Meet the Staff

Chris Federico President and Co-Founder

Chris was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated from Loyola-Blakefield High School and Villa Julie College. His passion to cofound this Foundation derived from the loss of his mother, Susannah Federico, to Leukemia in 1995. Chris understands how blessed he is to be surrounded with an outstanding board, wonderful staff and the best ‘cool kids’ and their families. He feels privileged to be in a position to help families, knowing that Cool Kids Campaign is making a positive difference in their lives. Chris has three kids with his wife, Tracy.

Sharon Paul Perfetti Executive Director and Co-Founder

Sharon developed the idea for Cool Kids Campaign after her interest grew in helping others to cope from the death of her daughter’s friend Annie, killed by a drunk driver. When people kept asking, “What can we do?” to help the family, Sharon spearheaded the construction of a monumental project – Annie’s Playground in Fallston, MD. Sharon wanted to continue to help kids and families, and so created the idea for Cool Kids Campaign. She is a graduate of University of Baltimore with a degree in Corporate Communications.


Victoria Joosten Community Relations Coordinator

Victoria joined Cool Kids Campaign in November 2015 with a dual degree in Political Science and Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park. While attending university she interned with several Maryland based businesses, the Library of Congress and served as the Marketing Director for University of Maryland’s programming board. She is excited to combine her background of arts management and event programming to serve the Cool Kids Campaign mission. Victoria’s father is currently battling pancreatic cancer and she is honored to aid all the amazing Cool Kids and their families.