Join the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) to discuss resources and programming available to Hoosier cancer survivors and loved ones at the local level. We are excited to have representatives from Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Cancer Support Community – Central Indiana, and Gilda’s Club Evansville to share more about their services still available to the community during the pandemic.
Melanie Atwood is Executive Director of Gilda’s Club Evansville. Melanie has been with Gilda’s Club since February 2013 and helped bring the dream started by Ann and Randy Moore to reality when they officially opened their Red Door on February 6, 2014.
Melanie’s experience in working for nonprofits as well as for profit organizations has reinforced her belief that people don’t care what you know, until they know that you care. She is driven by the belief that we accomplish more by working together in collaboration than we ever do alone.
Her philosophy has served the members of Gilda’s Club well as the organization works to bring support, education, healthy lifestyles, social connections and resources and referrals to anyone impacted by cancer by working side by side with the medical professionals in our community…so that no one faces cancer alone.
Ann Hathaway graduated from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs with an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Affairs degree. In 2002, Ann received a Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM) from the IU School of Philanthropy.
For twenty years, Ann was employed as a Juvenile Probation Officer with the Allen County Superior Court and the majority of that time was spent as Intake Supervisor. As she transitioned into the nonprofit sector, Ann has held positions as Joint Development Director for Vincent Village, Inc. and Matthew 25 Health and Dental. She was also the Northern Indiana Director of the Alzheimer’s Association. In her current position with Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana she is the Director of Program Education. The primary focus of this position is the agency’s Survivorship Academy. Ann is a 19 year cancer survivor.
Through the years, Ann has been active on several community and school boards. For five years she was an adjunct instructor at Purdue Fort Wayne. She is currently a member of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) at Purdue University Fort Wayne for the Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration. Outside of professional interests, Ann enjoys scuba diving, traveling, reading, bicycling and spending time with her family.
Bio coming soon