|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 15 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 Comprehensive Cancer Coalition.
Becky lives in Bozeman with her husband, Dennis and son, Michael. Her son
Tyler is a US Marine based in Okinawa. She enjoys skiing, biking and running
with her dog, Mia.
|Justin Short, originally from Atlanta, GA, moved to Bozeman, MT in 2007. Justin graduated with a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2000. His experience includes working as a Social Worker and Public Health advocate with various non-profit public health organizations, local government social service agencies and an array of private healthcare companies. He is excited to help those touched by cancer find their inner strength and enrich their lives through participation in meaningful programs and services.|
Justin lives in Bozeman with his wife Jessica and in his spare time enjoys playing handball, fly-fishing, skiing and brewing beer.
|Sarah Skoglund is the Youth & Families Coordinator. Sarah 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 classes. |
Sarah lives in Bozeman with her husband Matt and their dog, Aldo.
|Wendy Gwinner, LCSW, is the Oncology Social Worker at Bozeman |
Deaconess Hospital 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.
|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.
|Robin Owen, LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor |
and graduated from MSU with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 1992.
She has been in private practice in Bozeman for 19 years, and is the facilitator
for Bosom Buddies, the breast cancer support group. Having lost a child, mother
and grandmother to cancer, she has a special interest in health loss and grief
issues. From 1990-2000 she co-facilitated the Bozeman chapter of The
Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents. Robin and her husband
Tim moved to Bozeman in 1983. They have three grown children Anne, Morgan and
Margaret, who were raised here.
|LaTresha Garrison, M.Ed., LCPC, LMFT, holds a Master of Education and we are excited |
to have her onboard as the lead facilitator for our newest program, Dillon
Support Group. She is the owner/therapist of a private practice in Dillon and
has additional experience working within the school system. LaTresha has
been a great asset for building awareness and offering support to those
diagnosed with cancer in the Dillon area.
|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.