2015 Board of Directors:
Chris Maupin joined RMCA in February of 2011 and is the immediate past President. Chris graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in Business Management, History, and Sociology. Chris attended the University of London in 1994. Chris has worked for Shelter Insurance companies since 1988 and has run his own agency since 2003. Chris enjoys playing music and coaching youth sports. Chris is married to Amy and has a son named Carter.
Sloan Waters is the current 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. For the past ten years, Sloan has owned and operated Sincerely Sloan Custom Gifts, LLC (formerly A Gift From The Heart), where she designs custom order gift baskets. 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's Board of Directors in February of 2014.
Ann has been involved with Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance since 2000 when the organization began and is the current Vice President. Ann has served in many positions during her involvement with RMCA, including tenures on the Finance Committee as well as Board President for 2008 and 2009. Ann began her volunteer work with Big Sisters in 1989. She worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for 24 years as a District Manager. Ann received the Volunteer of the Year award from Bristol Myers Squibb twice. The first award was for her work with Big Sisters. The second award was for the Dumb Friends League working in the surgery release department. Ann retired from Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1998. In addition, Ann has dedicated sixteen years and over 1,500 hours to the Dumb Friends League. A true dog lover, Ann has rescued many dogs over the years. Braveheart a tripod (yes, three legs) just left this world for dog heaven. She now cares for Winston a beautiful Collie who is another rescue dog.
Lauren Duff is the Treasurer of Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance. 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.
Remington Fang is the Secretary of the RMCA Board of Directors. He is a Colorado native and local personal injury attorney who witnesses everyday how an injury or illness can impact the lives of individuals. Remington is extremely excited that through the RMCA, he is in a position to help people maintain their lives while undergoing cancer treatment. Remington earned a B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law. While at Arkansas, Remington was a member of the National Moot Court Team, a volunteer student attorney for the Immigration Clinic, and legal extern for Wal-Mart International. Remington is involved with fundraising efforts for the American Heart Association and the EAGLE program through the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
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.
Tom joined RMCA in August 2014. He joined RMCA because he believes in the cause and he felt that he could help RMCA grow to help even more. He currently works at US Bank as a Treasury Management Consultant, specifically working with the healthcare industry. Tom has 5+ years of experience working with healthcare and has been in Treasury Management for 9 years. Tom has a BA degree in Finance from Regis Jesuit University and is Certified Revenue Cycle Representative through the Hospital Financial Management Association (HFMA). 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 3 kids, Kendyll, Quinn and Owen.
Dr. Tonkin is a Principal Consultant with the Thought Leadership & Advisory Services group at Cornerstone OnDemand. Prior to that, he was the CEO and Co-Founder of the SalesConservatory as well as the Senior Director of Sales Performance at Oracle Corporation where he worked the last 19 years.
“I am truly excited to be part of the RMCA as they help patients deal with the issues of today” says Dr. Tonkin. In 2009, his wife Jean, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. “We were very fortunate to be working for a company that helps us both physically and emotionally, however not many people have that luxury”. There are many organizations that fund research and treatments, which are needed, however, they are future-oriented. There are real issues now that need to be addressed, such as rent, food and utilities. "I am pleased to see that the RMCA is there for so many people in need now”.Dr. Tonkin holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University as well as a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership, with honors, with a focus on Leadership and Management from Regis University. Dr. Tonkin holds multiple business certifications, and is a leadership expert. Dr. Tonkin is also a speaker at leadership and business conferences where he also presents throughout the year.
Ruth Ellen Tubbs
Ruth Ellen joined the RMCA Board of Directors in April 2015. Ruth Ellen is a Patient Navigator with the American Cancer Society and works at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, CO. 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.