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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!

Kathleen Daly, ATR LCPC

Executive Director

Denise Marshall

Director of Finance & Operations

Chris Rosandich, MS

Nutrition & Wellness Program Manager

Jen Harris

Program Navigator (Mokena)

Ali Rasper

Marketing Manager

Janine Arneberg

Volunteer Coordinator

Amy Weider

Staff Therapist

Kristen Kolwelter

Director of Development & Communications

Jason Kieffer, LCPC

Clinical Program Director

Melissa Strick, LCPC

Clinical Therapist

Wendy Butzbach

Program Navigator (Homewood)

Darnesha Evans, MSHRM

Community Outreach Coordinator

Kelly Friel, LCPC

Art Therapist & Program Coordinator

Now Hiring

Development & Special Events

“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
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