Board

President: Sami Madden
Sami Madden is a bilateral above elbow and bilateral below knee amputee. Sami’s been part of I-CAN since he was adopted by Bill & Beth Madden at the age of five. He can easily relate to the challenges of I-CANers as he has had fourteen bone overgrowth surgeries on his limbs.

In addition to his duties as President of I-CAN he is attending college to secure his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. His goal as president of I-CAN is to build on Bill Baughn’s vision for I-CAN.
Vice President: Mike Holmes
Mike Holmes is a business solutions consultant and civic activist in Tucson, Arizona. A former Army officer, Mike also brings over 15 years of executive management and leadership experience, and a deep knowledge of working with government, business and community organizations to accomplish public goals to the I-CAN board.

Mike is also the Regional Director for Arizona Forward’s Southern Regional Council, and a board member for Jewish Family and Children's Services.
Director, Joyce Baughn
Joyce Baughn has been a bilateral below elbow amputee since crawling under a train at age 6. She tried prosthetics but discarded them after two years and has done everything with her arms since.

She earned a BA in Humanities, then a MA in Library Science. She has worked as cataloger in libraries, accounts payable with a large power transmission company and was online banking support for Bank of America before retiring.

Joyce’s husband, Bill, started and ran I-CAN until his death in 2004.
Joyce served as President from 2004 until September 2013. She continues to run the I-CAN mailing list, and does whatever is needed to keep I-CAN going forward.
March 17, 1996 -- Joyce Baughn/Florida Time Union
Director, Patty Christlieb
Patty Christlieb is the mother of Alisha who is a left below elbow amputee due to a rare case of Myelodysplasia Syndrome.
She completed Nursing Asst. school and went on to Nursing school were she worked actively on the post op and pre-op floors of Queen of the Valley Hospital in CA.

She volunteers on the Advisory Board for UCCH where she also helps to reach out to neurologically impaired children and their families. She is in the process of setting up an on line list serve with the University for these families and in her spare time she volunteers for the Ronald McDonald House but has found her true calling with I-CAN and amputee kids. She does hospital visits with her daughter when a traumatic amputee child comes into the hospital and actively speaks at schools to open the lines of awareness for children.

She hosted the Chicago 2004 meeting with great enthusiasm and has co-hosted the 2005 San Diego meeting, as well as the 2006 Cincinnati meeting.
Director, Joyce Wheeler
Joyce has been an active member of I-CAN since 1997, about a year after the birth of her first child, Kayla. Kayla was born missing both legs at the hip, right arm above the elbow and left arm/hand differences. Their family has attended all but one of the annual meetings since she signed on and hosted the Seattle meeting in 2003.

Joyce’s professional background is in accounting but she chose to cease working outside of the home shortly after the birth of her second child in 2000. Since then she has chosen to volunteer at her children’s schools, is the Assistant Leader/Treasurer for Kayla’s Brownie Girl Scout Troop, and was Special Needs Coordinator for the Saint Edwards State Park Playground project in 2003. She hosted the Seattle 2003 meeting with great enthusiasm and is helping to co-host the 2005 San Diego meeting.

Joyce’s hobbies and interests include gardening, reading and various craft activities.