Board of Directors

About

Board of Directors

Becky Van Keulen

President, Lodging Project Committee, Auction/Event Committee

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.

Joyce M. Cameron

Vice President

Joyce has been a philanthropy professional in Spokane for the past 34 years and recently retired as the Chief Philanthropy Officer for the Providence Healthcare Foundation. Prior to Providence, she was the Foundation Director of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture Foundation. She has raised money for The American Red Cross, YWCA, and Planned Parenthood. Her board leadership roles have included Visit Spokane, The MAC, YWCA, Spokane Ad Fed and Spokane Arts. She lives in Spokane with her husband, James Carollo. Joyce had the honor and privilege to work closely with Becky and Jonathon while they were on their cancer journey at Providence.

Danielle Vaughan

Secretary, Grant Program Committee

Danielle Vaughan was born and raised in Spokane and is a graduate of EWU. Danielle owns a Dairy Queen in Spokane and is a 3rd generation DQ operator. In 2015, Danielle temporarily relocated to Seattle, Washington to undergo a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. Danielle's sister also received a bone marrow transplant four years prior due to a genetic mutation in their DNA. She hopes to use her unique experience to help support and motivate all people struggling with cancer and other transplant-able diseases. Cancer has touched her life as it has many others, she is excited to be a part of Cancer Can't and help find way to improve the lives of those affected by Cancer.

Chris Nurvic

Treasurer

Chris grew up in the Spokane Valley and is a graduate of Eastern Washington University. He is married to his wife Kim, who is a 1st grade teacher, and has two grown daughters. He began a career as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) in 2004 and has a financial planning practice in Liberty Lake. After watching family & friends both win and lose battles with cancer, he knows how vital the support we provide cancer patients and their families in the INW is. Chris is hoping to use some of his skills and experiences to help support the continued mission of Cancer Can’t.

Amy Barker

Member

Amy Barker grew up in Spokane and graduated from Lewis & Clark High School. She went on to receive her BA in Art History from University of Washington and MA in Education from Whitworth College. She married her husband, Ed, in 1998 and has 2 adult children, Matt and Beth. For many years, Amy has taught in Spokane Public Schools, most of those years having been spent at Wilson Elementary where she is currently the Library/STEM teacher. She is happy to be a part of Cancer Can’t because it’s an organization which helps take some of the burden off of adult oncology patients and their families. After being there for her husband and mom during their cancer diagnoses and treatments, she knows the journey can be long and difficult. She hopes to help make that journey a little less arduous for others.

Dr. Arvind Chaudhry

Member

Dr. Arvind Chaudhry is the Director of Summit Cancer Centers. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Chaudhry 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. He also completed a PhD program and doctoral thesis in cancer research at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, N.Y.

Dr. Jessica Hellyer

Member

Dr. Hellyer grew up in Colorado where she attended undergrad and medical school. She completed internal medicine residency and subspecialty training in medical oncology at Stanford Hospital. While at Stanford she developed a passion for caring for patients with lung cancer and designing clinical trials to help answer important questions in medical oncology. She believes in the importance of caring for the whole patient and addressing barriers to oncologic care. She is looking forward to working with Cancer Can’t to help further their mission to help patients fighting cancer in the Inland Northwest.

Kim Ward

Member

35 years ago Kim received a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Montana State University and has proudly served adult and pediatric oncology patients in a variety of settings including hospital and multiple clinics, in our community and region, since. She also received a Master's of Arts in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga and has worked in leadership and administrative roles throughout her career to stand up programs that support patients and their families. Kim is a cancer survivor herself and cares deeply about meeting the complex needs of those experiencing a cancer diagnosis with a foundational, common sense, and authentic approach that Becky and Jonathon initiated and have done so much to grow. Recently retired, Kim has many hobbies that include reading, cooking, gardening and anything outdoors. She is looking forward to working with this amazing, dedicated group of advocates to support those in need.

Randi Kooyman

Member

Randi has lived in the Spokane/Cheney area for almost 30 years. She graduated from EWU in 2004 with a bachelor’s in finance. After graduating she started her career with Banner Bank and 19 years later, she is still with them working as a Branch Manager. Randi believes no one should face Cancer alone. Over the years, she has lost family and friends to cancer. She enjoys being part of a team that helps support those going through this challenging time in their life.

Rick Dahmen

Member, Lodging Project Committee

Rick has been in Mortgage lending for 18 years, currently with Opes Advisors/ Flagstar Bank. Before that, for 22+ years, Rick owned and managed construction supply and general construction companies. Rick is a member of Who' Who 1995-1996, Past President and Paul Harris Fellow --Rotary Club of Spokane East. Rick became connected to Cancer Can't through his son, who has Ewing Sarcoma. Having seen the effects of the cancer treatments on a person and how it affects family and close friends, opened his eyes and heart to helping people with cancer.

Sarah Kuney

Member, Lodging Project Committee

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. 

Tim Lamb

Member

Tim was born and raised in Spokane and has never moved away. He graduated from WSU in 1980 with a degree in marketing and a minor in economics. He was married to his life partner in 1984 and we had the opportunity to spend 33 years together. They have three incredible kids; Jennifer who is 37, Jillian who is 36 and Tim Jr. who is now 25. Shortly after Tim's birth, Lynn contracted Breast Disease and fought for an incredible 19 years. They lost Lynn on December 15, 2017, one day before her 59th birthday. Tim has had the opportunity to work in the field of Diagnostic Imaging for the past 40 years. He has personally seen vast advancements in imaging technology, and the ability to diagnose and treat disease. He has been selling imaging modalities since before the introduction of MRI and was honored to be a part of the team that introduced PET/CT, a modality with great impact on cancer care to the market in 1998. Today he specializes in Computed Tomography (CT Scanners) at Philips Healthcare. He loves what he does and knows that the equipment he provides to the healthcare marketplace changes lives every day. Tim hopes to use his personal experience with Lynn and his family and his knowledge in the area of cancer diagnosis and treatment to contribute value while a member of Cancer Can't to those families that are currently going through their cancer journey and for those still yet to come.

Vicki Dodson

Member

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. Her hope is to be around when we find the cure and become a barista when she happily finds herself out of a job.