Board of Directors

If you are interested in being a board member, please contact Janna Hendrickson

Janna Hendrickson,  worked for the American Cancer Society at a Division level for over seven years and appreciates the relationships developed and work done through the organization. Volunteering for Candlelighters seemed like a natural fit. Janna received her undergraduate degree in Human Services and then went on to get her Masters in Public Administration with a Nonprofit Management certificate. Her passion lies in helping kids and their families and hopes to make an impact on the lives of those going through tough times.

Heather Bennett, Bereavement Support, Heather is the mother of 4 year old Baily who passed away from cancer November 17, 2009.  Baily was diagnosed in April 2009 with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, a non Hodgkins Lymphoma, and had a tumor surrounding his heart.  Despite 5 different chemos, a round of high dose radiation, he passed away before his stemcell transplant.  Heather is now dedicating her life to fundraising for a cure for cancer, particularly childhood cancer.  She is so thankful for the bereavement retreat and grief groups offered by Candlelighters and hopes to help other bereaved families in the future.

Chuck Marcouiller, Member, father of five-year-old Max who passed away from cancer after a two-year struggle with his disease. Chuck moved here from SLC and immediately joined CCCF-WWA. Chuck is a manager for a Fortune 500 company. He is also a Seafair Pirate and father of teenaged daughter.

Nicole Francois, Promotional Chair, is the founder and managing member of Market Well, a full-service promotional agency that specializes in meeting the needs of health care professionals and their patients. Nicole supports Candlelighters by providing pro-bono marketing counsel, copy writing services, creative direction and design of promotional items and invitations for fund raising events.

Mandy Emel, Member, has worked in technology marketing for the past five years, focusing exclusively on customer advocacy programs at Microsoft. She earned a B.A. in public relations from Washington State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Seattle University. Mandy plans to utilize her public relations and marketing experience to make a difference in the lives of children affected by cancer, as well as their families.

Shirley Enebrad, Past-president, has been involved with Candlelighters since the early 90’s. Her son died from leukemia in 1985 after a five year battle. Shirley does grief work and runs the bereaved parents’ retreat and support groups. She has served as president for seven years. Shirley is an independent television producer and the author of Over the Rainbow Bridge, a book about her son’s cancer journey. She is donating 30% of the proceeds to Candlelighters and CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation.