Meet The Board
Rosemary McDermott is a nurse that has worked in the field of oncology for over 37 years. She currently works at Compass Oncology as a patient education and community outreach coordinator.
She has worked in Legacy Good Samaritan's Oncology inpatient units and outpatient clinics and as a Nurse Coordinator at Cancer Care Resources.
Having seen the firsthand effects that cancer and cancer treatment have on her clients, Rosemary appreciates the role Komak plays in assisting patients. When she was recruited to join the Board, she seized the opportunity to make an impact.
Greg Lint was born in Hillsboro, Oregon and is the president of Oak Knoll Winery and former Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Moonstruck Chocolatier. In July of 2001, Greg was diagnosed with late stages of Type "B" large cell lymphoma. The cancer was so widespread, doctors had little hope he would survive.
Greg's life was put on hold as he underwent high dose chemotherapy, surgeries, radiation and ultimately, a bone marrow stem cell transplant. Being a single male, he found there were no resources available to help him financially. After beating cancer, he joined Komak to help those going through the same experiences he endured. "Those people are me," says Greg.
Nora Timm has been a cancer survivor for over 17 years. A mother of seven, Nora now cares for her husband of 26 years who suffers from Alzheimer's. Inspired by the financial assistance a family member received from Komak, Nora joined the board as a way to give back.
Now retired, Nora previously worked for the Multnomah County Corrections and Dispatching office. Prior to her public service, she worked with Shriners transporting patients to their treatments.
DANIEL M. McCREATH
Daniel McCreath joined the Komak board in 2015. Born in Illinois, Daniel later graduated from the University of Michigan. His career in volunteer work was enhanced after receiving his Master of Divinity from McCormick Seminary in Chicago. Following graduation, he worked with several non-profit and church-related community organizations around the country. In 1991, Dan joined the Merrill Lynch's Portland office and considers Oregon home.
In late 2012, Dan's wife Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer. After initial success following a barrage of treatments, the cancer reappeared and she continues to undergo treatment. The emotional toll has been high. Appreciative that his family's financial stress was minimal, Dan joined the Komak board to reduce the financial trauma eligible Komak clients endure. "It's a way to thank our friends and extended family, as well as the community of helpful professionals, all of whom have been so supportive. And it's a way to pay that thanks forward by helping cancer patients and their families stay on their feet financially during one of the most disruptive episodes of their lives.
Lisa is a former elementary teacher with over 15 years in the classroom. While teaching, she also did volunteer work with various national and community non-profit organizations. After leaving the field of education, Lisa worked as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for Cancer Care Resources, a local non-profit assisting families and individuals affected by cancer. These past opportunities have provided Lisa with a great deal of experience in non-profit management. She is thankful for the opportunity to be involved with Komak. She sees this work as a way to honor loved ones that have faced the battle against cancer.
Franchot Hutchinson, born in New York is a graduate of Colgate University. She comes to Komak with a long history of community involvement. As a teenager, she spent two summers living in St. Kitts and Barbados on a program called Operation Crossroads Africa which is a program that inspired John F. Kennedy to start the peace corps. Franchot also spent several years in San Francisco where she volunteered for PURR, Partners United for the Relief and Respite which helped families with 24 hour children in need.
As a child of two cancer survivors, Franchot joined Komak with a sense of personal involvement and love of the greater Portland community which has been her home since the early 90’s. With over 27 years of advertising and sales experience, Franchot loves to travel, spend time with her family and go wine tasting in the Willamette Valley.
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