Kimberly Liebowitz is the first employee hired to work for The Cancer Foundation in January 2008. Kimberly has always had a passion for helping others, specifically helping cancer patients and their families. She holds a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia, with a master's level certification in nonprofit management. As a nonprofit executive, she performs need assessments, engages in fundraising, grant writing and program evaluation. She implements strategic goals and objectives for the organization, and actively recruits the community members to support The Cancer Foundation’s mission.
Kimberly actively participates as a member of the Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary, Athens-Clarke County Chamber Ambassadors, and the 1919 Athens Regional Foundation Young Professional Board, and is a LEAD Athens alumna. She is a sustainer of the Junior League of Athens and named to Athens Banner Herald’s Exceptional in 2011, and is a member of Athens First United Methodist church. She resides in Oconee County with her husband, Ryan, twins Anna and Jacob (1 ½ year old) and 8-year-old golden retriever Ally. In her spare time, she loves to garden and train for her next half marathon.
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 behind all special events and communications between the Foundation, 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 first child in April 2017. Outside of work, Haley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, gardening and shopping.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
The Cancer Foundation’s newest hire, Francie Pastor has been employed with The Cancer Foundation since July 2017 and is a Watkinsville native. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in International Trade and Spanish minor and has a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Health Communications. Francie spent six years in Washington DC, where she worked on health and education policy in the U.S Senate.
As the Financial Program Administrator, Francie oversees applications for financial assistance. Her favorite part of her job is calling patients to let them know that the Foundation has paid their bill. Francie is passionate about reading, travel, and yoga, and hopes one day to earn her certification to teach yoga to cancer patients.
Prospect Researcher and Development Coordinator
Prior to her full-time employment, she served as the Foundation’s Special Event Intern from January-August 2016. 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.
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.