Board of Directors

The amazing Board of Directors of Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus are individuals dedicated toward the fight against lupus. Their passion to help move our organization forward, to support the mission and vision and make a difference for those with lupus is immeasurable. This commitment, knowledge, and expertise will continue to ensure the sustainability and vitality of the foundation.


Molly McCabe


Molly McCabe co-founded Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus after being diagnosed with lupus. She, her mother Debbie, and a group of committed volunteers are determined to improve the lives of people with lupus through increased awareness, earlier diagnosis, and peer support. Molly spends much of her time communicating with lupus patients to determine their most pressing needs…the needs that Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus aims to fulfill.


Kris Forzley


For many years, Kris has dedicated her life to lending support to and advocating for vulnerable women and children. She looks forward to the opportunity for educating people about the devastating effects of lupus on families and working toward early diagnoses and a cure. She enjoys cooking, singing in her church choir and spending time with her family, especially her grandson.



Cathy Martine


Cathy Martine’s years of experience in décor and design make her an invaluable asset to Serving Up Style. She is committed to raising awareness of lupus through this annual signature event. Cathy, a mother of two and grandmother, enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and beach combing.



Debbie McCabe


Debbie McCabe has decades of experience in bringing together passionate people to make a difference in their community. She helped create the Children’s Relief Nursery, Children’s Justice Alliance, and Potluck in the Park. After her daughter, Molly, was diagnosed with lupus, she began Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus. This organization is a way to bring awareness of lupus and its impacts on people who have the disease and their families to the general public.



Anita Noble


Anita Noble, Program Manager for Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, brings thirty years of experience in broadcast media and program management. As an African American woman with Lupus, she is committed to shedding light on how this “little known” disease impacts minorities and women. Anita has contributed her time as a foster parent, art docent, and currently volunteers with the Portland Police Bureau. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, advocating for youth, and reading.


Susan Payseno

Sue Payseno believes in united people behind a cause. She joined the Board with the goal of increasing public awareness, adding resources, and ultimately finding a cure for lupus. She enjoys entertaining, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her 17 nieces and nephews.




pamela-steinkampPamela Steinkamp


Pamela Steinkamp is dedicated to advocating for improvements within the medical system. She joined Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus to act as an agent of change and help those affected by lupus. She enjoys spending her free time dancing, hiking, and beach combing.



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Kate Tomassene is a Vice President and  Private Banker at the at US Bank’s Private Client Reserve in Portland. She provides personalized service for the day-to-day management her clients’ financial activities. Kate began her career in the banking and financial services industry in 1980. She was touched by Molly’s story and wanted to get involved to somehow help those fighting Lupus. She joined the board in 2013 and is very excited to be involved with such a wonderful and focused organization. Kate enjoys salmon fishing, spending time with family and friends and reading.  She also serves on the Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation Board,  who partners with businesses and the community to fund increased academic opportunities to help students be successful.


Bob Strong

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Julie Duvall

Julie is a stay at home mother to Chase who was born in 2000, and married to her husband Brian, since 1998. She resides in Wilsonville, Oregon. She has many hobbies, including running,which she does when her health allows. She was diagnosed with lupus in March of 1988. She tries to stay as active as possible by running in different events around the Portland area over the years. In 2012, she attended Serving Up Style where she found out that Bridge to Brews was going to benefit Molly’s Fund in 2013, so she set up her team, “Lupus Sucks”. She was thrilled to be involved in bringing awareness to lupus and to be able to do something she loved at the same time. She is very excited to help continue to bring awareness to lupus through Molly’s Fund and spread the word that LUPUS SUCKS.

Ernest Stephens

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Molly's Fund Fighting LupusScott Kirkland


He has built his business on only one thing – relationships. He started his career doing this as the Director of Guest Services for the Portland Trail Blazers. He has personally owned over 20 residential homes in the last decade. He has been a developer for Urban Sky Development and has held various positions such as sales, branch, and area manger within  local mortgage companies. On a mission to change the way mortgage lending is completed and approached. Scott decided to create Root Mortgage. Scott’s vast experience as a mortgage professional, landlord and developer give him the tools to engage those he teaches. His passion for clients and knowledge of lending make him an asset to his clients and referral partners. Scott is a graduate of University of Portland and enjoys his time off with his wife Kristen and their four children!