Meet the Staff


chris 2015Chris 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.


Katie Bennett Korrow
Community Relations Coordinator

Katie joined Cool Kids Campaign in September 2013, bringing along impressive experience and volunteerism working with various cancer related organizations: Johns Hopkins Hospital Camp Sunrise (for kids with cancer), Ronald McDonald House, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society, and others. Katie holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, and a Bachelor of Arts from Salisbury University. She is an English adjunct professor for Towson University and Community College of Baltimore County.

Laurie Fick
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Laurie joined Cool Kids Campaign in 2015 after several years as the Executive Director of a nonprofit trade association. While there, Laurie found she loved the association world, but wanted to change focus to a more service-oriented mission. She became acquainted with Cool Kids Campaign when her nephew was in treatment at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center, and saw the tremendous benefit he and his family received from Cool Kids. Laurie is a graduate of the University of Delaware, with previous experience in corporate human resources, training, and association management. She lives in Towson, Maryland with her husband and three children.


Victoria Joosten
Operations 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.