Meet Our Board

Pink Sistas, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by Deb Hart in 2012.

Every member of our board is a volunteer, giving their time to help provide women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer THRIVE!


Founder and Inspirational Speaker

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


Secretary and Friend to Deb Hart

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 CPA

Certified Public Accountant 

Robyn Ellensohn -Treasurer/CPA

Robyn is our Numbers Girl.  She is a CPA for a company called Coffman Excavation LLC.   Robyn is a wife, mom, and a true bestie of Deb’s!  She is also shy and never takes the spotlight.  Here she does and we can’t thank her enough.





Pink in the Gorge Facilitator

Shannon Hacker – Pink in the Gorge Committee Leader

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.





Social Media Wizard

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!



Consultant by Day, Web Master at Night

Robin Ray-Rutherford – Website Design and Grant Writer

Robin is a 7 year Breast Cancer survivor and has recently been diagnosed with metastatic Breast Cancer in the bones.  She has been a member of our board since 2015.  She is a wife and mother of 2 amazing grown daughters.  She has 30+ years in managing and consulting.  She enjoys a robust real estate career and the best part of her is how she wants to help and support others going through this horrible disease.



Our Forever Warrior and Pink Sistas Alumni

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!


All I members of the Pink Sistas board have completed a 3 month trial period and are voted in by all current board members.