Team Tony Cancer Foundation announces Deam as new Executive Director
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SARASOTA, Fla. – The Team Tony Cancer Foundation, a Sarasota-based nonprofit organization that provides free peer-to-peer cancer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers so no one on Florida's Suncoast faces cancer alone, recently promoted Kelly Deam to Executive Director.
Deam brings more than 17 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector to her position at the Team Tony Cancer Foundation, and had been serving as the organization’s Program Coordinator. In her new role, Deam is responsible for the overall implementation of the Team Tony Cancer Foundation mission and will report to the Team Tony Cancer Foundation Board of Directors. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing the overall strategy and vision of the organization, including financial operations, revenue generation, program development and activities, personnel management and strategic planning.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., her past positions include manager of quality assurance and volunteers for Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, director of development and alumni relations for the American Youth Foundation and development director for Boys Hope Girls Hope and Friends of Kids with Cancer.
Deam earned her master’s degree in health administration from Webster University in Missouri and received her bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Maryville University in Missouri.
Deam and other staff members from the Team Tony Cancer Foundation work out of the nonprofit’s center located at 3562 S. Osprey Ave. in Sarasota. Called the Cancer Connection Center (C3), the coffee-shop-style concept provides a safe, warm, supportive and welcoming environment designed to deliver peer-to-peer support, create a sense of belonging and provide free resources and educational opportunities to enhance the well-being of those impacted by cancer.
About Team Tony Cancer Foundation
A 17-year brain cancer survivor and an avid cyclist, Tony McEachern’s vision of creating a peer-to-peer cancer support foundation became a reality in 2010 when the Team Tony Cancer Foundation officially launched. Located in Sarasota, Fla., the nonprofit’s mission is to provide free peer-to-peer cancer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers in the community. So far in 2020, Team Tony has provided over $12,000 to 14 fighters. We have helped Support Seekers with medical bills, hotel stays during treatment, airfare to treatment, prescriptions, and meal assistance. To learn more about Team Tony, visit www.TeamTony.org.