Board of Directors

We are a committed group of individuals who believe to whom much is given, much is expected. We are dedicated to improving health outcomes of children suffering from cancer in Nepal.
Our Board of Directors

Joe Garcia

Born and raised in Des Moines,Iowa, Joe Garcia is North Territory Vice President for Aflac/North America.Prior to Aflac, Joe was the Chief Marketing Officer for Wellmark, Des Moines, Iowa and Marsh USA Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors for Mercy Medical Center and is the proud father of Emma and JT. Joe is co-founder of Children’s Cancer Nepal.


Patsy Shors

Patsy Shors has spent 35 years involved in the non-profit world, particularly with issues that affect disenfranchised women and children and issues of social justice. Recently retired, Patsy was co-founder and CEO of a software development company in Des Moines, Iowa. She is co-founder of Children’s Cancer Nepal.


Dr. Richard Deming

Richard Deming is a radiation oncologist and the Medical Director of Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He is also the founder and chairman of Above + Beyond Cancer, a non-profit dedicated to elevating the lives of those touched by cancer to create a healthier world. Above + Beyond Cancer provides cancer survivors with opportunities to engage in humanitarian service projects around the world.

Kamal Keshari Tuladhar

Kamal Tuladhar has been a leader for the past 15 years with the Association of St. Mary’s Alumnae Nepal (Asman). She is currently President of Asman as well as Director of the Asman Scholarship Programme. She has served as an Executive Member of Bal Bhojan, a children’s food program in Nepal. Kamal resides in Kathmandu, Nepal and is Director of Bluebird Management Company Pvt. Ltd.


Dr. Luke Shors

Luke Shors is co-founder and Senior Vice-President of Operations at Praxik, LLC in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Luke holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was a past fellow at the Harvard Center on Energy and the Environment. Previously, he was Senior Project Specialist at the American Institutes for Research and has consulted for the World Bank and USAID on topics related to health systems. Luke was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal.


Dr. Prakash Nidhi Tiwari

Prakash Tiwari is the Senior Consultant for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology for Kanti Chidren’s Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. He graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from the People’s Friendship University in Moscow, Russia and successfully completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology from Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California/Keck School of Medicine.