Vera Bernet, President
Vera Bernet is an honorary professor in pediatrics, specializing in neonatology and intensive pediatric medicine at the University of Zurich. She heads up the Neonatology department at Zurich Children’s Hospital and is Deputy Head of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Vera Bernet has led the Stiftung Chance since 2010. In her daily work she comes across situations in which the foundation can be of assistance and thus can help to optimize the Children’s Hospital. Vera Bernet is married with one daughter.
Daniela Bossart-Hengartner is a qualified pharmacist, has worked as an analyst with various financial services in Zurich and since 2004 offers business consultant services in the pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnical fields. She is also a mother of two boys.
As board member of Stiftung Chance she has made a commitment to support critically sick children and their families wherever possible.
Evi Ehrensperger-Schaub has worked since 1990 as Secretary to the Management Committee at Ecosens AG in Wallisellen Zurich, an environmental advisory company. In 2009, her daughter was diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma. It was then that Evi Ehrensperger-Schaub came to know the Stiftung Chance. She became involved with the Foundation, as a means of giving something back for the support she and her family received.
Claudia Furrer-Kübler is a pediatrician and has worked since 2003 as a senior physician in the rehabilitation department of Zurich Children’s Hospital. She works almost exclusively with handicapped children, many of whom have multiple disabilities. Claudia Furrer-Kübler is happy that through her work she can utilize the services provided by the Stiftung Chance and thus help to support friends and loved ones. Claudia Furrer-Kübler is married and has two young daughters.
Christine Maguire is a long-term employee of Zurich Children’s Hospital. She is Co- Head of Nursing in Intensive Care Units A and B, Neonatology and the Emergency department and responsible for around 170 nursing staff. In her role, Christine is also responsible for training and supporting the head nurses, coordinating with care specialists and teaching students from technical and vocational colleges. Christine Maguire is married and has been on the foundation’s board since its establishment.