Employees

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

Executive Director

Becky

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, Cade & Harper, skiing, biking and running.  becky@cancersupportmontana.org.

Clinical Program Director

Amber Reilly, LCSW comes to Cancer Support Community having worked within the nonprofit sector for the past 12 years. She earned her B.S. in Applied Psychology from Montana State University and her MSW from Walla Walla University. As a licensed LCSW, she has spent her career working with those affected by mental illness, along with supervising a team of case managers.

Amber lives in Belgrade with her husband Tom, two children Caitlin and Nora, and their two dogs Otis and Rupert. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, camping and hiking.  Amber looks forward to connecting with those affected by cancer in order to provide support and hope throughout their journey. amber@cancersupportmontana.org

Development Director

Jeannie GraceyJeannie Gracey, has been working in the Bozeman nonprofit community for the past 20 years. She earned her B.S. in Health and Human Development from Montana State University in 1995. Over the years, her enthusiasm for working with people has never waned. She is very excited to be a part of Cancer Support Community and empower people in this journey we’re all in together…life.

Jeannie lives in Bozeman with her two awesome kids and her zoo which consists of: a dog, cat, turtle, toad and goldfish!.
jeannie@cancersupportmontana.org.

Education & Youth Director

Anna Greenberg, ME

Anna Greenberg 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.

anna@cancersupportmontana.org.

Volunteer & Marketing Director

Emma Otto 

Emma Otto is excited to join the team at Cancer Support Community. She 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 health excursion outings that everyone will love.

Emma is new to Montana and the Bozeman area but loves everything it has to offer. You’ll find her spending time being active in the outdoors hiking, camping, and skiing!

emma@cancersupportmontana.org

Facilitators

 

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.
SAMSUNG CSCPhronsie Sprenger, LCSW, is the facilitator of the Breast Cancer Support Group and has an individual counseling practice with focus on sex therapy. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Development and a Masters in Social Work. She enjoys providing support and information to cancer patients who are struggling with changes in intimacy as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
JenniferJennifer Welton, L.C.S.W., is the Bereavement Coordinator with Hospice of Bozeman Health and has a private practice, JenWel Counseling LLC, offering mental health counseling for individuals and families. Jennifer is also a S.W.L.C. Clinical Supervisor and facilitates the weekly “Living with Loss” bereavement support group at Cancer Support Community.  With her compassion and as a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, along with over 25 years of experience in the areas of grief, gerontology, pet loss, and infant/child adoption, Jennifer offers 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.
Amber Ann Hughes, MSW provides one-on-one counseling and play therapy for kids, and facilitates support groups at CSC. She has lived in the Gallatin Valley for the last 17 years.  Amber Ann completed a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and a Bachelors of fine arts with an emphasis in Printmaking, and Masters in Social Work from Walla Walla. Amber Ann is excited to have the opportunity to work with kids and families. Her husband Matt is an educator and musician. They have two sons, Trent & Miles, and in their free time they love to be outside exercising and exploring nature.