History & Mission

Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, co-founded in 1995 by Mrs. Dorothy Schlaggel & Mr. Russ Romano. Their shared desire was to create an organization through which cancer patients living in Genesee County could have access to financial aid and a variety of support services. Since its founding, Genesee Cancer Assistance has been able to assist thousands of individuals; helping hundreds of patients each year. 

Our Goals

Meet Our Staff

Teresea Potrzebowski

    Our Office Manager Teresa, has been working for Genesee Cancer Assistance since January of 2017. She is now a 20 year cancer survivor. Her job responsibilities include bookkeeping, managing the office needs, patient care and assisting with the fundraising events. 

Sue Underwood

Our Executive Director is a 14 year cancer survivor and began working for Genesee Cancer Assistance in 2010. Sue's job responsibilities include event planning, overseeing the operations of the organization, patient care and working directly with the Board of Directors & volunteers.

Board of Directors

Our dedicated board members who believe in the mission of Genesee Cancer Assistance so they serve and volunteer their  time!

 Dr. Kevin Mudd, President

Mr. Nick Grasso, Vice President

Mr. David Renzo, Treasurer

Ms. Lori Kurek, Secretary    

Mr. Fred Hamilton

Ms. Kelly Gere

Mrs. Shirley Puleo

Mrs. Kathy D’Aurizio

Mrs. Maryann Haigh 

Ms. Krista Fisher

Mr. Blake Leddick

Ms. Crystal Hawley


Dorthy Schlaggel Russ Romano