The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) announced that Jennifer Radics will lead the foundation’s statewide burn prevention, education and survivor services as the organization’s new executive director. Radics brings a strong educational and professional history as well as considerable management and marketing experience in the non-profit sector. Her extensive background in community outreach includes experience working with foster youth, children, teens, at-risk youth populations, individuals with physical and mental disabilities, and low-income populations.
The mission of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of burn survivors and promote burn prevention education.
AARBF, a 501(C)3 non profit organization, works with local hospitals, fire departments, safety coalitions and other organizations across California. AARBF has three regional offices throughout the State of California and works with hundreds of volunteers annually. Programs include Burn Survivor Support Services, Burn Prevention such as the signature, Stop Drop and Roll education slogan, and Camps and Recreational Programs, including the nationally recognized Champ Camp, an annual camp for child burn survivors, which has served over 1600 child burn survivors.
Prior to serving as executive director for the AARBF, Radics was employed as the director of Development for Rosemary Children’s Services in Pasadena where she was in charge of fundraising, volunteer management and community outreach.