Who We Are

Advisory Board


Michael Keller is a Regional Real Estate Appraiser within the Commercial Term Lending Division of Chase Bank. With over thirty years of active experience, he has reviewed and conducted financial analysis on a wide variety of income producing properties throughout the five county area of the Southern California Region. While notable, his greatest and most fulfilling accomplishment in life was being Gloria’s Father. Watching Gloria develop into a beautiful, intelligent and character filled young woman of great substance was a truly amazing and gratifying experience. Being connected with the WunderGlo Foundation and helping to share her inspiration and love of life is very personal and important, as pushing her legacy forward to inspire and help those in need is at the very focal point of our work. Collectively, we can all make a difference and cross the finish line of curing cancer together!


Donald Wine II brings several years of legal and business experience to the Wunderglo Foundation. A graduate of Duke University and the University of Miami School of Law, Donald has worked for several years in the automotive industry, various law firms and a voting rights nonprofit. Donald currently practices law in Washington, DC and sits on the board for Duke DC and the local chapter of The American Outlaws, a national soccer supporters organization. Donald, on being involved with the Foundation: “I only hope to attack life with a fraction of the passion, tenacity and determination that Gloria has battled cancer. We were great friends in college, and I want to do my part to help the Wunderglo Foundation succeed. I believe in its mission and I’m ready for the fight!” In his spare time, Donald enjoys watching and playing sports, music, the company of good friends, and lots of travel.


Jordan Haro is an independent filmmaker specializing in commercial, music video, and documentary production currently based in LA after attending both Southern Methodist University and Chapman University. Born and raised in the live music and filmmaking mecca of Austin, Texas, Jordan grew up with a do-it-all creative sensibility that has enabled him to work across the globe alongside such passionate, graceful people eager to be agents of change. In 1988, an eleven year-old boy named Kevin Haro passed away after a long, arduous battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Two years later, miraculously, Kevin’s younger brother Jordan was born. Despite never crossing paths in this life, the writing on the wall was obvious for Jordan to live his life to the fullest and aid the Wunderglo Foundation in its efforts to cure this outrageous disease.


Morgan Worth is a corporate attorney at the Silicon Valley office of Goodwin Procter LLP, where her practice focuses on start-up companies and venture capital investment. Morgan graduated from Amherst College in 2003 and was a classmate of Gloria’s at Stanford Law School – the two have been fast friends since orientation week in 2004. As an advisor to the WunderGlo Foundation, Morgan hopes to leverage her connections in the San Francisco Bay Area – particularly in the technology community – to help grow a strong WunderGlo presence in Northern California.


Born in Fredericksburg, VA, Rosie arrived at Duke at the same time as Gloria. Unlike Gloria, she was unable to depart from Duke and instead remained to complete both of her degrees and begin her professional career. She is currently a clinician educator at her alma mater where she splits her time wearing many hats for Duke DPT & Duke PT&OT. She is honored to be serving on the The WunderGlo Foundation Advisory Board for personal and professional reasons. Personally, her life was changed by her mother’s battle with cancer shortly before learning of Gloria’s diagnosis. Professionally, she values the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and treating the patient as a whole person instead of a disease process. Forever Duke at heart, she enjoys mentoring Duke students and is proud to be able to point to Gloria as her Duke class president and to showcase her as an example of an inspiring and successful Duke alum. Also, every great Duke champion needs a cheerleader supporting them from the sidelines!


Currently practicing law in Los Angeles, Meghan O’Kane previously worked in legislative affairs for Grooveshark, the largest on demand music streaming site in the world. In 2006, Meghan received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An all around athlete, Meghan lettered in three varsity sports, was an all-area selection in soccer and became one of MIT’s top 10 goal scorers of all time. Upon graduation, Meghan completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health where she researched nuclear import in a cellular biology lab as a part of the National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Meghan is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School where she served on the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, was a member of the Equal Justice Foundation and represented indigent defendants as part of the D.C. Law Students in Court Clinical Program. Meghan believes that The WunderGlo Foundation can bring much needed awareness, a face and name, to colon cancer. As a close friend of Gloria Borges for over 10 years, Meghan is honored to join The WunderGlo Foundation in its fight to end cancer.


