Maine Cancer Foundation Welcomes 5 New Board Members

Maine Cancer Foundation Welcomes 5 New Members to its Board of Directors

Maine Cancer Foundation welcomes 5 new members to its Board of Directors, bringing the total number of directors to 17. The Board’s newest members bring with them a wealth of knowledge surrounding public health systems, community and educational development, financial aspects of cancer, clinical medicine, and lived personal experience.

New members of the MCF Board as of January 2022 include:

Amy Beveridge, News Director, WMTW Channel 8. Amy Beveridge has been at the helm of award-winning coverage at WMTW since 2011, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast in 2011, as well as multiple regional Murrow and Emmy Awards through the years. Beveridge has followed her career across the country, from Boston, to California, to Florida, and Maryland before returning home in 2008. Now a resident of Saco, she is excited about the opportunity to be on MCF’s board and do more for the effort of supporting patients, survivors and cancer research in Maine.

Brenda Farnham, Associate Vice President of Oncology Services, Northern Light Cancer Institute. Brenda Farnham began her career at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center 33 years ago as a transporter and nursing technician. She has 31 years of nursing experience spanning critical care, medical, pediatric, and radiation oncology. Additionally, Farnham is a Husson University Alumni Hall of Fame 2009 Inductee, 2018 RTLS Innovator Recipient, 2020 Champion the Cure Challenge Honorary Chair, and 2020 NNECOS Distinguished Service Award Recipient.

Devon Evans, MD, Oncologist & Partner, New England Cancer Specialists. Devon Evans has been with New England Cancer Specialists since 2007. A Massachusetts native, Evans is board certified in hematology and oncology, with interests in lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, and brain tumors. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society for NeuroOncology, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Katie Rutherford, Executive Director, Frannie Peabody Center. Katie Rutherford is the Executive Director at Frannie Peabody Center, Maine’s oldest and largest community-based HIV/AIDS services provider. Prior to joining the agency in 2012, Rutherford worked in South Africa managing community development and education programs. A graduate of Utah State University, she is passionate about fighting oppression, injustice, and inequality.

Lenroy Shaw, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley. Lenroy is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley helping clients achieve their financial goals. He is a soccer enthusiast, and has been residing in Maine for decades with his family.


The newest Board members join an existing slate of volunteer board members including:

Jay Collins, President. Senior Vice President, WEX, Inc.
Laura Pfeiffenberger, Vice President. ESOP Client Advisor, Spinnaker Trust
Caroline ZimmermanTreasurer. Program Manager, Child Health, MaineHealth
Laura Davis Rinck, Secretary. President, Rinck Advertising
Matthew Libby, Past President. Partner and Attorney, Monaghan Leahy, LLP
Justin Lamontagne, Chair, Governance Committee. Partner/Broker, NAI The Dunham Group
Stephan Bachelder. Of Counsel, Preti Flaherty
John Benoit.  Vice President and Senior Benefits Strategist, Cross Benefits Solutions
Linda Halleran. Community Engagement Manager, Town & Country Federal Credit Union
Dana Lesniak. Program Manager, HomeServe USA
Kathie Marquis-Girard. Retired, Education and Administration
Sarah Rines. Program Manager, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence, MaineHealth



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