Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH
Rob Tufel has more than 20 years of experience in the health field including working as the Executive Director of the Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation as well as the National Brain Tumor Foundation. He also directed the Patient Services Department at the National Brain Tumor Foundation, the Adult Services Department at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay and founded the HOPE Project, a unique case management program for HIV affected families with children. Rob was the recipient of the Haas-Koshland Award following his graduation from UC Berkeley with a dual master’s degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health. He is the past President of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Alumni Association Board.
As the Deputy Director, Dawn raises awareness and funds for Cancer CAREpoint. Dawn Hogh has 25 years of experience in high tech marketing, serving as Vice President of Marketing for a variety of public and private companies. Her non-profit experience includes serving on the Board of Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley, and previously serving as Sr. Director, Development & Marketing for Hope Services. Dawn has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree 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.
Cherry Aslarona, M.A., AMFT
Survivorship Program Coordinator
Cherry Aslarona received a Bachelor in Psychology from Chapman University and a Master in Counseling Psychology with emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Palo Alto University. She started her career as a mental health specialist working in trauma and serving those within the foster care system and juvenile probation system. Over the past 6 years, she has provided psychotherapy, counseling, and psycho-education to children, teens, and families in community based mental health settings and in schools. As a cancer survivor, Cherry was looking for an organization where she could serve others impacted by cancer. “I dreamed about starting an organization like Cancer CAREpoint, so I was thrilled when I discovered that it existed and that I can be a part of the team.” As the Survivorship Program Coordinator, Cherry is very honored to be a part of the Cancer CAREpoint team and support those who have been affected by cancer.
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.
Laura Crutchlow, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Laura Crutchlow received her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She began her career at Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ, working in oncology, providing counseling and needed services to cancer patients and their families. Over the past 26 years, Laura has provided counseling, psychotherapy and supportive services to individuals and families in medical centers, schools and private practice. She has extensive experience working with families challenged with medical diagnosis, and children with developmental delays. Laura is looking forward to bringing her experience and expertise to Cancer CarePoint and serving those challenged with cancer.
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.
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.
Client Care Coordinator
Vanessa has worked in the medical field for 6 years and is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. Working at Good Samaritan Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford gave her the opportunity to help others of all ages. She has lost a close friend to colon cancer and can relate to the hardships cancer brings. She is happy to have joined Cancer CAREpoint and help cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in their journey. She is fluent in Spanish and is thrilled to help grow the Hispanic outreach in our community.