Orly Barad is a Program Manager at the Israeli American Council, where she manages all communications and assists in program development, event planning and grant research. She was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and finished high school in Huntington Beach, California. Orly received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Jewish Studies from California State University Northridge and a Master of Arts Degree in Jewish Studies with a focus on nonprofit organizations from the Hebrew Union College. Orly’s journey into the nonprofit world began with the urge to follow her heart and contribute to a worthy cause. Inspired by Gloria’s vision and determination to beat colon cancer she believes WunderGlo can and will change the face of cancer and provide the important message that we CAN BEAT CANCER to the community. She is honored to be involved and will spread Wunderglo’s mission to her circle.


Marie Palmeri is an elementary school teacher who is passionate about education. Her background includes receiving degrees from Cornell University and New York University, as well as experience working in marketing and event planning. Teaching since 2010, she believes in supporting a person’s fullest potential while fostering a true sense of community. Marie is excited to bring this vision to the WunderGlo Foundation, where she will strive to help with the education and support of those affected by colon cancer. Marie is determined to aid the Foundation in its mission to find the cure.


Lazaro Gonzales, Jr. is currently a physician assistant at Duke University Medical Center in the Division of Neurosurgery. He had the pleasure of first meeting Gloria and Will while they were both undergraduates at Duke University and have been great friends since. After obtaining his B.S. in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy in 2004, he worked at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center for 2 years. He then attended the Duke University Physician Assistant Program and graduated in 2009. As a physician assistant he has worked in vascular neurosurgery for over 2 years. Lazaro also currently holds a position on the medical advisory board for the Joe Niekro Foundation for brain aneurysm awareness. A longtime friend of Gloria’s since their college days, Lazaro is excited to serve on the Advisory Board of The WunderGlo Foundation and looks forward to spreading the word about the Foundation in the Raleigh/Durham area.


Michelle Liffman oversees all aspects of human resources programs and policies at Nossaman LLP. Prior to joining Nossaman, she was the Southern California Human Resources Manager at O’Melveny & Myers, where she met Gloria. A graduate from UCLA, Michelle is a serious football fan. She’s also serious about The WunderGlo Foundation and committed to helping The Foundation grow and reach even more people.


Jillian Weinstein is an associate at O’Melveny & Myers’ Los Angeles office and a member of the Labor and Employment Practice. A graduate of American University, Jillian played soccer at the collegiate level and she has channeled her enthusiastic and competitive spirit in her efforts for The WunderGlo Foundation. One of Gloria’s colleagues and close friends, Jillian is thrilled to be a part of the organization and spreading The WunderGlo Foundation’s message of hope and courage.


As Account Director for the Studio at Omelet, Anna specializes in developing strong client relationships with brands like Walmart, The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles and HauteLook among others. Additionally, Anna and her team most recently released a feature length documentary, License to Operate, a film that captures the inspiring story of formal rival gang members forging an unprecedented alliance to rebuild the war torn communities they once helped tear apart. Prior to joining Omelet, Anna worked as an architect at Clive Wilkinson and Altoon + Porter. Anna has a BA and a Masters in Architecture from University of Pennsylvania. Anna met Gloria in the Fall of 1995 when they both joined SMBC’s volleyball team. The two became fast friends and over the next 18+ years of friendship they developed a slew of nicknames, inside jokes and innumerable memories. Anna was honored when Gloria asked her to join the Advisory Board of the WunderGlo Foundation. She hopes to utilize her expertise in marketing and content creation to further spread awareness of the Foundation, and ultimately help to raise the funds necessary to find the cure. Aside from her role on the advisory board of the Wunderglo Foundation, Anna is a founding member and Vice President of the Michael Brownstein Change a Life Foundation.


Will is a software engineer at StackMob, a tech company that focuses on mobile applications. Prior to co-founding StackMob, Will was a Systems Architect at imeem, where he developed and scaled back-end systems, including search, content matching, and real-time data aggregation, to support millions of users across the web and mobile applications. He is a graduate of Duke University and received his Masters Degree in Computer Science at Stanford University. Will met and fell in love with WunderGlo Founder, Gloria Borges, during their first week of their freshman year at Duke University. Together since the year 2000, they both attended Stanford University for their graduate schools (Gloria-Law School) and married after graduation in the summer of 2007. Will continues his commitment to his beloved wife’s legacy and mission to find the cure for colon cancer.


