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On the Cover of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

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Rena Howard
Wilmington
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.
Steve ‘Monty’ Montgomery
Dewey Beach
Steve is the owner of the well-known Starboard in Dewey Beach and the Bethany Blues restaurants in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach.  In memory of his mother, Barbara, Monty created the Dewey Goes Pink – the Gugie 5K Run – held each October in Dewey Beach.
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.
Chen Wang, Esq.
Newark
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 Co.
Cheris Reed
New Castle
Cheris is a breast cancer survivor and DBCC volunteer.
State Sen. Liane Sorenson
Wilmington
Sen. Sorenson was elected to the Delaware 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.
Cindy (pictured), Gordon and Liorah DelGiorno
Wilmington
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.
Dr. Dennis Witmer, MD, FACS
Greenville
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.
Jennifer Offutt
Dover
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.
Brenda Blue
New Castle
Brenda is a breast cancer survivor and volunteers at DBCC events and health fairs. She is also a peer mentor.
First Lady Carla Markell
Dover
Mrs. Markell is a seven-year breast cancer survivor and a former DBCC Board member. She became Delaware’s first lady when her husband, Gov. Jack Markell, was sworn into office in January 2009. She is a strong advocate for DBCC and breast cancer awareness.
Dr. Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS
Wilmington
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.
Betsy Holden
Dover
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.
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.
Randy Currie
Chadds Ford, Pa.
Randy is the owner of Currie Hair-Skin-Nails Salons in Glen Mills and Chadds Ford, Pa., and Wilmington. He and his staff partner with DBCC with the annual “Day of Beauty” at the Currie Salons.
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.
John du Pont
Wilmington
John is a past president and a current member of DBCC’s Board of Directors.
State Sen. Margaret Rose Henry
Wilmington
Sen. 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.
Wendy Newell 
Dover
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.
Linda Powell 
Wilmington
Linda is a breast cancer survivor and current President of DBCC’s Board of Trustees. She is Director of Special Projects for the DuPont Co.
Lorie Marrella 
Newark
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.
Peggie Ball 
Selbyville
Peggie is breast cancer survivor and one of the top fundraisers for DBCC’s DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk.
Dr. Joseph Rubacky, DO 
Dover
Rubacky is a general practitioner with Dover Family Physicians. He recognizes the value of DBCC’s support programs and refers patients to DBCC.
Terry Hadley 
Dover
Terry is a breast cancer survivor. She is the owner of the Pink Ribbon Boutique in Smyrna.
Nancy Froome 
Wilmington
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.
Okemah Strickland 
Dover
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.
Patricia Key 
Laurel
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.
Patti Rossi 
Dover
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.
Mike Smith 
Dover
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.
Amy Norgate 
Lewes
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.
Michelle Munday 
Harrington
Michelle 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.
Peggy Dever 
Rehoboth Beach
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.
Michele Hogsett 
Millsboro
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.
Rita Clark 
Millsboro
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.
Dr. Rishi Sawhney, MD 
Camden
Dr. Sawhney practices hematology in Dover and Milford 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.
Dr. Kathrina Chua, MD 
Camden
Chua is a Hematology/Oncology doctor with Bayhealth Medical Center. She is a member of DBCC’s Board of Directors.
Sean Healy 
Wilmington
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.
Stacey Bacchieri 
Kennett Square, Pa.
Stacey is a 10-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.
Jacqui Connell 
Wilmington
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.
Chris Kemple 
Newark
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.
Gail Lanouette 
Dover
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 LifeFashion Show. She attended the 2011 National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C.
Betty Olmstead 
Wilmington
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.