Our Team

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Our team is made up of talented and dedicated Relentless Champions of Hope. Our staff works day in and day out to keep providing our community with the most up-to-date colorectal cancer resources.

Leadership

Anjee Davis, MPPA, President

Anjee leads the charge at Fight Colorectal Cancer! She resides in Springfield, MO, and has been working in colorectal cancer for nearly two decades. She loves being outdoors with her husband, their son, and their Bernedoodle, Bella. As a cancer survivor herself, she is passionate about finding a cure for cancer! In her downtime, you will likely find her binging Netflix.

Operations & Administration

Rebecca Nance, HR & Operations Manager

A Jack-of-all-trades, Becca supports the Operations team and HR. She says being a Relentless Champion of Hope means showing up every day to serve as a resource and a helping hand to all those who are in the fight.

Devin Heid, Technical Analyst

Devin was drawn to non-profit work by the chance to provide help and hope to survivors and their families, as well as limit cancer’s impact on future generations. He enjoys music, international soccer, and television and lives in Kansas City, MO.

Communications & Creative

Emily Piekut, Senior Communications Manager

Emily is known as our communication team’s “air-traffic controller,” spending most of her days editing and scheduling content. As a military spouse, Emily has moved 6 times in 5 years, spanning 5 states in that time! She currently resides in San Diego, CA with her husband, their son, and their “double doodle” (goldendoodle x labradoodle) named Honey.

Danielle Ripley-Burgess, PR & Comms

A published author, Danielle lives in the Kansas City area with her family and their dog, Chef. A 2x colon cancer survivor, she loves baking and connecting with other survivors.

Andrew Wortmann, Senior Creative Manager

Fun facts about Andrew: his go-to karaoke song is “Sold – Grundy County Auction” by John Michael Montgomery, he’s a self-taught graphic designer, and one of his feet is bigger than the other. He resides in Kansas City, MO with his dogs, Sebastian and Truman.

Elizabeth Jordan, MBA, Marketing Manager

Elizabeth is the face behind Fight CRC’s social media! She resides in a small town just outside of St. Louis, MO with her husband. Elizabeth loves working from home because of the unlimited snacks and snuggles from her pup, Roush.

Sam Monica, Multimedia Manager

Sam leads the development of our website, the production of video, and the delivery of digital resources. He lives in Springfield, MO and loves the TV show Schitt’s Creek.

Robert Edwards, Graphic Designer

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Robert lends his hand to the graphic design needs here at Fight CRC. Robert enjoys fitness, singing, playing piano, and a myriad of other things.

Ali Overstreet, Social Media Coordinator

Ali is responsible for brainstorming and maintaining communications via social media. She lives near St. Louis, MO and is an avid Blues hockey fan.

Philanthropy

Michell Baker, Director of Philanthropy

After losing her father to colorectal cancer in 2008, Michell and her family decided to join the fight. She first got involved as an advocate and joined the staff in 2014.

Natalie Keiser, Program Coordinator & Administrative Support

Natalie is the friendly face who helps onboard new volunteers, coordinates partnerships, and works closely with our Ambassadors. She recently got married and moved to CA with her husband and she loves Andy’s Frozen Custard.

Erin Quiko, Program Manager

Erin relocated from San Diego, CA with her Navy retired husband to begin their “civilian” life and be near family. When not working she can be found in the kitchen baking, enjoying her new home and new community or out and about exploring all that Springfield has to offer.

Advocacy

Molly McDonnell, Director of Advocacy

Molly works to make sure that the voice of the colorectal cancer community is at the table where important policy decisions are being made. A little-known fact about Molly is she set a school record in 4th grade for the bar hang for hanging for seven minutes.

Aubree Thelen, MPH, Grassroots Advocacy Manager

Aubree lives in Chicago, IL with her dog Stella. She is best known for spearheading Call-on Congress and managing the Grassroots Action Committee. Little known facts about Aubree: she can walk on stilts and has lived in Germany twice!

Patient Education & Research

Reese Garcia, MPH, Senior Research Advocacy Manager

Named after actress Reese Witherspoon, our Reese resides in Denver, CO with her pup Kimba, a 5-year-old Lab mix. She manages all of our research efforts, including the Medical Advisory Board and research advocates. Her favorite part of working from home is her ability to take Kimba for short walks throughout the day.

Mike Marosits, Patient Education Manager

Mike’s mission is to enhance the colorectal cancer community’s access to innovative health resources. He is an ambidextrous athlete, who loves working from home because of the lack of commute. Mike lives in Newport, RI with his wife and their cat, Gigi.

Elsa Weltzien, MPH, Research Engagement Manager

Based in Denver, CO, Elsa leads out our research programming efforts and the Early-Age Onset Colorectal Cancer International Symposium. She loves cooking homemade Pad Thai and has a Russian Tortoise named Franklin.

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