GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE

The Faces of DBCC

Breast cancer is not just a challenge for those newly diagnosed; it is a challenge for all of us. DBCC is honored to be Delaware’s most trusted breast cancer resource, but our staff cannot meet these challenges alone. We are fortunate to have these dedicated local community leaders and many more join in the fight against breast cancer. These faces are our partners, our survivors, our board members, our doctors, our volunteers and leaders in the Delaware community.





Sandra Arnell
Dover, DE

Sandra is a six-year breast cancer survivor and a DBCC Peer Mentor. She has modeled in the Southern Lights of Life Fashion Show.





Stacey Bacchieri
Kennett Square, PA

Stacey is a ten-year breast cancer survivor. She is Vice-President of DBCC’s Board of Trustees and Board President of DBCC’s resale shop, Great Stuff. Stacey volunteers weekly at Great Stuff.




Peggie Ball
Selbyville, DE

Peggie is breast cancer survivor and one of the top fundraisers for DBCC’s DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk.




Brenda Blue
New Castle, DE

Brenda is a breast cancer survivor and volunteers at DBCC events and health fairs. She is also a Peer Mentor.




Susan Chinicci
Ellicott City, MD

Susan is a DBCC Board Member and has co-chaired DBCC’s Southern Lights of Life. Her mother is a 12-year breast cancer survivor and her mother-in-law is a 35-year breast cancer survivor.




Dr. Kathrina Chua, MD
Camden, DE

Dr. Chua is a Hematology/Oncology doctor with Bayhealth Medical Center. She is a member of DBCC’s Board of Directors.




Rita Clark
Millsboro, DE

Rita is a six-year breast cancer survivor and a DBCC Peer Mentor and volunteer. She has modeled in the Southern Lights of Life Fashion Show.




Gerri Coble
Bridgeville, DE

Gerri is a breast cancer survivor and was the co-chair of DBCC’s 2012 Southern Lights of Life. She is also a Peer Mentor and volunteer.




Jacqui Connell
Wilmington, DE

Jacqui is a three-year breast cancer survivor and teaches art classes to breast cancer survivors at Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. She has modeled in the Northern Lights of Life Fashion Show and was the honoree at the 2011 Legend Foundation Pink Balloon Gala.




Randy Currie
Chadds Ford, PA

Randy is the owner of Currie Hair-Skin-Nails Salons in Glen Mills and Chadds Ford, PA and Wilmington, DE. He and his staff partner with DBCC with the annual “Day of Beauty” at the Currie Salons.




Cindy, Gordon and Liorah DelGiorno
Wilmington, DE

Cindy is a five-year breast cancer survivor and a DBCC Peer Mentor. Cindy has modeled in the Northern Lights of Life Fashion Show. Cindy’s husband, Gordon, partners with DBCC through fundraising and awareness-raising events. Before her breast cancer treatment began, Cindy and Gordon froze their embryos and four years later, they welcomed their daughter, Liorah Jane, into the world.




Peggy Dever
Rehoboth Beach, DE

Peggy is DBCC volunteer. Peggy works with fellow DBCC volunteer Sue Ryan on the Bosom Buddy program which collects swimwear and bras for survivors who use breast prosthesis.




Dr. Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS
Wilmington, DE

Dr. Dickson-Witmer is a breast surgeon with the Christiana Care Health System. She is a former DBCC Board member and is currently a member of DBCC’s Advisory Board. She has presented at DBCC’s Annual Breast Cancer Update.




John du Pont
Wilmington, DE

John is a past president and a current member of DBCC’s Board of Directors.




Nancy Froome
Wilmington, DE

Nancy is a breast cancer survivor and member of the DBCC Board of Directors where she is currently serving as Treasurer. She is vice-president of SSD Technology Partners in Wilmington.




Tina Hayward
Wilmington, DE

Tina is a breast cancer survivor and a former member of DBCC’s Board of Directors. Tina has chaired Northern Lights of Life .