Raymond Stoney III, a graduate of Duke University, currently works at ScreenEngine, a marketing research company that focuses on the entertainment industry. Also skilled in the arts, Raymond is also an experienced DJ, spinning under the name DJ Stone Kold. He is excited to utilize his skills and efforts for The WunderGlo Foundation, an organization to which he is truly committed.


Elizabeth Dixon is a San Francisco native who returned to her hometown after spending over a decade in Washington, DC and Southern California. She works for Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm, providing strategic PR counsel for the financial services industry with a focus on venture capital and high-growth FinTech startups. Although her career has taken her across the country after finishing college at Duke University, she remained connected to her friend and fellow Duke Basketball Line Monitor and Cameron Crazie, Gloria Borges. Following visits with Gloria during a stay in Washington, DC, Elizabeth became especially inspired by her friend’s courage, poise, and persistence in the face of a challenging cancer fight. She was honored to join the Advisory Board in early 2015, and help carry on the important work of the Wunderglo Foundation. A devoted fan of college sports, Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, also a Duke graduate and devoted supporter of cancer-focused philanthropic efforts. She enjoys wine tasting and the Sunday New York Times crossword. She has developed and published her own food truck review and rating system, “The Five-Second Rule.” Her hidden talent is the ability to identify the celebrity voice-over on TV commercials.


Michael worked as a healthcare attorney at a law firm for three years before arriving as a policy analyst at the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio. Michael has also served as a Legal Fellow in the Washington D.C. office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, and has held positions with the Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University, the Children’s Hunger Alliance, and the Ohio Board of Regents. A graduate of Duke University, Michael met Gloria through his major in history. He also served as an editor at the student newspaper and news magazine. Michael holds an M.A. from Ohio State’s School of Education Policy & Leadership, and a J.D. from Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. Michael is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives, and serves as chair of Moritz’s Rising Professionals Council, as well as the young professionals committee of the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Columbus affiliate. Michael Corey was a college classmate of Gloria’s, bonding in a Civil Rights history class due to their shared political views and passion for Duke basketball. He is tremendously grateful to be part of the WunderGlo Advisory Board, as he will always be grateful for having been Gloria’s friend.


Elizabeth Pederson is a Deputy City Attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. Elizabeth attended Stanford Law School with Gloria, where she founded Ms. JD. In 2011, Ms. JD was honored to host Gloria as a national conference keynote speaker, and Elizabeth remains honored to have had Gloria as a teacher and friend. Previously, Elizabeth served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan DA’s Office, where she focused on domestic violence and sex trafficking cases. Prior to law school, Elizabeth worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica. She is committed to WunderGlo’s mission and remains inspired by Gloria’s vision and committed to achieving a world without colon cancer.


Kip Pastor is the Vice President of Production and Digital Development at THIS IS JUST A TEST. He’s also an award-winning filmmaker, who has directed, produced and written commercials, music videos, documentaries, and films that have played on television and worldwide, including the documentary In Organic We Trust. He’s produced content for Activision, Gillette, Ubisoft, Fox, THQ, Red Bull, as well as many others. He’s written articles for the Miami Herald, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and TakePart Media. After graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked at a major law firm in Washington, DC, the Wildlife Conservation Society in Vientiane, Laos, as an international trade consultant in Mexico City, and in Maryland doing development and post-production work for a History Channel show. Kip received his Masters in Fine Arts degree from the American Film Institute, and then became the Program Manager at Meaningful Media in Los Angeles. Committed to creating content that inspires change and increases understanding, he believes that filmmaking is the most effective medium to disseminate big ideas. He is honored to be a part of the WunderGlo Foundation. In January 2014, his father, Bob Pastor, passed away after nearly four years of battling stage-four colon cancer. Kip wants to spread WunderGlo’s message and help them to cure colon cancer.


Heidi Snyder de Herrera-Vaillant is the Director of Operations at the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation. A pioneer in the creative placemaking movement, the Levitt Foundation empowers communities to transform neglected public spaces into welcoming destinations through the power of free, live music. Heidi’s responsibilities include managing the finance, HR, and administrative functions of this growing foundation. As an operations and events professional, Heidi has previously worked for entertainment and music giants AEG/STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theatre & L.A. LIVE, and Warner Music Group. A proud Duck, Heidi is a graduate of the University of Oregon where she majored in Sports Marketing and minored in communication studies. She is an unapologetic sports fan and has been known to dance uncontrollably from time to time. Heidi and Gloria were high school classmates at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, where Gloria lit up the hallways and infected us all with her light, love, and ambition.


