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.
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.
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.
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.
I am excited to be a part of the Cancer Wellness Center team. As the Development Manager I will 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 have helped so many patients and families.
I recently joined the Cancer Wellness Center team on a part-time basis 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.
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. These include massage, reflexology, personal training, our hair and wig studio, yoga classes and all other weekly wellness programs. Stop in and say hello!
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.
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.
Katie Hull, LCSW
I began my experience at the center in 2012 as part of an undergrad internship. I recently joined the team as a staff member in September of 2018. I am currently serving 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
I have been with the Cancer Wellness Center since 2007 and consider it a privilege to be able to help participants live life more peacefully by developing, expanding and delivering programs and classes that cultivate healing mind, body and spirit. 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
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, LCPC, NCC
I joined Cancer Wellness Center as a clinical associate in 2017. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and 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
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 BrocksteinCancer Wellness Center
I began working with the Cancer Wellness Center as a Clinical Associate in January of 2020, after recently received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Virginia State University. 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 (for patients and survivors between 20 and 40 years old). My experience prior to CWC includes working 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.
I joined the Cancer Wellness Center in January 2020. I currently work as a part time Bilingual Counselor at the Grayslake and Northbrook location. I currently 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.
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.
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.