Olivia Caldwell Foundation Staff
Katie Caldwell-Burchett, Founder/CEO
Katie Caldwell-Burchett, mother of Olivia Caldwell, has thirteen years of experience in marketing, writing, social media management and business. She received her Bachelors Degree in Journalism (with a minor in Business) from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2009, and worked in advertising and marketing in Reno for several years before moving to Wyoming in 2010. She has also been a successful freelance writer for the past 7 years. After Olivia passed away in October 2013, Katie decided to devote her life to fighting to raise awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research. She works full-time for the foundation in addition to raising Olivia's twin brother, Wyatt and little brother, Landon with her husband, Wayne. Katie said, “I hope to make a big impact in Olivia’s honor. She was the most amazing daughter I could’ve ever asked for and I'm grateful each day that I can help her memory live on through the Olivia Caldwell Foundation.”
Katie was also the recipient of the 2020 Wyoming Jefferson Award for Volunteerism.
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Katelin Gitthens, Patient Advocate
Katelin was born and raised in Casper, WY and went on to attend Casper College before finishing her studies at University of Northwestern St. Paul and the University of Oxford. She has more than 10 years of experience working with children and families in difficult situations across education settings.
Katelin joined the Olivia Caldwell Foundation in November 2020 as a Patient Advocate because she is passionate about helping people and wants to support families throughout their child's medical journey so they can find the support they need, along with healing and wholeness. Katelin is happily married to her husband Travis, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and at her church.
As part of her position, Katelin is also a Patient Advocate for the Orr's Hope Foundation.
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Cherish Novotny, Development Manager
Cherish Novotny has fifteen years of work experience in the nonprofit sector. Having lived in five communities in Wyoming as well as several in Colorado and Texas she has a lot of experience with different nonprofit organizations. Her experience began after her youngest son Noah was diagnosed with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome and passed from a rare form of Pediatric Lymphoma in 2005. Since Noah's passing Cherish has been the keynote speaker at several medical conferences as well as nonprofit events, and has raised thousands of dollars for pediatric charities. Her passion is to help families of children with chronic life-threatening illness and when asked to join the Olivia Caldwell Foundation she was honored and happy to help. Cherish has been married to her husband Justin for 25 years and they have one son Dalton and two dogs Poppy and Lucy. They enjoy traveling, all things Disney, and spending time with family in the Big Horn Mountains.
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Allison Harker, Community Relations Manager
Allison Harker is very excited to join the OCF team! She has a background in non-profit work, which has always held a special place in her heart. Having a deeper meaning to the work she does is really important to her.
Allison is a wife, mom of three and has lived in Wyoming for over nine years. Her family has fallen in love with the community, recreating and the beauty Wyoming has to offer. You can typically find her running her kids around town, but when she's off mom-duty she loves to be outdoors; skiing, hiking, camping, and running.
Allison looks forward to supporting OCF and growing with the organization to make a difference in the lives of families here in Wyoming.
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Amie Wiley, Volunteer Graphic Designer
Amie Wiley has been helping The Olivia Caldwell Foundation with their graphic design needs for nearly 6 years. She has her BA in Visual Communications and Design and has worked as a freelance graphic designer for many years. Amie is passionate about helping raise money for childhood cancer. She had the privilege of knowing Olivia Caldwell, and watching her battle cancer so bravely had a big impact on Amie. She is honored to continue to work with The Olivia Caldwell Foundation and hopes to be a part of finding a cure for cancer.