Staff & Board

Full-Time Staff

Marcia Donziger – Founder and Executive Director

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Email: marcia@mylifeline.org

Marcia is passionate about helping cancer patients through the treatment process.  Diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer at the age of 27, Marcia discovered how difficult it was to keep friends and family updated on her health progress while in the hospital recovering from surgery and then for 6 months of chemotherapy. 

MyLifeLine.org was founded in memory of Lori Arquilla Anderson, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 33 and died two years later.  During her treatments, Lori and her family benefited from a website that kept them connected to a support network that grew beyond their imaginations.  Marcia saw an opportunity to make a difference for all cancer patients by creating MyLifeLine.org.

Marcia lives in Denver with her 11-year old twin boys.  Her favorite hobbies are traveling, music, yoga, biking, and enjoying the Colorado sunshine.

Maria Smith – Senior Director, Marketing & Corporate Development

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Email: maria@mylifeline.org

Maria has a strong background in health and disease-specific nonprofits. As the Senior Director of Marketing & Corporate Development, Maria is focused on pharmaceutical and industry specific partnerships and grants, media relations, building national awareness for the organization, the annual derby and golf event and external communications. 

Previously, she was with the Cancer Support Community in Washington, DC where she managed external communications, the organization’s radio show, social media and online presence as well as all fundraising events and conferences, while working closely with the fundraising department. 

Maria earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Elon University and graduated with her Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from American University with Magna Cum Laude honors. 

She lives in Denver and in her free time enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, traveling and spending time with her golden retriever, Lee.

Adam Wright – Sr. Web Applications Developer

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Email: adam@mylifeline.org

Adam is a highly skilled Web Developer with 16 years of combined development and design experience, with ten years focused on PHP development, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and jQuery.  He also has design and data analytics experience which will help us make informed decisions as we seek to expand our offerings to users.

Adam spent the past 16 years as a developer and designer for Paradigm New Media.  He served as the sole developer of the company’s in-house PHP-based content management system as well as working on multiple e-commerce and business-to-business client projects.

Adam grew up in Texas and has lived in Colorado for 11 years. He enjoys movies, skiing, camping, and spending time with friends.

 

Board

Jason Wagner – Board President

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Cancer has impacted Jason’s family, friends, co-workers, and even clients dozens of times.  However, he has also witnessed the inspiration and healing power of relationships and close personal connections. That’s why he believes MyLifeLine.org is making a difference – enhancing lives and even saving them.  The foundation for this strong belief originates from the experience supporting his father through four cancer episodes over a 13-year period and the contribution to a higher quality and invigorated living his family’s support provided, before MyLifeLine.org was available.  He is optimistic the goals, mission, and accomplishments so far of MyLifeLine.org are only just beginning.

As a partner in the accounting and consulting firm Richey May & Co, Jason is committed to serving others and building trust through relationships, excellence, and integrity.  He received his B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University, and his Masters in Tax from the University of Denver.

Jason is married to Brooke and they have three children.  In his spare time, he enjoys his family, golfing, traveling to inspiring destinations, red wine, involvement in his church and community, and trying to photograph the journey along the way.

Bob Graham – Board Vice President

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Bob has been married to Liz Graham for 14 years and has two daughters, Taylor, 10, and Ashley, 6, who attend Slavens Elementary School where Bob is on the board of Friends of Slavens School (FOSS). Bob’s hobbies include skiing, golf and tennis. Bob was born and raised in Denver and attended South High School where he graduated in 1989.

Bob graduated from the University of Colorado, with a B.A. Political Science in 1993 and California Western School of Law, J.D. in 1995.

Bob is a partner at the law firm of Foster, Graham, Milstein & Calisher, LLP, that he founded in 2000 with Daniel Foster.

Barb Findlay – Board Secretary

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Barb is a Denver native. She is the Broker/ Owner of Acquisition Resources LLC, a shareholder of Metro Brokers Inc, a Colorado owned real estate company. Barb has focused her analytical, relationship, team building, creativity, problem solving and technical skills in the healthcare, telecommunications and real estate industries for 20+ years.

She earned her Bachelor in Computer Systems and Management at Metropolitan State College in Denver and her Masters in Telecommunication at the University of Denver.

Barb is married and has two sons. She enjoys her spare time traveling to exotic places to scuba dive.

