The Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance (LBCA) Team consists of dedicated staff and volunteers
LBCA has a small staff team. This includes an executive director who is a lobular breast cancer survivor and found her calling to lead as she interacted with LBCA volunteers and founders during her own medical odyssey. In addition, LBCA works closely with two founding patient advocate volunteers who have explicit roles with LBCA.
Laurie Hutcheson, MS, ILC Patient Advocate & Executive Director of LBCA, has been a leader in health care program development and management for over 40 years. Her experience includes executive roles in Massachusetts health and human services agencies, and in behavioral health provider organizations. She has also consulted in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health care programs, with her own consulting practice and as a Fellow with the National Academy for State Health Policy. More …
Mason Mitchell-Daniels, MPH, MSW, Chief Operating Officer and Volunteer Coordinator, has 15 years of experience working in the fields of health policy and public health. She has a dual interest in direct service and public policy, which led her to begin her career training in social work and public health. Throughout her career in policy, Mason has worked in positions focused on bringing stakeholder voices to the table. In her work with volunteers and as COO, Mason assists LBCA in expanding its reach as a powerful advocacy organization.
Suzie Cook Kinsellagh, Major Gifts Officer, is an accomplished fundraising professional with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Development including stewardship, major gifts, annual fund, communications, donor relations, volunteer management and strategic planning. Most of her experience has been in hospital development, spending 25 years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During that time, she worked on various fundraising initiatives related to oncology and also, personally experienced breast cancer. Throughout her career, she has volunteered with many organizations related to breast cancer and compassionate care. She continues to carry on that passion as a staff member of the Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance and is excited to help raise money for such an amazing organization. Suzanne has been impressed with LBCA and what has been accomplished over such a short period of time and is looking forward to future milestones.
Kathleen Moss, BCHN, Satellite Advocacy Group Coordinator, lives and works in Northwest Oregon. She is passionate about serving minority groups within the breast cancer community such as those who have opted for flat closure and those who have been diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma. She serves as an ambassador for Stand Tall AFC as well as holding this new role with LBCA. She is committed to the kind of activism that would allow for more awareness of lobular breast cancer in the clinical setting for the sake of newly diagnosed patients as well as the need for more research.
Joe Hutcheson, JD, MBA, General Counsel on a volunteer basis, has more than 35 years of legal experience in corporate, M&A and investment transactions, new venture startups, enterprise licensing and joint venture arrangements. He also has worked in executive management and nonprofit positions. He has served as Deputy General Counsel, Americas, for Dassault Systèmes, a publicly traded, global software company based in France, as CEO of a cloud system startup, as general counsel of a privately held software company, as principal at a corporate law firm in Boston, and as a lending officer in New York City. He received his BA in Economics from Williams College, during which time he managed paramedical projects in Latin America; his MBA from New York University with a concentration in finance; and his JD from Fordham University, where he was Managing Editor of the Fordham Law Review. He has advised and served on corporate and nonprofit boards.
Julia Katherine Levine, our Lead Research Advocate and Publications/Clinical Trials Curator, is a metastatic breast cancer survivor and a founding member of LBCA. She is committed to advocating, researching, and educating patients, clinicians, and others about lobular breast cancer and in particular, metastatic lobular breast cancer. She has created and presented an educational webinar on metastatic ILC for the Komen Metastatic Breast Cancer conferences. More…
Janice Axelrod, our Research and Communication Officer, is a retired physician gynecologic oncologist, who devoted her professional life to treating women with gynecologic malignancies and was a member and principle investigator of the Gynecology Oncology Group, a research group for gynecologic malignancies. Now retired and a lobular breast cancer survivor, she is focused on breast cancer research advocacy. Her interests include research, patient education, and reaching out to clinicians about lobular breast cancer. More …