OUR TEAM

 We invite you to join our Thriving Pink movement dedicated to supporting the thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer in our local community.  Our team of volunteers comes from breast cancer survivors (thrivers), community members, business owners, and health professionals.  Until there is a cure, we will work together to make a difference in the lives of those in our community that are battling this disease.

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Mary Liu

Executive Director

Mary is a local McDonald’s franchise owner/operator in Woodland, Sacramento, and Solano County.  Upon graduating from law school, she worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Solano and Yolo County before her career in McDonald’s.  She actively supports many local organizations, including Ronald McDonald House Charities and APAPA (Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association).  She was inspired by her friendship with Ann Murray Paige to establish Thriving Pink as a local nonprofit in the summer of 2016 in Davis, California.  She is honoring those near and within our hearts by her dedication to the vision of Thriving Pink to ensure no one goes through breast cancer alone.

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Leslie Hunter

Program & Development Director

Leslie has many years of experience planing and organizing events and programs for our community.  She is an educator in our public school system and is dedicated to working with local elementary students, providing instructional reading and reading comprehension.  Leslie also currently serves as  a Board Member for Davis Community Meals, and is Vice Chair for the Yolo County Health Council.  On behalf of our Pink Team, she coordinates our volunteers and supports our efforts to partner with the local community to establish our core programs.

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Rose Cholewinski

Granting Pink Chair & Board Member

Rose is the owner of SwimAmerica in Davis, and has over 25 years of teaching and coaching experience with swimmers of all ages. She has a passion for supporting the local community through various organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and Citizens Who Care. She is working with other committee members to review applications through the Granting Pink Program. She believes in sharing “positivity” with others, and has personally supported local breast cancer survivors/thrivers. She believes this local grant program will directly benefit many women in our community.

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Brelle Albert

President & Board Member

Brelle is a Realtor at GoodHome group and co-leads the Young Survivors Coalition which meets monthly at the Thriving Pink Office. As a breast cancer survivor/thriver, she is committed to reaching out to support others in our community. She enjoys yoga, skiing, and many outdoor activities with her two young sons. Brelle will be leading board meetings to ensure our programs focus on our mission and purpose. She is very excited to be a part of Thriving Pink and believes this local nonprofit can make a meaningful difference to help women in our community.

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Holly Davis Rodriguez

Community Outreach / Flashing Pink

As a local fitness and zumba instructor, Holly has a passion for music and dance. She is a certified instructor at GetFit Davis, Swim & Fitness and Applegate Dance Studio.  She also works as a physical therapist at the oncology department at local hospitals.  She is a member of the Kaiser Hospital Committee to support the National Lymphedema Conference.  She is excited to lead community outreach events, including Zumbathons and Flashing Pink, with our informational booth to support local breast cancer survivors/thrivers.  

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Laura Selby Murray

Board Member

Laura is a yoga instructor at FIT House, and Office Manager at Lyon Real Estate.  Through life’s challenges and her own diagnosis of breast cancer, she has much gratitude for the kindness of so many amazing friends in the Davis community.  Their support and love has been immeasurable and she would like to pay it forward.  She believes she made a difference in her beloved daughter’s path on this earth, as well as in her walk with others.  Laura will be a yoga instructor at the Renewal Retreat and she looks forward to supporting the thriving community of breast cancer survivors in our community.

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Chasity Baltazar

Granting Pink Committee Member

Chasity is a nurse practitioner and breast cancer survivor who has attended our Thriving Pink Renewal Retreat and is an award recipient of Granting Pink. She embraces this cause and supports our community events with her friends and family members. As a nurse practitioner, she cares for cancer patients at the Infusion Center at Sutter Hospital. She openly shares how she has been able to empower herself and others after her own diagnosis with breast cancer. Chasity inspires many of us, and will be reviewing Granting Pink applications to help distribute much needed funds to local women and their families.

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Karina Knight

Thriving Workshop Facilitator

Karina leads and facilities the Thriving Workshop Series for local survivors. She is a licensed therapist (LMFT, CDWF) who is passionate about supporting others to help navigate through adversity to find peace, connection, and clarity. She provides a supportive environment for interactive group settings, and is also available for individual therapeutic sessions.

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Patti Hadrava

Stitches of Love Coordinator

Patti leads the Stitches of Love volunteer group to meet on a monthly basis to create beautiful and thoughtful gifts for local survivors. She is a breast cancer survivor who shares her creative skills of sewing and knitting to inspire dozens of volunteers to help fill comfort bags with homemade quilts, blankets, knitted hats, and scarves. She believes the greatest gift is compassion and heartfelt generosity as we overcome adversity together.

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Raychel Kubby Adler

Vice-President & Board Member

Raychel, MPH, is a certified Wellness Coach, Writer/Author and a Fitness Instructor. As the founder of Choicepoint Wellness, she supports many local woman with breast cancer to find a way to live beyond their cancer diagnosis and create optimal health and wellness as a tool for survival.  As a public speaker, she also shares her experiences as a “previvor” of breast cancer in her book, Life in Asymmetry.  Raychel supports many in our thriving community as a lead volunteer for the Renewal Retreat, Pink Gala, Pinktober, and Pink Peer outreach program.

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Paulina Jacobs-Sanders

Treasurer & Board Member

Paulina is a twenty years resident of Davis who stayed after graduate school to raise her family. For several years, she owned the clothing boutique, Paulina’s, in Davis downtown. Having spent most of her volunteer efforts focused on her children’s activities, she is happy to be able to dedicate her time to Thriving Pink. She brings her business background and her heart to support our thriving community.

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Ellie Lo Fraser

Renewal Retreat Committee Member

Ellie lives in Davis with her family and is a physician specializing in general practice and internal medicine.  She believes in helping her patients reach their goals to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.  During her free time, she enjoys biking to Farmers Market and around Davis with her three sons and husband. She will be serving as a volunteer at the Renewal Retreat.