Amy Alanes,Executive Director and Interim Program Director, has extensive experience in operations management and fundraising, with more than two decades of experience in key management positions within community-based organizations. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Summit Bank Foundation, the Development Director of Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area, Director of Administration for Community Violence Solutions, and in multiple positions with New Connections. In her spare time, Amy enjoys community organizing and volunteering, reading, and being outdoors with her family.
Anne Browne, Development Associate, got her first taste of non-profit fundraising in 2017 as a volunteer for WCRC, calling wineries to ask if they might donate to an event. Since then, she has pursued a career in fundraising and development and joined WCRC as a staff member in February 2021. Prior to WCRC, Anne was the Development Associate at HomeFirst Services of Santa Clara County, an emergency shelter and housing support agency. Anne spends her free time reading, tatting lace doilies, and annoying her husband and cat with point-and-shoot film cameras she finds on eBay..
Kelly Doyle, Administrative Director, joined the WCRC staff in September 2012, bringing more than 25 years of non-profit experience to WCRC. She has worked both as a Program Manager at the Museum of Children’s Art and as Finance and Operations Administrator at the Community Network for Youth Development. Having worked in both the program and administrative sides of the non-profit world, she brings a unique balance to her position. She holds a BA degree in Fine Arts and English. When not at WCRC, she can usually be found puttering in her garden or making homemade jams and pickles.
Chelsea Funtanilla,Data Entry Clerk, has fifteen years of oncology experience, previously in supportive care at Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center. She now manages data entry for our programs and services. She’s studied both liberal arts and fashion design, and in her spare time, Chelsea enjoys family time, sewing, writing, and trying new foods.
Dolores Moorehead, MS, APCC, Lead Client Navigator / Multicultural Client Support Clinician, has over 30 years of progressive experience in cancer services. Prior to joining WCRC in 2002, she worked at the American Cancer Society for more than thirteen years. In October 2005, she was awarded the Spirit of Activism Award by Breast Cancer Action (BCA), and in May 2008, she received the prestigious Lane Adams Quality of Life Award from the American Cancer Society. Dolores also chaired the Each One, Reach One Conference Planning committee in 2006.
Jill Newquist, Community Engagement Manager, brings more than 20 years’ experience of varying levels of community engagement in both real and virtual worlds. She’s studied online marketing, graphic design, and art history, and has spent decades involved in community volunteerism. Jill manages social media for WCRC, coordinates all the Community Wellness Workshops, and curates the JanRae Community Art Gallery. At home she is an avid kayaker, eco traveller, entrepreneur, and mom to two.
Veronica Peinado, Multicultural Navigator, was with American Cancer Society for 7 years where she assisted residents of Alameda County in locating resources, support and coordinated transportation to life-saving treatment. She is passionate about improving the health and well-being of under-served communities through education, research, leadership, and advocacy. She believes very strongly that everyone should have a voice regardless of language and other barriers. In her spare time, you can either catch her behind a book or outdoors enjoying the Bay weather.
Gayle Peterson, LCSW, PhD is the clinical manager of the Free Therapy Program at WCRC. For the past 40 years she has worked with women and families, helping people navigate through the family life cycle from childbirth and parenting to marriage and stepfamily development, to the experience of death and dying. Her groundbreaking book, Birthing Normally, rocked the childbirth field in 1980 by proclaiming childbirth not only a life passage, but significant to a woman’s development. Dr. Peterson is also the founder of Making Healthy Families, which has won acclaim from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for free online family seminars on communication and family building, based on leading research on what contributes to healthy family relationships. She has also served as a family therapist, writing articles for numerous parenting websites and magazines. Gayle derives great joy from her family which includes 2 cats and 5 grandchildren, and relishes in playing and learning the violin/fiddle and yoga!
Audrey Shoji, Volunteer Manager and Swim A Mile Volunteer Coordinator, coordinates the many wonderful people who give their time, energy and spirit to all of the programs at WCRC. She began her association with WCRC in 2006 as an In-Home Support Program volunteer and she continues to volunteer as a Community Health Advocate, in addition to being a staff member.
Christine Sinnott, MTS, CFRE, Development Manager, has worked in non-profit fundraising since 1993 and with WCRC since 1998. Christine manages multiple aspects of WCRC’s development program, including annual giving, grant-seeking, and the Swim A Mile for Women with Cancer, WCRC’s largest annual fundraiser. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, quilting and cooking.