SERVING THE MIDLAND-AREA COMMUNITY SINCE 1948

We are your local cancer services agency, and we are here to help. Please see our mission, impact, history, team and board members below.

OUR MISSION

To provide personal and compassionate support to
cancer patients and their caregivers in our community.

OUR 2022 IMPACT

We take tremendous pride in supporting our community.

Rides Provided

Gas Cards Provided

Supplies Distributed

OUR HISTORY

Cancer Services dates back to the 1940s when a few concerned citizens began collecting funds to fight cancer. In March 1948, the group was incorporated as Midland County Cancer Society. Their mission was to control the disease of cancer through early detection, education, and service to patients. This included maintaining the radium supply for Midland Hospital, distributing educational leaflets, offering films for loan, and providing medical equipment for use in home care. Volunteers helped in a variety of ways, such as making bandages. The group worked closely with the Midland County Health Department to improve the health of the community.

That was before, and times have changed with changing needs. We currently offer a diverse range of unique services to cancer patients, such as financial aid, support groups, private counseling, transportation assistance to appointments and treatments, and non-medical supplies such as wigs, prostheses, and food supplements.

In addition, in 2009, we launched the Maria Mencia Cancer Caregiver Support Network. It was founded by Luis Mencia in memory of his late wife, Maria, to support caregivers of cancer patients. It is operated in partnership with MyMichigan Health and exemplifies how Cancer Services turns innovative ideas into highly valued realities.

All services are free and apply to all income levels.

One fact remains the same throughout our history: We continue to deeply care for our clients, offering a helping hand with a compassionate, personal touch. Every day, we work hard to make sure their basic, non-medical needs are met and will continue to build a stronger, healthier community.

OUR TEAM

JULIE NUNN
Executive Director

ELIANA ROSEN
Director of Operations

TARA TIBBITTS
Case Manager
BS, CHES

Megan Draves 
Communication & Events Coordinator

ANILA PINNOW
Case Manager

RICHARD OSBURN
Private Counselor
LMSW, LMFT, BCD, DCSW

STEPHANIE PEREIRA
Welcome Desk Administrator

DAR SMITH
Volunteer Sharing Tree Coordinator

MARDIE POHANKA
Unique Boutique Volunteer

OUR BOARD

WILLIAM O’CONNOR
President

MARCELO FLORES
Member

DAVID PARRILLO
Treasurer

JEREMY HYLAND
Member

SANDY REED
Secretary

ALICIA SHERIDAN
Member

SHEA DAVIDSON
Member

TIM LACEY
Member

CATHY MAPES
Member

LOU MENCIA
Member

NICOLE POTTER
Member

WENDY TRASCHEN
Member

TINA S. VAN DAM
Member

ANNE ZURCHER
Member

Our Committee Chairs

JEANNE GENOVESE
Holiday Luncheon & Style Show Chair

KATIE HOWISON
Communication Chair

JEREMY HYLAND
Golf Event Chair

DAVID PARRILLO
Finance Chair

KAY PFENNINGER
Auction Chair

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