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.
Alleviate some of the difficulties experienced by cancer patients, their families and caregivers, by providing financial assistance and a variety of free support services-including the Simply Beautiful program.
Offer patients the knowledge of where and how to gain access to useful information and other services available.
Provide patients with helpful resources regarding their diagnosis.
Meet Our Staff
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.
Our Executive Director Sue, began working for Genesee Cancer Assistance in 2010. She is a 13 year cancer survivor. Her job responsibilities include overseeing the operations of the organization, patient care and working closely with the Board of Directors and volunteers.
Our Marketing/Events Coordinator Kathy, began working for Genesee Cancer Assistance in 2023. Her job responsibilities include maintaining our social media platforms, advertising, and event planning.
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
Dorthy Schlaggel Russ Romano