About Us

Waner Foundation Mission Statement

 

Waner Children’s Vascular Anomaly Foundation was established in 2007 by co-founders Milton Waner, M.D., Edward Foster and Sherri Foster. The vision of the foundation is set out in three parts; to provide financial assistance to families with children afflicted by these vascular anomalies, to provide or fund research directly related to understanding and treating vascular birthmarks and to support the activities of the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York in their efforts to educate the medical community through seminars and a fellowship for training other physicians.

 

 Staff

Sherri R. Foster
Vice President and Executive Director
210 East 64th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10065  
917-703-1903
 
To view my daughter's journey see below
 
To see Rachel's journey in photographs, please click here.
 
 
 
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
 
Milton Waner, M.D.
President and Chairman

Dr. Waner is a world-renown authority relating to vascular anomalies.  He is currently Co-Director of the Vascular Birthmarks Institute of New York at Roosevelt Hospital and continues to be a pioneer in the research and treatment of hemangiomas and other vascular anomalies.

 
 
Sherri R. Foster
Vice President and Executive Director

Sherri is the mother of a child who suffered severe, aggressive segmental hemangiomas.  She is currently the Patient Advocate for the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York.

 
 
Edward N. Foster, Esq.
Secretary

Edward is the father of a child who suffered severe, aggressive segmental hemangiomas.  He is also General Counsel for a company in Kansas City.

 
 
H. Thomas Gibbons, Esq.
Treasurer

Tom is the senior tax partner with MOORE STEPHENS FROST, an international CPA firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He is a CPA and an ATTORNEY and licensed to practice in Texas, Arkansas and California.

 
 
Janna Brown-Huie, LPN

Janna is the mother of a child with a hemangioma of the forehead that was treated by one of Dr. Waner's colleagues.  CHOICES I&A/Enrollment Case Manager, Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability, TN. 

 

Jeremy A. Abramson

Jeremy is the father of a child who suffered severe, aggressive segmental hemangiomas. His daughter began treatment under the care of Dr. Waner at 3 weeks of age. Jeremy is also the General Manager of Morehead Honda, a new car dealer group headquartered in New York. Click the link below to see a video of his daughter's journey.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILB3x1iP6CQ