Valerie Vance – Executive Director
In her role, Valerie oversees all aspects of the FCS Foundation, including overall strategy and operations, staff supervision, program development and execution of the Foundation’s mission, vision and goals. Val first came to the Foundation as a volunteer and in December of 2014, was named Volunteer Program Manager. During this time, she worked diligently to develop, launch, implement and manage the Volunteer Program at 10 Florida Cancer Specialists’ locations, training over 45 volunteers, who logged over 2350 volunteer hours in the first six months of the program. In June 2015, she was named Acting Foundation Manager and was promoted to Executive Director of the Foundation in July 2015. After 25 years of experience in corporate sales and management with S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., in Grand Rapids, MI., Val began her career in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining FCS, she was the Financial Development Coordinator at Prader-Willi Syndrome Association national headquarters in Sarasota, FL. In addition, she has served as a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Red Cross, Alzheimer’s Association and American Cancer Society. In her leisure time, Valerie loves biking, kayaking, boating, and sailing, as well as traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Terri Gagliardi – Development & Event Manager
Lynn Rasys – Volunteer Program Manager
Our Client Services Department is involved in all aspects of the patient application process – from awarding funding to qualified patients, providing oversight and guidance to the office volunteers and maintaining ongoing financial statistics for patient grants. Client Services develops and maintains solid working relationships between the Foundation and all FCS clinics, with a specific focus on Financial Counselors in each clinic, who act as patient advocates and are a great resource for the Foundation.