Originally born in Cleveland, Ohio, Doug Yakich is a dedicated individual who has extensive experience in advocacy for digestive disease. He has over 15 years of special event management experience and has extensive knowledge of marketing, sales and customer relations. He received his BSBA from Robert Morris University and acquired his Master of Science in Organizational Studies from RMU. His experience in advocacy started with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and he was also on the national board of directors for UOAA (United Ostomy Associations of America). He has worked for The Hard Rock Café, ING Direct, Ameriprise Financial, and Providence Health and Services Foundation. Doug met Gloria Borges in Washington D.C in 2012 and connected with many other colon cancer advocates. Living in Los Angeles and raising his daughter, Isabella, together with his best friend and love of his life, Jacquie, Doug owns Isabee Photography and is passionate about all of his home state of Ohio sports teams. Since advocacy efforts took him to Duke University, he is now a proud Blue Devil fan! His passion for The WunderGlo Foundation is strong and his dedication to this organization is evident by his support of events, fundraising and marketing. After a bout with Stage-I Lymphoma in 2015, that is now in remission, Doug is committed to helping The WunderGlo Foundation fund & find a cure for cancer.


Crystal Cockman is the Land Protection Specialist at The Land Trust for Central North Carolina, a non-profit land conservancy operating in a ten-county region in southern central North Carolina, working to save the best natural areas, family farms, rural landscapes, and historic places within North Carolina’s heartland. Crystal and Gloria met freshman year sharing the same dorm, Giles, and took many of the same classes, including Italian, and have remained friends since that time. Crystal graduated from Duke in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, and again with her masters degree in Environmental Management in 2006. Crystal has always been inspired by Gloria’s optimism, work ethic, and ability to connect with people on a personal level. She is honored to be a WunderGlo Advisory board member and help fight to end cancer from the East Coast.


Luke Liss is an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in the Bay Area. Luke met Gloria when they were both students at Stanford law school, and Luke was struck by Gloria’s unique passion for life and positive attitude. They stayed in touch following law school in part due to their shared love of college sports (Oregon for Luke, Duke for Gloria, of course), and Luke is honored to contribute to Gloria’s mission.


Nicole and her husband Sam own a State Farm Insurance Agency in San Dimas, CA. They are third generation in the business. Nicole graduated from University of San Diego with a Business Degree and worked for a division of News Corp out of college for seven years before her and Sam decided to start their family business. Nicole is a proud Mommy to one boy, Tommy, and another one on the way, Teddy! Nicole first met Gloria in High School at Flintridge Sacred Heart where they shared many laughs on and off the volleyball court. Gloria has always been an inspiration to Nicole, and has touched her life in a way that she aspires to share that feeling and Gloria’s Legacy with as many as she can in the community to encourage them to join our fight in finding a cure!


Angelica is currently working towards her Masters degree in counseling at Seattle University. Upon obtaining her degree, she will become a licensed therapist in the state of Washington. Angelica believes that healing must be approached in a holistic manner with attention to the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical domains of the self. She became an Advisory Board Member in 2013 and she is honored to be part of the mission put forth by the WunderGlo Foundation. The WunderGlo Foundation holds great personal significance for Angelica and she is eager to advocate for those affected by colon cancer. Angelica is Gloria’s cousin (“cuz”). She was toilet trained by Gloria as a child and their relationship blossomed from that point forward. They bonded over their love of Mr. Winkle, Thom Yorke, and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Gloria inspired Angelica to adopt the vegan lifestyle and she feels stronger every day because of it.


Carlton is excited to assist WunderGlo in its mission to save lives and support cancer warriors! He met Gloria at Duke University between 2000-2004, and was fascinated by her ever-positive spirit; well-rounded personality; and strong commitment to helping people in need. The two later developed a solid friendship based on mutual love of sport; quality music and concerts; travel; and sneakers (aka “kicks”). He is still moved by Gloria’s soul, today, and strives to live/love as generously and earnestly as she did. Similar to Gloria, Carlton is a “jack of all trades” moonlighting as a business strategist and lawyer. After obtaining his JD from Duke Law School in 2007, he has worked with Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP; Goldman Sachs; and Bridgewater Associates to develop and implement practical solutions to complex problems. However, he thrives at “the speed of life,” and values opportunities that help him continuously learn and grow.


