Our Staff

Our staff is more than just dedicated—they are INVOLVED in this organization. When you find out more behind the people that work each day to help these brave kids, you will understand why Friends has been around for over 30 years with the same passion and vigor that it took to launch it in 1992.

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Brandy Bimslager, Executive Director

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Brandy serves as Executive Director of our organization, appointed in October of 2018. Previously she served as the Office Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator, then Program Director where she earned 8 years of experience within the organization. Her extensive involvement working directly with volunteers, staff, hospital providers, and patient families in addition to her tremendous passion for helping pediatric cancer families made for an easy transition to leadership. Professionally, Brandy has experience in the service industry, sales, politics and coaching youth soccer. She earned her BA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she played collegiate soccer. She became passionate about our mission through an experience with a close friend who lost their child to this devastating disease.

Valerie Kennedy Lang, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Program Director

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Valerie graduated from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis in 2007 and worked as a social worker with the pediatric hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant services at St. Louis Children's Hospital for 8 years. In addition, Valerie was an adjunct faculty member at the Brown School where she taught a master’s level healthcare social work course. She has been a member of the Friends of Kids with Cancer team as a support group facilitator before becoming our Program Director.

Morgyn Johnson, Program Coordinator

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Morgyn graduated from Lindenwood University in 2018 with a degree in Corporate Communications. She was previously an intern at our office helping with marketing & communications and interned at the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. After graduating she spent some time in the sales industry and missed her passion for helping others.

Diane Voigt, Finance Manager

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Diane has over 20 years accounting experience in the construction industry and also has an extensive background in banking. Diane is married and has two grown sons. They enjoy boating and spending weekends at the lake with family and friends. She loves kids and has been a long-time supporter of Friends of Kids with Cancer and other cancer organizations. She looks forward to coming to work and loves making a difference every day in the lives of these children and their families.

Eva Schuller, Development Coordinator

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Eva (pronounced AY-va) graduated from the University of Dayton in 2018 with degrees in International Studies and Spanish and again in 2020 with a master’s in Public Administration. After six years in Ohio, she is happy to call St. Louis home! Eva worked in development for Child Center–Marygrove prior to joining Friends of Kids with Cancer. She is excited to be a part of such a wonderful team and looks forward to expanding Friends of Kids’ fundraising efforts!

Kim Wisdom, Volunteer and Events Coordinator

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Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Fontbonne University and graduated from Lindenwood University with a master’s in Nonprofit Administration.  She is a seasoned volunteer and served Friends as a member of the Trivia Night Planning Committee. She is passionate about supporting Friends’ mission through volunteer and fundraising efforts. Kim and her husband, Jesse, have two active young boys. Together, the Wisdom family loves cheering on the St. Louis Blues!

Angela Hutchings, Marketing & Communications Specialist

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Angela has a deep-rooted passion for understanding people and their stories. Before serving Friends, she worked in the advertising industry, crafting stories that capture hearts and minds. Early in her career, she served as project manager for nonprofit programs in areas of child mentoring and tutoring. Angela holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a degree in graphic design, attained at University of South Florida. She loves working with big-hearted people and making a difference in people’s lives.