About Us


The Staff of The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Susan Braun
Chief Executive Officer

Norm Bowling
Interim Chief Revenue Officer & Executive Director, Don’t Ever Give Up

Jefferson Parker
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Sherrie Mazur
Vice President of Communications    
Mick McDonald
Digital Media Specialist
Katie Sweet
Communications Manager

Events and Cause Related Marketing
Rob Steeger
Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
Ashton Shafto Foote
Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Carrie Tracy
Director, Signature and Special Events
Peggy Shriver
Senior Director, Community Events
Allie Bigelow
Coordinator, Community Events
Kat Jordan
Coordinator, Special Events

Becky Bumgardner
Senior Philanthropic Gift Officer
Rebecca Lockhart
Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations
Phil Pilewski
Senior Philanthropic Gift Officer
Mark Steudel
Director of Philanthropic Planning
Laura Arnold
Development Coordinator

Grants Administration
Carole Wegner, PhD, HCLD
Vice President of Research and Grants Administration
Michelle Denning
Research and Grants Administration Coordinator

Melissa Levesque
Human Resources Manager
Rita Feggins

Devin Gilreath
Director of Finance
Michaela Johnson-Tena
Database Administrator
Katie McDonald
Office Manager
Sheila Parker
Administrative Assistant
Mary Umstead
Manager of Special Projects
Karen Kittinger
Gift Processor

Wine Celebration
Jane Brovelli
Managing Director
Max Duley
Auction & Community Outreach Director
Sasha Ekstrom
Office Manager
Mia Lee
Auction Redemption Coordinator
Jennifer Rose
Director of Sponsorship & Donor Development