Our mission is to provide financial support to families whose lives have been touched by childhood cancer.
On October 6th, 2011, a star was born! Myla Carrera shot into the world in 15 quick minutes and graced us all with her grand presence. She was welcomed into a family that was full of love and she quickly alerted us of who the boss was. Potty-trained at 14 months, and with a vocabulary of a 3-year-old at 18 months, Myla had a keen understanding of how to impact the lives of those around us. She taught lessons of empathy and kindness, which included authentically thinking of others before herself, such as when her older sister dropped her ice-cream on the ground, and Myla immediately offered her own as a replacement. She comprehended inclusivity in an effortless manner and there was no question that “Myla, the sparkling unicorn” was organically the glue that held her friendships together. She was an extremely organized child with a goofy, wise, old soul and a contagious zest for life! She loved her dog, Hulkie, and her two older sisters, and she was convinced she would be the next star YouTuber. Her flamboyant nature was natural, unduplicated, and perfectly accompanied by her unconditional love for others. Myla will forever be missed, and through Myla’s BeLeaf, we will continue to carry on her altruistic spirit while helping her new friends that are in need.
Board of Trustees
Camilla was born and raised in Sweden by Polish immigrants. Her curious nature and love for adventures took her on a journey to NYC in early 1998. As a world traveler, equipped with multiple language skills, the hospitality industry was a natural first career choice for the young explorer. After attending Interior Design school in Las Vegas, NV, and Nursing school in Florida, along with a successful real estate career in two states, Camilla has now turned to her love for writing and teaching. She is in the process of writing a book about her late daughter’s cancer journey, from her daughter’s perspective. Ultimately, Camilla’s pride and joy are her three daughters, and she attributes her life’s success and drive to them.
Michael grew up as the 7th of 9 children in Albuquerque, NM. He quickly showcased a love and understanding for unconventional thinking, along with a desire to influence the environment around him in a convivial and positive manner. His obsession with people, music, and entertainment catapulted him into opening his first bar at the tender age of 24. This successful endeavor was followed by an ownership of multiple bars and restaurants in New Mexico and Las Vegas, NV. As he transitioned into the corporate world of hotels as a senior executive both nationally and internationally, his incredible management skills gained many followers, and ultimately landed his family in Florida, where he opened a pioneering business, introducing Florida to the triple enjoyment of brews, bites, and beats.
Mary is the founder of Workspace Dynamics, a commercial furniture dealership located in Albuquerque NM, which was established in 1999 and sold in January 2022. Mary has been in the Contract Furniture Industry for over 30 years. She understands the value of building relationships and knows her success depends on the success of her clients. She has served on several non-profit boards and committees. Board experience: WESST 2004-2013 -Board Chair: 2012 CREW 2006-2007/2014-2016 Board Chair: 2015 Animal Humane NM: 2013-2019 Menaul School: 2019-2021 Mary is also a certified Dare to Lead Facilitor, trained by Brene‘ Brown; a certified ‘WHY Discovery Coach’ and is trained in Strategic Intervention and Advanced Relationship Coaching. Mary’ reason for all that she does is to contribute to others, enrich lives, and create lasting relationships, which coincide with her personal values of gratitude and interpersonal connection. Her coaching skills allow her to guide employees, clients and teams to a deeper understanding of themselves and of those we serve through coaching strategies that enrich every relationship and ultimately, our lives.
Victor R. Jury Jr. co-founded Summit Electric Supply with his father Victor Jury Sr. and business partner David Meredith, and opened the company on August 15, 1977 in Albuquerque, New Mexico funded with an SBA guaranteed loan. with a single location and five employees including the three founders, Today Summit has operations in 4 states and Dubai, UAE, employing over 650 people with projected 2022 sales of $600 million. Mr. Jury Jr. was Summit’s President and CEO from 1990 through 2019 and currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board. He has served as a leader in various professional organizations, including IMARK Group, a marketing group of independently owned electrical distributors in the U.S., serving as its chairman for two terms and on its executive committee for over 20 years. He’s also served on and lead numerous boards and committees to support and further the efforts of non-profit organizations, such as the American Red Cross, Accion New Mexico,
WESST, March of Dimes, 16:15.org, a nondenominational Christian ministry, of which he’s also a co-founder and many others. Jury and his wife, Mary, are active members of the National Leadership Council of World Vision, the largest faith-based NGO in the world. Jury’s industry efforts earned him recognition as a “Gem Rising Star” award winner by Electrical Wholesaling in 1992. He was recognized in 2007, 2016 and 2019 as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award finalist for the Utah region, one of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. In 2012, he was named a Top Performing CEO by the Albuquerque Business First. Jury Jr. maintains a personal philosophy of philanthropy and advocates that actively serving non-profit organizations, both financially and through service.
Darcy possesses a unique combination of skills gained from her background in banking, journalism, grant writing, marketing, and data analytics. However, her motivation to make a positive impact on others’ lives stemmed from a deeply personal experience – the loss of her husband to cancer in 2003. Supported by her family and friends, who played a crucial role in raising her children, Darcy has devoted herself to giving back to others. As the Executive Director of Myla’s Beleaf, she hopes to help cancer patients and their families navigate the challenges of their illness with care and compassion.