Tammy L. Ricci
Tammy began working for The Izzy Foundation in October of 2017. This opportunity fulfilled a desire to be involved with an organization that plays such a significant role in the pediatric cancer community. She has extensive experience in the role of Office Manager, including working under business owners, CEOs, and a Vice President of a Fortune 100 company.
Tammy is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island, where she lives with her husband, Kevin, and her beloved son, KJ. Her passion for supporting the pediatric cancer world began when her son KJ was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia in December 2011 at age 9. KJ battled for nearly four years until successfully reaching remission, but continues to struggle with long term side effects. After meeting so many families that have been affected by this awful disease, Tammy co-founded a peer group with a fellow cancer mom which is sponsored by The Izzy Foundation. Her ultimate goal is to bring warmth and light to those affected by pediatric cancer, “Izprired” by Izzy’s mission to Live, Laugh, Love, and Play during treatment and beyond.