OUR TEAM

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BONNIE DOCKHAM, LMSW

Executive Director

Bonnie graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's in Social Science. She immediately pursued her graduate degree at the University of Michigan, graduating with her master's in Social Work with a concentration in healthcare practice. Bonnie has practiced as a licensed medical social worker both in the inpatient hospital and the Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Before moving into the Executive Director position at the Cancer Support Community, Bonnie served as the founding Program Director. She is an active member of the Michigan Quality Cancer Consortium advisory board and the Internal Review Board for St. Joseph Mercy Cancer Center. She has a particular interest in evidence-based practices to improve the quality of life for people with cancer and their loved ones. She is a published author, a frequent presenter at state and national oncology conferences and adjunct professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work where she teaches grant writing, development, project management, and organizational change.

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TAYLOR FISCHMAN, LLMSW

Program Director

Taylor graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor's in Social Work. During her time at WMU Taylor worked for both Catholic Charities’ Youth Independent Living program, as well as Communities in Schools, where she provided crisis intervention for at-risk youth and their families. She went on to earn her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in healthcare. Prior to joining the team as Program Coordinator, Taylor was a Cancer Support Community Intern. During this time Taylor developed a passion for oncology social work and is deeply committed to the Cancer Support Community’s mission and values.

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TREVOR BROOKS, LMSW

Associate Program Director

Trevor received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s in social work from the University of Michigan. During his training, he worked as a therapist delivering evidence-based treatment in child and adolescent outpatient psychiatry. He developed a particular interest in the management of chronic illness and has had the opportunity to transition to projects directed at just that. Prior to coming to CSC, Trevor helped oversee programs aimed at improving patient-centered cancer care and has had a hand in delivering interventions intended to reduce the burden of symptoms and improve quality of life. This included working with individuals with issues related to cancer and its treatment, substance use, and chronic pain. He is a strong supporter of organizations and programs that aid the emotional and mental wellbeing of all individuals in its community.

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ERIN KELLY, MSW

Operations Manager

Erin graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor's in Social Work. Following graduation, she pursued a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan. During her graduate program, she studied the management of human services and was an intern at the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor. Before returning to CSC as the Development & Outreach Specialist, Erin was the Development Associate at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, where she coordinated and supported development activities including event planning, annual giving campaigns, community outreach, marketing, and grant management.

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ROSALEE BLALOCK, LLMSW, MPH

Development & Outreach Manager

Rosalee graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelors of Public Health. Following graduation she earned her Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, where she studied health behavior and health education and interpersonal practice with a concentration in children, youth and families, respectively. Before joining CSC, Rosalee worked at the University of Michigan, where she served in student services roles that included supporting Master and Doctoral students through their degree programs, admissions and recruitment, program management and event planning. Rosalee's interests and passions include health equity, maternal child health, mental health and integrative health care.

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MARCIA MAIER

Office Administrator

Marcia received her degree in fine arts photography, after which she worked as a Photographic Restoration Artist. The position evolved into office administration and management, which she has now continued for nearly 20 years. Marcia has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas. She is a longtime resident of Ann Arbor.

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LINDSAY PASSMORE, LMSW, MAT

Hospital-Based Oncology Counselor

As a part of our innovative partnership program with St. Joseph Mercy Health, Lindsay serves as an individual counselor for patients and loved ones at St. Joe’s Ann Arbor Cancer Center. With a master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Lindsay was drawn to oncology care by her own family’s experiences and her inspiring master’s level field practicum at Karmanos Cancer Institute. Lindsay entered the field of social work as a result of her 10-year experience working with patients and families at the end of life as a hospice volunteer. Prior to accepting her position with the Cancer Support Community in partnership with St. Joe’s, she served as a home hospice social worker. In addition to her interests in hospice and oncology, Lindsay was trained at the U-M Ambulatory Psychiatry Clinic in counseling methods. Before transitioning to social work, she worked as an educator and marketing and public relations consultant in the fields of education and human potential.

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SANIYAH AHMED, LMSW

Hospital-Based Oncology Counselor

Saniyah graduated from Madonna University with a bachelor’s in Psychology. She pursued a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan. For the past decade, Saniyah has been working with adolescents, adults, and families in various treatment settings including private practice, community, and residential. She is thrilled to serve as an Oncology Counselor with Cancer Support Community and St. Joseph Mercy Health System. She is based out of St. Mary Mercy Livonia Cancer Center and serves patients and loved ones from all St. Joe's and St. Mary's Cancer Center locations.

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ROSIE INGEBRITSON, LMSW

Senior Program Advisor

Rosie has been a part of the Cancer Support Community family since 2008. After graduating with a bachelor's in Public Communication from American University, her first internship with CSC inspired her to pursue a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan, specializing in health and focusing her field practice in oncology. Before joining the team as Program Director, Rosie coordinated the Guidelines program at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and several health services research initiatives at the University of Michigan in Hematology/Oncology. She also held a social work position at St. Joseph Mercy Cancer Center, coordinating a partnership program with the Cancer Support Community and the American Cancer Society. Rosie is deeply committed to the Cancer Support Community’s mission and has dedicated interests in health equity, evidence-based care, and patient engagement in healthcare practice.

