Who We Are


HOPE Cancer Connection is a committee of individuals from many different backgrounds who are united in their passion - supporting those on the cancer journey. Seated on our committee are numerous health professionals from Affinity Health, ThedaCare, and Aurora Health Care; health and fitness experts from The YMCA of the Fox Cities; representatives from the American Cancer Society; community volunteers, and most importantly, cancer survivors.

brendanew2017Executive Director and Co-Founder

Brenda Bonn
Brenda and her husband, Dennis, relocated to the Fox Valley from the Fox Valley in Illinois. Formerly experienced in management training and development, Brenda became a volunteer for a cancer resource drop-in center in the Chicago area. Here she saw the impact that free resources can have on the life of a cancer survivor and their loved ones. Upon moving to Wisconsin, Brenda began to network how she could bring support for the families who are on the cancer journey. Three years, many volunteer hours, many passionate people, and many prayers later, HOPE Cancer Connection of the Fox Valley was created with Co-Founder, John Fuller.

Board of Directors

Our board of directors is comprised of business leaders from the community who have a deep connection to our mission and experience with the cancer journey, either personally or through a loved one.

  • John Fuller - Co-Founder, Dir. Franciscan Courts, Ministry Health Care
  • Cody Mares - President, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial
  • Kelly Glaser, Vice President, Sr. Director Sales & Operations, Gordon Flesch Company, Inc.
  • Dawn Doberstein - Treasurer, VP Fox Communities Credit Union
  • Dennis Bonn - Secretary, VP Marketing, Menasha Packaging Company
  • Kevin Eismann - Attorney/Owner Epiphany Law Firm

Medical Advisory Council

The Medical Advisory Council (M.A.C.) is comprised of area oncologists, physicians and medical personnel in the Fox Valley area who approve all programs, services and resources on HOPE's website. M.A.C. provides the medical credibility for HOPE Cancer Connection resource referrals.

  • Dr. Robert Kohl
  • Dr. Shamsuddin Virani
  • Dr. Jennifer Norden
  • Dr. Kamal Abbi
  • Virginia Schuller-Rach, RN
  • John Fuller

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