FORT MYERS, Fla. — July 7, 2020 — Bridge To A Cure Foundation announced Tricia Martin, RLA, LEED AP, as the latest addition to its Board of Directors.

Martin is owner of WE Design, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based landscape architecture and urban design planning firm, and teacher of urban design at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. In 2017, Tricia’s six-year-old daughter Clara Ely passed away due to a form of brain cancer. This tragic event led to the establishment of Bridge To A Cure by Tricia’s father, Foundation President Robert Martin.

“Tricia brings to our leadership team those qualities she applies daily in her profession — collaboration, community inclusion, advocacy, and the vision to create sustainable solutions for complex problems,” explained Foundation Executive Director Wendy Payton. “And, as a parent who’s been touched by the tragedy of childhood cancer, she contributes a direct and profound perspective concerning the valiant efforts of America’s frontline healthcare workers and the troubling failures of its healthcare system.”

Martin graduated with a BA in environmental studies from the University of Vermont and received her MLA from the University of Oregon.

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