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JAN ROMANS

The Brides Project Director

Jan Romans holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University with majors in Theatre, Education, and Communication. During her career as a high school teacher, Jan directed countless theatrical productions during which she built strong bonds with her students, many of whom she remains connected with today. It is that connection that Jan brings to The Brides Project, building relationships with the volunteers and brides alike. Jan is especially pleased to be part of a mission that is dedicated to helping those with cancer receive services that improve their quality of life.

PROGRAM STAFF

SHAWN ARCHER

Yoga

RITA BENN

Meditation

KATHLEEN BUDAY, MEd, ATR-BC

Facilitator

JANE DEERING, LMSW

Facilitator

TIM EGAN, LMSW

Facilitator

LISBETH HARCOURT, LMSW

Facilitator

SILVANA JANEVSKI

Yoga

LINDA LANGMORE, LMSW

Facilitator

HAYLEY LUBINSKI, LLMSW

Facilitator

DEBRA MATTISON, LMSW

Facilitator

JOHN MCDOWELL, LMSW

Facilitator

FLORA MIGYANKA

Yoga

ERIN MULVIHILL, LMSW

Facilitator

LISA PHELPS

Yoga

LILY SACKS-HUBBARD, LMSW

Facilitator

KAREN SILVERMAN

Zumba

LYNETTE SMITH

Yoga

LAUREN SPENCER, LMSW

Facilitator

LINN STORCH, RD

Cooking & Nutrition

MAUREEN ELLIS TYLER

Yoga

CAM VOZAR

Tai Chi

CLAIRE WEINER

Meditation

ALENA WILLIAMS, LLMSW

Facilitator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JAMIE ABELSON, MSW

Board Member

Program Manager, Curtis Center - University of Michigan School of Social Work

LISA BOLAND

Board Member

Owner/Partner (retired) - Sand Cherry Associates

KEVIN CORBIN

Board Member

SVP, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer at The Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon

JANET GILSDORF, MD, FPIDS

Board Member

Robert P. Kelch Research Professor Emerita, University of Michigan Medical Center

JAMIE GUISE

Board Vice-Chair

SVP, Community Engagement Executive, Old National Bank

WILLIAM ROB JUERGENS, CPFA

Board Member

Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

NORA MALOY, DrPH

Board Secretary

University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Global Reach

MIKE O'REAR

Board Member

Retired VP, Human Resources, Ford Motor Credit Company

KATHRYN PELZ-DAVIS, MSW

Founder

Principal of Family Therapy Associates, Adjunct Professor at University of Michigan

DENISE BORTOLANI RABIDOUX

Board Member

Retired President, EHM Senior Solutions

HARRY SILVERMAN

Board Member

Chief Financial Advisor, Alliance Franchise Brands

ANGELA WALKER, JD

Board Chair

Attorney & Counselor at Law, Blanchard & Walker, PLLC

BRIAN WEISMAN, CPA

Board Treasurer

President, Columbia Asset Management

ANAO ZHANG, PhD

Board Member

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

ALETHIA BATTLES, JD, LMSW

Attorney & Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan

KATHLEEN BEEKMAN, MD

Medical Oncology, Trinity Health

TARA BRESLIN, MD

Medical Oncology, Trinity Health

CLAIRE CASSELMAN, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan

KATRINA ELLIS, PhD, MPH, MSW

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

CHRISTOPHER FRISEE, PhD, RN

Professor, University of Michigan

JENNIFER GRIGGS, MD

Director, Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium & Professor, Medical Oncology, University of Michigan

GARY D. HAMMER, MD, PhD

Director, Endocrine Oncology Program, University of Michigan

THERESA HASTERT, PhD, MPP

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine

GREGORY P. KALEMKERIAN, MD

Co-Director Thoracic Oncology, University of Michigan

DAVID KEREN, MD

Pathology, University of Michigan

CARL KOSCHMANN, MD

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, University of Michigan

SHERYL KURZE, MD

Washtenaw Health Initiative

JOHN KRAUSS, MD

Medical Oncology Director, University of Michigan Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Clinic, Director, Regional Oncology Network

BETH LAVSSUER, RN, MS

Executive Director Oncology, St. Joseph Mercy Health

JAMIE MITCHELL, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work

LAUREL NORTHOUSE, PhD, RN

Bio-Behavioral Research, University of Michigan

MICHELLE RIBA, MD

Director, PsychOncology Program, University of Michigan

WALTER SAHIJDAK, MD

Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

PHILIP STELLA, MD

Medical Director, Ann Arbor Hematology/Oncology, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

FRANK WORDEN, MD

Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan

BRAD ZEBRACK, PhD, MSW, MPH

Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work