Parent Council

The iCAN Parent Council is a supportive and committed group of parent and caregiver volunteers, whom are dedicated to improving the greater iCAN community by supporting youth member initiatives.  


To foster collaboration between and provide support to parents of active members of iCAN from chapters all over the world.KIDS Albania's Leaders


Parent Council members are asked to join for a minimum of two years and to participate in quarterly virtual meetings.  Please note:  Attendance at the iCAN Research & Advocacy Summit is optional and not required, as local chapters may determine youth delegate attendance.  


Parent Council members have provided expert input on a variety of healthcare, clinical trial and research projects. Many of our parents balance caregiver roles, along with, professional careers. Our group is diverse, dynamic and highly motivated to help the global pediatric medical community.


Kirsten Cervati Photo      2018 Parent Council Chair, Kirsten Cervati

Kirsten is not new to iCAN having attended a few international summits through her work within clinical research.  She had the great pleasure of serving on an industry panel at the summit in Barcelona and more recently, co-chairing workshops with both the youth and parents in Edinburgh.  She currently serves on iCAN’s External Advisory Board and is thrilled to lead the Parent Council.

While Kirsten was introduced to clinical trials through her work in the industry of 20 years, along the way her passion to advance treatment for children became more personal.  As a mom of two children she gained additional perspective and as a mom of a child with a chronic disease, this perspective deepened.

Kirsten feels uniquely fortunate to have opportunity to positively impact children’s health through her role at PRA Health Sciences in the Center for Pediatric Clinical Development and through her role as an advocate for her children and children around the world.


If you would like to become involved, please contact Kirsten Cervati at email.