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Founding Leadership

​​​Sharon and Sterling are the founders of the Summer's Way Foundation. Through their daughter's legacy, it is their hope to bring awareness towards the disparate funding that currently exists in childhood cancer research. It is their fervent desire that cures will one day be realized for all our children afflicted by cancer, and that every child will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Meet Our Board

James Soldano, M.D.

James Soldano, M.D.

Dr. Soldano is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in 1975. He specializes in Family Medicine having been in practice for over 30 years in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Soldano currently works with the American Health Network of Ohio, where he has through the years served as Medical Director, CEO and as a member on their Board. He currently is on their Medical Policy Council.

Dr. Soldano has also served as Chief of Staff, President of the Medical Staff at Mount Carmel Health Center, and has also served on their Board of Trustees. He is currently an Adjunct professor at Ohio State University, and maintains a very active practice in the Columbus Ohio region. Jim along with his brother Dr. John Soldano and sister, Dr. Joanne Avery were Summer's uncles and aunt.

Together they encourage and help drive the creation of this foundation.

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Erica Berge

Erica Berge

Erica Berge, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with a passion for supporting families through the life altering transitions they face when managing illness. She works from a collaborative, strengths-based and patient-centered approach and has been serving as the sole pediatric hematology oncology social worker at Rocky Mountain Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children since June 2019. Prior to this role she provided psychotherapy and case management in multiple settings including hospitals, hospice, community mental health centers, Department of Corrections and Child Protection. Erica completed her BA in psychology at the University of Florida and her MSW from the University of Southern California with a focus on health and chronic illness. Outside of direct patient care, Erica actively engages in initiatives aimed at addressing systemic issues within healthcare, focusing on increasing availability and accessibility of pediatric specialty care.

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Marisa Hollman

Marisa Hollman

Marisa Hollman is a technology sales executive with 7 years of experience building strategic partnerships and advising customers on scaling successful enterprise transformations and how to drive digital innovation. She holds a B.A. from Miami University in Strategic Communications. She resides with her husband in Washington DC.

Marisa was one of Summer's closest friends from childhood. They maintained their lasting friendship till the end of Summer's life.

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Jason R. Clark

Jason R. Clark

Jason R. Clark, the Founder & CEO of Clark Brothers Investments, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1992, and then served as a United States Army Officer at Fort Carson in Colorado.

After leaving the military, Jason traded equities for Goldman Sachs on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Jason is currently a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of Colorado. Jason is also the fundraising Chairman for his West Point class, as well as The USS Colorado Commissioning Committee.

Jason and his brother Aaron Clark and sister Amy Clark, were like family to Summer. She often referred to them as her "adopted brothers and sister".

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Jennifer Clark, M.D.

Jennifer Clark, M.D.

Dr. Clark received her medical doctorate with honors from Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in 1996. She has been in practice for over 20 years, and her specialty is Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.

Dr. Clark currently practices at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, Co.

Dr. Clark was Summer’s Pediatric Oncologist, and maintained her insight and expertise throughout Summer’s 4 and half years of treatment.

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Jenny Purcell

Jenny Purcell

Jenny Purcell is a former banking professional with over 15 years of financial services experience, specializing in large-scale initiative launches, communications, training and marketing.

She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Davidson College where she played Division I soccer.

She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two young daughters, and is an active volunteer at Christ Episcopal Church and Charlotte Latin School. Jenny was Summer’s proud older cousin.

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