Room Circus Board

Mandy Chivers
Executive Director 
VP - Communications

Mandy brings to Room Circus vast corporate technical program/project management experience. She also has extensive training in therapeutic skills to improve quality of living. Mandy has experience with a plethora of non profit boards leadership.

Buffy Howard
VP Services
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Buffy Howard has over 20 years of executive level health care operations experience from the skilled nursing, adult family homes sector and into occupational medicine and urgent care. Buffy has a solid reputation in operational goals and strategic planning, team building, change management and leadership development. She earned her Master Degree in Business Administration and her Bachelor Degree in English Literature. Buffy has also had clowning experience in Junior High which is what brought her to Room Circus. She comes with an ignited passion for making a difference in patient care and experience. 

Ruby Azeem
Secretary &
Donor Appreciation Chair

Ruby is an active community member with significant experience in the non-profit sector and community organizations.  She volunteers in neighborhood schools and currently works as an Art Docent at Lakeridge Elementary.  She looks forward to bringing her skills and experience to Room Circus and merge her love for children, community, and service. 

Nancy Weir-Weyna
Corporate Matching/Amazon Smile Chair

Nancy is an experienced CPA serving on multiple non-profit boards in her local community.

Laura Tyler
Grants Manager

Laura is an instructional expert with 32 plus years of success creating effective programs and curricula, leading innovative education, and inspiring students to excel. She is an Award-winning teacher and scientific mind dedicated to leading underprivileged students around the world to fruitful academic and professional careers. She is a Strong communicator and team player skilled at relationship building and collaborative leadership. She has a proven track record of writing grants, community outreach and successful fundraising.

Lani Pitofsky
Events Coordinator
& Volunteer Coordinator

Lani Pitofsky brings to the Board 20 plus years of hospital administrator experience.  She brings to her role as Event Coordinator decades of experience with catering, party, and business event planning.  As a spouse of a professional clown for over a decade, Lani thoroughly understands the art of clowning and the positive impact is has on mental and physical health.