Executive Director

Mary Anne Ruddis
Executive Director
Mary Anne Ruddis has a deep passion for children and a unique understanding of the obstacles that families face as they navigate the healthcare system. Two of her three children spent many years receiving treatment for cancer as well as speech, physical, and occupational therapies. Mary Anne has lived in Spokane Valley, Washington since 1995. She has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 15 years. As the former executive director of the American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest, Mary Anne transitioned the organization from an all-volunteer group to a professional organization and increased the support for children exponentially. Mary Anne has a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Gonzaga University with concentrations in human resource management and pastoral counseling.
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