Hear from a few of our parents about what ACHFTS has done for their family
At A Children’s House for the Soul, we want to help bring together individuals with similar struggles around facilitated activities and discussions that will help them feel connected, validated and understood. We hope to encourage and inspire our program participants with the knowledge and confidence to face these challenges with acceptance, positive awareness and coping strategies that will lead to empowerment and advocacy.
To empower, encourage, and unite all children and families impacted by skin conditions and birthmarks by providing social, emotional and spiritual support, while also raising awareness through community education initiatives.
Make the world a more understanding, accepting and loving place for those affected by skin conditions and birthmarks.
Meet our Team
Dr. Alanna Bree
Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO)
Alanna F. Bree, M.D. is a Pediatric Dermatologist, as well as the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO) of A Children’s House for the Soul, Inc. Dr. Bree retired from her solo practice at A Children’s House for Pediatric Dermatology on the clinic’s 7-year anniversary of April 1, 2022 (no fooling!) so she can dedicate 100% of her professional energy and passion to help fulfill the nonprofit organization’s vision of making the world a more understanding, accepting, and loving place for those impacted by skin conditions and birthmarks. She wants everyone who comes through the orange doors of A Children’s House to know without a doubt that they were Made A Masterpiece.TM
Professionally, Dr. Bree has been actively involved in the American Academy of Dermatology and Society for Pediatric Dermatology where she has participated in several leadership roles & given many nationally invited lectures. She has been involved in national and international pediatric dermatology research with NIH grant funding for her work on AEC Syndrome, has several scientific publications, and is co-author of The Illustrated Manual of Pediatric Dermatology. She has been a long-time volunteer of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Camp Discovery, held each summer at Camp For All in Burton, TX. She is also a previous member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias and was co-chair of the Dermatology Advisory Group for the World Health Organization to update the International Classification of Diseases. She has additionally authored her own book, A Children’s House: A Little Story About A God-sized Dream, which is a personal testimony of all God has done in and through her life. She desires that her work brings glory to God and spreads the love and light of Jesus to a hurting world that needs His mercy and grace to be fully healed because she considers that to be the very best medicine for all of our hearts and souls!
Director Of Education & Encouragement
Lindsay is a Certified Child Life Specialist with a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Prior to her work with A Children’s House for the Soul Lindsay worked at Texas Children’s Hospital for 5 years where she provided coping support and education for children and teenagers in over 10 different medical specialties, dermatology being one! Lindsay also taught child life and child development courses at San Jacinto College and serves as program director for Camp Discovery Texas. Most importantly she is a wife to Shane and a mama to Vincent (4 mos) and Margaret (3 years.)
Director of Communications and Creative Vision
Kimberly is the newest member to join the ACHFTS team as the Director of Communications and Creative Vision. She brings 15 years of creative design and project management experience paired with her enthusiastic, can-do attitude. Prior to her job at ACHFTS, Kimberly was the CEO for her design firm, 3SOURCE, where she managed many exciting projects including the branding for A Children's House For The Soul when it first opened it's doors! Kimberly enjoys spending her free time with her husband Jason, of 14 years, and their 4 children, Scarlett, Sawyer, Sailor, and Sunny! Traveling to new and exciting places, water color painting, and sewing are some of her favorite hobbies!
Director of Administration and Unity
Blaire Quaranto is thrilled to be the newest member of the A Children’s House for the Soul team as the Director of Administration and Unity after working with Dr. Bree as the Practice Manager of A Children’s House for Pediatric Dermatology for nearly 5 years. In that role, Blaire treated the patients like they were family, and she was a strong advocate in helping them in any way that she could, especially in regard to the laborious prior authorizations for the medications they needed and deserved. As a child with special skin of her own, Blaire knew what it was like to live with a visible difference that impacted her life and the life of her family. She also understands how skin conditions can impact self-confidence and is excited to be able to continue helping children and families impacted by skin conditions through her role at ACHFTS.
Blaire is a Wichita, Kansas native, who then lived in Chicago, IL, where she studied Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and completed her Bachelors at Roosevelt University. Blaire began her career in healthcare in 2006 where she worked in both Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. Blaire and her husband, Michael, are the parents of 2 cats, Tina and Gomez, and a rescue dog, Pepper. She enjoys cooking and baking, playing the piano, sewing, crafting, and biking. Blaire’s husband has also started a new job flying for Southwest Airlines, and they are both positively happy to be working in their dream jobs!
Jayci is a fourth-year medical student in Houston, Texas, aspiring to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Bree to become a pediatric dermatologist. She loves to care for and serve kids, spending summers at the Painted Turtle, a SeriousFun Camp for children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses in Lake Hughes, California, and teaching skin knowledge classes to local Girl Scouts with the American Academy of Dermatology. She loves to play volleyball with her fiancé, Scott. Jayci is dedicated to the mission of ACHFTS and looks forward to spending this year planning wonderful events for our children and families!