Meet our Staff

From the moment you walk into The Center, you know that you are somewhere special!  Our Center is a warm, nurturing place for all cancer journeys – survivors, caregivers, and friends. You are not alone on this cancer journey, but instead, we are here for you to walk you through your disease, treatments, and the long-term impacts cancer often has.

Here are the people who will work with you along the way. Our staff will help you find your inner strength and coping skills to manage cancer and its impacts. You will find hope, help, and companionship here in this cancer support community, which improves your quality of life and empowers you to take on the challenges caused by this insidious disease. We look forward to hearing from you!

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SUE ARMATO, MA
Cancer Survivor since 2011

Executive Director

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KAREN BRUCK
Cancer Survivor

Development Associate - Special Events

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SHAMIAH BYRD
Cancer Survivor since 2018

Kick It Cancer Program Manager

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JEN HARRIS
Cancer Caregiver

Program Navigator (Mokena)

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JANINE ARNEBERG

Volunteer Coordinator

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WENDY BUTZBACH

Program Navigator (Homewood)

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KATHLEEN DALY, ATR, LCPC
Cancer Caregiver

Program Director & Art Therapist

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JASON KIEFFER, LCPC

Program Manager & Clinical Therapist

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KELLY KOPALE, LCPC

Art Therapist & Program Coordinator

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DENISE MARSHALL

Director of Finance & Operations

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CHRIS ROSANDICH, MS

Nutrition & Wellness Program Manager

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ALEXANDRA KUNATH
Cancer Caregiver

Marketing & Communications Manager

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SAMANTHA NEARY

Development Associate

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SHANIA SCHMIDT

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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MELISSA STRICK, LCPC

Clinical Therapist

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STEPHANIE WETTSTEIN

Administrative Assistant

“One of our patients that lost a family member was struggling. Jason really took him under his wing and just did an amazing job taking care of him, his mind, and his mental status. He came back to me one day and we were sharing stories and he said ‘I really want to thank you for leading me to The Cancer Support Center – Jason saved my life’."

– Lisa, Nurse Navigator