The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project


Teresa C. Gomez
Board Chair &

Community Ambassador

Gyn Cancer Survivor

"GCAP has grown beyond my wildest dreams. It is my passion to help women with gynecological cancers in NM and to educate as many people as possible about the signs and symptoms of these cancers because the key to survival is prevention and early detection.

Over the years, as an oncology nurse, I have cared for many, many inspiring women but I will never forget the woman, Kay Haney, PhD, who planted the seed in my mind to take the leap of faith into the unknown world of philanthropy and charity. Building GCAP has  been an unexpected, amazing - and at times - difficult journey but to be able to give a helping hand or a supportive ear to women battling cancer makes every minute worth it!"


Amy Gundelach, RN, MSN, OCN

Karen Spielbusch, MSN, CFNP
High Risk Cancer Nurse Practitioner at Presbyterian Cancer Center


to bring joy, comfort, education, and financial assistance to the women with gynecological and breast cancer in New Mexico.


that all people in the southwest region affected by gynecological and breast cancer receive the care and support they need to maintain their quality of life.


to empower all people in the southwest region affected by gynecological and breast cancer by providing education and support—helping them to live a healthy and inspired life.

our board leadership team

The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project is honored to have a dedicated Board of Directors, members of our community who care so deeply about the GCAP mission and provide excellent leadership and stewardship


​Our founder / Program and Developement Director​

Kay Haney, PhD

with her grandson Alex Esquibel

Kelly Davis JD
Student Conduct Officer at University of New Mexico

Vickie Ratliff
CanDo! Project Navigator

Gyn Cancer Survivor

Kami Bailey Perea

​Astra Zenaca Oncology

Pat Belletto
Circles of Hope Activity and Support Group Facilitator

Gyn cancer Survivor

Retired Counselor

John Rinaldi, PhD
Caregiver Support Group Facilitator

Retired UNM Professor

Board Treasurer


Janet Longhurst

Nursing Director Lovelace Gamma Knife and Radiation Nurse at NMCC

Chris Mouer

Board Vice-Chair
Clovis Oncology

GCAP Administrative Assistant

Gyn Cancer Survivor


Patient Grant Manager

The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project