LAS VEGAS – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has added three new members to its board of directors.
Dr. Renee Coffman, Farhan Naqvi, and Cory Frey will join the existing four directors to provide oversight and input that will help guide Nevada’s only nonprofit outpatient treatment facility for those diagnosed with childhood cancer and other catastrophic conditions.
Founded in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has treated more than 45,000 patients since its inception. While the vast majority of patients receive treatment for childhood cancer, others are receiving medical care for rare and ultra-rare diseases, bleeding and clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, pediatric rheumatologic and genetic conditions.
Unlike most medical clinics, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation accepts patients with good insurance, bad insurance or no insurance. No child is ever turned away from treatment for financial reasons. To date, the foundation’s Charity Care Program has helped more than 500 families get the treatment their child needed, but could not afford.
The new board members include:
Dr. Renee Coffman, BS Pharm, PhD., is president and co-founder of Roseman University of Health Sciences, a nonprofit, private institution of higher learning that is training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate-level health care professionals. Roseman University includes the College of Dental Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and the future College of Medicine. A licensed pharmacist in the State of Nevada, Dr. Coffman has worked to support pharmacy, education and improved healthcare within Nevada. She is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Pharmaceuticals Association, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and several other pharmaceutical associations. Dr. Coffman was instrumental in successful legislative efforts permitting pharmacists to perform finger-stick blood glucose testing. Dr. Coffman has also been recognized among the “Who’s Who in Healthcare” Award and “Women of Distinction Award,” both sponsored by Greenspun Media Group. She was also recognized in 2016 in Nevada Business Magazine’s “Women to Watch.”
Farhan Naqvi is the founder and managing partner of Naqvi Injury Law. Mr. Naqvi is one of Nevada’s most successful personal injury attorneys and has achieved more than $200 million for his clients in verdicts, settlements, and judgments. Since 2003, Mr. Naqvi has represented more than 5,000 clients, with litigation cases before the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County, Nevada, and the United States District Court, District of Nevada. Founded by Farhan and Ellie Naqvi, the firm has been named Gold Winners in the Best of Las Vegas program for Best Law firm, Best Customer Service and Best Personal Injury Attorney for several years. Naqvi Injury Law places a strong emphasis on supporting the community at large, through many volunteer and fundraising activities. In addition to support of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, the firm has supported HELP of Southern Nevada and the American Cancer Society among many others.
Cory Frey is president of Frey Insurance and Benefits, LLC, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is licensed with the State of Nevada to manage commercial risk in Life and Health Contracts. His practice primarily focuses on the management of medium to large group health employee benefit plans. Mr. Frey’s experience working in commercial insurance, as well as a decade in the regulated banking sector, provides him with extensive understanding in the areas of credit capacity, cash flow, risk management, and entrepreneurship. When not working, Frey volunteers with the Clark County School District’s Professionals and Youth Building A Commitment (PAYBAC) Program and also speaks with at-risk student populations throughout the year. He also coaches multiple youth sports teams as well as managing a 501c3 registered 14u club baseball organization.
About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to provide high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and many other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in the State of Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding scale basis. No patient is ever turned away from treatment for financial reasons. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.cure4thekids.org