MEET OUR BOARD & ADVISORS


Jason Sissel
Founder/CEO

In 2007, Jason’s witnessed the harsh toll cancer takes on a family as his grandfather was fighting late stage bone marrow cancer. During one of their last conversations, his grandfather’s only request was to “carry on my spirit.” A few year’s later, he founded Endure to Cure.

Read more of Jason’s story here.


Susannah Baxley

Susannah spent five years at the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, DC, first in sales, then launching new products around best practice research and analysis for Fortune 500 companies in the CEB’s New Product Development division. She then joined Donohoe Construction, a major private construction company in Washington, DC where she managed commercial interior renovation projects. She graduated from the University of Richmond where she played field hockey. She now enjoys running and spending time with her husband and three children.


Victoria Barnes

Tori currently works at General Motors as the Executive Director of Federal Affairs where she is responsible for creating and implementing federal strategy for the company. She has played a crucial role in strengthening GM’s presence on Capitol Hill prior to and after the company’s restructuring. Prior to her promotion, she had previously been serving as director of legislative and regulatory affairs and taxes at GM. Prior to joining GM in 2003, she worked as a congressional liaison for the Republican National Committee. She earned her degrees from Miami University and George Mason U.


Loukas Stephens

Louk works for the Fisher Investments Institutional Group where he is responsible for sales and marketing of the firm’s U.S. Defined Contribution-Investment Only (DC-IO) and Sub-advisory investment services to financial institutions including retirement plan providers, broker-dealers, private banks, and mutual fund and insurance companies. Prior to joining Fisher, Louk worked at Franklin Templeton Investments. Louk graduated from CSU, Chico with a degree in Economics. He is a native San Franciscan and resides there with his wife, two sons, and two rescue mutts.


Amanda Burrill

Amanda works as a multimedia journalist, Travel Channel host, chef, and fitness professional. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in archaeology from Boston University on an ROTC scholarship and has since served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu, and refined her writing skills at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She’s traveled the world several times over, recently obtaining her wine qualifications in Paris, and writes about military issues, sports, fitness and food. Despite a reconstructed foot and new hip, Amanda has run 17 marathons and completed countless triathlons.


Colin Angle
Advisor — CEO, iRobot

Angle is a mobile robot industry pioneer. Under his leadership, iRobot is at the forefront of the growing robot industry, delivering home cleaning and military robots that are making a difference. Angle’s leadership, guidance, business strategy, and vision for the future of robots have been recognized with numerous professional awards. He has been named CEO of the Year by the Mass Technology Leadership Council, a Mass High Tech All-Star, one of Fortune Small Business Magazine’s Best Bosses and New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young. Angle holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science, both from MIT.

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