Board of Directors

About

Board of Directors

Becky Van Keulen

President

Becky Van Keulen graduated from Washington State University in 2007 with a degree in Interior Design. She worked at Camden Homes in Spokane Valley until leaving to pursue her dream to become a mom. In 2014 Becky’s husband Jonathan was diagnosed with cancer. At the time she had a 2 year old, a 4 year old and a husband with a very serious form of cancer. Together Jonathan and Becky formed Cancer Can’t to serve adult oncology patients in the Inland Northwest. She hopes to help other families that may find themselves in a similar situation.

Karen Riva

Vice President

Info coming soon.

Amber Williams

Treasurer

Amber Williams graduated from Lewis Clark State College in 2011 with a degree in Business Management. Currently she is the manager of the Wandermere Washington Trust Bank Branch and serves as the President of the Lilac City Roller Girls. Amber spent the last 6 years serving on the board for the YWCA of Spokane, holding the position of Board Chair in 2014. Prior to the YWCA, she served on the Board of the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council and held the position of Auction Chair. Amber is looking forward to making a meaningful impact on the board of Cancer Can’t and the lives of those fighting against cancer. She lives in Spokane with her husband and 2 daughters.

Danielle Vaughan

Secretary

Danielle Vaughan was born and raised in Spokane, where she obtained her Bachelors degree in Public Relations from Eastern Washington University. She currently works as the General Manager for Dairy Queen Stores of Spokane. Danielle is the mother of two children and has been married for 7 years. In 2015 Danielle temporarily relocated to Seattle, Washington to undergo a life saving bone marrow transplant. Danielle's sister also received a bone marrow transplant four years prior. She hopes to use her unique experience to help support and motivate all people struggling with cancer and other transplantable diseases and to relay her first hand knowledge of the transplant process. Cancer has touched her life as it has many others, she is excited to be a part of Cancer Can't and hopes to truly, "Be a Light in the Fight”

Mike Shrock

Member

Mike Schrock is Director of Business Development at Gemalto, a $4.3B revenue digital security company headquartered in Paris, France. He develops new routes to revenue and leads technology alliances and OEM relations with top US based partners. Prior to Gemalto, Mr. Schrock served in executive leadership roles within start-up to S&P 500 companies including, F5 Networks, On24, and CMGi. Mike brings a broad based set of technology and relationship experience to draw upon and enjoys combining it with his passion and energy to embrace new endeavors and challenges. Schrock has served as Board Trustee of Sigma Chi Housing Association, University of Washington Foster School of Business Marketing Mentor, and in various other director, advisor, and committee roles with both non-profits and technology companies.Mike, like so many others, has been touched by cancer in many ways. With Cancer Can't, he desires to give back and to lesson all the burdens patients, survivors and their loved ones have to carry.He holds a B.S. in Psychology and Pre-Medicine from the University of Washington. He lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife Kassio of 12 years and their three young boys.

Sally Schwarz

Member

Info coming soon.

Sarah Kuney

Sarah Kuney graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in Liberal Studies and her teacher certification in 1999.  She taught 2nd grade in Southern California for one year before moving to Seattle where she taught 1st grade for 4 years.  Sarah and her husband Dan moved back to Dan's hometown of Spokane, Washington in 2005.  In addition to raising her three children, Sarah currently runs a toddler education program called "M&M Tots" through the Manito United Methodist Church, and is a very active volunteer.  Sarah will bring a great deal of energy and fundraising experience to the Cancer Can't Team.  Having seen loved ones battle cancer close up, Sarah is looking forward to helping Cancer Can't support our local community members who are working so hard to make a positive difference in the lives of adult oncology patients. 

Rick Dahmen

Member

Why Cancer Can’t? Why Not? I have been in Mortgage lending for 17 years currently with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Before that, 22+ years, I have owned and managed construction supply and general construction companies.I am a member of Who' Who 1995-1996, Past President and Paul Harris Fellow --Rotary Club of Spokane East. My Connection to Cancer Can't is through our son who has Ewing Sarcoma. Having seen the effects of the cancer treatments on a person and how it affects family and close friends has opened my eyes and heart to helping people with cancer.

Dr. Jonathan Staben

Member

Dr. Jonathan Staben is board certified in Family Medicine, and also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors at Rockwood Clinic. He studied locally in Spokane at Gonzaga University in Electrical Engineering before pursuing a medical degree at the University of Washington. He hopes to use his connections in the community to serve the Board for Cancer Can’t, especially in the realm of helping cancer patients have easier access to medical treatments. He lives in Spokane with his wife Michele of 22 years and 5 children.

Valerie Wilkerson

Member

Valerie Wilkerson is a member of the Mark Rypien Foundation and the Ronald McDonald Board, a patient advocate at sacred heart for ACCOIN, business owner and a 20 year member of the Spokane Community. Val experienced the devastating affects of Osteo Sarcoma with the death of her youngest son Sheldon at age 20 in 2014. This personal loss has left her with the goal and passion to make positive changes for other patients and families in crisis.

Dr. Arvind Chaudhry

Member

Dr. Chaudhry is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, and is the director of Summit Cancer Centers. He received his cancer training at the National Cancer Institute, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, where he completed his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology. Dr Chaudhry also completed a PhD program and doctoral thesis in cancer research at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Dr. Srivalli Gopaluni

Member

Sri Gopaluni is a Hematologist and Medical oncologist at Cancer care North West. She completed her residency and fellowship training in Hematology- Oncology from SUNY Upstate medical University, NY. She believes it is an absolute honor to serve on the board of this foundation. Cancer changes the life's of people and their loved ones .Sri brings with her the day to day experience of dealing with cancer patients and being a part of their enduring emotional journey . It is important to know and believe that Cancer cannot break you , It can ONLY make you stronger . By serving on the Cancer Can't board of directors she hopes to infuse the positivity and strength to people and their families dealing with Cancer. She believes this journey of "uncertainty and insecurity” needs to filled with courage ,patience and grace.

Vicki Dodson

Vicki is a certified oncology nurse for over 30 years. She knew when she was in nursing school in 1982 that caring for cancer patients was her passion. She spent 30+ years working on the 7-SOUTH oncology unit at Sacred Heart, spent many years teaching the chemo class to nurses in the area, and now works as a nurse navigator in making the cancer journey as smooth as possible. She is the mother of an Eagle Scout and is always volunteering scouts to help in any service projects that need the man-power in the fight against cancer or if a patient needs a job done that we can do. Oncology nursing is a passion of hers that has never dimmed and her hope is to be around when we find the cure and become a barista when she would happily be out of a job.