ABOUT LOUDOUN BREAST HEALTH NETWORK
2023 Board Members
Loudoun Breast Health Network’s Board of Directors is comprised of all volunteers and members of the community who have a special interest in supporting breast cancer patients and their families. Some are survivors; some are friends and family members of survivors and those who did not survive. They all are passionate about helping women now, when they need it most.
Board Member Bios
Tammy Gray - Tammy is one of the original founders of the Loudoun Breast Health Network. She is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 at the age of 35. She has helped to develop and coordinate LBHN’s New Beginnings Program, the Support Program and the Pink Assistance Fund Program. She was also a Reach to Recovery volunteer with the American Cancer Society and has assisted breast cancer patients in that capacity for over 15 years. Tammy also has a medical background (degree in Physical Therapy) and works as a licensed physical therapist with rehabilitation patients. She is dedicated to giving back in order to help ease the challenging journey of those that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Chantel Smith – A longtime volunteer Chantel joined the Board in January of 2020 in order to help women and their families fighting breast cancer. Having lost her sister to breast cancer, another who has battled it and the BRCA2 gene prevalent throughout her family, including herself, breast cancer advocacy is very important to her. She feels it is a privilege to be able to serve our community and act on behalf of our generous donors who make LBHN’s mission possible.
Lindsey Hunt - Lindsey joined the Board as Treasurer in January 2022. After being diagnosed at the age of 33 and the daughter and granddaughter of survivors, she is intimately aware of the emotional and financial stress patients and their families undergo when faced with breast cancer. She has over 20 year of experience in the accounting field and is proud she can volunteer her time as treasurer to such an important local organization.
Margo Fallon - Margo is a breast cancer survivor whose involvement in LBHN began when she decided to do a birthday fundraiser to raise money and awareness for LBHN as a present for her and her breast surgeon who shares the same birthday. Deciding she needed and wanted to do more to help those that have been diagnosed with breast cancer, she became an active volunteer and joined the board in 2022.
Misty Simon - Misty joined the board in January 2023. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30 and recalls how important every bit of support she could find was. Having lived in Loudoun Country for over 20 years, she had heard of LBHN and was excited when she could be more active in helping women apply for the Pink Assistance Fund.
Awareness, Education, Support… and Life.
WHO WE ARE
We are a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serving Loudoun County residents by bringing awareness, support, resources, and comfort to anyone who has heard someone in a white coat say, “You have breast cancer.” We focus on the person, not just the disease.
We are women helping women and their families. We are cancer survivors; we are daughters, friends and family of survivors — and many of us have been moved to help by someone significant in our lives being diagnosed.
In 2005, LBHN was inspired by Dr. Virginia Chiantella, a Board-Certified Surgeon here in our region who specializes in breast surgery. Dr. Chiantella had a vision to assist those diagnosed with breast cancer and is still actively participating in the organization. Just two years later in 2007, LBHN received its 501 (c) (3) designation recognizing them as a non-profit organization.
WHAT WE DO
We have seen breast cancer upend the lives of many brave women. These women, along with their family members, have extra financial burdens placed on them during treatment. We want to help ease their financial burdens today so they can concentrate on treatment and healing.
Some of the assistance we provide is paying for medical bills, prescriptions, rent/mortgage, transportation costs/car payments, utility bills, groceries and other expenses. We also provide free wigs, mastectomy bras, prostheses, hats, scarves and other head coverings.
LBHN provides support, resources, and comfort to anyone who has heard the words, “You have breast cancer.”