Team Tony Cancer Foundation Inc
Shared Steps Through Cancer
Team Tony Cancer Foundation Inc
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Mrs. Kelly Deam
Kelly Deam serves as Executive Director and brings nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience to the team. Kelly has been a caregiver to several loved ones with cancer, including her mother and her father, who lost his battle with cancer in 2015. These experiences fuel her passion for the Team Tony Cancer Foundation’s mission.
Before her time at Team Tony, Kelly served as Manager of Quality Assurance and Volunteers at Cardinal Ritter Senior Services in St. Louis, Missouri. She has also served as Development Director for the American Youth Foundation, Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis, and Friends of Kids with Cancer.
Kelly is a graduate of Maryville University in St. Louis with a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science and holds an MA in Health Administration from Webster University of St. Louis.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends.
Tony McEachern Is the co-founder of the Team Tony Cancer Foundation. Diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at 33 years old, Tony had loving support from family and friends but never met anyone his age who was a cancer survivor. He wanted to talk to someone just like him, someone who truly understood and remembered, someone who had already faced the same type of cancer.
Tony’s idea of a peer support organization, initially a grassroots effort, became more formal, and the idea a reality with the official founding of the Team Tony Cancer Foundation in Sept. 2010. Today, Team Tony Teammates provide that gift to cancer fighters and caregivers all across Florida’s Suncoast.
Number of employees
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Team Tony Cancer Foundation IncOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
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Team Tony Cancer Foundation IncBoard of directors
as of 01/24/2023
Board of directors data
Mr John Shea
Term: 2020 - 2023
Ms. Lori Kayser
C.O.O., Leadership Coach at Xperience, LLC
Term: 2022 - 2025
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 03/08/2022
- We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
- We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
- We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.