To share community resources to help individuals find services that will aid them in their personal cancer journey.
An involved community fully aware of all resources available to persons dealing with cancer.
Meet Our Cancer Resource Network Team
Dawn Moore was new to our community when diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until her treatments ended that she learned of our great local cancer support and services. Since then, she actively volunteers with several of our member organizations and is proud of being designated a “volunteer extraordinaire”. Dawn is a graduate of the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation Board Institute.
Marjan now serves as a physician liaison for Florida Cancer Specialist in the Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, bringing over 25years of experience in the medical industry as a respiratory therapist, with a desire to lead people to live a healthy lifestyle. After graduation from Northeastern University in Boston, she began her medical career at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Marjan’s passion to stay fit, healthy and desire to help others started years ago when she ran the Boston Marathon in 2001 and 2002 with the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge team, raising over $10,000 for cancer research. Marjan, her husband and two sons relocated to Florida in 2013 where they enjoy the outdoors, the Florida sunshine and the boys’ travel baseball activities
Pat Van Stedum
It is vital to those facing cancer to learn of the resources available to them through the Cancer Resource Network. As Vice President and team member of Survivors in Sync, breast cancer survivors can join us in learning about dragon boating and celebrate life after cancer. Being on the local National Cancer Survivors Day Committee for many years has brought the importance of this to light.
Secretary Team Tony Foundation
Tony McEachern Is the co-founder of the Team Tony Cancer Foundation. Diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at 33 years old, Tony had loving support from family and friends, but never met anyone his age who was a cancer survivor. He wanted to talk to someone just like him, someone who truly understood and remembered, someone who had already faced the same type of cancer. Tony’s idea of a peer support organization, initially a grassroots effort, became more formal, and the idea a reality with the official founding of the Team Tony Cancer Foundation in Sept. 2010. Today, Team Tony Teammates provide that gift to cancer fighters and caregivers all across Florida’s Suncoast.
David Morse is Chairman of Men to Men of Sarasota, affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, a 20 year old support and education group for prostate health. A former college and professional athlete, and foreign service and domestic public servant, he currently works on a nationwide health study under the US Department of Health and Human Services. As a board member of Cancer Resource Network he encourages the important outreach of CRN.
Elizabeth Bornstein, MSSA, LCSW, OSW-C, APHSW-C A licensed clinical social worker, oncology certified social worker and advanced palliative and hospice certified social worker. Elizabeth oversees and provides oncology counseling and facilitates support groups at Sarasota Memorial’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute. She has advanced training in mind-body medicine and expressive arts, and has been an oncology counselor since 2001. Elizabeth is a past American Cancer Society volunteer Mid Coast Unit board member (2007-2014), has been on the National Cancer Survivors Day Committee since 2001 and in 2007 was a founding member of the Sarasota Manatee Cancer Care Coalition that was later replaced by the Cancer Resource Network. She is excited to join the Cancer Resource Network board and support the mission of helping people facing cancer benefit from access to local cancer resources, help and information.
Linda Vernon is a Physician Liaison for GenesisCare. Linda specializes in marketing, public relations, and fundraising. The driving force of Linda’s passion is seeing the effect of cancer on many friends and family members. She is committed to being involved with organizations dedicated to helping those with this dreaded disease. Linda is a native Floridian and lives in Sarasota.
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