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Meet our team – the people who walk with you, care for you, and believe in you – every step of the way.  No one should cope with cancer alone, which is why we’re here, ready to hold your hand through it all.

Administration

Melanie Wilson

President & CEO
Melanie is a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, Leadership Fort Worth, Woman’s Policy Forum, the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth, and the Baylor University Alumni Association. As a 2-time cancer survivor, Melanie brings a personal perspective to her position. She was also a caregiver for her husband and daughter during their cancer battles (her 21 year-old daughter succumbed to cancer in 2011). Since joining Cancer Care Services in 2010, the organization has expanded its free programs for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors!

Melanie Lara, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Todd Cooper

Vice President of Operations
Todd is a member of the Center for Non-Profit Management from which he has also earned his certification. He wants to make the world a better place even through small acts of kindness. He believes that by helping change just one person’s situation, that we can help them build a better life for themselves and their family.

Kim Fulk

Finance Coordinator | Accounts Receivable
Kim strives to be part of the solution for cancer care and share a world of kindness. Her work ensures that Cancer Care Services can give cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors the support they need to cope with cancer.

Erin Stedronsky

Finance Coordinator | Accounts Payable
Erin understands the importance of providing support and resources to those impacted by cancer, as she lost her father to brain cancer when she was 22 years old. Her work on the administrative team ensures that Cancer Care’s operations runs smoothly.

Fundraising

Deanna Stuart

Vice President of Philanthropy
Cancer has directly impacted members of Deanna’s family, so she wants to make sure that no one has to go through cancer alone. Deanna creates awareness and support for Cancer Care Service’s mission to help those impacted by cancer in Tarrant County.

Laura Misuk, MPA

Director of Grants & Advocacy
Laura is a member of the Woman’s Policy Form and was a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives Executive Program, the Healthcare Forum Healthier Communities Fellowship, and Leadership Iowa. Laura was a remote caregiver for her dad when he had cancer, so she understands the impact that cancer has on caregivers, families, and the patient.

Rhea Jackson

Community Engagement Manager
Rhea is a professional member of WORTH and the Greater Arlington Chamber of Young Professionals. Rhea spreads awareness and support for Cancer Care Services so that her daughter has a place to turn to if she is impacted by cancer.

Becky Williams, MSW

Donor Engagement Manager
Becky is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and National Association of Social Workers. After seeing firsthand the impact of cancer, it is important for Becky to help Cancer Care Services ensure that no one has to experience the many facets of cancer alone.

Devyn Teague

Development Coordinator
Devyn knows that when someone you love has cancer, everything becomes overwhelming and it is difficult to always maintain hope. She joined Cancer Care Services in memory of her father, who passed from cancer, and seeks to spread awareness so that others know how Cancer Care can help.

Social Workers & Client Activities

Tracey Willingham, LMSW

Vice President of Client Programs
Tracey believes that no one should have to ensure difficult moments alone. Every day, she is proud of how Cancer Care walks with others to reduce the impact of cancer.

James Earl II, MPA, LBSW

Director of Outreach and Health Equity
James’s outreach team was recognized by the DFW-CHW Organization as organization of the year in 2021! James’s passion is people, so he is always seeking out innovative ways to reduce disparities and spread the awareness of Cancer Care Services.

Margaritta Jackson, LBSW

Director of Programs
Margaritta seeks to reduce the impact of cancer on the resident of Tarrant County. She especially wants to ensure that the caregivers of those with cancer are acknowledged and empowered to self-care.

Annie Presley, LCSW, OSW-C, CGCS

Adult Counselor
Annie became a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist through Evergreen Certification. The work she does at Cancer Care Services is in honor of her brother and mother who both passed from cancer. Annie is committed to assisting cancer clients and their families cope with cancer.

Brianna Silva, LPC

Children, Adolescents, and Young Adult Counselor
Brianna is a member of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) and became a DFW Child Mom Approved Therapist in 2021. Brianna is committed to helping families navigate the cancer journey because she believes every family deserves healing. For Brianna, it is a gift to be a part of the healing process.

Martti McMurry, MSW

Case Manager

Megan Clifton

Client Connection Manager and Survivorship Navigator
Megan is a professional member of the Make-A-Wish foundation of North Texas and was the 2019 Heart of Gold recipient from the Rutledge Cancer Foundation. Megan is a two time cancer survivor, and it is her goal in life to give back and work with the cancer community.

Tamika Chambers

Financial Advocate
Tamika is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Education Task Force. She works with those impacted by cancer to honor her grandmother and best friend.

Precious Harris, BSN, CHW

Community Outreach Coordinator
Precious is an active member of her community through the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition and Cusine for Healing. She was also awarded the Fort Worth Hometown Hero Award. Precious wants to give hope to other cancer patients and survivors because where there is hope, there is life. Cancer Care gave her hope when she was at her lowest point, and now it is her passion to champion the quality of life for those impacted by cancer.

Carlene King, CHW

Community Health Worker
Carlene is a board member of the DFW-CHW Association, a member of the Fort Worth Housing Solutions Family Self-Sufficiency Committee, and a recipient of the Doris Kupferle award. She is also a professional member of the National Association of Community Health Workers, National Association of Relators, and the Texas Association of Realtors. Carlene wants to help eliminate some of the stress of a cancer diagnosis for those in our underserved communities.

Kayla Plocar, LMSW

Caregiver Social Worker
Kayla understand the firsthand impact that cancer has on the entire family. She strives to be there for her clients so that they never feel alone.

Danni Howard

Data Coordinator
Danni joined Cancer Care Services with the goal to have a positive impact on the lives of others! Her work reveals how Cancer Care has helped those impacted by cancer.

Erinn Anderson, LMSW

Clinic Social Worker
Erinn finds that helping others who are facing a difficult time is fulfilling for the giver and the recipient. She is honored to be the giver for those that are needing help.

Brittany Thornton, LBSW

Clinic Social Worker
When Brittany looks at the effects of cancer, she also sees the physical and mental health disparities, socioeconomic discrimination, racial injustices, and the gap in care between the insured and uninsured. These injustices motivate Brittany to join in the cause of making cancer support available to all.

Christi Jackson, LMSW

Clinic Social Worker
Christi aspires to bring hope to anyone impacted by cancer through connecting clients to resources and ensuring that they are not alone on their journey. Christi recognizes that cancer impacts all ages, gender, races, and socioeconomic statuses – cancer doesn’t judge and neither do we!

Lindsey Graham, MSW

Clinic Social Worker
Lindsey seeks to connect people with services for individuals and their loved ones who have cancer. She wants to ensure that no one is alone through their cancer journey.

Joy Rong, LMSW

Community and Clinic Social Worker
Joy seeks to extend a hand of service to those in need in honor of those who did the same for her. Her work provides care and support for those impacted by cancer.

Dietitian

Lisa Hall, RD, CSO, LD

Dietitian Manager
Lisa is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition, is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and was recognized as the Young Dietitian of the Year in 2009. She provides nutrition support to help ease the side effects from cancer treatment, reduce incidence and malnutrition, and provides guidance through treatment recovery. Lisa enjoys helping others and providing hope.

Caryn Fields, MS, RD, LD, CSO, CNSC

Registered Oncology Dietician
Caryn is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and a Certified Specialist in Nutrition Support, along with being a professional member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Caryn empowers clients to make informed nutrition decisions to increase strength and address the symptoms of cancer. She says that “it’s more about what you can add to your diet instead of what you need to restrict.”