Sean Healy
Wilmington, DE

Sean is a former DBCC Board member. Sean and his family began “The Jersey Shore Classic – Fishing for a Cure Tournament” in 1997 as a DBCC fundraiser in memory of his grandmother and to make a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.




State Senator Margaret Rose Henry
Wilmington, DE

Senator Henry is a member of DBCC’s Advisory Board. She was elected to the Delaware State Senate in 1994 and has served as Senate Majority Whip since June 2009.




Michele Hogsett
Millsboro, DE

Michele is a breast cancer survivor and DBCC volunteer. Michele has organized the “Save the Breast Fest” event in Ocean City, MD raising funds for DBCC.




Betsy Holden
Dover, DE

Betsy is a four-year breast cancer survivor. She is a long-time supporter of Southern Lights of Life and modeled in the 2012 Southern Lights of Life Fashion Show.




Rena Howard
Wilmington, DE

Rena is a breast cancer survivor and Trustee Emeritae of DBCC’s Board of Directors. She is a Peer Mentor and volunteers at DBCC’s resale shop, Great Stuff.




Chris Kemple
Newark, DE

Chris is the general manager of the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team. Chris and the Blue Rocks partner with DBCC for the Annual “Save Second Base” Breast Cancer Awareness Night.




Patricia Key
Laurel, DE

Patti is the Chief Executive Officer of Harrington Raceway and Casino. She is a six-year breast cancer survivor, a member of DBCC’s Board of Trustees and is currently serving as 1st Vice President of the Board. She was the honorary chair of the 2012 Southern Lights of Life.




Carol Knotts and Bev Michel
Chadds Ford, PA & West Chester, PA

Sisters Carol Knotts and Bev Michel are DBCC volunteers. Carol is very involved with Northern Lights of Life, securing countless donations for the Silent and Live Auctions. Bev is the owner of Bev Michel Photography of West Chester, PA and Bethany Beach, DE.  Bev donates her time and talents to DBCC, photographing events and activities. Her artistic portraits of the models at Northern and Southern Lights of Life events are truly works of art.




Gail Lanouette
Dover, DE

Gail is a four-year breast cancer survivor. She is a Peer Mentor and a trained Clinical Trial Peer Mentor. She modeled in the 2012 Southern Lights of Life Fashion Show. She attended the 2011 National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C.




Carol Levin
West Chester, PA

Carol is a 15-year breast cancer survivor and faced a recurrence two years ago. She is a past member of the DBCC Board of Trustees.




Lorie Marrella
Newark, DE

Lorie is the owner of FruitFlowers of Delaware, Chester County, PA, and Southern New Jersey. Lorie recently received the 2012 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for her involvement in the community. Lorie and her FruitFlowers team are leading DBCC partners and host multiple “Treasure the Chest” fundraising events each year.




First Lady Carla Markell
Dover, DE

Mrs. Markell is a seven-year breast cancer survivor and a former DBCC Board member. She became Delaware’s First Lady when her husband, Governor Jack Markell, was sworn into office in January 2009. She is a strong advocate for DBCC and breast cancer awareness.




Steve ‘Monty’ Montgomery
Dewey Beach, DE

Steve is the owner of the well-known Starboard in Dewey Beach and the Bethany Blues Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, DE.  In memory of his mother, Barbara, Monty created the Dewey Goes Pink – the Gugie 5K Run – held each October in Dewey Beach.




Michele Munday
Harrington, DE

Michele is a three-year breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed when she was just 35 years old. She is a DBCC Peer Mentor and volunteer and modeled in the 2011 Southern Lights of Life Fashion Show.




Wendy Newell
Dover, DE

Wendy is a general surgeon at Wolf Creek Surgeons in Dover. She is a DBCC Board member and has made numerous presentations on breast health and breast cancer awareness.




Amy Norgate
Lewes, DE

Amy is the general manager of the Tanger Outlet Center in Rehoboth Beach. Tanger Outlets is a leading DBCC partner, hosting the DE-Feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk and the Pink Style Card Program, which are important fundraisers for DBCC. Amy is a DBCC Board member.