Catherine Gainey was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. After graduating high school in 2000, Cat attended Edgewood College where she met, fell in love with and ultimately married the love of her life, Jim Gainey. She majored in Sociology with a Human Services concentration. Following jobs with Wisconsin Early Autism Project, the Ronald McDonald House and at an elementary school in Madison, Catherine was hired as a Child Protection Social Worker with Columbia County Department of Health and Human Services in Portage, WI in 2006 and has been with the county for ten years now. Her passion for working with children and hopefully making a difference in their lives is what has kept her invested all these years. Catherine was introduced to Gloria Borges and the WunderGlo Foundation in 2013 around the time her husband, Jim Gainey, was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in March 2013. Gloria was launching the Wunder Project at the same time. Jim was diagnosed at 31 years old and he and Catherine’s sons were three years old and 10 months old at the time. Jim fought cancer with a smile on his face with the love for his family and more time with them as the main motivators through 54 rounds of chemo. Remarkably, Jim also worked full time through his treatments until the end of November 2015. Jim passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on January 11th, 2016. Catherine and their sons, Shamus, 6, and Finn, 4, vow continue Jim’s legacy of love, positivity and generosity by supporting the work of the Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation.


A.J. is a senior account management professional in the advertising industry. Through his career, he has worked at agencies in New York and Los Angeles on national brand efforts across a broad range of brand segments ranging from publishing to automotive. Before advertising, A.J. received an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Villanova University. A.J. was fortunate to meet Gloria in 2012 through his fiancée Marie Palmeri, and soon-to-be brother-in-law, Will Palmeri. He believes strongly in the WunderGlo Foundation’s goal to save lives and support cancer warriors everywhere through research and support.


Vince and Sue got to know Gloria and her family when she and their daughter, Erin, attended Flintridge Sacred Heart High School. Erin and Gloria were best friends, had a combined graduation party, and went on a cruise to Mexico to celebrate graduation. Even though Gloria attended Duke and Erin attended UC Berkeley they maintained their close friendship despite the miles separating them and eventually both returned to SoCal. When Gloria was diagnosed with colon cancer the family was right there offering assistance and support whenever needed. Vince retired in 2013 from Bank of America as a Vice President/Employee Relations where he worked for 24 years. Sue worked for many years as a secretary and then an administrative assistant. Both Vince and Sue are retired now and enjoy traveling, family, and volunteer work.


Bo Pearl, Managing Partner of the O’Melveny Century City office, represents companies in the technology, entertainment, sports, and financial services industries in their general business and antitrust litigation. Legal 500 recommends Bo as an “outstanding litigator.” He also was recognized as a “Top 10 Competition Attorney Under 40” by Law360. Bo’s practice involves representation of both defendants and plaintiffs. On the plaintiff side, Bo has represented clients in litigation that resulted in nearly US$2 billion in settlements. On the defense side, Bo has obtained full defense judgments for clients such as Warner Bros, Live Nation, Samsung and Manny Pacquiao. Bo was a colleague and dear friend of our founder, Gloria Borges, working together on pro-bono cases that held great significance. Bo found Gloria to be a great inspiration and she is still touching people today, motivating us all strive to make a difference or just enjoy our life. Bo is honored and happy to serve on the Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation Advisory Board to help our mission supporting cancer patients everywhere and to one day, end colorectal cancer.


Erin Castle is a Registered Nurse at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She has worked on the Geriatric Unit since 2011 when she was hired into their New Grad Program. Since that time she has become a Certified Geriatric Nurse, proof of her dedication, passion, and empathy for taking care of elders in the community. Erin and Gloria became close friends while attending Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. They bonded during lab experiments for Honors Chemistry and study groups for AP US History where they organized an impromptu birthday party for Thomas Jefferson. Over the years the girls threw themed dance parties with their friends, ate many yaki soft tacos at their local Islands, and watched countless scary movies. Although miles separated Gloria and Erin when they decided to attend colleges across the country from one another, Gloria at Duke University and Erin at UC Berkeley, they maintained their friendship with daily IM sessions and frequent midnight phone calls. Erin is inspired by Gloria’s convivial spirit of hope, generosity, and above all, love. Erin is honored and humbled to be a part of the Advisory Board for the WunderGlo Foundation, helping to make Gloria’s dream of curing colon cancer, and ultimately all cancers, a reality.


