Our Teams


Chris Federico


Chris was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and is the youngest of 7 children.

He graduated from Loyola High School and Villa Julie College.

Chris started his career at Alex Brown in 1993 and one year later learned that his mother Susannah was given six months to live with leukemia.

She was a determined woman who was going to decide when her time came.

During the eighteen months, before she passed in November 1995, Chris had promised his mother he would keep her memory alive, since she gave so much to so many people.

In 2006, he founded the Cool Kids Campaign Foundation and with the incredible support from so many, it continues to grow.

“I am very fortunate to be in this position surrounded by so many caring, compassionate people as we help our Cool Kids families.  I sincerely hope our good work can continue for decades to come.”

Janet Robinson


After more than 35 years of working in the corporate world as an Operations Manager for companies such as Alex Brown & Sons and Deutsche Bank Securities, Janet unexpectedly but joyfully turned her sights toward the non-profit world. It was an easy change due to her long term affiliation with Chris Federico, her former colleague from Alex Brown. She began volunteering with the Cool Kids Campaign in the fall of 2017 and enjoyed her time so much at the Clubhouse and the rewarding experience of helping children with cancer and their families, that taking over the Operations Manager role was a perfect fit. Janet was born and raised in the area, attending Towson Senior High School and remains a Towson resident with her husband JR. Janet enjoys traveling, especially to the beach, sushi date nights and spending time with family and friends. She is excited “to work with this incredible organization and is impressed with the passion, dedication and support of the team and volunteers.”


Renee Wooding


Renee is a Baltimore native who spent the majority of her career in corporate banking, most recently as a Treasury Management Senior Vice President at PNC. During her banking career, she indulged her passion for working with nonprofits by serving on the PNC Charitable Contributions Committee and holding officer positions on the boards of Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland, Arts Education in Maryland Schools and American Visionary Arts Museum. She holds a Business and Marketing BA degree from the University of Baltimore and a Masters in Business from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She is the recipient of a Pollard Prize for Leadership and a Gallup Great Workplace Award for Management Excellence. Renee is excited to use her experience to help Cool Kids reach even more families.


Jen Dean


Jennifer lives in the Lutherville/Timonium area with her two daughters, Mackenzie and Kayleigh. Her spare time is spent with her daughters watching their Irish Dance competitions, field hockey games, cross country and track events. She has a strong desire to help others and that was most obvious in her last role as a Preschool Teacher, working specifically with two-year old students. Jennifer has thoroughly enjoyed volunteering with non-profits and realized how rewarding it would be to become more involved – so when the opportunity arose to come on board and be a part of Cool Kids Campaign, it was a no brainer. She looks forward to making a lasting impression on the children, family members and co-workers she now has the pleasure of serving.


Allison Wilt


Allison was born and raised in the Baltimore area where she attended St. Paul’s School for Girls then received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Services with a focus in Child Life Therapy from Towson University. Following college she married her high school sweetheart, Cody, when shortly thereafter he was diagnosed with cancer. As the caregiver of a spouse who recently overcame their battle, Allison set her sights on making a difference in the lives of others coping with a diagnosis of cancer. When the opportunity to work with Cool Kids Campaign arose, Allison knew she was ready to dedicate herself to helping the organization achieve their mission. Outside of work, Allison loves spending quality time with her husband, daughter, and border collie and enjoys traveling to ski.


Danielle Rockstroh


Danielle was born and raised in New York and moved to Maryland in 2012 to attend Towson University where she competed on the women’s track and field team. She received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Services in 2016 and then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Child Life, Healthcare Administration & Family Collaboration. Danielle worked in hospitals as a Certified Child Life Specialist for 5 years providing play opportunities and emotional support to children and families facing serious injuries or illness. As the Family Program Coordinator, Danielle’s goal is to strengthen Cool Kids’ partnerships with the local hospitals in order to help more families learn about Cool Kids. She is most excited to plan and facilitate fun, creative, and educational activities and events for all the Cool Kids families to enjoy. Danielle is also a registered yoga instructor and hopes to incorporate her passion for health and yoga into the Cool Kids’ programs. Outside of work, she loves traveling with her husband, reading, and exploring new restaurants.


Tom Barrett


Tom is originally from Pennsylvania but has called North Carolina home for the last 25 years. After graduating from UNC Charlotte, Tom has worked with the Charlotte Convention & Visitors Bureau, Charlotte Chamber, Lake Norman Chamber and United Way. Most recently Tom was working with people suffering from strokes, traumatic brain injury, those dealing with Aphasia and Dementia.

Tom has a strong passion for helping others. After seeing the effects of cancer on his own family members, Tom is ready to use his experiences to better the lives of Cool Kids and their families; “I am excited and humbled to be a part of Cool Kids Campaign.”

In his spare time, Tom enjoys hanging out with family and friends, travel, sports, and tasty food.


Camille Smart


Camille, originally from Kentucky, spent much of her time teaching and guiding those from elementary school aged children to working adults obtaining their GED. Camille moved to California to study Neuroscience at USC, where she maintained her passion for making a difference through her many works in the community as a teacher, moving to North Carolina in 2021. As someone who has always been driven towards seeing others flourish, succeed, and conquer their battles, being the Family Program Coordinator for Cool Kids Campaign provides Camille with the opportunity to change lives one fun program at a time. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, accompanied by love and laughter.


Corey Shaylor


Corey has called North Carolina home for the last 34 years, and now lives with his wife and two children in the Salisbury area. He graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in Criminal Justice and played on the baseball team during his time there.  While playing baseball in College, Corey met a young man named Brendan Hogan, who had been diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer.  Meeting Brendan forever changed his life and has fueled his passion for helping pediatric oncology patients and their families.  Brendan passed away shortly after the two met, but Brendan left a lasting impact on Corey’s life. 

After graduating college, Corey went on to become a Police Officer for the city of Concord where he served his community for three years.  In 2015 he suffered a career ending line of duty injury and was forced to move on from Law Enforcement.  After his injury, Corey founded the non-profit, Cast For a Cure, in memory of Brendan Hogan.  This non-profit hosted an annual fishing tournament and raffle that raised money for a local child that had been diagnosed with cancer.

Since founding Cast For a Cure, Corey has held a number of professional roles, all of which involved working with non-profits and developing and executing events.  Corey can’t wait for this next chapter of his life, working with all the Cool Kids and their families!  He is beyond excited to start making a difference in their lives through new and exciting events and fundraisers!  “I am honored to be a part of the Cool Kids Team.”

Outside of work, Corey spends most of his free time with his wife and children either on a boat fishing or at the baseball field coaching!