Staff

Amy Alanes, Executive 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.


Key Brown, MS, Program Director, has more than a decade of experience empowering disadvantaged communities to gain access to equitable mental and physical health care services. She credits the YMCA, among other organizations, for developing her clinical and leadership skills. At the Y, Key initially served as a mental health clinician for adolescents and their families in Contra Costa County, and then took a management role as a health center director. While in this role, she excelled at refining and designing new systems and programs for equitable program delivery and access. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting the Napa Valley and playing golf.


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.


 

Dolores Moorehead, MS, APCC, Community Engagement Director and Client Support Clinician, has more than 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.


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.


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 / Move A Mile for Women with Cancer, WCRC’s largest annual fundraiser. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, quilting and cooking.


Gale Uchiyama, LCSW, is the Clinical Manager of the Free Therapy Program. Throughout her long career as a clinical oncology social worker, she referred many women to WCRC. Witnessing the deep impact that WCRC has had on these women living with cancer, she saw what an important role WCRC plays in supporting women during this difficult time in their lives. She is glad to be able to contribute to the growth and further development of WCRC by using her experience in direct service and her understanding of the needs of our under-served clients.