Kristi Holcomb is a true warrior. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1968 when only 15 months old, and given a life expectancy of 20 years at best. Her life is, and has always been, about managing disease and leading a life that aids in that process. Kristi has been a proud advocate for the JDRF for over 25 years – and in 2018 she will celebrate being a T1 diabetic for 50 years…A milestone few have reached. In 2010 Kristi was diagnosed with Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer, and the DNA genetic mutation HNPCC Lynch Syndrome. She knew at the moment of diagnosis it was time to “go to school” and learn all she could about colon cancer, which soon thereafter connected her with Gloria Borges. Kristi quickly found that advocacy was her calling. That “little southern girl who talks too much” now had a purpose. Full of zest for life and optimism abound, she has traveled coast to coast, all on behalf of advocacy – Spreading hope, staying up-to-date on medical advances and changing legislation. Kristi is a volunteer Buddy for the Colon Cancer Alliance, a member of the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation, and proud to have been asked to part of the The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation.


Diane Hardesty is a wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She recently retired from her 29 year bookkeeping and income tax practice to devote more time to her advocacy for hereditary cancer awareness and to spend more time with her family. Diane is also a patient speaker for Myriad Genetics, speaking nationally about her family’s amazing story. Before her family knew they have a hereditary cancer syndrome, called Lynch Syndrome, ten family members died of cancer. Since their Lynch Syndrome diagnosis, there have been ZERO cancer deaths in her family. Diane has actually been caught 6 times in the precancerous stage. That is 6 times she would have cancer, but it was prevented by regular cancer surveillance, as well as preventative surgery. Her only son, having a 50% chance of inheriting Lynch Syndrome, was tested and discovered he did NOT inherit her genetic mutation. Diane and her son, Chris Moyer, were recently featured on Lifetime Network’s Access Health television show, along with Angelina Jolie’s doctor, Kristi Funk, and another hereditary cancer family. Diane enjoys sharing the title of Cancer Previvor with Angelina Jolie. A Previvor is someone that has a hereditary cancer syndrome that puts them at high risk of developing certain cancers, but because of regular surveillance and/or preventative surgeries has not had cancer. Because Diane has been given the gift of knowledge about her genetic mutation, she has a tremendous passion to make sure undiagnosed individuals are given the tools that can prevent cancers and save lives. Having an 85% risk of colon cancer and having 7 cases of colon cancer in her family, Diane shares the goals of The WunderGlo Foundation and is thrilled to support their mission.


Angela Miller is an independent consultant in the executive benefits and insurance industry. After attending the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, she made her way out to Los Angeles where she has enjoyed a 30 year career finding solutions for her corporate clients. She and her husband, Fritz, live in Pasadena. They have four children and grandkids that they enjoy chasing around in addition to travelling and attending sporting events. Born in St. Louis, Angie is a diehard Cardinal fan and with her husband enjoys all things UCLA Bruins. Angie has been active with several Pasadena area charities for years. She met Gloria at FSHA when her daughter was a classmate of hers and played on the same teams. She also knew Annette Cook through mutual friends. So working with the WonderGlo Foundation is personal to Angie.


A native of Denver, Colorado and “die-hard” Denver Bronco’s fan, Cheryl Williams Khoury has been the President and Owner of Affordable Benefit Administrators in Burbank, California and Littleton, Colorado for the past 27-years. Studying Liberal Arts at The University of Colorado-Denver and at California State University at Northridge, Cheryl is a Licensed Life, Accident and Health Insurance Agent. With licensing rights to sell health, disability, life and voluntary products in multiple states, Affordable Benefits Administrators also provides consultation to Nationwide Laboratory and affiliated Companies for their employee benefits plan for 4,500 employees. Through a lifelong friendship between Cheryl’s youngest son, Nick and WunderGlo Founder, Gloria Borges that began in 1974, a relationship of “destiny” was formed. Cheryl and her family have been inspired by Gloria’s courage, tenacity, generous spirit, and fearless nature and Cheryl’s personal friendship with and admiration of WunderGlo-President: Becky Keller, continues her devotion to this organization and to Gloria’s Legacy. Cheryl Khoury is honored to serve as an Advisory Board Member and is committed to help The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation attain the all-important goals set forth in our laser focused capital campaign: The Wunder Project, with great pride.


