PPF Board of Directors

Joe_smallJoe Torkildson, Chairman
Joe is the Director of the Brain Tumor Program at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland (CHRCO), where he came in 2004 after 25 years in the Navy Medical Corps.  <read more>




Leslie Noel, Founder & President
Leslie Noel is the Founder and Director of the Peter Pan Foundation. She has 15+ years of experience in teaching, directing, philanthropy and the performing arts. An award-winning leader, Noel started the Peter Pan Foundation in 2007. <read more>



Svend_smallSvend Ryge, Treasurer
Svend is Vice President Finance and Treasurer of Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health care delivery system comprised of 25 hospitals and numerous outpatient care facilities in Northern California. He was previously the CFO of the eight-hospital Bay Area Region of Sutter Health. <read more>



Charlotta_smallCharlotta Ryge, Secretary
Born and raised in Denmark, Ms. Ryge moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1982. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Anthropology two weeks prior to the birth of her second child, her son Steffen.  <read more>



Gina_smallGina Campo
Gina Campo brings her skills in marketing and promotion to the foundation to help spread the message of the Peter Pan Foundation to a bigger and broader audience.  <read more>



Sierra Dee
More information coming soon.




Michelle Hannigan
Michelle is excited to join the Board of Directors of the Peter Pan Foundation. Her involvement in the foundation brings her very close to all aspects of this wonderful organization. <read more>



Jennifer Perillo
Jennifer is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  <read more>




Lisa Rodriguez
Lisa brings over 20 years of communications, marketing and journalism expertise to the Board of the Peter Pan Foundation.  <read more>



In Memoriam

Bret_small2Bret Beresford-Wood
Bret was a special member of our PPF Family and an integral part of the board.  <read more>