & Marketing for Wizards of the Coast at Hasbro. After starting her career in education, she has spent 19 years at Wizards working to bring people together through their love of games, working on a plethora of trading card games including Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, and Harry Potter. She also serves on the board of Safe Crossings Foundation, which funds grief services for children who have lost a loved one.
Mike Krahulik is the artist behind the comic strip Penny Arcade as well as the co-founder of the PAX gaming festival and the Child’s Play charity. He is a lifelong gamer and artist who has happily found a way to merge both his passions into one ridiculous career.
Asher Marks is a pediatric oncologist and faculty member at Yale University’s School of Medicine, as well as an avid gamer, technophile and father of two. His experience as the director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology as well the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Clinic at Yale has given him the opportunity to see the tremendous value that gaming and distraction have had on his patient population. He hopes to help bring Child’s Play’s values and spirit to the next level through the endorsement of gaming and gaming technologies as a tool to enhance supportive care and the patient experience.
Mike Fehlauer Hayes
Mike Fehlauer Hayes has been involved with Child’s Play Charity since 2004. While Penny Arcade’s Director of Sales he expanded Child’s Play Charity’s network of beneficiary hospitals nationwide. A father of two, his commitment to the charity’s mission became personal when his own son had to take an extended stay at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is currently Penny Arcade’s Vice President and serves the Child’s Play board of directors as Treasurer.
Mateo Messina is a Grammy-winning composer who writes music for film, television, and the symphony. His signature sound can be found on many of today’s Oscar-winning movies & independent film hits. The beauty of unfamiliar sounds becoming musical is one of Mateo’s unique sought-after talents.
Since the age of 23, Mateo has written, produced, and premiered 20 symphonies. All revenue from each premiere benefits families at Seattle Children’s Hospital. To date, he and his team have raised over $2,000,000 for these children and their families. Mateo is an accomplished musician, a unique storyteller, a seasoned producer, a dependable man of his business, and one of today’s most innovative composers. He also sits on the fundraising board of Seattle Children’s Hospital.
He is a dreamer and a doer.
Child’s Play is also excited to now offer the opportunity for you to sign up for a Recurring Donation. This monthly donation will not only allow you to support Child’s Play it will allow you to budget monthly for that support. If you would like to donate for a different amount then what is on the list currently let us know and we will be happy to tweak it.