New Board Members, Brad Cates & Thomas Stieritz

The Dragonfly Foundation Welcomes Cates, Stieritz to its Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, OH – Dec. 7, 2018 – The Dragonfly Foundation, which provides unwavering support to families affected by pediatric cancer, welcomes new board of directors members Brad Cates, of Prosource, and Thomas Stieritz, of The Christ Hospital Health Network.

Cates, the president and CEO of the Cincinnati-based provider of technology solutions, document automation and office equipment, led a Prosource evolution to a full-service technology firm with a highly-collaborative management strategy that continues to drive aggressive revenue growth, market expansion, and industry-leading customer loyalty.

The organizational success has been recognized with a multitude of notable awards such as Cincinnati’s Best Place to Work, National Top Partner Award, Award of Excellence (2013–2018) and Elite Dealer Award (2013–2018), Service Excellence Diamond Award (2013–2018), and ITEX Technology Company of the Year.

“I’ve been incredibly impressed with the purpose and mission of this fantastic organization. When I learned of the help, love, and support the Dragonfly Foundation provides to kids and families fighting cancer, I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” he said.

Cates, additionally brings his extensive experience to for-profit and nonprofit boards such as Young President’s Organization, Lexmark International, Inc., ZafeSoft Corp., Crayons to Classrooms and Camp Joy.

He resides in Cincinnati with his wife of 20 years, Kate, and their four children.

Stieritz, the executive director, Physician Division Operations, is a Cincinnati native who has built a 20-year track record of progressing healthcare through a variety of senior leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies such as Revolution Business Systems, LLC, Enclara Pharma, Omnicare: A CVS company, Catalyst Health Solutions, Anthem and others in addition to the The Christ Hospital Health Network.

He is well known for approaching opportunities as a collaborator, team player and trusted advisor.

“Tom’s passion for servant leadership and helping others overcome obstacles to success makes him a perfect match for service work with The Dragonfly Foundation,” said Ria Davidson, Dragonfly Foundation co-founder.

He resides in Cincinnati with his wife, Sara, and their two teenage children.

More About The Dragonfly Foundation

The Dragonfly Foundation, a local 501c3 nonprofit, helps pediatric cancer patients and their families find strength, courage and joy.

The foundation supports patients ranging in age from birth to 40 as well as their siblings/offspring and parents/caregivers by building a network that connects families to each other and the community, providing programs that minimize emotional, relationship and practical challenges, and enhancing programs in partner children’s hospitals in Cincinnati and Dayton, OH and Chicago, IL.

Dragonfly Foundation Vision

The Dragonfly Foundation pursues being the leader in delivering the best support systems for pediatric cancer families. The fight for excellence in pediatric cancer treatment is important, but no less important is the commitment we must make to support the families that strive for fulfilling and complete lives during and after treatment. Though treatment may end, and illness may be cured or managed, the long-term effects of factors such as internal group tension, familial isolation, post-traumatic stress, the anxiety of recurrence, and the emotional, physical and financial toll on the family unit often linger long after the battle is won or lost. While the importance of quality healthcare is a common shared value, we must remember to offer families a holistic, uncompromising, fighting chance at well being, which is our urgent, passionate mission.