Co-founder and President (since 2009)
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Kathleen is a cancer survivor. Educated at St. Lawrence University, she previously worked as a Job Developer for the Parks Opportunity Program. Currently Kathleen lives in Brooklyn, NY, is a stay at home mom to her young daughter and has been the President of Angie’s Spa for the past 6 years. For Kathleen, Angie’s Spa is an organization that helps to take care of the person, while the doctors and nurses take care of the patients.
Nancy Benson Berry
Co-founder and Executive Director
Born and raised in Boston, MA, Nancy has had a variety of careers that have included teaching, operations management, and owning her own move management firm. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, one year before Angie, Nancy is fortunate that her cancer remains in remission and she now devotes her time and energy to funding Angie’s Spa programs throughout the country.
Co-founder and Board Member
Born and raised in Boston, MA, Joanna and Angie were roommates at Emory University and remained close friends throughout Angie’s life. Now living in Los Angeles, Joanna is married with two young children and is the Senior Vice President of Scripted Development for the Lifetime television network. She is proud to be part of an organization that preserves such a wonderful memory of her incredible good friend Angie. Angie had always dreamed of owning a spa someday and was also a strong cancer patient advocate, constantly looking for ways to make life a little easier for those fighting this terrible disease. Joanna is thrilled that working with Angie’s spa gives her the opportunity to, in some way, fulfill both of these dreams in honor of Angie.
Treasurer and Data Manager
Born and raised in Georgia, Randy graduated MIT and has had two careers, one as a Mechanical Engineer and the other as a private investor. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Berry College, a college in Rome, GA, founded by his great aunt, Martha Berry. At Angie’s Spa, Randy is responsible for keeping the books, managing the database, and all donations.
Angie’s Mom and Board Member
Ronna is very proud to be known on our team by this title. By serving on our board, Ronna is working hard to fulfill Angie’s dream of helping cancer patients deal with the stress and pain of chemotherapy while also giving them that extra boost of self esteem. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Ronna now lives with her husband, Gary in Delray Beach, Florida, where she is also Vice President of Membership for the Pap Corps of Addison Reserve. Pap Corps is an organization devoted to raising money for cancer research.
Born and raised in Woburn, MA, Matt has worked for several Wall Street firms and is now a stay-at-home dad in NYC to his 3 children. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown and MBA from Columbia. . Matt’s cousin-in-law, Laura Toner, knows waaaay too many people who’ve had cancer so he thought he should help in whatever miniscule way he could. He has two young daughters and dreads the notion of (breast)cancer so is excited to be involved with Angie’s Spa in any way possible.
Tyra B Sidberry
Tyra B Sidberry is a nonprofit consultant specializing in change management and strategic development. Since 1993, Ms Sidberry has worked in the philanthropic sector helping organizations: create environments conducive to authentic conversations that bring about organizational change; understand and develop a process to realize their visions by acknowledging and respecting differences; and engaging varying perspectives to achieve common goals. Most recently, she has been involved with efforts to create opportunities for public art in Boston, serving as an advisor to Fund for the Arts at New England Foundation for the Arts and various selection panels to choose among local and international artists’ proposals for public art throughout New England.
Julie Silver is the Chief Financial Officer of FIJI Water Company Holdings and Roll Wine Holdings. In this role, Julie is responsible for overseeing the financial health and reporting all FIJI Water and Luxury Wine companies including FIJI Water, Justin Vineyard & Winery, Landmark Vineyards, Neptune Pacific Line (Fiji based regional ocean freight company) Vintage Nursery and Mercier Nursery (grape vine nursery businesses). Julie has been with FIJI Water since 2007, joining as Director of Business Development & Process Improvement. She has also held the positions of Director Process Improvement & IT as well as Vice President of Logistics & IT. Prior to joining FIJI Water in 2007, Julie held a variety of internal consulting and project management positions at notable media & entertainment companies, including MTV Networks, Rainbow Media DBS and Time Warner Cable. Julie started her career at Credit Suisse. Julie holds a MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and BBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Julie lives in Los Angeles and enjoys crossword puzzles, spin class and hiking. Recently, Julie completed her first half marathon.
West Coast Coordinator
Sara is a Boston native who has been working for ASCF since September, 2010. Sara manages our “west coast office,” handling all mailings of grantee requests.
Along with her husband, Derek Goes, who is a photographer, Sara helps out at many of our fundraisers and events.
Sara is passionate about her work and honoring her mother who is a cancer survivor; her loved ones who are currently struggling with cancer; and those whom she has lost to this terrible disease.
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, and sister to Kathleen, Christine currently lives in Los Angeles. She was diagnosed a year and a half ago with a rare appendix cancer and has complimented her recovery from three surgeries and ongoing chemotherapy with yoga, acupuncture, massage and holistic therapies. She is passionate about Angie’s Spa because she firmly believes that the complimentary therapies that Angie’s Spa provides patients are essential for enduring the harsh effects of chemotherapy & radiation. She has experienced, first hand, the tremendous benefits of our services and is dedicated to making them more widely available to cancer patients.
Tracy Reichman Kalik, Partner, Heideman, Nudelman, Kalik PC
Robert M. Klein, M.D., Urology Physician, Northridge Hospital
Deborah Davis Perlstein, Owner&Teacher, Pure Barre Atlanta-Dunwoody
Brian Moonan, SVP, NorthCoast Asset Management
Laura Toner, M.D., Pediatrician, Urban Health Plan Inc