The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project

The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project

Hello, I am Patrick Maes - Executive Director


I decided to help GCAP in 2011 as a small business owner because I am a firm believer that we should give back to the community in which we live.  I have since closed my business, but I remain a committed volunteer for GCAP and having been on the Board of Directors since 2012 and I was recently elected as the Chairman and now appointed as the Executive Director.


I really enjoy all of the fundraising activities that GCAP puts on because it gives me a chance to get out in the community and share the good work that GCAP does for women with gynecological cancers.  Everything from financial support, support groups, education, and paying a tribute and remembering to those who have not survived their battle with cancer.


I have family members and friends who have battled various forms of cancer over the years and I serve GCAP in honor of their strength and endurance.  During my time as a Nurse, I had the privilege of caring for moms and babies as a maternal-child and NICU nurse in the Navy and being a part of GCAP allows me to continue to do outreach in an empathetic and supportive way, and make a difference here in New Mexico where I was born and raised.


I really enjoy putting on the annual Swing for Joy, Golf Tournament because it is one of our biggest fund raisers and allows our supporters and survivors to get out in nature and spend time together.


I look forward to continuing to serve GCAP and welcome the opportunity to be Executive Director.