Jack Hill – Board Treasurer

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Jack is the Chief Operating Officer at CaringCent, a startup which is developing software to enable non-profits raise funds through nontraditional channels.  He is also a founder of Virens Energy, a green/cleantech company involved in the development and deployment of technology that converts waste plastic to oil, and a Partner with Tecnologia Industrial S.R.L. which owns and operates ore trading and concentration facilities in Bolivia. 

Jack received his B.S. in International Business and Marketing from the University of Colorado and his MBA in Finance from the William E. Simon School at the University of Rochester.  In his spare time Jack enjoys skiing, hiking, reading and restoring “his old house.”

Roberta Aberle – Board Member

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Roberta has been surrounded by cancer her entire life. Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Primary Peritoneal, she has been both a fighter and an advocate for rare, sub-types of cancer. She previously worked as a Sr. Outcomes and Performance Improvement Consultant for Kaiser, University of Colorado Hospitals, City of Hope & Providence Health Systems.

Roberta earned her Bachelor’s degree in Literature from CSU in 1986. She is a published fiction novelist and speaker. She brings a unique perspective to the board as an active MyLifeLine.org member. Roberta uses MyLifeLine.org as a therapeutic outlet to cope and deal with the difficulties of cancer management.

In her spare time, Roberta enjoys writing, attending live theater performances, music, entertaining and hosting parties. She also advocates on behalf of MyLifeLine.org and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

Gregg Denhoffer – Board Member

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Gregg is a Relationship Manager at Key Private Bank. Gregg has a B.A. from Skidmore College and a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Gregg is married to Vicki and they have two children. He enjoys skiing, ice hockey, biking, hiking, travel, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
 

Allen Dodge – Board Member

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Allen brings 20+ years of operations and financial management experience to the MyLifeLine.org Board. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at MDValuate. Allen is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and a Certified Public Accountant.

When he’s not crunching numbers, he enjoys coaching flag football for his daughters and staying active with his family.

David Hicks – Board Member

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Retired since 2012, David was the Chief Information Officer at HealthGrades, Inc. He currently works as a part-time technology consultant. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems.

David enjoys golf, reading, hiking and spending time outdoors.
 

Laurie Hicks – Board Member

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Laurie is a fourth generation Colorado native and married to Don.  She has one daughter, Nikki who is married to Steve and they have three children, Decker who is 20 months old, big sister Ella 10 and big brother Canaan 7.   Laurie enjoys snow and water skiing, traveling, racing Porsches and spending time with their ­grandchildren and family.

Laurie studied early childhood education at the University of Northern Colorado and Arapahoe Community College and taught preschool for 4 years before working in banking as a loan processor, executive assistant and secretary to the board.

Laurie is Past President of The Pink Ribbon Foundation – a Colorado based breast cancer foundation. She has co-chaired many fundraising events for cancer patients to help with their everyday life as they battled cancer. Laurie feels very strong about the work that MyLifeLine.org is doing and wants to continue to help cancer patients until a cure is found.

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Morton – Board Member

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Lizzy is currently Co-Editor/Manager for Cherry Hills Living magazine and The Preserve magazine. She previously worked as an attorney at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, focusing on Intellectual Property litigation and general commercial litigation.

Lizzy earned a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from Rhodes College and a Juris Doctor from University of Denver College of Law.

Lizzy has been married to Dudley for ten years. They have two children – Charlotte (8) and Walker (6), and two dogs – Truman and Scout. They love to travel together as a family, especially to places involving Disney. Lizzy enjoys cooking and is currently training to run in the Denver Rock ‘n Roll half marathon.

Matt Rawley – Board Member

Matt is the owner of Acrodyne Corporation, a Manufacturer Representative firm for Bulk Material Handling companies, based in Denver, CO.   Matt is married to Susan Rawley a previous Board Member and cancer survivor and they have two children, Ian and Michaela. 

Matt enjoys biking, skiing, hiking and paddleboarding. 

Greg Schowe – Board Member

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Greg is a Wealth Manager at Triumph Capital Management, a private wealth management firm based in downtown Denver. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon and remains involved with the University by serving as a Board Member and leading up the Denver Duck Biz Lunch Networking Group.

Greg was selected as one of the top “40 Under 40” business professionals in 2014 by the Denver Business Journal, and was also selected as a Five Star Wealth Manager in 2014 and 2015.

Greg is married to Rachelle and they have three children, Makenna, Griffin and Hannah. In his spare time, he is a passionate golfer, and also enjoys cycling, snowboarding, and playing beach volleyball.

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