25,000 Louisianians

will be diagnosed with cancer this year.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Florencetta Gibson

Florencetta Gibson

Dr. Florencetta Gibson is serving in her second year on the La. Cancer Foundation Board. Florencetta is the retired Director of the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing at ULM, and currently serves in a Professor Emeritus role. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Education, and Ph. D. from ULM, and Master of Science in Nursing from University of Mississippi. She currently works as a mental health professional in a local private practice. Dr. Gibson is a past member of the Living Well Foundation Board, and a current member of the United Way Board of Directors, while serving as a founding member and Co-Director of the Witness Project of Northeast Louisiana, a breast cancer support group. Florencetta is active in her church and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. In her spare time, she serves as a volunteer in the community, and enjoys gardening and sewing.

Aimee Kane

Aimee Kane

Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications for St. Francis Medical Center

Aimee was awarded the 2007 James M. Shipp, Jr. Memorial Young Business Leader of the Year and in 2010 was named one of the "Top 20 Under 40 Young Business Professionals" by Delta Business Magazine. She is a current member of CABL, Rotary, ULM Foundation and Athletic Association, Louisiana Hospital Association, and Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Aimee is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Quality Champion and a Louisiana State Quality Examiner. She is actively involved in numerous community activities and organizations.

Sharon McClain

Sharon McClain

Director of Marketing/Public Relations at Glenwood Regional Medical Center

Currently serves as company leader for various community organizations and Executive Leadership for Go Red for Women. She is a life long resident of West Monroe and enjoys time with family, friends and exploring new places.

Debbie McNew

Debbie McNew

A native of Monroe and a graduate of Ouachita Parish High School and Northeast Louisiana University. For the past 16 years, Debbie has been employed with KNOE TV as a media consultant and has recently retired from KNOE TV. She is a former board member of Northeast Louisiana Ad Club and is actively involved with Ouachita Women’s Tennis. Debbie has previously served on many committees with First United Methodist Church of West Monroe and First United Methodist Church Loop Road. She enjoys travel, spending time outdoors and family time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Nell Seeger

Nell Seegers

A native of Monroe and a graduate of Neville High School and Louisiana Tech University, Nell is a member of the Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church where she has served as Secretary of the Parish Council, Eucharistic Minister, and Co-Chair of the Flower Guild. She is also a member of the Monroe Garden Study League (17 years) and board member of the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation. Active in the community, Nell has held various leadership roles in several community organizations through the years. She enjoys entertaining, travel, and family time.

Virginia Knickerbocker

Annie Staten

Lives by her motto: "If I can help someone as I pass this way, then my living will not be in vain." Annie gives "God the Glory" as a twenty five year breast cancer survivor and founder of "Celebrating Life After Breast Cancer" support group. She has served over two decades as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, presently active in the "Reach to Recovery" program. She is a former board member of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Northeast/Central Louisiana Affiliate, a retired educator, and member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Monroe.

Marion Smith Willson

Marion Smith Willson

Marion is a native of Monroe La., having attended St. Frederick HS and Northeast La University graduating with a BA in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Special Education. She has taught in the Monroe City School System for 20 years as a Special Education Inclusion Teacher. She is an active member of First United Methodist Church in Monroe. She has been a member of CFL for 10 years and has served on all committees and the Executive Board. She is married to Bill Willson, and has two incredible boys. Edmund works at CNB Bank in Shreveport, and Gordon is a junior at LSU in Mechanical Engineering. Her hobbies include traveling, scrap booking, running and fitness, having already run a marathon and numerous half marathons for St. Jude’s annual fundraising run in Memphis, as well as numerous mud races. She loves teaming Charis Retreats with her church.

James Adams

James Adams

Executive Director of the Louisiana Cancer Foundation and the Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute

He is a registered Radiation Therapist and received his Bachelor of Science degree and MBA from the University of Louisiana Monroe. He received his Radiation Therapy Certification from the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute. He is a member of the Society of Radiation Oncology Administrators, a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. James has served on numerous boards and is past President of the Northeast Louisiana Komen affiliate.

James Adams

Donna Jackson

Assistant Director of the Louisiana Cancer Foundation

She is Past President of the Junior League of Monroe and is an active volunteer with several local charitable agencies.

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