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Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Welcomes Bill Tiller as CEO and President

The Board of Directors of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) has announced the appointment of Bill Tiller, a noted nonprofit leader, as chief executive officer and president. Tiller assumed his duties on Feb. 4, 2019. 

“Our Board conducted a national search for our next leader, and we couldn’t be more pleased to select Bill Tiller as our new president and CEO,” says Doug Porter, Chairman of the PBTF Board of Directors.  “He has a consistent track record of capacity building, improving mission effectiveness, and enhancing development activities across a broad spectrum of leading nonprofits. We are thrilled to hire Bill, and the Board looks forward to collaborating with him to enhance our support of research and family support programs for children and teens with brain tumors.” 

A native of South Carolina and committed advocate for children, Tiller led Make-A-Wish South Carolina as CEO since 2014.

"What an honor it is for me to join the talented, passionate people who are the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation,” says Tiller. “I look forward to working in joyful partnership with everyone as we serve the courageous children and families who are the heart of the mission.”

Tiller’s credentials, skills, and collaborative approach to leadership will be critical in winning the fight against childhood brain tumors. As President and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Carolina, Tiller was responsible for directing operations and ensuring the chapter was positioned to effectively achieve its stated mission, goals, and objectives. In three years, he tripled the chapter’s total public support, was awarded Make-A-Wish America’s Rising Star Award, and was recognized each year with Fundraising Achievement and Wish Achievement awards by Make-A-Wish America.

Prior to Make-A-Wish South Carolina, Tiller served in key development positions at the Meyer Center for Children in Greenville, Presbyterian College, and the Thornwell Home for Children. He also led the United Way of Laurens County as Executive Director.

Tiller was appointed following a thorough and thoughtful process led by the Board of Directors’ search committee with support from Diversified Search, an executive search firm in Philadelphia. Prior to assuming his duties on Feb. 4, he was welcomed by the childhood brain tumor community at the PBTF’s recent Volunteer Leadership Conference.

About Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
As the world’s leading nonprofit dedicated to children and teens with brain tumors, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s mission is to care for families along their journey, cure all childhood brain tumors, and help survivors and families thrive. Since 1991, we have funded more than $30 million in scientific discovery to increase survivorship, improve quality of life, and ultimately eliminate pediatric brain tumors. We also provide emotional, informational, and logistical support to help families navigate their journey, including the Starfolio Resource Notebook for the newly diagnosed, emergency financial assistance Butterfly Fund, and award-winning Imaginary Friend Society. Our signature Ride for Kids, Starry Night, and Vs. Cancer events rally supporters across the country, and regional offices provide critical on-the-ground support to families. Visit to learn more.