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!

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Founder of Pink Sistas Inc. & leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes!

     Deb Hart – Founder

Deb is a breast cancer survivor, full of energy, ideas and fun. Her 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

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 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

 

Napa pic

Grant Writer & Website Admin

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 08/2019 and has been a member of our board since 2015.  For the last 5 years she works hard & enjoys a robust real estate career.  Robin has 30+ years in managing/consulting for large companies.  Robin surrounds herself with people who give hope and are motivational. She is a wife of 27 years and mother of 2 amazing daughters. She has fierce devotion to her Real Estate Clients, but also gives her time happily for volunteer work in her own community and in the Breast Cancer community.

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Bradley O’Neil

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.

 

 

Kim

Social Media & Support Staff

Kim Simmons

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!

 

 

Key Volunteers for Pink Sistas, Inc. & their Board Members 

 

Christina and Odie

Facebook Guru

Christina Bruder

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.

Jeana

Social Media

Jeana Dittmer

Mother of 5 diagnosed with stage 3, triple negative breast cancer in 2014 when my youngest was only 4 years old.  Jeana is a fighter and survivor! When not working as a Special Education Assistant at her kids elementary school she helps manage their small farm in Tangent, OR.  Jeana volunteers many hours as a board member with the local Pop Warner Youth Football League. She first met Deb Hart when invited to a Pink Sistas, Inc. retreat at Deb’s floating home in 2019 by a friend.  Instantly fell in love with her and Pink Sistas, Inc. and wanted to jump on board to help out any way I could.

Jeana Dittmer

Newsletter Guru

Anne Pettingill

Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor, Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Friend.  She is focused on giving back through mentorship, advocacy, and volunteering for breast cancer awareness and the journey each woman faces.  She lives in Oregon with her husband, son and two dogs and works in the Financial Advisory realm.  She enjoys time spent with her family, being creative with friends, baking and seeking joy in each day.

 

 

Gae

Our Forever Warrior and Pink Sistas Alumni

       Gae Conway – Original       Board Member & Always 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.

2019 Departing Board Members

Shannon

Shannon Hacker

Thank you Shannon for your wonderful service to Pink Sistas for the last 5 years.  Shannon is a wife, mother of 4 and breast cancer survivor.