Meet Our Staff
We are a team of dedicated professionals working to make improve the lives of everyone impacted by cancer.
I have been with the Center for over 10 years, serving in a variety of roles, currently as the Executive Director. My driving force is to remain true to the Center’s mission to deliver unparalleled programs and services—free of charge—to anyone impacted by cancer.
Jennifer Briggs, MSW, LSW
I joined the Center in May 2015 as Program Director, responsible for program development, community outreach and collaborative partnerships. Every day I am inspired by the depth of knowledge of our clinical staff in how to help people affected by cancer, as well as the passion and dedication staff and volunteers.
As Senior Director of Donor Experience, I look forward to building relationships with participants, donors, organizations, and their families. Understanding their journey with the Center helps us to continually enhance programs and services for those we serve.
Megan McMahon, PhD
I have been part of the Center’s team since 2003. In 2011 I became the Center’s clinical director, managing and collaborating with our incredible team of licensed psychologists, social workers and professional counselors. I am so proud of the work we do and of our knowledgeable, compassionate and dedicated staff. Almost every day I hear “this is such an amazing place”. How true that is.
Marnie Van der Voort, MPP
I was drawn to Center due to the valuable role we play in the lives of those touched by cancer. I enjoy having the opportunity to work with all of our participants, donors, corporations, and other organizations to collaborate and bring our programs and services to the community.
I started at the Center in 2012 as an intake intern. Currently I am the program associate and work closely with our program director to develop and promote our program guide. I also help manage our social media platforms.
I manage the Center’s database, keeping information current, running reports, mailing lists, and documenting all contributions and commemorations. I also assist with the Center’s fundraising projects.
Victoria Marchio, RYT
Being employed at CWC since 2012 has truly made an impact on my life, showing me that the human spirit can be lifted with a warm smile and a kind heart. I am the first person who greets everyone who visits the Center, and I am able to witness daily the enormous impact our programs and services have on our participants.
I joined the Center’s team in July 2018 as a Marketing Data Analyst. In this role, I assist with the Center’s database and marketing efforts. Being able to assist the Center in carrying out their mission every day makes each day in the office very fulfilling and enjoyable.
Priscilla Andrews, MA, LCPC
I have been a therapist at the Center since 2006, where I’ve worked with patients, survivors and caregivers through our counseling and group programming. I believe that while cancer is a crisis, it is a manageable crisis, and one that can be transformational for the individuals it impacts.
Evan Byer, Psy.D.
I joined the Center in May 2015 as a clinical associate and the young adult program coordinator. While I specialize in providing counseling to young adults, I also see individuals, couples and families throughout the lifespan. My aim is to give each participant a voice through diverse programming, in hopes of improving his or her self-worth and purpose in life.
Lori Bumbaco, RDN, CSO, LDN
My passion for oncology nutrition began over 10 years ago, and I have enthusiastically pursued this career goal ever since. I am proud to serve the role as a facilitator of participants’ goals, ranging from improving taste changes to making simple, yet sustainable steps towards healthy eating.
Deborah Kronenberger, MA, LCPC
I have been with the Center for over 9 years in a variety of roles that have always included developing, planning and teaching programs that cultivate healing mind, body and spirit. I consider it a privilege to be able to help our participants live life more peacefully through our mindful yoga, meditation, counseling and spirituality programs.
Kimberly Matthews, MA, LCPC
I started working at the Center in 1998. During the past 20 years, I have enjoyed being involved in the Center’s growth, and I love working with our dedicated staff to provide free, top-quality support services to cancer patients and their family members. As a licensed clinical professional counselor, I see people living with a cancer diagnosis and/or their family members for individual, couples and family therapy.
Donna Oldenburg, MA, LPC, NCC
I joined Cancer Wellness Center as a clinical associate following a year-long internship. I completed my graduate studies in Counseling at Northwestern University, as well as a clinical internship at a private practice in Lake Forest. My special interests include bereavement and cancer caregivers. Counseling is a second career for me after many years as a magazine publisher.
Katie Salyer, Psy.D.
Since joining the Center in 2008, I have enjoyed providing support in our counseling and group programs. Through the Newly Diagnosed and Caregiver Classes, I help organize and make sense of the shock and pain of a new diagnosis. I enjoy the science behind the mind-body connection, so I am known for programs on healthy sleep and stress in the body in addition to healthy thinking and talking to kids about cancer.
Sari Ticker, PsyD
I joined the Center in the summer of 2015, serving as the post-doctoral fellow. I have experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are impacted by cancer. I am also serving as the Center’s child and adolescent specialist, creating new programs and services for this age group.
Alexander DiChiara, MA
I am a clinical doctoral student who joined the Cancer Wellness Center in August of 2018. Currently, I am completing my therapy externship, which is a full year rotation that involves providing counselling, program development, and facilitating groups. I am thrilled to be at the Center and for this opportunity to continue developing my clinical skillset.
Peter Durham, MA
I am currently a Doctoral Student who joined the Center in August 2018. Over the next year, I will be working to complete my therapeutic rotation, specifically focused on counseling, program development, and learning the ins and outs of a non-profit. I cannot express how excited and thankful I am to be able to train around so many hardworking and dedicated individuals.
Amy Gregorio, MA
I joined cancer wellness center in May 2018 while completing my master’s degree in clinical mental health at Northwestern University. I knew early on during the program that I wanted to work with those who have been challenged by serious illness.
It is a profound and often raw experience for someone as a patient, caregiver, or loved one. I consider it an honor and privilege to be allowed inside the life of someone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis. I’m thrilled to serve as a clinical extern at such an impressive organization that offers our members such a full scope of services.