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!
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 @inspirationaldeb.com
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
Robyn is our Numbers Girl. She is a CPA and is self employed “CFO To Go” helping small businesses with accounting and management needs.
Robyn is a proud mama of two, a true bestie of Deb’s and prefers to be active when she is not working. Her favorites are hiking, Inferno ‘HOT’ pilates, and jazzercise. She recently completed a 500 plus mile hike through Spain
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.
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.
Robin Ray-Rutherford – Website Editor and Grant Writer
Robin is a 7 year Breast Cancer survivor and has recently been re-diagnosed with metastatic Breast Cancer in her 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.
Mother of 2 wonderful boys and 1 year breast cancer survivor. She has a background in automotive sales at MINI of Portland, where she has spent the past 11 years. In her free time, she enjoys camping, gardening, and walking her two Maltese dogs. Bradley loves giving back to such a wonderful organization that has helped so many. Being part of Pink Sisters has awarded her the opportunity to meet lifelong friends.
Christina currently lives in Arizona taking care of her ailing mom. She came to Oregon to start a new career along with her fur baby Odie, and along the way found Deb Hart & Pink Sistas. She has been an integral part of Pink Sistas success and currently takes care of our Social Media. Christina loves being on the team and comes up each year to Oregon to help with our ‘Big Event”, Pink in the Gorge.
Kim is married with two grown boys, and a lifetime Gresham resident. She spent 25 years as bookkeeper for her families business, and now hoping to finish out her career as a high school bookkeeper. She met Deb Hart through her sister, and has been in awe of Pink Sista’s ever since. So excited to be part of this wonderful group. Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends, quilting, crafting and most of all laughing!
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 are voted in by all current board members. Board Members and Committee Leaders are all Volunteers.