Jennifer Offutt
Dover, DE

Jennifer is a two-year breast cancer survivor, diagnosed at just 31 years of age. She has participated in the Monster Mile fundraiser at Dover Downs and modeled in the 2012 Southern Lights of Life Fashion Show.




Betty Olmstead
Wilmington, DE

Betty is a dedicated DBCC volunteer and spends many hours at DBCC’s resale shop, Great Stuff. She was an active member of the Leadership Committee for DBCC’s Designer Bridal Gown Sale.




Linda Powell
Wilmington, DE

Linda is a breast cancer survivor and current President of DBCC’s Board of Trustees. She is Director of Special Projects for the DuPont Company.




Cheris Reed
New Castle, DE

Cheris is a breast cancer survivor and DBCC volunteer.




Jeralin Rochester
Maryland

Jeralin is a two-year breast cancer survivor. She volunteers for DBCC at health fairs and community events. She modeled in the 2011 Southern Lights of Life Fashion Show.




Patti Rossi
Dover, DE

Patti is a breast cancer survivor and is an active DBCC volunteer and Peer Mentor. She co-chaired the Fashion Show for the 2012 Southern Lights of Life.




Dr. Joseph Rubacky, DO
Dover, DE

Dr. Rubacky is a General Practitioner with Dover Family Physicians. He recognizes the value of DBCC’s support programs and refers patients to DBCC.




Sue Ryan
Rehoboth Beach, DE

Sue is a 28-year breast cancer survivor and is a very active volunteer with DBCC. She has worked on the Southern Lights of Life committee and was Co-Chair of the Silent Auction Committee for the 2012 event. Sue is also a DBCC Peer Mentor and works with fellow volunteer, Peggy Dever on the Bosom Buddy program which collects swimwear and bras for survivors who use breast prosthesis.




Dr. Rishi Sawhney, MD
Camden, DE

Dr. Sawhney practices hematology in Dover and Milford, DE with Bayhealth Hematology/Oncology Associates. Dr. Sawhney was the keynote speaker at DBCC’s 2009 Annual Breast Cancer Update and has been a dedicated supporter of Southern Lights of Life. Dr. Sawhney and his associates work closely with DBCC creating additional programs, through support groups, and delivering lectures.




State Senator Liane Sorenson
Wilmington, DE

Senator Sorenson was elected to the Delaware State Senate in 1992 and has served as Minority Whip since 2000. Liane was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women in 2007. She is the Chair of DBCC’s Advisory Board.




Mike Smith
Dover, DE

Mike is a breast cancer survivor and DBCC Peer Mentor.  Mike also volunteers for DBCC by speaking at group events.  Mike reminds people that men can be diagnosed with breast cancer.




Okemah Strickland
Dover, DE

Okemah is a nine-year breast cancer survivor. She is a DBCC Board member and co-chaired Southern Lights of Life for two successive years. Okemah is the owner of Okemah’s Cut Above Hair Salon which partners with DBCC.




Elsa Rodriguez-Trejo
Millsboro, DE

Elsa is an eight-year breast cancer survivor. She is a DBCC Peer Mentor, volunteer and participates in Nurture with Nature outings. Elsa helped with the First Annual VIDA: Latina Breast Health Forum. She modeled in the 2011 Southern Lights of Life Fashion Show.




Chen Wang, Esq.
Newark, DE

Chen is a seven-year breast cancer survivor. She is Secretary of DBCC’s Board of Trustees and a Peer Mentor. She has modeled in the Northern Lights of Life Fashion Show. She is Corporate Counsel and IP Leader with the DuPont Company.




Dr. Dennis Witmer, MD, FACS
Greenville, DE

Dennis is a general surgeon at the Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is a member of the DBCC Board of Trustees and actively participates in the planning of DBCC’s Annual Breast Cancer Update.