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Michael Guevara, Engineer, and Community Advocate


Dragon Master Initiative has added Michael J. Guevara to the Dragon Master Initiative Board of Directors, where he will help guide decisions related to the planning and priorities of the innovative Kechi-based childhood cancer nonprofit.

Guevara brings to the board decades of leadership experience at NiSource, where he is involved in the Human Organizational Performance Group, which focuses on reducing errors in everyday tasks by employees and promotes a culture of shared accountability within the corporation.

Additionally, Guevara’s journey reflects a history of service that began during his time at Purdue University Calumet, where he founded a local chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the Purdue Commuter Campus. Under his leadership, the chapter established an annual scholarship fund, which provided approximately $30,000 in scholarships over a decade to local high school and college students. Guevara and his Executive Board collaborated with NASA to bring Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first female Hispanic Astronaut in space, to speak to local high school students.

“I’m honored for the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of many sick children and their families, and to support the researchers and scientists working to find cures for pediatric cancer and other serious diseases,” explained Guevara. “Dragon Master Initiative’s collaborative, tech-forward approach is changing the landscape in healthcare research.”

Dragon Master Initiative founder and president Amanda Haddock welcomed Guevara. “Michael’s extensive record of volunteerism and executive experience demonstrates a remarkable commitment to community, leadership, and making a positive impact,” she explains. “His expertise and dedication to our mission to end childhood cancer will play a pivotal role in advancing our continuing success.”


About Dragon Master Initiative

Dragon Master Initiative, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, raises funds to allow researchers the ability to find out what works and fails faster in clinical trials through the cloud-based CAVATICA platform. Dragon Master Initiative also connects patients and their families with the resources they need to help them get through the cancer journey with as much support as possible. The nonprofit’s action plan connects scientists, doctors, and researchers with the resources to fast-track life-saving childhood cancer cures. For more information, visit