Board of Directors
Jamie Aiken is the Regional Manager for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Mountain and Pacific Coast Regions. Jamie works to design community engagement that will allow NOCC to expand its reach and increase advocacy and education throughout the regions while supporting survivors and their families. She has over 25 years of executive leadership, program development and philanthropic fundraising experience. She is a member of the Arizona Department of Health Services – Arizona Cancer Coalition – participating on the Early Detection and Prevention Workgroup and serving as chairperson for the Survivorship & Quality of Life Work Group.
Now, as a new board member of Teal It Up, she has said she will look to the example set forth, and work accomplished by Teal It Up founder, Jan Coggins, and other board members. “I hope to contribute in the same dynamic way in order to provide impactful support to women navigating the challenges of ovarian cancer.”
Jennifer Caraway is the founder and Executive Director of The Joy Bus and The Joy Bus Diner. In 2011, as Caraway watched her friend, Joy Seitz-Butts, slowly but gracefully die of ovarian cancer, she made a promise that something good would come from her death. Caraway had been delivering home-cooked meals to Joy, and realized that the meal – as well as the conversation – brought much, well, joy, to them both. And, so, The Joy Bus was born – a service that delivers meals and encouragement to the terminally ill. “We all need a purpose,” Caraway says. “I’m just happy I found mine.”
Her many, many years in the restaurant industry have prepared Jennifer for this journey and the community has taken notice with such accolades as ‘Best Food for a Good Cause’ PHX New Times, ‘Best of 2015 Movers and Shakers’ PHX Magazine and ‘Honoree of the 100 Award’ Mass General Cancer Center to name a few.
Dana M. Chase, MD, FACOG
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Arizona Oncology (US Oncology Network)
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Cancer Center – Phoenix
Associate Professor, Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital Phoenix, AZ USA
Dr. Dana Chase graduated with honors from Brown University in 1996, and earned her medical degree at the University of California, Irvine, in 2003. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Irvine, in 2007 and subsequently went on to complete her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California, Irvine, in 2011. In 2011, Dr. Chase joined the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She is now a Gynecologic Oncologist at Arizona Oncology (US Oncology Network). Dr. Chase an Associate Professor at the Creighton University School of Medicine, Phoenix Campus and Assistant Professor the Clinical Scholar Track at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.
Dr. Chase’s expertise includes research and collaborative projects with colleagues on scientific questions related to quality of life, symptom management, and supportive care. She is a member of NRG Oncology and a member of the group’s Health Outcomes Research Committee, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Committee, Cancer Prevention and Control, Elderly Committee, and is on the group’s Data Monitoring Committee Panel A.
Dr. Chase is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as an active member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is a eviewer for Gynecologic Oncology and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Chase has authored more than 46 peer-reviewed articles along with over 45 abstracts dealing predominantly with the prevention and chemotherapy of gynecologic malignancies and patient quality of life.
Kelly Colonello CRNP, MSN
Kelly Colonello graduated from Jacksonville State University with a BSN in Nursing and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Masters Degree in Nursing as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health Care. With over 21 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology, Kelly has dedicated her life to the care of women with Gynecologic malignancies with a particular passion for women with Ovarian Cancer. She is a true patient advocate and has been involved in many Ovarian Cancer organizations in both Pittsburgh and Phoenix.
Kelly, originally from Pittsburgh, moved to Arizona ten years ago to pursue and further her career in Oncology. She feels it is a privilege and honor to be working with Jan and the other amazing people on the board of directors with Teal It Up.
A recently retired graphic and website designer with an impressive 34 years of experience in Business Management, Marketing and IT, Rachel is also a survivor of Cervical cancer since 2009. Having been introduced to the Teal It Up organization while working, she redesigned the website and formed a deep level of respect for those involved in the organization and the mission of the group.
Upon retirement she has become an active volunteer eager to see that ovarian cancer patients receive the knowledge, resources and support they need during their journey to recovery. She is deeply honored and very excited to be a part of the Teal It Up Foundation.
Maggie Klint is a certified genetic counselor at Mayo Clinic. Maggie received a B.S. in Biology from Susquehanna University in central Pennsylvania, and a M.S. in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University in Indianapolis. As a cancer genetic counselor, Maggie is passionate about helping individuals, families and their care teams understand hereditary risk factors and the implications of genetic testing.
Maggie has participated in several outreach and educational events in Phoenix to raise awareness about genetic susceptibilities to cancer and genetic counseling. She is thrilled to be a part of Teal It Up.
Alison Manning is an Account Manager for Equifax Workforce Solutions. During her ten years with the organization, she has managed clients in all industry type and size, working with senior executive level personnel. She is familiar with training and development and participates in several special projects, including Lean Green Belt. She also leads a committee for continuing education efforts to her peer community. Alison has worked in the H.R./Personnel Administration, Accounting and Management field since 1982, with an emphasis in Unemployment and Tax Management since 1992.
Alison became aware of the impact of Ovarian Cancer at the age of 11, when her mother Joan, 41 died within 7 months of being diagnosed with Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Alison’s dear friend was diagnosed in 2010; the realization that Ovarian Cancer still, all these years later did not have enough exposure in the community prompted her to become involved with Teal It Up Foundation, in the hope that one day through the importance of genetic research women will be diagnosed earlier.
