Brave Warrior Project

board members

Board of Directors

Erica Moshe, President:

Erica Moshe has 10 plus years experience as an Oncology RN in the Wenatchee Valley. She has had the opportunity to treat, educate, and support many families going through the difficult process cancer creates. She has treated patients of all ages and has a strong passion for improving the lives of families and kids. She has a child with Autism and has worked closely with non-profits in the state to help support and improve the lives of our families with children with disabilities or illness. When she is not working she is spending time with her husband and two kiddos. 

Carrie Van Lith, Vice President

Carrie Van Lith is married and has four boys. She works for the Home and Community Services division of DSHS. Her oldest son was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in December of 2012. Her and her son spent most of 2013 in Seattle where she was exposed to whole new world of medical terminology, procedures, and sick children. She is very passionate about helping other children and their families who are diagnosed with debilitating diagnoses.  

Christie Young, Secretary

Christie is a Physician Assistant in Family Medicine for Confluence Health. She grew up outside of Washington DC in Northern Virginia. She made her way across the United States for schooling with her final stop in Wenatchee in 1995 as a Physical Therapist. She practiced physical therapy for 13 years before embarking on a second career as a Physician Assistant in 2007. She worked for 7 years in Pediatrics at the East Wenatchee Clinic before a new change to family medicine in Cashmere. Christie has a wonderful husband and daughter and they enjoy hiking, backpacking and traveling.  She loves to garden, do yoga and crafting. 

Education & Certifications:

  • BS, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1993.

  • MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1995.

  • MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2009

Clayton Graef, Attorney

Attorney at Johnson, Gaukroger, Smith & Marchant, P.S.

Brenda Baumeister, Board Certified Pediatrician:

Board Certified Pediatrician for 25 years, 21 years here in Wenatchee Valley, 6 years at Columbia Valley Community Health. I grew up in Idaho and attended University of Idaho and University of Washington in my journey to become a Pediatrician, completing my Pediatric Residency including a year as Chief Resident at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/University Hospitals of Cleveland in Ohio. My passion is taking care of Children with an interest in those with Special Needs. I am married to Tom who teaches Math at Wenatchee High School, we raised two young women who are now continuing their own journeys. Tessa lives and works in San Diego with her husband Christian Silva and Joy is completing her education at UC Santa Cruz. I enjoy reading, yoga, resting and relaxing at home with my garden and furry friends.

Jill Stephens:

Jill Stephens has lived in the Wenatchee Valley for 36 years. She is married with two kids. She has lived in the valley for most of her life. Her son was diagnosed with T-Cell ALL leukemia at the age of 5. His treatment lasted 3 ½ years, including the standard chemotherapy and radiation as well as two months in the ICU with complications. He is now 11 and doing great!

It is beyond difficult to be swept away to Seattle Children’s Hospital where you are forced to live away from your home for an extended amount of time and faced with many unknowns – the biggest being  your own child’s well-being. During the Stephens's journey they were grateful for all the support from our amazing community. Through the Brave Warrior Project, I’m honored to be able to “pay it forward” and support families, both financially and emotionally, that find themselves in similar situations. 

 

Christina Guerrero

Christina Guerrero is from southern California, but has lived in Wenatchee now for 23 years. She has two daughters. One is at Western University and the other daughter is attending Wenatchee Valley College. She has a  Masters in Social Work and is currently working toward her LICSW license. She works for Confluence Health in the Behavioral Health department. She has worked with children and families for over ten years. She is bilingual Spanish/English. She has worked as domestic violence advocate, Probation officer for juveniles, CPS investigator, Hospice and Oncology SW and Child Behavioral Health therapist!