Volunteers

Linda Abrao

Bare Bottom Bears Coordinator

Linda became involved with PMP Pals through her sister, Doris, who was a close friend of Pals' founder Gabriella Graham. After Doris passed away from colon cancer in 2008, Linda took over the Bare Bottom Bears program. She continues her involvement to honor the memory of both Doris and Gabriella, and is a breast cancer survivor.

Connie Anderson-Conrow

HOPE Zoom Host, Mentor Coordinator, Administrative Support

Connie lives in Florida with her husband, Willie (aka Captain Chemo). Semi-retired from the healthcare industry, she got involved with Pals after Willie’s 2015 diagnosis. A regular host at HOPE Zoom meetings, she coordinates our Mentor Program and supports various patient/caregiver interactions. Her mantra: If I can help just one person, then I’ve done my job.

Lindsay Barad

Barad's Blankets Coordinator & Cookbook Creator

Diagnosed with LAMN in 2022, Lindsay shares her writing, editing, and marketing expertise with Pals and helps create outreach materials that share our message of HOPE. She also coordinates the Pals in the Kitchen cookbook. A marathon runner, she keeps up with friends, family, and rescue pup Charlie.

James Caldwell

Moderator for Collaborative Online Community

James  lives in Northern Ireland and was diagnosed in 2014 with high-grade appendix cancer. James is an administrator for the collaborative Facebook PMP/Appendix Cancer Support Group. Familiar with treatment at Blasingstoke, he helps new patients understand the U.K.’s healthcare/treatment system. He serves on rare cancer working group with the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC).

Tara Collins

Communications, Development, Mentor

Tara and her husband John joined Pals after his diagnosis in 2022. Based in New Jersey and a nonprofit communicator and fundraiser by trade, Tara shares her skill set with Pals as both volunteer and consultant. If you have a story to share, she’ll; help you write it.

Mike Grattan

Web Host & IT Support

Mike provides IT support for PMP Pals and helps with our website, email, and databases. An IT Manager for a produce distributor, he and his wife Angela have been integral to PMP Pals’ history by supporting its earliest online presence and caring for Gabriella Graham throughout her final years.

Misty Price

Get Well & More Cards Coordinator

Misty Price is a PMP survivor since 2006 and a veteran Pal Mentor. Misty coordinates the greeting card program, sending cheer to our Pals and their caregivers around the world who are going through a rough patch and need support..

Jamie Voetsch

HOPE Zoom Host, Mentor, & Facebook Group Moderator

Jamie Voetsch is an Oregon country girl, living her dream with her hubby and rescue pets and farm animals. Diagnosed with Stage IV goblet cell in 2019 and a Cancer Thrivor living with disease, she helps others in our community by hosting HOPE Zoom meetings, mentoring 1-1, writing greeting cards, and moderating Pals’ Private Facebook Group. An exuberant  entrepreneur, she creates jewelry, vlogs about her cancer journey, and curates antique books.