2016 Board of Directors
President – Pat Mendez
Pat is a breast cancer survivor, and is passionate about helping men and women who are battling this disease.
Secretary – Stephanie Fry (2016)
Co-Treasurer – Coral McDermott (2008)
Coral’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34.
Co-Treasurer – Karen Stone (2015)
Karen brings a broad range of experience to the Board of Midnight Sun. Karen is a professional bookkeeper with many years of experience with both large and small corporations and non-profit groups. She has organizational skills that will benefit much of the “behind the scenes” work that is Solano Midnight Sun Foundation.
Co-Founder – Elizabeth Fry
Grant Coordinator – Billy Sanders (2006)
Having lost a daughter to breast cancer, I’m acutely aware of the importance of early diagnosis and aggressive treatment. My SMSF emphasis is soliciting grant funding to increase access to breast health screening and diagnostic services for uninsured women of Solano County.
Website and Social Media Support – Sue Laren (2015)
Member at Large – Steve Laren (2016)
Member at Large – Marleen Maltby (2005)
Member at Large – AJ Hearn (2017)
The Solano Midnight Sun Foundation was founded by Debbie Wood and Elizabeth Fry in 2004. Debbie and Elizabeth are both breast cancer survivors. During their own battles with cancer, including six months of chemotherapy and radiation, Debby and Elizabeth realized many women did not have the financial resources, family support or access to treatment, they were blessed to have.
Many women were uninsured or underinsured, and their cancer treatment had not only an emotional and physical impact, but a tremendous financial impact as well. Something had to be done to help and that’s how the Solano Midnight Sun Foundation was born.