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Contact Laura:  706-353-4354

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Laura Lowery

Executive director

Laura Lowery joins The Cancer Foundation as Executive Director with over 20 years of nonprofit experience specializing in donor relations, volunteer management and grant administration. As Executive Director, Laura works closely with our Board of Directors to achieve our mission to alleviate the financial burden of cancer through direct assistance to patients that meet our eligibility requirements. Laura and the staff of the Foundation create opportunities for donors and volunteers to make a meaningful impact in the lives of cancer patients experiencing the toxic financial side effects of a cancer diagnosis. What Laura enjoys most about her work is that it brings people together who need each other but who may not otherwise meet. Patients in need benefit immediately from the support of donors who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of those suffering from cancer. 

An Athens native, Laura is a graduate of Agnes Scott College and holds a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University. She serves on the Board of the Athens YWCO and the Women United Council of the United Way of Northeast Georgia. Laura and her husband, Harris Lowery, have two active children and a large extended family throughout northeast Georgia.

Contact Haley:  706-255-7669

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Haley Avery

special events and communications coordinator

Haley Avery has been employed with The Cancer Foundation as the Special Events and Communications Coordinator since January 2014. She has a corporate and sales marketing background with emphasis in event design and planning, and enjoys translating those skills to The Cancer Foundation. She is the behind-the-scenes point-of-contact for all special events and communications between the Foundation, sponsors, donors, and event guests. She is an active member of Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary and Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

Haley is originally from Hartwell, Georgia, but has lived in Athens since 2002 when she began attending the University of Georgia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, with minors in Italian and Classical Culture. Haley has been happily married to her husband, Todd, an Athens native, since 2013 and they welcomed their daughter in April 2017. Outside of work, Haley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, gardening and shopping.

Contact Gabby:  706-308-7269

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Prospect researcher and development coordinator

Primarily, Gabby researches and writes grant proposals, and oversees the Foundation’s annual campaign activities. Gabby’s favorite part of her job is finding new foundations, corporations and organizations to educate about The Cancer Foundation. She is an active member of Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary where she serves on the leadership committee as the In Their Shoes event chair.

Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Gabby received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science in 2015, and her Master of Arts in Nonprofit Organizations in 2016, both from the University of Georgia. When not at work, Gabby is busy being a supportive military spouse to her husband, Jamie, who serves in the Army National Guard. She also enjoys taking her dog, Bojangle, for walks.

Contact Katrina:  706-308-1355

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katrina moody


Katrina Moody started full-time at The Cancer Foundation in February 2019 as the Financial Assistance Program Administrator. Katrina primarily manages the Financial Assistance Program and ensures all assistance is given in a timely manner. Katrina’s favorite part of her job is being able to tell patients that their applications have been approved and assistance is on the way.

Katrina was raised in Rome, Ga. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oglethorpe University in 2016 and her Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia in 2018. While not at work, Katrina enjoys reading, exercising, kayaking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.