Ella’s Tea Party, Inc. has ceased fundraising activity and is in the process of winding down. It was conceived by friends and family of Ella Rose Vidrine, a special little girl who is fighting the greatest fight of her life. At just 19 months of age she was diagnosed with a rare childhood liver cancer that had spread from her liver to her lungs. Through the support and encouragement of friends, family, and those who’ve heard her story, Ella is beating the odds and offers a story of hope for those facing catastrophic childhood illness. We believe more can and should be done to facilitate research efforts to find safer, more effective treatments for childhood cancer. With a whimsical name and a take on Ella’s joy for life, we ventured into the future on a path unknown, but with the hope and dreams of a child to make something special happen. Many thanks to all who have supported us over the last 4 years.
Board of Directors
Diane is the owner of Holiday Cruises and Tours in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has been an Arizona resident and business leader since 1981. Diane has distinguished herself and her agency by providing superior, professional customer service, in a comfortable environment. Having worked in the travel business for more than 13 years, during some of its most recent challenges, she brings a unique business savvy and insight, helping guide the organization’s first steps in fulfilling its mission. Diane graduated from Duquesne University in 1975 with a Liberal Arts degree in Social Psychology.
Elliot has been an Arizona resident since early childhood. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. In 2004, he received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accountancy from Arizona State University.
Richard A. Karam
Richard is an in-house attorney for a leading semiconductor manufacturing company. He received a B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State University in 1996 and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 2000. He was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 2000. And he has spent the last eight years providing legal counsel to companies in various industries, including the semiconductor, aerospace, agriculture, computer software and hardware, and insurance industries. Prior to becoming an attorney, he spent 11 years in the retail grocery industry.
Lyndon is a founding Director of Ella’s Tea Party and the proud father of its inspiration. He earned his B.A. in Pre-Law from Louisiana College in 2000 and his J.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2003. He was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 2003. He has an extensive transactional background after developing wireless telecommunications facilities in the Desert Southwest for over 6 years and now provides contract and legal support to a leading aerospace company.