August 8, 2017

Meet the team

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Becky Cunningham

The Founder and President of the Board of Directors of LLC. Becky is a biomedical scientist with a PhD in Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology. She is Faculty at a major University Medical School. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer (BRAF+) in 2014.

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Hilda Butt

The Administrative President and member of the Board of Directors. Hilda has a BA.Ed degree and works as a French teacher in various schools in her city. She was diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma (follicular variant) in December 2013.

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Tracee Parenti

The Vice President of the Board of Directors of LLC. Tracee is a graduate of Texas A&M. She is a Neurosurgery Nurse Coordinator at a major University Medical Center. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer (Microcarcinoma) in February 2015.

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linda-macdonald

Linda MacDonald

The Administrative Secretary and a member of the Executive Team. Linda is married to a retired Army officer. She is a musician and photographer. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2015.

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Lisa Welchlen

The Secretary/Treasurer of the LLC Board of Directors. Lisa's son was diagnosed with Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Cancer (Follicular variant) in 2015 at the age of 18.

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Angela Sanders

A Senior Administrator at LLC, coordinator of LLC’s Instagram, and LLC’s Press Secretary. Angela has a Master’s Degree in communication and works in advertising. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2013.

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debra-neilson

Debra Neilson

A member of the Executive Team as Inter-Admin Relations. Debra is a patient representative for the FDA advisory committee on thyroid cancer. She is a retired nurse with a background in Psychology. She was diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma (Tall Cell Variant) in 2014.

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Becky Huss

A member of the Executive Team and maintains the brand lists. Becky has been a teacher for 38 years in science, math, and special education. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer (Hurthle Cell) in August 2015.

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nancy-blocher

Nancy Blocher

A Senior Administrator. Nancy maintains the support lists for members going through RAI and isolation. She attended Penn State. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid cancer in 2014.

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Susan Fenkel

A Senior Administrator. Susan is a retired registered dental hygienist. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2015.

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pam-lehman

Pam Lehman

A Senior Administrator, originally from Michigan, now residing in San Antonio. Pam is the Office Manager/Owner of a Pest Control Business. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2015.

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Maikaaloa “Maika” Clarke

A Senior Administrator. Maika holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology, and she is also an artist. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2014. In 2015 she was diagnosed with RAI Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.

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maria-miller

Maria Elena Miller

A Senior Administrator. Maria is a Financial and Information Security Consultant worldwide. She was diagnosed in 2015 with Papillary Thyroid Cancer.

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Susan Wagoner Weber

A Senior Administrator from Western Pennsylvania. Susan is a Registered Nurse and started her career in Oncology Nursing. She was diagnosed with Follicular Cancer with Hurthle Cell Variant in March 2010.

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claire-strathdee

Claire Strathdee

A Senior Administrator. She is a Family Daycare Educator. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in March 2013.

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Kathy Klepic

A Senior Administrator. Kathy is a retired Nurse. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2015.

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Christina Coleman

A Senior Administrator. Christina is a retired Nurse. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2015.

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Jenni Leonard

An Administrator. Jenni was a former dental nurse and is now the practice manager of a dental practice. She was diagnosed with Follicular Thyroid Cancer in 2015.

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Rochelle Franco

An Administrator at LLC. Rochelle works as an Evaluator/Degree Auditor at a California Community College. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2016.

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tom-withers

Tom Withers

An Administrator at LLC. Tom is our local comedian and thyroid cancer survivor.

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Donna Crepps

An Administrator. Donna has been a hairstylist for 25+ years. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer and Hashimotos in 2015.

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corri-lewis

Corri Lewis

An Administrator at LLC. After spending years working with volunteers and patients, Corri is taking a break and finishing her degree. She was initially diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2012 and continues to battle metastatic disease.

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heidi-nelson

Heidi Nelson

An Administrator. Heidi has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She lives with her husband and 4 children in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys volunteering in her community. She was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2015.

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Patsy Pollice

An Administrator. Patsy is a Computer Architect in the Information Technology Industry. He is the resident wise-guy, gym enthusiast, and beer connoisseur. He was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2015.

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