A native of Mississippi, Benjamin Morris is a poet, fiction writer and essayist whose work appears in such places as The Oxford American, The Edinburgh Review, and The New Orleans Review. A researcher with the Open University and a member of the Mississippi Artist Roster, he is the recipient of a poetry fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission and a residency from A Studio in the Woods in New Orleans. His most recent book is Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City (Arcadia/The History Press, 2014). Classmates in the English Department with Gloria at Duke, where they collaborated on countless literary activities, they always shared a love of language and the possibilities it affords. Today, he remains continually inspired by Gloria’s commitment to improving others’ lives, and The WunderGlo Foundation’s commitment to the same. Ben Morris lives in New Orleans.


Stephanie Villasenor is general counsel and tax manager for the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Raised in Southern California, Stephanie graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University and then went on to receive her J.D. at Stanford Law School in 2006. During law school, she served on the Submission Board for the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, co-chaired the Stanford Latino Law Students Association and the Women of Color Action Network and participated in the Kirkwood Moot Court Competition. In January 2007, Stephanie joined the firm of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California’s largest full-service law firm based in Orange County, prior to joining Norton Simon in her current position. Stephanie met WunderGlo founder, Gloria Borges, while at Stanford and became fast friends though their mutual interest and membership in the Stanford Latino Law Student’s Association, where Gloria became her predecessor as co-chair. Stephanie is committed to helping The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation in our work to support cancer patients and to fund research for the cure.


Kumi Walker is the Director of Business Development at StackMob. Prior to joining StackMob, Kumi ran the e-commerce business for the FRS company. A graduate from Brown University and Stanford Business School, Kumi also serves on the Revenue Development Committee and the Young Leaders Cancer Council for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Kumi is excited to bring his energy and experience to The WunderGlo Foundation.


Tiffany Lane was first introduced to the WunderGlo Foundation and to Gloria by a friend–and former Wunder Warrior–Caryle Dorroh. After seeing her passion for the organization, Tiffany knew it was going to do BIG things for colon cancer patients and their families. She is determined to “KICK CANCER’S ASS” and began organizing WunderGlo events in Savannah to benefit the Foundation. Tiffany has a background in Behavioral Science. She and her husband have three beautiful children, and they live in Savannah, Georgia.


Alexandria Jungkeit is currently the Administrative Support Coordinator for California State University Sacramento’s Center for Collaborative Policy. Formally working as an Administrative Clerk with two South Bay police agencies in Southern California, she recently graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach in May 2014. She received a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Political Science, Minor in Criminal Justice, and a Certificate in Legal Studies. Gloria has been a part of Alexandria’s life from the very beginning. As Alexandria’s God Sister, Gloria has and will always be a beacon of love, spirituality, forgiveness, and kindness. Alexandria wishes to help further her beloved Gloria’s fight against Colon Cancer by providing the WunderGlo Foundation with administrative support, and volunteering at local events. Alexandria is extremely honored and excited to be a part of the WunderGlo Foundation’s Advisory Board!

Elizabeth Nakano

Elizabeth Nakano joined the foundation to honor the memory of her mother, Eileen Nakano. Diagnosed at stage 4, Eileen battled her colon cancer with boundless grace and bravery for over two years. Elizabeth wants to help find a cure in Eileen’s honor, and pay tribute to her mother’s life by engaging with others affected by the disease.

Samantha Nevarez

Samantha is currently the Executive Assistant for the Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation. She is honored to be part of such an incredible organization whose mission she holds so dear to her heart. The Gloria Borges WunderGlo foundation is so special to her because it was founded by her “cuz,” Gloria. One of Samantha’s favorite memories that she has with Gloria is their spontaneous trip to the spa while blasting Lana Del Rey on the way there. Samantha will be attending the University of Southern California come Fall 2021 to pursue her Masters degree in Higher Education. Upon obtaining her degree, she plans to work at a university and make a positive impact on student’s lives.

Andre Taylor 

Andre Taylor is an independent filmmaker and was the Creative Director of the Gloria Borges WunderGlo Virtual Gala. He was born in Richmond, California and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a major in Theatre. Since moving to Los Angeles, Andre has been focused on creating beautiful video content that pushes the boundaries of storytelling. He came to the foundation through love and an immense passion for Gloria’s mission. When speaking on his relationship to The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation, Andre says: “I feel like I’m part of Gloria. My goal is to help Gloria’s mission, of eradicating this malicious disease, spread to as many people and be as assessable as possible. Together we can defeat this disease.”