The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project

The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project

Janet Longhurst

Nursing Director Lovelace Gamma Knife and Radiation Nurse at NMCC

GCAP Patient Grant Manager

Kay Haney, PhD

with her grandson Alex Esquibel

Samma Murtagh
CanDo! Project Navigator

Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer Support Group     Facilitator

Lisa Cochran,RN, MSN/MHA, RN 
Administrative Director
Lovelace Health System

Eva Riggs
GCAP Administrative Assistant

Vickie Ratliff
CanDo! Project Navigator

Gyn Cancer Survivor

Staff


Gaenor Thompson

Gyn Cancer Survivor

Current Mrs. United States New Mexico

Teresa C. Gomez
Board Chair &

Community Ambassador

Gyn Cancer Survivor

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Community ambassador/ volunteers 


Vacancy

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

Victor Vigil, MD.

Hematology Oncologist

Genetics Specialist

Luis Padilla Paz, MD

Medical Consultant

Board Certified Gyn Oncologist

Patrick Maes, BSN

Executive Director

IT Business Partner at Presbyterian Health Plan

Sandy Dejong

Board Treasurer

​Cancer Survivor

advisory experts

The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project panel of experts are from fields related to causes supported by GCAP.  We are proud to have these individuals on our team to further our mission of helping women battling gynecological cancers.

"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, BSN, OCN

Vacancy
Board Secretary


Christine Gudelj, RN
Oncology Nurse at WCSC

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


Purpose:                  

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

Vision:  

to lead the progressive transformation of women's cancer care and support in New Mexico.


mission:            

to empower women who are fighting 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

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​Our founder / Program and Developement Director​