Lora Wadsworth brings to the foundation the desire to find a cure for PSC and to provide information and resources to families struggling to find treatment. In her role with the Children’s PSC Foundation she fields inquiries from around the world from newly diagnosed families seeking treatment and advice.
Lora obtained her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in Economics from Stanford and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and she spent many years in the engineering, strategic planning and business development fields.
Lora lives in the Bay area with her husband Steve and two children.
Traci Peterson´s daughter was diagnosed with PSC and Ulcerative Colitis and is now a patient in the Oral Vancomycin trial. She brings to this foundation a passion for people living with PSC.
Traci battled cancer herself while watching her child battle PSC. Those experiences helped shape a “victor, not victim” attitude as well as a belief that all things can work for good–even illness.
She believes the battle is won in action. Joining the foundation provides the perfect opportunity to take action against PSC and turn challenging circumstances into a positive outcome. She is dedicated to working on behalf of her daughter and the other children who suffer with this disease in pursuit of the cure.
Prior to joining the foundation, Traci obtained her Bachelor´s degree from California State University Sacramento as well as a California Teaching Credential. She embraced teaching at the elementary level for 10 years.
Traci lives in Northern California enjoying life with her husband and children.
Wylie Tollette is involved with the foundation because he is interested in finding a cure for PSC. His first exposure and interest in the disease was through Traci’s daughter who has successfully been fighting the symptoms for several years.
Mr. Tollette is senior vice president and director of the Global Investment Performance and the Portfolio Analysis and Investment Risk departments for Franklin Templeton Investments. He manages a team of over 50 people in these two departments, located in San Mateo, Rancho Cordova, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Edinburgh, Mumbai, Seoul and Sao Paolo.
Mr. Tollette joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1995 as a manager of Fund Accounting. He was promoted to manager of Investment Operations in 1997 and became director of the Investment Management Services Program Management Office in 2000. He moved into his current role in December 2004.
Prior to working at Franklin Templeton, Mr. Tollette was an auditor/consultant at Klynveld, Peat, Marwick and Goerdeler (KPMG) from 1989 to 1991, and vice president of finance at American Savings Bank, where he was responsible for cash and mortgage-backed securities investment management, asset liability management, and financial accounting functions.
Mr. Tollette earned his B.S. in managerial economics with a minor in viticulture from the University of California at Davis. He has also done post-graduate studies in accounting, management and finance at the University of California at Berkeley and California State University in Sacramento. Mr. Tollette is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Institute, San Francisco and the Sacramento Securities Analysts Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, and the Sutter Club.
Wylie lives with his wife Terri and children, Garrett and Hannah, in Folsom, California. He enjoys spending time with them cycling, skiing and working in the garden.