Lisa McCauley has spent her career in healthcare working to get the right testing and medication to the right patient at the right time. She is passionate about making certain that all patients get access to the genetic testing that they need to make the most informed decisions in their healthcare journeys.
In her daily work, Lisa sees the need for further education and awareness to aid in primary prevention and/or early detection, and she is so proud and honored to be part of all that Teal It Up has done and continues to do at the grassroots level to bring knowledge and resources to those in need.
LeeAnn has worked in business management consulting and accounting in the valley for the last 22 years and is Owner and President of SPS Business Services, Inc. She is committed to providing a financial environment of transparency and accuracy to business clients so they can make informed decisions.
LeeAnn has several close friends that are surviving ovarian cancer and is dedicated to the mission of funding research and providing support for women diagnosed with the disease. She serves as treasurer of the Teal It Up Foundation.
Jody Pelusi, PhD, FNP, AOCNP
Jody Pelusi, PhD, FNP, AOCNP, is an oncology nurse practitioner at Honor Health Research Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona where she cares for oncology patients undergoing Phase 1 Clinical Trials and Standard of Care therapies. In addition she has her own Education and Consulting Service which develops CEU program for oncology nurses/nurse practitioners and pharmacists – including monitoring and managing oral oncolytics and other oncology related topics.
Nancy Keane is an award-winning television and radio anchor, reporter, and producer, who serves as the Arizona Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Safeway. Prior to joining Safeway Nancy spent 9 years as Arizona Director of Marketing and Communications for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
With over two decades of reporting experience, Nancy has delivered thousands of live television news reports, from breaking news to high-profile court cases to national human interest features. Her talents have taken her across the country to a variety of television markets in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas, and most recently Phoenix where she is most at home. Upon returning to the Valley, Nancy worked as a reporter for KNXV-TV (ABC-15) and a news anchor/reporter at KTAR-620. In addition, she has also worked as an associate faculty member in journalism at Arizona State University. Nancy has contributed articles to many publications including, Phoenix Magazine, Arizona Woman magazine, AZ Business magazine, and Tucson Lifestyle magazine.
Throughout her career she has been recognized for her work as a journalist in the following areas: U.S. Western Region – (AP) Associated Press Award – Outstanding News Coverage/Journalism – Overall Excellence, Outstanding Journalism, Breaking News; U.S. Southeastern Region – (AP) Associated Press ‘Mark Twain’ Award – breaking > 200 stories; Distinguished Honor Award – American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – Outstanding Media Coverage – Elderly Issues – Biloxi, MS.; Outstanding Media Coverage Award – United States Air Force – Recruiting/Military Issues – Southeast U.S. Region – Little Rock Air Force Base and was selected to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 fighter – Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. and serves as an on-air host – KAET-TV – PBS 8 – Phoenix fundraising drives.
Amy currently works at Arizona Oncology in their marketing department. She is a patient advocate who is very involved in many foundations in the cancer community. Working in oncology and like most has been touched by someone battling cancer. Her mission is to help spread awareness, prevention messaging and find a cure through fundraising to donate to research.
Sherri is a former airline pilot and cancer survivor.
She was a pilot for Southwest Airlines for 27 years. In addition to being a Captain she also served as their first female Check Airman for 20 years. In this role, she was responsible for training and evaluating pilot proficiency and standardization. She also served as the Chief Pilot in their Phoenix pilot base supervising over 900 pilots. She was the first female Chief Pilot at Southwest making her one of the first female Chief Pilots in the US airline industry. Throughout her career she was very involved in mentoring aspiring airline pilots particularly women.
In 2015 she was diagnosed with fallopian tube cancer and her life took an immediate turn. After completing treatment and receiving her medical clearance from the FAA, she decided to retire from flying and devote her life to healthy living and supporting other cancer survivors. She believes that advocating for one’s own health is critical to good outcomes and that having the appropriate knowledge and the proper tools empowers women to be their own best advocates. She is grateful and honored to be a part of Teal It Up Foundation.
Dennis Scribner, MD., FACOG, FACS
Dr. Scribner specializes in all aspects of gynecologic oncology with special interest in minimally invasive surgery. He has published several peer review articles and has over twenty years of experience as a principle research investigator for the National Cancer Institute. He is currently a clinical associate professor for the University of Arizona School of Medicine and teaches residents and medical students.
Dr. Scribner has been honored for his “bedside manner” and approach to patient care by Our Heal Magazine as well as several teaching awards. He was “Top Doc” honoree in 2014 by Phoenix Magazine.
Dr. Scribner graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and received his medical degree from University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Scribner is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, American College of Surgeons, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
Janice Coggins is a cancer survivor, educator, spiritual leader, and author of Ovarian Cancer? You can NOT be serious! She is a retired social worker who passionately advocates for ovarian cancer awareness. Janice’s own journey with cancer keeps her motivated to finding funds and resources for women with ovarian cancer. Janice participated in Survivors Teaching Students (sharing her story with medical interns) a national program sponsored by Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
Jan founded the Teal It Up Ovarian Cancer Foundation in 2013 and served on the board until her retirement in July, 2022.
Beth Framjee and Ellen Johnson were founding board members and both have succumbed to late stage ovarian cancer.