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OUR STAFF

Basha Brownstein
Community Program Manager
(206) 832-1275
bbrownstein@cancerlifeline.org 

 

Beth Brooks
Director of Development & Marketing
(206) 832-1272
bbrooks@cancerlifeline.org 

Blair LaFavor
Program & Volunteer Coordinator
(206) 832-1290

 

Brenna Driver
Program Coordinator
(206) 832-1277
bdriver@cancerlifeline.org

Joseph Yurgevich
Executive Director
(206) 832-1283
jyurgevich@cancerlifeline.org

 

Meghan Wilkins Melanson, MS, LMHC
Program Director
(206) 832-1296
mwilkins@cancerlifeline.org

 

Nicole Taylor
Program Coordinator
(206) 832-1280
ntaylor@cancerlifeline.org 

Pamela Krueger
Clinical Program Administrator
(206) 832-1271
pkrueger@cancerlifeline.org 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Susan J. Baumgaertel, MD FACP, Board President
Physician, MenopauseMenu

Dominic Adorno
Vice President, Clinical Operations
LifeCenter Northwest

Lisa Buchanan
Educator
Dockside Cannabis

Tiffany Courtnage, MSW
Social Work Supervisor
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Joanna Diallo
Program Operations Director
Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Epidemiology
Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division
Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

Susan Drummond, RN
Community Member

Rosie Fitzgibbon
Strategy & Business Development Associate
Swedish

Bobby Gentry, Board Treasurer 
Director, Business Development
Freestone Capital Management

Reetu Ghumman
NCI Contact Center Supervisor
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Steven Gerlock
Technology and Treasury Operations
The Commerce Bank of Washington

ADVISORY BOARD

Monica Adams
Lynn Behar, Chair

Susan J. Baumgaertel, MD FACP
Anita Braker
Elizabeth Breakstone
Jerilyn Brusseau
Suzie Burke
Jane Cantrell Caron
Grace Christ
Jan Dalrymple

Lisa Dawson
David Drews
Judy Ellis

Nancy Evans
Jason Filippini
Susan Finneran
Debbie Girdler
Ed Gutkowski
Janet Hahn
Wanda Herndon

Ben Hicks
Sandi Johnson
Bill MacDonald
Nate Miles

Jeannie Nordstrom
Cathy O’Rear
Patti Payne
Judy Petersen
Jane Repensek
Laurie Rosen Ritt
Steve Ross
David Stanley
Peggy Sturdivant
Marian Svinth
Deidra Wager

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Benjamin Hicks, Immediate-Past Board President
Advisor
Soundmark Wealth Management, LLC

Easter Ho, ND, IFMCP
Naturopathic Physician,
Owner of Think Functional Medicine

Bethany Murphy, Board Secretary
IND Operations Manager
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Chris Olson
Senior Manager
Ernst & Young

Andy Peet
Telehealth Program Manager
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Viral Popat
Senior TPN,

Expedia Group

Katie Richey
Clinic Operations Manager
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Catherine Taketa
Clinical Pharmacist
SCCA

Rachelle Wills
VP/Sr. Labor & Employment Counsel
Providence St. Joseph Health

Elizabeth Zech
Associate, Mercer LLC

Annie Zilius
Managing Director
Huron Consulting Group

Board Member Catherine Taketa & Family
Board President Susan Baumgaertel, MD
Advisory Board Member Lynn Behar
Advisory Board Member Monica Adams
Resources for Hope Task Force Member Lauren Lema
Board Member Reetu Ghumman & Family
Board Member Joanna Diallo & Family