Meet the Team

Anna Gottlieb, MPA
Founder & Executive Director

Anna Gottlieb is the Founder of Gilda’s Club Seattle and Executive Director of Cancer Pathways. In 1995 she saw an article in People Magazine about the first Gilda’s Club opening in New York City. Inspired by the family focus and the humor that thrived within a cancer support community, she was convinced that this wonderful program was needed in Seattle. Anna has spent the last 25 years pursuing this dream and providing free programs for all of those touched by cancer. Through her work at Cancer Pathways, her organization has touched the lives of nearly 500,000 people across the state of Washington and nationwide.

Prior to founding Gilda’s Club Seattle, Anna earned her BA in Social Sciences from Ohio State University and served for a year as a VISTA volunteer in Little Rock, Arkansas. She then made her way to the University of Oregon where she became a Graduate Teaching Fellow. During this time, she earned a Masters in Public Administration and International Affairs with an emphasis in health care. This led her to Washington DC, where her vast experience in public service has earned titles including Presidential Management Intern, Management Analyst in the Office of Special Investigations, Legislative Analyst with the U.S. Senate Criminal Justice Subcommittee, and Program Analyst for the National Juvenile Justice Program. After her time working for the Department of Justice, Anna transitioned to life in Seattle, where she went to work for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on the largest Women’s Health Initiative in the country.

Mary Nicholas, PhD
Program Director

Dr. Mary Nicholas joined Cancer Pathways in 2019 and serves as the Program Director. She oversees program design and development, metrics and outcomes, and brings innovative new programming as the organization expands and grows. Mary brings a wealth of experience, leadership and vision from working on large-scale programs in a variety of organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and the National Institutes of Health. She began her career as a scientist at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, investigating the molecular basis of cancer, and has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois.

Jackie Tsutakawa
Finance & Operations Administrator
Jackie Tsutakawa performs financial and operational administration at Cancer Pathways and supports the Executive Director with a wide variety of projects. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington.
Jana Mastrogiovanni
Southeastern Regional Program Manager
Jana Mastrogiovanni is a licensed therapist whose specialty is working with individuals and families coping with a life-threatening disease. She has over a decade of experience working in the cancer field and participating in projects related to health and chronic disease. She began her work at Cancer Pathways as a group facilitator in 2013, and since then has become more involved in the development and implementation of our Cancer Happens® Teen Education program. In 2016, she assisted with Cancer Pathways’ national expansion into the Southeastern Region. She currently serves on the advisory board for the South Carolina Health Advocates (SCHA), HPV workgroup member of Georgia’s Cancer Control Consortium, and a member of Athens Oncology Leadership Council. She recently accepted the 2020 HPV Champion Award in Georgia on behalf of Cancer Pathways for our efforts to increase HPV vaccination rates among our youth and reduce HPV-related cancers. Jana loves her current work and participating in our innovative programs that will impact generations of teen health across the nation.
Lauren Bineau, MPH

Program Manager

Lauren joined Cancer Pathways in March 2021 and serves as a program manager for our cancer education programs. She has extensive experience planning and implementing educational programs for healthcare professionals, school-aged children, and people living with chronic lung diseases and cancer. Lauren previously worked at the American Lung Association in Atlanta, Georgia and has experience in a variety of nonprofit and local government settings. She began her career in HIV/AIDS prevention and is passionate about chronic disease prevention, social justice, and working to reduce health inequities. Lauren attended the University of Georgia where she received her Masters in Public Health in 2019.
Michelle Massey, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C, Board-Certified Oncology Social Worker
Program Manager
Michelle has spent the majority of her career working at the University of Washington Medical Center, Gilda’s Club/Cancer Pathways, and her private counseling practice, Massey Counseling. She has worked in Oncology Social Work for 20 years and uses stress management techniques based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to assist patients and family members cope with cancer, chronic and traumatic stress, depression, anxiety and PTSD.

Wendy Ozanne, MNPL

Development and Communications Manager

Wendy joined Cancer Pathways in 2021 bringing many years of nonprofit development and communications experience, as well as a passion for serving those impacted by cancer. Through her own experience as a sibling of a childhood cancer patient as well as her volunteer work with families facing pediatric cancer, she has developed a passion for supporting those facing a cancer diagnosis as well as their family and extended support systems. She holds a BA in Organizational Communication from Northwest University and in 2020, she received her Master of Nonprofit Leadership and graduate certificate in Fundraising Leadership from Seattle University.