Every cancer patient deserves security, community, and hope for the future.

Our Mission

At Northwest Hope & Healing, our mission is to contribute to the healing of those being treated for breast or gynecologic cancer in the Puget Sound region by providing immediate assistance, community, and ongoing survivor support.

Immediate financial assistance

Our Patient Assistance Fund provides assistance for essentials such as child care, groceries, reliable transportation, and emergency rent.

Northwest Hope & Healing is the only organization in Seattle that provides direct, immediate assistance to breast and gynecologic cancer patients. No long forms, no waiting period. Swedish Cancer Institute distributes 100% of the funds contributed by Northwest Hope & Healing to the Patient Assistance Fund.

Healing Boxes

Our signature Healing Boxes are assembled and delivered to local patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation at Swedish Cancer Institutes.

Our Board of Directors

Board President

Amy Murray

Finance Director,
Denise Louie Education 

Board Vice-President

Kristy Kelley

Senior HR Director,
Boeing (Retired)

Board Treasurer

Jenni Fancher

Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation, BECU

Board Secretary

Kristen Bates

Tock and Corl, PLLC

Dr. Christine Lee

Medical Director of Multidisciplinary Breast Program, Swedish Cancer Institute

Darrin Maddux

Regional Director Northwest, Edrington Americas

Jen Peel

Communications Designer, Bank of America (via Braintrust)

Audrey Rodriguez

Community Volunteer

Lise Thornton

Senior Oncology Business Manager, Sanofi Genzyme (Retired)

Dr. Dan Veljovich

Gynecologic Oncologist and Pelvic Surgeon, Swedish Cancer Institute

Dr. Tanya Wahl

Medical Director of Oncology/Infusion, Swedish Cancer Institute

Dr. Fengting Yan

Breast Oncologist,                              Swedish Cancer Institute

Leanne Yanda

Branch Manager/Mortgage Consultant, Penrith Home Loans

Our Executive Staff

Tricia Johnson

Executive Director


Gwyn Tanner

Operations & Development Coordinator


Every cancer patient deserves security, community, and hope for the future.