About Us

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About Team Continuum

Team Continuum is dedicated to helping pediatric cancer patients fighting all types of cancer. But our not-for-profit organization is not about curing the disease. It’s about our promise to cancer patients and their families: To help them minimize the burdens of everyday life by providing immediate and vital assistance for non-medical essentials – like paying their rent and utility bills – so they can focus on crucial medical care.

To bring our promise to life, Team Continuum has raised nearly $8 million by making a connection between two of life’s most daunting challenges: Battling cancer and competing in endurance sports that mirror the commitment, hope and strength required to endure living with the disease.

Whether you’re a patient, family member, friend, athlete, caregiver, supporter or potential donor, it’s important that we confront these challenges as a Team!

Meet Our Team

LOUIS CAMPBELLExecutive Director
Dr. Louis Campbell is the Director of Mount Kisco Injury Care, an integrated medical practice in northern Westchester, NY. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College and also holds a Business Communications degree from SUNY Oneonta. Louis is the proud father of 3 boys and lives with his wife, Cindy, in Pawling, NY. His hobbies include running, biking, swimming, snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with his family. Along with his wife, Dr. Campbell co-founded the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation for pediatric cancer research in memory of the oldest of his 3 boys, Ty, who lost his life to brain cancer in 2012. Louis is the Vice Chair of Team Continuum and was inspired not only by his son, but the desire to help other families faced with a devastating pediatric cancer diagnosis.
RON BERKOWITZDirector
Ron Berkowitz is the President and Founder of Berk Communications, a formidable player in the PR world. In the past two decades, he has worked with the world’s most influential brands including powerhouse personalities (Jay Z, Alex Rodriguez, Kevin Durant, CC Sabathia, Todd Gurley) mega companies (Roc Nation Sports, Disney Channel, Bacardi, Tao, 1OAK, Brother Jimmy’s, LAVO, The 40/40 Club) luxe travel destinations (NIZUC Resort & Spa, El San Juan Hotel, St. Maarten Tourism) hot ticket sports & music events (NBA All-Star Game, Super Bowl, ESPYs, On The Run Tour, Magna Carter Tour, Major League Baseball All-Star, Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl) and exclusive movie premieres & festivals (MGM, Paramount, Fox, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival).

Ron’s philosophy of fostering relationships with both brand owners and members of the media has resulted in long lasting clients and strong media relationships that deliver real results for those clients. His impressive roster of lifestyle and celebrity clients ranges from personalities in music, film, television and sports, to five−star resorts and New York City’s hottest restaurants and nightclubs. The breadth of clientele extends from all corners of the world, predominantly in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Beach, San Juan, St. Maarten, Las Vegas, St. Barths, Philadelphia, Washington DC, London and Hong Kong. Tapping into his coveted network allows for the unparalleled execution of A-list celebrity attended events and movie premiers, restaurants of rave reviews, and premiere media coverage. Berk Communications is now one of the most sought-after partners in the space.

BRIAN AXELRODDirector
Brian Axelrod is a fixture of the U.S wines & spirits industry, with more than 15 years working on the distribution and commercial side of some the most iconic spirits labels in the world. A true connector of people and brands, Brian brings his experience and talent together, to drive the growth of Champagne Armand de Brignac in high image nightclub groups across the world. A native of New Jersey, Brian studied at the University of Florida in Tampa, graduating with a degree in Communications. Early in his career, Brian was a Sales Representative for the liquor distributor, RNDC in Florida, before he took a role with Bacardi in New York City. During this time, Brian worked on rising star brands such as Dewar’s 12 and Bombay Sapphire before he moved to Jim Beam, where he launched brands such as Red Stag and Knob Creek Rye. After four years, Brian returned to the distribution side of the business, working with The Charmer/Empire Group in New York, where he fortified his trade relationships across the industry. In 2012, Brian commenced working on D’Usse Cognac as the Brand Director – a role he still assumes today. Influencer marketing (artists and athletes) and product placement during music tours, is also part of Brian’s role with the French luxury brand. Brian is based in New Jersey and has a passion for sports. He can often be found at a baseball, ice hockey or basketball game, or training in Martial Arts, which he has studied for more than four years.
RUDY GEHRMANDirector
Dr. Rudy Gehrman is the owner and clinic director of Physio Logic in Brooklyn, NY, an integrated sports medicine, wellness, and movement center. Rudy received a Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. Rudy lives with his wife, Linda, in Brooklyn, NY. He has been a lifelong athlete and enjoys skiing and cycling. Rudy wanted his practice to stand by a “cause” but never imagined one would speak to him like Team Continuum. He was inspired to join the organization after watching his nephew succumb to pediatric brain cancer.
JEFF IHRIGDirector
Jeff Ihrig is a Managing Director and Relationship Manager at First Republic Bank. He has been with the bank since August of 2012. Prior, Jeff worked for HSBC in Residential Lending for 8 years. Jeff is a Denison University graduate with a degree in Economics. Jeff is the father of 3 young children that he and his wife are raising in Brooklyn, NY. Jeff is a huge sports fan and he enjoys playing basketball at least a couple of times a week. Jeff joined Team Continuum because of his passion to fight this terrible disease, his love for children, and his desire to help in any way possible.
JON KACHEJIANDirector
Jon Kachejian is currently the Vice President of Dining Entertainment Group, the parent company of Brother Jimmy’s BBQ. He was appointed to this role in January of 2006. Jon is a graduate of SUNY Albany with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Business and was a member of the university’s Football team. Mr. Kachejian is the husband to Patricia and father to Jack and Daryn. Being a young father of two, Jon was inspired to join Team Continuum by a little boy who lost his battle with cancer.
JOHN HIRSCHHead Coach
John Hirsch is a USA Triathlon pro triathlete and thrice has been in the a top 10 of major international Ironman competitions; he was twice selected for the ITU World Championships as part of the pro team for the USA. He is also a two-time Spartan Masters Ultra Beast World Champion. As a coach he has helped athletes qualify for the Boston Marathon, the Ironman World Championships, Ironman 70.3 World Championships, the ITU World Championships, the USATF National Championships and the USAT National Championships but he is just as proud of the hundreds of athletes who he helped finish their first marathons and triathlons.

John relies on his strength as a runner to catch and pass people. He has over two dozen wins in shorter multi–sport, running and cycling events. John´s proudest accomplishment is that none of the athletes he coached have ever failed to finish their first marathon or Ironman. His athletes include pro cyclists, and athletes that have competed in the Ironman and Half Ironman World Championships, as well as those whose goal is simply to finish. John has worked with athletes from 19 to 60, men and women with varying backgrounds in sports.