Dawn has been with Cancer CAREpoint since 2016, previously serving as the Interim Executive Director and Deputy Director. Prior to Cancer CAREpoint, spent 25 years in high techology, serving in senior executive marketing and business development positions for a variety of public and private companies. She previously served as the Senior Director, Development and Marketing at Hope Services and member and Chair of the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together, Silicon Valley. Ms. Hogh has a B.A. in Economics and M.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering, both from the University of Michigan. Having recently lost an aunt to colon cancer, Dawn has seen firsthand the impact cancer has on families and the need for Cancer CAREpoint’s services.
Director of Programs
As Director of Programs, Morrigan oversees Patient Services and works with staff and volunteers to ensure that the Cancer CAREpoint’s programs and services meet the needs of the community. Morrigan has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Social Action from Palo Alto University and a Master’s of Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management from California State University Dominguez Hills. Her nonprofit and community service experience includes work and outreach with YWCA Silicon Valley, The Health Trust, Service League of San Mateo County, and currently she is volunteering with a start-up nonprofit in her free time. Like many others, cancer has impacted her family and friends, so she feels grateful to have this opportunity to support patients, caregivers and families affected by cancer.
Director of Development and Marketing
Erin has over 17 years of experience as a development professional for local and national health and human service organizations. She has helped grow development programs at the Alzheimer’s Association, Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, and most recently as Director of Development at Marine Research & Exploration (MARE). She is an active volunteer in her community, including service on the Board of Directors of AFP Silicon Valley as well as 18+ years on the Donor Advised Fund of YWCA Mid Peninsula. Having experienced the profound impact cancer has on families and friend networks, Erin is grateful for the opportunity to bring critical support services and resources to more families through her role at Cancer CAREpoint.
Client Care Associate
Claudia graduated from San Jose State University majoring in Communication Studies. She has always been interested in the health field, but never had the opportunity to work in it. Growing up she dealt with her own health issues that prevented her from pursuing a career in the health field. Currently, she is now working towards a Master’s in Nursing. She has been a medical assistant and volunteers at San Jose Regional Hospital. She has also volunteered at Sacred Heart Community Center, Third St. Community Center, and Catholic Charities and has found a passion in serving her community. She personally had a close family friend suffer from breast cancer, and is grateful to be able to serve Cancer CAREpoint.
Cecilia is a San Jose native. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from San Jose State University. Her father is a Leukemia survivor who has now been in remission for over 19 years. Cecilia knows firsthand how a cancer diagnosis can affect a person and those close to them. Her experience with cancer will be beneficial to her position as Outreach Manager at Cancer CAREpoint. Cecilia is fluent in Spanish and she looks forward to working with the community by helping those touched by cancer.
Ariane joins Cancer CAREpoint with extensive professional and volunteer experience from non-profits such as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Having lost a parent to cancer at a young age, she has chosen a career path in health-related non-profits that fund research for cures, advocate for patients and offer support programs. She is thrilled to be working in the community that she was born and raised in and supporting the cause closest to her heart: Cancer.
Vanesa Fimbrez, MSW, L.Ac
Vanesa holds a Master of Social Work (MSW), completing Boston University’s clinical track in 2020. She has a decade’s worth of experience in human services including work with trauma survival, addiction and recovery, crisis management, and mental health. She brings a holistic perspective to her clinical social work, having earned a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco in 2014, and practicing as a licensed acupuncturist since 2015. Vanesa’s life has been touched by cancer, having lost a lifelong dear friend to it in 2018, and witnessing its impact on so many of her acupuncture patients’ lives. She is honored to be a part of Cancer CAREpoint, and dedicated to this transformative collaboration with the incredible people that make up this vibrant community.
As the Program Manager, Denise Garlick assists the Director of Programs and Operations in managing the programs provided. Like many people, her life has been touched by cancer; a grandmother and friend passed from cancer, and family members and friends are cancer survivors. Denise earned a B.S. in Human Development/Applied Developmental Psychology. Her prior job experience includes working as a Psychobiology Research Assistant, a Medical Assistant, and a health/medicine specialist Surfer and an Editor at Yahoo! Inc. Denise appreciates the opportunity to be a resource for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their caregivers and families at Cancer CAREpoint.
Juliann Halvorsen, MA, AMFT
Juliann holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and certificate in Traumatology from Holy Names University in Oakland. She has worked with a wide variety of clients and settings—substance abuse, severe mental illness, Hospice, schools, and senior care. Juliann has enjoyed the creativity that comes from dealing with these various groups and the different ways that people have to express themselves. Juliann has a background in massage therapy and has found the relationship between mental health and body awareness to be an asset in helping others find this connection as well. Having observed cancer affect both friends and family, Juliann is excited to be part of the Cancer CAREpoint community, to help people grow, connect and thrive.
Sharon has 30 years of administrative experience in the medical field, including 25 years at Good Samaritan Hospital/Samaritan Health Care System and 4 years at San Jose Medical Center. As a cancer survivor, Sharon brings a special perspective to her work to support Cancer CAREpoint’s vision and is grateful for the opportunity to “give back” to help others on the cancer journey.
Lacey Morris, MA, AMFT
Lacey has completed her Master’s in counseling psychology with an emphasis in expressive arts from JFK University, a program that incorporates the arts and a holistic approach to psychology. She is registered through IEATA as a Board certified Expressive Arts Therapist.
Lacey’s passion for movement, music and art is uplifting and contagious. Driven by her mother’s experience with cancer, Lacey has a deep passion to help people grappling with a cancer diagnosis. Her work in art therapy at UCSF hospital helped individuals process their struggles with cancer through art expression. She also offers music by the bedside and facilitates cancer support groups at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, Bay Area Connections, as well as expressive art classes at Cancer CAREpoint. Lacey Morris is deeply honored to be part of Cancer Care Point so she may continue to help others on their cancer journey.