Extensive Search and Recruitment Process Led by Envision Consulting

Los Angeles, CA (November 9, 2023) – The Pablove Foundation, a national nonprofit organization working to solve childhood cancer through art + science, is pleased to announce the selection of Emily Keith as its next Executive Director, effective November 16.

“We are so pleased to have Emily Keith joining Pablove,” said Tina Schwartz, Board Chair. “Under her leadership, we look forward to serving even more children and their families.”

Ms. Keith brings an extensive background and expertise in nonprofit management, community partnerships, and communications, with a track record of implementing successful fundraising events and individual giving campaigns. In her most recent position as VP of Advancement & Communications at Claris Health in Los Angeles, Keith implemented strategic plans for a $24 million capital campaign. During her long tenure at Claris Health, Keith also served as the Director of Community Relations, VP of Operations, and Executive Director. With a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, Keith also founded Merry-Go-Round Music, which provided music and movement classes to children.

"I am excited to join this passionate team of people who are making a difference in the world of pediatric cancer,” said Keith. “The minute I was introduced to this cause, I fell in love with the staff, the board, and the mission. I believe that The Pablove Foundation offers something significant and unique to children living with cancer.  I'm looking forward to bringing my years of non-profit experience in both operations and fundraising to help Pablove discover its full potential."

The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to improve the lives of children living with cancer through the arts, and invest in underfunded cutting-edge pediatric cancer research, serving children from all socio-economic backgrounds in urban, suburban, and rural regions surrounding major pediatric cancer centers. Named after Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz, who lost his life to a rare form of childhood cancer, The Pablove Foundation believes that the world can be a better place by embracing joy and hope – even in the darkest moments. 

The Pablove Foundation’s signature healing arts program, Pablove Shutterbugs, has served nearly 2,000 children across the country, with 100% of proceeds from the sales of Shutterbug student photographs directly funding pediatric cancer research. In addition, The Pablove Foundation has provided over $3.5 million in seed funding for daring pediatric cancer researchers on the leading edge of their fields worldwide. 

Emily Keith was selected as The Pablove Foundation’s next Executive Director after an extensive search and recruitment process led by The Pablove Foundation’s board of directors and facilitated by Envision Consulting.

Envision Consulting is a boutique firm that specializes in executive search, organizational strategy, merger exploration, and executive leadership transitions exclusively for nonprofit organizations. With offices in New York, Denver, and Los Angeles, Envision’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is integrated throughout its practices, which include a structured hiring process and anti-biased decision making. In 2023, Envision was named by the Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy as a Top 10 Search Firm that Works for Women of Color for the third year in a row.