Stefan has been a leader in the community and now a public voice through experiencing the heartbreaking disease that his thirteen year old daughter had to endure.
Stefan has initiated the start of Cancer Response Team, Inc. to help families cope and to give hope after receiving a diagnosis that their child has cancer. His passion is to inform the public on proven, successful integrative/alternative treatment options that are available outside of the typical chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Such treatments are not typically covered through traditional insurance plans.
Before Stefan’s daughter, Ashley, passed from astrocytoma brain cancer he made a promise to her and committed that he will do everything in his power to help make a significant change for families whose children are affected by cancer.
Tara is happily married to her husband, Steve, and is the mother of two daughters. She recently became a stay at home mom after a 15 year career in consulting with a background in program, project and organizational management. Her family lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tara now enjoys spending her time volunteering at her daughters’ school, primarily in her role as the Art Masters Program Director. The program provides art enrichment lessons and activities to over 400+ children, enabled by 15+ volunteer teachers. When not at the school she also enjoys building her skincare business, Pilates, long walks with her dog Gracie and volunteering. She was an original CRT board member and is thrilled to be back as of February 2017 to serve as the Chief Operations Officer. She is passionate about supporting families of children with cancer that wish to seek alternative or integrative treatment options often not covered by insurance. These families deserve the opportunity to explore a variety of ways to treat this awful disease while experiencing some relief from the coinciding financial burden.
Scott, a native New Yorker, is both a CPA and an Attorney, who received a BBA, cum laude, from Hofstra University and his juris doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. Scott brings to CRT a wealth of financial and legal experience in both the private and the not for profit sector. Scott looks forward to using his skills to help use its resources to help as many children as possible. Mr. Manson is also an amateur musician and songwriter.
Jacki Wilson, our Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member, brings Cancer Response Team her insight and knowledge in Marketing, Business Growth and Strategy. A business owner, speaker, published children’s book author and mom, Jacki was excited to join our team and make our mission heard.
I was born and raised in New York City. I earned a BA in Psychology from Cornell University and a MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester in 2004. I have worked in corporate finance for over 10 years with several Fortune 500 companies. I have a passion for health and wellness and am continually learning as much as I can in the space.
In May 2016, my then 2 year old son Matthew was diagnosed with a rare cancer, Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, of his bile duct / liver. Immediately I began searching for supportive and complementary therapies to not only reduce the side effects of conventional treatment but to hopefully enhance effectiveness. My goal was to do anything and everything in my power to improve his chances. As of May 2017 Matthew is in remission and excluding the effects from his surgery, has no lasting side effects from the conventional treatment he received.
I am a big believer in the role of integrative therapies in supporting cancer patients. We need to do much more to improve the effectiveness and reduce the toxicity of the current pediatric cancer "standard of care". Our kids deserve better.
Shannon Woodruff is thrilled to come aboard as Social Media Director. After witnessing firsthand the devastation childhood cancer wrought on a friend's family, she has held a flame in her heart for helping families in this difficult time. Having worked with dozens of businesses of all sizes, she brings a thorough and detailed knowledge base of social media marketing practices and online marketing, sprinkled in with a healthy dose of fun!
Anita Gotcher, Content Marketing Manager, brings her passion for giving back to families and children affected by cancer. As a cancer survivor herself, Anita is aware of how important it is to share the message of hope and treatment options. "So many people helped our family when we battled cancer. I just want to be able to give back to others." Anita knows from experience, that when a family is in a battle of a lifetime, an organization like the Cancer Response Team can be just the lifeline that they need.
Lindsey has such a caring heart for children and has been a big influence for Cancer Response Team, Inc. She has such a tremendous passion for helping families who are going thru a difficult time. She has executed several successful fundraisers to help families who have a child with cancer. If you have not met Lindsey, you will love her from the first time you meet her.
Lindsey’s background has been in the hospitality industry and has also worked in the banking industry for several years. She feels privileged and honored to be a part of Cancer Response Team, Inc. and she truly believes that every individual should have the choice to pursue any treatment option they wish when being presented with a cancer diagnosis.
Kayleigh is originally from London, England and has been living in the USA for 8 years. She spent her career supporting top level Executives in the technology and banking industries. In 2016, her two year old son Matthew was diagnosed with Stage 3 rhabdomyosarcoma; and alongside our board member, Scott Chaverri, led Matthew through treatment. Kayleigh is now dedicating her time to supporting Matthew’s recovery and ensuring he will thrive into and through adulthood. She is also an advocate of integrative health and has a lot of passion for increasing awareness to families affected by childhood cancer.
We appreciate the many hours and dedication that all of our Board and Team Members, past and present, have contributed to Cancer Response Team. We could not have made the strides of progress without each individual's amazing contribution. Thank You.
Kristen Rock - Chief Financial Officer May 2016 - February 2018
April Hooper - Social Media & Research Specialist March 2015 - November 2017
Jeremiah O'Brien - Board Member July 2013 - August 2017
Traci Randolph - Chief Marketing Officer May 2016 -April 2017
Disclaimer:Cancer Response Team, Inc. is not providing any medical advice and has no direct affiliation with any alternative treatment organizations/clinics nor treatment practices. All articles, links, media and associated content are offered strictly as an open resource through the freedom of information. All alternative treatment plans are determined solely by the recipient(s) and/or legal guardian(s) along with their selected alternative practitioner(s). CRT does not guarantee any results. It is highly recommended that Recipient/Legal Guardian prior to commencing or terminating any treatment discuss such with Recipient’s medical providers. Recipient/ Legal Guardian agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CRT, its officers, directors employees and volunteers against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, cost or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from recipient’s treatment plan.