Meet Our Staff

We are a team of dedicated professionals working to make improve the lives of everyone impacted by cancer.

Administrative Team

Nancy Bulzoni

Nancy Bulzoni

Executive Director

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.

Doris Downing

Doris Downing

Director of Development

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

Megan McMahon, PhD

Clinical Director

I have been part of the Center’s team since 2003, and in my current role since 2011. I manage and collaborate 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.

Savina Chacheva

Savina Chacheva

Program Manager

I started at the Center in 2012 as an intake intern. Currently I am the program manager and work closely with a team of staff to bring various education programs at the Center. I also help manage our social media and support our community outreach efforts.

Jacqueline Hogendorp

Jacqueline Hogendorp

Development & Database Coordinator

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.

Matthew Pochowicz

Matthew Pochowicz

Marketing Data Analyst

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.

Gail Fradin

Gail Fradin

Development Manager

I joined the Center’s team in early 2019 as the Development Manager. I focus on making sure that the Center reaches its financial goals by assisting with our fundraising efforts, building donor relationships and increasing community awareness. This will allow the Center to continue to provide the support programs and services that help so many patients and families.

Mary Jayaraman

Mary Jayaraman

Client Services Associate

I joined the Cancer Wellness Center team after volunteering here for almost five years. I coordinate the afternoon and evening front desk staffing, in addition to other administrative duties. Together with my counterpart Lisa Roudabush and all of the front desk volunteers, we assist with inquiries and welcome visitors and participants to the Cancer Wellness Center.

Lisa Roudabush

Client Services Associate

I joined the CWC team in early 2019. I am happy to greet you at the front desk every day. It’s a joy to coordinate and manage all of our yoga instructors, practitioners and all of our wellness classes and Studio services, which includes massage, reflexology, personal training, hair and wig studio, yoga classes and other weekly wellness programs. Stop in and say hello!

Clinical Team

Priscilla Andrews, MA, LCPC

Priscilla Andrews, MA, LCPC

Clinical Manager

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.

Lori Bumbaco, RDN, CSO, LDN

Lori Bumbaco, RDN, CSO, LDN

Oncology Dietitian

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.

Katie Hull, LCSW

Katie Hull, LCSW

Clinical Intake Associate

I began my experience at the Center in 2012 as part of an undergrad internship and recently joined the team as a staff member in 2018. I currently serve as the Center’s Clinical Intake Associate helping those who contact our Center to get connected to the programs and services that will best meet their needs. I truly value the compassion and commitment of our staff as well as the strength and dedication of our participants and their families.

 Deborah Kronenberger, MA, LCPC

Deborah Kronenberger, MA, LCPC

Wellness Program Coordinator

I have been with the Center since 2007 and consider it a privilege to be able to help participants through the work of the Center. I am particularly proud of developing and delivering The Studio at CWC and our Weight Loss for Wellness, Mindful Kitchen and Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness programs. I enjoy my work at our partner hospitals where I provide counseling, Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness and Weight Loss for Wellness.

Kimberly Matthews, MA, LCPC

Kimberly Matthews, MA, LCPC

Support Programs Coordinator

I started working at the Center in 1998 and 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, LCPC, NCC

Donna Oldenburg, MA, LCPC, NCC

Clinical Associate and Bereavement Coordinator

I joined Cancer Wellness Center in 2017. I work with both individuals and their families as they navigate life following a cancer diagnosis. My special interests include working with bereaved through our spousal and family loss bereavement groups, as well as caregivers in our Courageous Caregiver group.

Sari Ticker, PsyD

Sari Ticker, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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.

Heidi Brockstein

Dominique James

I began working with the Center as a Clinical Associate in 2020, after recently receiving my Master’s in Clinical Psychology. I currently lead two support groups, for survivors, at the CWC for both men with cancer diagnoses and a Co-Ed Young Adult Support group. Prior to CWC, I worked as a residential counselor, starting a free summer arts program for High School kids, and working to employ Homeless Veterans through a focus on mindfulness and group support.

Melissa Avila

I joined the Center in January 2020. I currently work as a part time Bilingual Counselor at the Grayslake and Northbrook location and support the admission/intake process of Spanish-speaking participants and provide counseling services in Spanish and English. It brings me great satisfaction to be able to provide support to all those who have been directly or indirectly impacted by Cancer and who fight this battle day by day.

Clinical Externs

Kelly Klein

Clinical Extern

I am a 4th year graduate student at Adler University. I have an interest in health psychology as well as experience working with trauma and individuals with dual medical and mental health diagnoses. I am excited to join this team to provide support and help individuals navigate their diagnosis.

Megan Stranski

Clinical Extern

I am a 4th year student at Midwestern University completing my advanced training at the Cancer Wellness Center. I have experience working with trauma-related disorders, anxiety, depression, and intellectual disabilities. I also have an interest in health psychology and the mind-body connection. I am excited to be at the Cancer Wellness Center and look forward to providing counseling and support to participants.

Michelle Mattero

Clinical Intern

I am a third year graduate student at Concordia University Chicago completing my clinical training at Cancer Wellness Center. I have experience working with individuals and children affected by cancer, trauma and other life changing events. I am excited to be a part of such a dedicated team and look forward to providing support and counseling as individuals navigate illness, loss and the journey to wellness.

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