Get to know the employees and support group facilitators who organize programs and serve at Cancer Support Community.

Executive Director

Becky Franks has been the Executive Director since 2006, following her mother’s diagnosis of breast cancer. Becky earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health from North Dakota State University, is studying for Masters in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and moved to Bozeman in 2003. She has worked in the non-profit sector for over 25 years, with an emphasis in Public Health and Health Education, and has a passion to enhance the quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer. Becky is a certified Personal Trainer and is able to use this information to help people gain strength during the cancer experience. She currently serves as past-chair of the Montana Cancer Coalition, and Chair of the Board of Health for Gallatin County Public Health.
Becky lives in Bozeman with her husband, Dennis and dog, Tess. Her son Tyler serves in the US Army, and Michael studies at MSU. Her three step-daughters, Alexia, Jordan & Madeline are grown, and living in Montana and Oregon. She enjoys being a grandma to Donald, Henderson, Freddy, Cade, Brooks & Harper, skiing, biking and running. becky@cancersupportmontana.org.

Development Director

Jennifer Pearson joined Cancer Support Community in 2020 as the Development Director. She brings over 10 years of nonprofit experience with her and earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Montana State University and a master’s degree in Human Services/Public Administration from Capella University. Like many others, cancer deeply affected Jennifer when her father passed away from lung cancer in 2008. She is passionate about the programs Cancer Support Community is providing and thrilled to join such an amazing team and mission. Jennifer lives in Belgrade with her husband Myles and two school-aged children. She enjoys golfing, camping, and traveling with her family, as well as adventures and learning new things.

Education & Youth Director

Anna Greenberg, ME  joins the Cancer Support Community after working for over 10 years in education and nonprofits in the Gallatin Valley.  Anna earned bachelor’s degrees in Communication Studies and Spanish from Winona State University in Minnesota and Masters of Education from Montana State University.  Anna is grateful to have the opportunity to use her experience and passion for education to serve the incredible people in the Cancer Support Community.
In her free time, Anna plays on community hockey and frisbee teams and loves to be in the mountains camping and mountain biking.

Volunteer & Marketing Director

Emma Otto earned her B.S. in Health and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Promotion from Colorado State University. She has a passion for connecting with people and supporting them in any way possible. She is looking forward to using her background in marketing and creating healthy excursion outings that everyone will love. When she is not at Cancer Support Community, you’ll find her spending time being active in the outdoors hiking, camping, fly fishing, and skiing!

Operations Manager

Claire Kennedy earned her B.S. in Community Health from Montana State University and now joins the team at Cancer Support Community as the Operations Manager. In this new position, Claire strives to bring opportunity and resources to all of whom are affected by cancer. Claire is determined to continue to meet fundraising goals through community outreach and grant writing. Claire is eager to interact with the beautiful Bozeman community—both the mountains and the people—and in her free time, she enjoys outdoor concerts, hiking with friends, and traveling.


 Wendy Gwinner, LCSW, OSW-C, is the Oncology Social Worker at Bozeman Health Cancer Center. She holds a Master’s of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with advanced certification in oncology social work. She leads our GYN Cancer Support Group, the Couple’s Workshop, and many other educational offerings throughout the year. She currently serves on our Board of Trustees and Professional Advisory Board. Wendy can be seen about Bozeman running (with her dog pulling).
SAs seen on a Sussex Directories Inc siteteve Wellington, LCSW, is the facilitator of Prostate Connection. For 14 years he has been working in a variety of therapeutic, medical and educational settings to provide the care that individuals need to work through life’s difficult moments. With a strong background in medical social work, Steve provides healthcare counseling for those affected by chronic pain, long term illness and disease, new medical diagnosis, sleep disorders, grief/loss, anxiety, and depression.
Vanessa Clark, LCSW, AHPC-SW is a social worker with Hospice of Bozeman Health and holds space for those in need as a therapist with Dandelion Counseling LLC.  A fifth-generation Montanan, Vanessa received her BA from Carroll College and MSW from the University of North Dakota.  Vanessa loves to spend her free time doing laundry and chasing around her three little wild women.
Heather Linn, L.C.S.W., is the Bereavement Coordinator with Hospice of Bozeman Health and facilitates the weekly “Living with Loss” bereavement support group at Cancer Support Community.  With her compassion along with years of experience in the areas of grief, allows Heather to offer excellent support to our community.
Katelyn Armstrong, MS, earned her MS in Rehabilitation Mental Health Counseling, and is an Oncology Counselor at Bozeman Health Cancer Center. She is excited to be a facilitator of groups at Cancer Support community. In her free time, Katelyn loves connecting with nature, fishing and floating any of Montana’s rivers, and traveling. Katelyn lives with her husband, Dan, three cats, two dogs and herds of elk and deer.