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Get to know the employees and support group facilitators who organize programs and
serve at the Cancer Support Community.

Executive Director

Becky Franks Becky Franks has been the Executive Director since 2006, following her mother's diagnosis of breast cancer. Becky earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health in 1989 from North Dakota State University and moved to Bozeman in 2003. She has worked in the non-profit sector for 18 years, with an emphasis in Public Health and Health Education, and has a passion to enhance the quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer. Becky is a certified Personal Trainer and is able to use this information to help people get stronger during survivorship. She currently serves as the co-chair of Montana Cancer Coalition.

Becky lives in Bozeman with her husband, Dennis and son, Michael. Her son Tyler is a US Marine based in Okinawa. Her three step-daughters, Alexia, Jordan & Madeline are grown, and living in Montana and California. She enjoys skiing, biking and running with her dog, Mia.

Program Director

Katelyn Stewart Katelyn Stewart, MS earned her Master's of Science in Rehabilitation Mental Health Counseling from MSU-Billings. In 2012, she moved to Bozeman and starting working in the nonprofit community supporting families and children with disabilities. She is eager and overjoyed to be a part of the Cancer Support Community.
In her free time Katelyn loves connecting with nature, fishing and floating any of Montana's fantastic rivers, and traveling. Katelyn lives with her fiance Dan, three cats, one dog, and herds of elk and deer.

Development Director

Jeannie Gracey Jeannie Gracey, has been working in the Bozeman nonprofit community for the past 20 years. She earned her B.S. in Health and Human Development from Montana State University in 1995. Over the years, her enthusiasm for working with people has never waned. She is very excited to be a part of Cancer Support Community and empower people in this journey we're all in together...life..

Jeannie lives in Bozeman with her two awesome kids and her zoo which consists of: a dog, cat, turlte, toad and goldfish!.

Education & Activities Director

Sarah Skoglund Sarah Skoglund earned a B.A. in Journalism from Miami University and a B.F.A. in Interior Design from Illinois Institute of Art. She worked as an interior designer, managing large-scale residential projects at an interior architecture and design firm in Chicago. Since her arrival in Bozeman in 2008, Sarah has immersed herself in our local art community, working as director of a local art gallery, curating art shows and teaching children's art classes in Livingston. In 2011, Sarah began volunteering at Cancer Support Community, teaching children's art classs, and began as an employee in 2012.
Sarah lives in Bozeman with her husband Matt, son Otto, and their dog, Aldo.

Community Outreach Coordinator

Anya Petersen-Frey Anya Petersen-Frey, MBA Anya Petersen-Frey holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Personnel Development and Health Education. In addition she is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She has worked in business and economic development for over 15 years and is excited to return to her passion of working in the health and wellness industry by applying her business and marketing skills with the Cancer Support Community. She was a fitness instructor for 20 years and has always loved working with people. She brings her enthusiasm to the classroom as well and teaches in the business department at Montana State University and serves as a Business Advisor with MSU's TechLink Center.

Anya lives in Bozeman with her dog, Kia, and in her free time she enjoys traveling and playing outside. She is an avid hiker, cyclist, and general adventurer.


Wendy Gwinner Wendy Gwinner, LCSW, OSW-C, is the Oncology Social Worker at Bozeman
Deaconess Cancer Center. She holds a Master's of Social Work
and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with advanced certification in
oncology social work. She leads our GYN Cancer Support Group, along
with many other educational offerings throughout the year. She currently
serves on our Board of Directors and Professional Advisory Board.
Wendy can be seen about Bozeman running (with her dog pulling) and at her kid's events.
Sarah Webb Sarah Webb, LCSW is Sarah Webb is a Licensed Clinical Social
Worker with a growing private practice in Bozeman that supports families and children
struggling through life's obstacles. Sarah has served the CSC since 2010 in many different
capacities from teaching a cooking class and yoga to facilitating various support groups.
Currently, she has narrowed her focus to serving families and children with two art-based
support groups: children whose lives have been touched by cancer and children grieving loss.
Phronsie Sprenger Phronsie Sprenger, MSW, LCSW, works as one of the Oncology Social Workers at
Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center, and is the facilitator for Bosom Buddies. She has a
Bachelor's degree in Health and human development from Montana State University and a
Masters in Social Work from Walla Walla University. She is currently an LCSW and is
working towards her sex therapist certificatio. It is her hope to provide additional
support and information to cancer patients who are struggling with changes in intimacy as a
result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Jennifer Welton Jennifer Welton, Jennifer Welton is the Bereavement Coordinator
'with Hospice of Bozeman Deaconess. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and
Human Development from M.S.U. in 1995, is completing her Masters of Social Work degree, and
a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Jennifer has over 17 years of experience
in the areas of grief, gerontology and infant/child adoption. Cancer has touched her family,
and she promotes awareness, support and advocacy for others. She also facilitates our weekly
Living with Grief bereavement support group, offers community educational opportunities on
grief and loss, and provides bereavement counseling for individuals and families.