Staff

Amy brings more than two decades of experience in for-profit and nonprofit business management and ownership. In December 2017, she joined The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education as its Executive Director. She directs its growth in revenue, outreach, partnership and programs.


As an independent business management consultant, Executive Director and business owner, Amy’s career has...

Denise has over 30 years of varying experience in and out of the healthcare arena.  In August 2009 she joined The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education as one of its first employees.  She has grown with the organization and now oversees the operational movement of programs, efficiency and effectiveness within the organization, as well as the daily processes and functions.  


Denise came...

Janine taught school from 1991 to 2012. She was a special education instructor, advisor and life coach at The Horizons School for young adults in Birmingham, AL for 12 years. Janine also taught as the assistant teacher in Group 5 (4th/5th grade) at the Westland School in Los Angeles, CA. Janine earned a Master of Education and state teacher certification from the University of California in Los...

A native of Chicago, Jim Celebucki holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a law degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana. He practiced law for 31 years, much of that time providing advice and representation to college students at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He first came to GRACE when his wife Liz was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in July, 2008. As many continue to...

Maria is a native of Virginia and is a small-town girl at heart. After pursuing a degree in history, Maria was a teacher for several years before deciding her passion lay in nonprofit work. She also is an experienced actress with several voiceover and screen credits. In her spare time, Maria can be found doing various outdoor activities with her family, including fishing and kayaking.


Maria is...

Alexandra was born in El Salvador and has always had a very strong desire to do something that allows her to help others. She has worked in Digital Marketing since 2015, gaining experience working with different clients throughout Central America and the US.


She has been involved with cancer very closely in her family and knows that there’s never enough we can do to help cancer patients and...

Board Members

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center


Founder, President and CEO of GRACE


Duarte, CA



Executive Director, Employer Services


President & CEO, Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)


Dr. Jack West is a medical oncologist and thoracic oncology specialist at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, CA. He also serves as President of the Global Resource...

Dr. Jared Weiss is an Associate Professor of Clinical Research for Hematology/Oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC. He completed fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania and residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He received his Doctor of Medicine at Yale University School of...

Matthew J. LePley serves as the Treasurer of GRACE. A licensed CPA under the State of Washington, he has been practicing in the area of taxation and accounting since 2000. Currently he is a sole practitioner under Sixty-One Consulting, PLLC providing tax consulting and CFO services to high-net worth individuals, families, and start-up companies. Previous to Sixty-One Consulting, PLLC, Mr. LePley...

Matthew is a well-respected Associate Director, in Partnerships and Sponsorships, for the University of British Columbia.

He and his team are responsible for forming strategic alliances and corporate partnerships with a focus on event and property sponsorships and business deals. He routinely engages alumni and external parties, and has experience overseeing, on behalf of the university, a diverse...

Dr. Benjamin Levy is a thoracic medical oncologist and the clinical director of medical oncology for the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an assistant professor of oncology for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Levy is board certified in medical oncology and hematology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He practices out of...

Chief of Hematology/Oncology and Medical Director at Memorial Cancer Institute, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Florida International University

Chief of Hematology/Oncology
Medical Director of Memorial Cancer Institute

Dr. Raez specializes in treating patients with lung, head and neck cancers, and is also the oncology research director of Memorial Healthcare System and the director...

Drawn by the culture of adventure and the mountains of the PNW, Tim moved to Seattle from New Jersey in 1991. After riding the early wave of tech in Seattle, with a background in software development and experience volunteering with nonprofits, Tim saw a gap in technology expertise in the nonprofit sector. Tim co-founded Fuse IQ, a web development agency focusing its expertise on serving nonprofit...

Nancy has a background in molecular biology and has over 20 years of experience in medical education and healthcare communications. Much of her professional experience has focused in the area of oncology, and has included oversight of grant funded educational programming, advisory board planning and execution, scientific communications and publication planning, clinical support and clinical trial...

Laya Dogmetchi is a 1993 graduate of the University of California at Irvine and earned her Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School in 1996. She then attended the University of Washington School of Law, where she earned an LL.M. in “Marine Law and Affairs” in 1997. Laya has been practicing law in Southern California since 1997, and presently is a Principal/Partner at the law firm of Much Shelist, P...