Our Frontline Troops

Giving Everything They’ve Got to Our Heroic Warriors

The Paxton Andrews Foundation is 100% volunteer supported. We count on our inspiring Board of Directors to defend the frontline and fight the good fight for our courageous, little warriors. Whether you want to learn more about our foundation, our mission, make a donation, or host an event in honor of our warriors, our Board of Directors is here to help.


Danna Bowe

Paxton’s Momma/President

Paxton’s Momma, Danna is grateful that PAX provides a forum for her to make good on a promise she made to her beloved son: “…to never, ever stop fighting his fight.” As she does, Danna is honored to say his name, tell his story – and spread PaxLove across the globe. Danna resides in Elm Grove, with Paxton’s little sister – Nova Paxton. In addition to mothering a child on ‘both sides’ of the universe, our fearless Warrior Momma spends her days as a high school, special education teacher, and her nights as a cancer-fighting ninja.


Connie Shaikh

Board Member

Connie was chosen by our brave, blue-eyed boy as one of his favorite earth angels – long before she became a household name among PAX headquarters. Connie is a busy mom raising three active children, three (equally active) dogs; manning court as the behind-the-scenes catalyst to the continued success of SURG Restaurant Group; and serving as Nanny Extraordinaire, and quasi-mama, to Paxton’s little sister, “Ms. Nova”.

Connie and her husband, Omar, are co-owners of SURG Restaurant Group. In that capacity, Connie has organized, sponsored, co-hosted many charitable events. In addition to her involvement in community programs (Sojourner Peace Center, JCC KidShare, Miracle League, SHARP Literacy, Ronald McDonald House). Connie’s drive to make the world a better place has ranked her among Milwaukee’s most influential philanthropists.

Paxton certainly chose wisely, when he sent this earth angel our way.


Sara Lewis

Board Member

Fueled by her nephew’s cancer diagnosis, Sara joined the PAX Board of Directors to be a positive impact for families fighting childhood cancer. She learned first-hand that every family needs an Army of Love supporting them during the treatment process. Sara appreciates the immediate impact that the PAX support programs have for its recipients, and is honored to contribute her time and talent to the organization.


Amy Siodlarz

Vice President

The loving aunt (Lala) to Paxton, Amy is also the mother of three beautiful children. Following her beloved nephew’s passing, Amy & her husband Stephen relocated from Madison to New Berlin – where she is a Physical Therapist. Her commitment to watching her nephew live on inspires Amy to connect with other children and families affected by childhood cancer. She is proud to help coordinate and deliver the personalized support for our Warriors and their families. Her favorite part of being involved with PAX – making a difference in the lives of children with a cancer diagnosis in honor of her “One”, Paxton Bowe.


Allison Bussler

Board Member

A childhood friend to Danna and forever friend to Paxton, Allison enjoys being able to ease the unimaginable burden families fighting childhood cancer endure on a daily basis. After watching the devastating impact childhood cancer had on Danna’s life – Allison was compelled to aide in the fight on behalf of other families.  Her favorite part of PAX is rolling Paxton’s Treat Cart through the halls of the HOT Unit & the MACC Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The smiles the PAX cart brings to the warriors’ faces, along with Paxton’s life spark within her heart, is what keeps Allison coming back for more. Allison is the Director of Public Works for Waukesha County. She resides in Menomonee Falls with her husband, Bill, and their three beautiful daughters.


Liz Johnson


Liz was deeply impacted when she learned of Paxton’s brave fight.  Inspired by the work being done in his honor, she joined the frontline troops so that she too could make a difference for children and families fighting childhood cancer.  Liz enjoys spending time with her husband, their beautiful little girl, and their fur-baby, Belle.  She also loves bringing smiles to the sweet faces of the children PAX supports.


Sara Santiago

Founder/Paxton’s Special Earth Angel


Erin Hoffman

Chief Operating Officer

A long time friend of Danna’s, Erin is also a wife and the mother of two beautiful boys. With a passion for the community, Erin loves that PAX is local, unique, and provides support directly to children and families in our community. While Erin loves getting together with friends, she notices an unyielding absence of a sweet little boy. Erin hopes they make him proud.


Dan Hoffman

Board Member

Long-time family friends with Danna and Paxton, Dan enjoys being a part of and watching so many special lives be touched in a positive way. From the Warriors to the people who help make the mission possible, Dan continues to be passionate about the Foundation’s work. In his free time, he spends time with the love of his life and their two children, while also being an avid golfer.


Dale Shaver

Board Member

A long-time friend of PAX, Dale joined the board in December of 2016. Dale is the Director of Parks and Land Use for Waukesha County, and he loves exercising, spending time outdoors, cooking and traveling. He is a husband and a father to two beautiful kids. Dale loves that PAX is a nimble not-for-profit that quickly targets assistance to children and their families undergoing cancer treatment. He feels it is so impactful to help a family when they need it most.


Join Our Army

We are 100% volunteer run - which is why we need you. Each and every one of us has something special to offer these little warriors.

Get Involved

Whether you can commit to one event, or partner with us long-term, we would be honored to count you among Paxton’s Army of Love.

Spread PaxLove

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of all those fighting childhood cancer. Together, we can help more children.