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’S FUND FIGHTING LUPUS
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.
FAMILY OF FRIENDS
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.
THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS
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.
TENTH TREE LIMITED
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.
GIRL SCOUTS BEYOND BARS
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.
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.
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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.
Carol is an Independent Banking Consultant with over 30 years’ experience working exclusively with financial institutions in business development, sales, marketing and management. She has a passion for volunteering time with a number of non-profit organizations and thoroughly enjoys her commitment with Molly’s Fund. Carol has also served on the marketing committee for Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon; development committee member with Cascade Aids Project and as a former board member with the Children’s Relief Nursery.
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.
Jennifer is a Partner and CPA at Moss Adams. She graduated from the University of Montana in 1999 with a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance emphases, and a Psychology minor. Upon graduation, Jennifer joined Moss Adams in the Portland office, providing accounting, auditing and consulting services to a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations. In addition to leading the firm’s Oregon practice serving charitable, arts, religious, and educational organizations, she manages audits of colleges and universities, foundations, educational institutions, associations, and other not-for-profits. She served for four years as a Board Member and Treasurer for a local non-profit, and has experience serving on non-profit finance committees. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys golf, travel, hiking and exploring Oregon’s beautiful wine country.
MOLLY’S FUND FIGHTING LUPUS
Nicole completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She is passionate about serving on the board of Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus because Nicole was diagnosed with lupus nephritis in 2005, and knows all too well how hard it is to live and thrive with lupus. Nicole is a full-time mom. She loves camping, fishing, and playing outside with her daughter Madison and Boxer dog, Jack.
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.