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Co-Founders

Laurie Fenton Ambrose
Laurie Fenton AmbroseCo-Founder, President & CEO
As president and CEO, Laurie is responsible for setting and executing the overarching vision and mission of the foundation driving the creation and implementation of GO2 Foundation’s core program areas including patient information and support services, patient-centered academic and community-based research, health policy agenda, national awareness, and excellence in screening and care.
Bonnie J. Addario
Bonnie J. AddarioCo-Founder, Board Chair
Bonnie J. Addario has been an activist, advocate, educator and change agent empowering patients and giving them a strong voice in the fight against lung cancer since receiving a stage 3B diagnosis more than a decade ago.

Chief Officers

Emily Eyres
Emily EyresChief Program Officer
Emily Eyres is the Chief Operating Officer for Lung Cancer Alliance responsible for guiding strategic planning and program growth to accomplish our life-saving mission. With 28 years of non-profit leadership management and development
David LeDuc
David LeDucChief Growth Officer
David LeDuc joined the Addario Lung Cancer Foundation in August of 2015, originally serving as the Senior Director of Strategic Alliances. In his role, David is responsible for overseeing all aspects of ALCF’s efforts with particular focus on strategic
Edy Whidden
Edy WhiddenChief Administrative & Financial Officer
Edythe Whidden joined the staff of LCA as the Director of Administration and Finance in December 2009. She has more than 30 years of non-profit experience and has worked with three non-profits to implement systems, improve operations and lead them

Administration

Debi Beltramo
Debi BeltramoDirector, Finance
Debi Beltramo oversees all aspects of ALCF/ALCMI accounting and reporting, as well as many HR responsibilities. Debi came to ALCF in 2006 as a volunteer and formally joined our staff in 2007. Her past professional experience includes
Barbara Mendoza
Barbara MendozaOffice Manager, East
Barbara Mendoza joined the staff of LCA in June 2015 as Office Manager. She has close to 30 years of experience
Alyssa Mezebish
Alyssa MezebishDirector, Human Resources
Office Administrator, West
Our Office Administrator is a major multi-tasker who has 30+ years of experience in Corporate Executive Administration field. As the equivalent of grand central station at the front desk, she keeps everything up-and-running, both for staff and the

Communications & Marketing

Caroline Fuchs, CAE
Caroline Fuchs, CAESenior Director, Communications & Marketing
Caroline H. Fuchs joined Lung Cancer Alliance in June 2017 as the Director of Communications and Marketing. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive integrated marketing and communications program
Bethany Johnson
Bethany JohnsonManager, Marketing
Bethany joined the Lung Cancer Alliance team in December 2018. She works closely with the Sr. Manager of Marketing and Creative Services to assist with marketing efforts,

Development & Events

Lanni Boyd, MPH
Lanni Boyd, MPHAssociate Director, Corporate Relations
Lanni Boyd joined the staff of Lung Cancer Alliance in the summer of 2011. She brings a passion for communicating the needs of underserved, patient communities to broader healthcare coalitions.
Kristin Bramell
Kristin BramellDirector, Philanthropy
Kristin Bramell joined LCA in 2016 as the Director of Philanthropy. Kristin works with individuals across the U.S. who are driven to help LCA achieve its mission through private philanthropy.
Jennifer Hughes
Jennifer HughesDirector, National Events
Jennifer Hughes oversees all events, including the National 5K Walk/Run Series (“Your Next Step is the Cure”), Signature Events (Annual Gala, “Drive it off the Earth” Golf Tournament, etc) as well as fundraising events held by ALCF supporters.
Katie Morello
Katie MorelloAssistant, Development
Jennifer Hughes oversees all events, including the National 5K Walk/Run Series (“Your Next Step is the Cure”), Signature Events (Annual Gala, “Drive it off the Earth” Golf Tournament, etc) as well as fundraising events held by ALCF supporters.
Andrea Parks
Andrea ParksSenior Director, Development
Andrea Parks, Associate Executive Director of Partnerships & Development, began her fight against lung cancer in 2003 when her mother, Bonnie J. Addario, was initially diagnosed. As the daughter of a lung cancer survivor, Andrea
Brandy Pech
Brandy PechCoordinator, Database & Stewardship
Brandy Pech is a Bay Area native who, from 2010-2016, lived in Washington, DC and studied at the American University’s School of International Service. There, she received a B.A. in International Relations (East Africa) and an M.A. in
Nicole Phipps
Nicole PhippsDirector, Community Engagement
Nicole Phipps Pietras began her career in lung cancer advocacy as a way to honor her grandfather, a lung cancer survivor. Since then, however, she has had the honor of meeting and getting to know hundreds of inspirational patients, survivors,
Bridget Purchatzke
Bridget PurchatzkeSenior Manager, National Events
Andrea Parks, Associate Executive Director of Partnerships & Development, began her fight against lung cancer in 2003 when her mother, Bonnie J. Addario, was initially diagnosed. As the daughter of a lung cancer survivor, Andrea
Kevin Schaeffer
Kevin SchaefferCoordinator, Development & Operations
Kevin Schaeffer joined LCA in July 2016 as the Development and Operations Coordinator, working closely with the Senior Manager of Development
Nanette Schlarmann
Nanette SchlarmannManager, Eastern Regional Events
Nanette Schlarmann brings over 10 years of peer-to-peer fundraising and event experience, working on events such as the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, The Susan G. Komen D.C. Race for the Cure, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Team for Cures 5k
Julia Selby
Julia SelbyCoordinator, Donor Relations
Julia joined the LCA team in January 2018 as the Donor Relations Coordinator. In her role, she works to identify, cultivate, and engage donors
Susan Smedley
Susan SmedleyManager, Grassroots & Endurance Events
Julia joined the LCA team in January 2018 as the Donor Relations C