Board of Directors
Andrea J. Wilson
Andrea J. Wilson aka Andrea Wilson Woods
President and Founder
Andrea Wilson Woods is a writer, patient advocate and career coach. Formerly an adjunct faculty member at Kaplan University, she earned her master’s degree in writing from the University of Southern California (USC). Before focusing on her graduate studies, Andrea worked as a development writer and editor for USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. As a family service specialist at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, she facilitated women’s groups in the Legacy for Children research study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and managed by the Research Triangle Institute. During the seven years she raised her sister, Andrea worked as a primary and secondary school teacher. Andrea received her certification in Fund Raising with a focus on Institutional Development from UCLA Extension. She graduated cum laude from USC with a B.A. in humanities. After graduation, Andrea gained custody of her then eight-year-old sister Adrienne. Raising Adrienne has been Andrea’s greatest joy in life; losing Adrienne to liver cancer has been her greatest loss. Andrea started Blue Faery because she doesn’t want another person to lose a loved one to HCC, and she wants the world to know Adrienne’s spirit, strength and courage.
Corey Woods is a microphone boom operator who has been on three Emmy Award-winning sound teams in his 18-year career. He began volunteering for Blue Faery in 2004; he joined the Board in 2009. He has worked on public relations, fundraising, outreach and curates the Liver Cancer News. He looks forward to seeing Blue Faery’s continued exposure on the world stage in the search for a cure for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Treasurer and Secretary
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Monique received her B.A. in Communication Arts from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Southern California and has been managing animation budgets and schedules for over 15 years. Monique has worked at various studios including Disney, Sony and Nickelodeon, and is now the Director of Production, TV at DreamWorks Animation Television. Like Corey, she never knew Adrienne, but was inspired to volunteer because of Andrea’s love of her sister and dedication to Blue Faery.
Marina was born in the Ukraine but raised in Southern California. She graduated from California State University Northridge with her B.S. in applied mathematics. Her career goals include obtaining her master’s degree in statistics. Marina works as a Service Manager at Wells Fargo. Marina met Adrienne in the sixth grade, and they remained friends long after Marina moved to a different school district. Marina volunteers for Blue Faery because she wants to spread awareness of hepatitis and liver cancer, and she doesn’t want others to lose a dear friend to a relatively unknown, but extremely common cancer.