2017 Board of Directors:
Jenny Gruenhaupt rejoined RMCA in 2016 and is the Secretary for the RMCA Board of Directors. She was previously on the Board from 2009 - 2013. Jenny graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Marketing. She and her husband, Darin, have three sons; Nathan is a junior at Colorado State University, Jake is a freshman at Metropolitan State University, and Sam is a sophomore at Rock Canyon High School. Jenny lost an aunt to cancer years ago, which is what prompted her to seek ways to volunteer within the cancer community. As the Communications Director for Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs, she has seen cancer affect the lives of so many more friends and their families in recent years. She is more passionate than ever to be an active part of RMCA and its group of awesome supporters. In her spare time, Jenny likes to hike, quilt and let her husband cook for her.
Sloan Waters is the Vice President of Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance. She is a Denver native, and truly loves the life she has built in this beautiful city with her husband, Rodney, and her two children, Jalen and Gioia. Sloan attended Denver Public Schools, and graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations, then later, the University of Phoenix with a Master's Degree in Organizational Management/Marketing. Sloan also holds a college certificate in graphic design. Sloan's son has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for almost 13 years, and she and her family are very active with and dedicated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of the Rockies (JDRF). Cancer is a huge part of where Sloan comes from, and who she is, as her mother is a 35+ year survivor of breast cancer. Sadly, her father lost his battle to colon cancer in 2005. Sloan is very supportive and understanding of the various organizations that raise money for cures; however, she strongly believes that assisting patients "during the storm," is equally, if not more important. Sloan states that, "a cure for cancer, and such things as Type 1 Diabetes is not necessarily in the foreseeable future, yet there are many people that can't handle the day to day things...this is where I would really like to lend a hand and my time." Sloan joined the RMCA Board of Directors in February of 2014.
Ruth Ellen Tubbs
Ruth Ellen joined RMCA April 2015 and is the Secretary of the RMCA Board of Directors. Following her graduation from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she worked for many years at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Arkansas. After moving to Colorado in 2010 she began working for the American Cancer Society at University of Colorado Hospital until December 2013 when she transferred to Lutheran Medical Center. Working with extremely vulnerable populations has given Ruth Ellen great insight into the basic as well as unique needs of patients who are dealing with a life-threatening illness. She has made it her mission to assist these patients in obtaining the help they need to thrive in the midst of difficult circumstances. Ruth Ellen joined the RMCA Board of Directors in hopes that she can provide valuable insight on the everyday needs and struggles of cancer patients in our community. She dedicates her work with cancer patients to her two grandfathers who bravely fought but lost their cancer battles.
Tom joined RMCA in August 2014 and is the Treasurer for the RMCA Board of Directors. He joined RMCA because he believes in the cause and felt that he could help RMCA grow to help even more patients. Tom joined UMB in November 2016 and has more than 17 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Prior to his role at UMB, he was a regional vice president of business development at InstaMed. Tom graduated from Regis University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and is a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association. Away from work, Tom has a passion for the outdoors. He enjoys running, mountain biking, and landscaping. Tom is married to his wife Lauren and has three kids, Kendyll, Quinn and Owen.
Lauren Duff is a member of the RMCA Board of Directors. She is a Colorado native who graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Despite vowing she would never be an accountant like her parents, she found she has a knack for numbers and has been working as an industry accountant since 2007. Lauren is currently the staff accountant at the Denver startup Craftsy, and is working toward an MBA in Accounting & Finance. She was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2010, but is grateful to all those who helped her through the journey to become cancer free. Lauren is an active member of the cancer community and she is delighted to help RMCA in its mission to assist others through this difficult disease. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, comedy shows, snowboarding, and hosting dinner parties.
Emily Callender joined RMCA in July of 2015. Emily grew up in Colorado and attend school at Loyola University Chicago with a degree in marketing. After spending the first four working years in advertising at the Chicago Tribune, Emily moved back to Denver where she currently is a Digital Display Strategist at Blue Moon Digital- it's her job to track those annoying advertisements that follow you around the internet. When not working, Emily is usually exploring Denver and the surrounding area, reading, going on hikes and runs or relaxing with friends and families. As an animal lover and aspiring dog owner, she previously volunteered for PAWs Chicago as an adoption assistant and a foster parent to animals prior to their adoption.
Anna Miller joined RMCA in February of 2015 as a board member. Anna grew up in Colorado and decided to stick to her roots by attending the University of Colorado Boulder where she graduated with a finance degree and an international business certificate. Currently, Anna is a loan officer at the FirstBank in Lakewood. When she isn’t working, you can find Anna outside skiing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, hiking and biking by Chatfield Reservoir, or loving on her two black labs that she adores. Throughout her high school and college years, Anna was very involved in the Make A Wish Foundation, fostering puppies and volunteering through Greenwood Community Church. Anna feels very blessed to be a part of RMCA that has such an impact on our Colorado community.
Cassie Schultz joined RMCA in April of 2016 as a member of the RMCA Board of Directors. Cassie is a digital marketer and copywriter originally from Iowa and has worked for major media groups in Omaha, Las Vegas, and Denver. After beating cancer in 2013, she decided it was a personal responsibility to pay it forward by helping others through cancer treatment. She has been on fundraising committees for other charity boards, and joined Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance in 2016 because she truly values that RMCA is helping local people face cancer. She believes that no one fights alone, and RMCA is offering a beacon of hope during an otherwise very stressful time for patients.
Jennifer Seibert joined the RMCA board in November 2016. An Ohio native, Jennifer received her BA from Miami University (OH) and MD from The Ohio State University, completing her medical residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver. After witnessing first-hand the needs of lower income cancer patients during her 13 years as a physician in the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Jennifer felt compelled to help in a tangible, non-medical way. In addition, losing her mother to cancer in 2013 reinforced the many ways patients and families need support during the fight of their lives. When not working, Jennifer loves spending time with her daughter and husband, as well as hiking, running, playing board games, reading, and dancing.