Pink Sistas, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by Deb Hart in 2012. All members of our board are volunteers, giving their time to help provide women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer THRIVE!
Deb Hart – Founder
Deb is a breast cancer survivor and is full of energy, ideas and fun. She has an amazing story chronicled in her book,”Tug At My Heart”- available on Amazon. A tireless worker, she sets the example and gives us, and others the inspiration to carry on, try to do the right things, and shares with others as a public speakers. Visit her website by clicking here!!
Clover Duffus – Secretary
Clover is a retired middle school secretary who is enjoying life. She loves sewing, traveling and spending time with her family. Being retired gives Clover the opportunity to give back to her community and friends.
Robyn Ellensohn – Treasurer/CPA
Shannon is a wife, mother of 4 and breast cancer survivor. Her background is in Human Development and she has spent the past 20 years administrating camps and teaching after-school classes. She is excited to join the board and these amazing women in bringing hope, joy and support to others during their journey.
Beckie was born and raised in Stevenson, WA. In 1992, Beckie and her husband Bryan moved to Vancouver, after their son Aaron graduated from SHS. She is a small business owner and has served 2 terms as Madame president at Vancouver FOE # 2158, fundraising for many different causes.
Danielle Cooper – Social Media, Marketing & Event Coordinator
Danielle is a wife, mother of a toddler boy and a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer at 28, when her son was a year old, and underwent 8 rounds of chemo, a bilateral mastectomy, radiation and reconstruction. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State in Supply Chain Management as well as a Pastry Degree from Western Culinary Institute. When she is not working as a Project Manager at Daimler Trucks or running her LipSense business she is spending time with her son, husband, family and friends. In her spare time she runs a blog, documenting her experiences as a survivor, mother, wife and career focused women. You can visit Danielle’s blog by clicking here!
Shaw Roskott – Social Media & Fundraising Coordinator
Shaw is a mother, LCSW psychotherapist specializing in medical hospice, and a breast and cervical cancer survivor. Shaw was diagnosed with aggressive IDC breast cancer in 2016. She underwent a quadrant mastectomy, bilateral reconstruction, 12 rounds of chemo, and radiation. Shaw also beat cervical cancer while she obtained her masters degree in social work with summa cum laude honors in 2013 at the age of 42. Shaw loves spending time with her children, kayaking, traveling, watercolor painting, and cheering for the Portland Trailblazers. She joined our Board of Directors after attending a Pink Sistas Retreat where she fell in love with what Pink Sistas offers to pink ladies!
Gae Conway – Always a Board Member in Our Hearts
On September 16, 2008, Gae was diagnosed “terminal.” Exactly one year later, she was told she had approximately 6-12 months to live. Gae was with us for another 8 years. She was always a giving, caring, and generous person supporting this cause & others like us. Gae, you are forever in our hearts!