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Debra Alsaker-Burke, Chair
Debra has served on the Expedition Inspiration board of directors since 2010 and was elected to the position of secretary in 2012. She also contributes to the "personnel” committee. Brenda joined Expedition Inspiration to honor the memory of Brenda Williams, MD, who had been her friend since college.

Debra graduated from University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology in 1976 and received her doctorate from the University of Idaho Law School in 1979. She has worked with the Idaho Supreme Court as a child protection manager since 1999.

Debra was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and has lived in Boise, Idaho, since 1979. She loves Boise because it still has a "small town feel” and great access to the outdoors and the Boise River Greenbelt.
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Linda Martin, Past Chair
Linda Martin has been a member of the board of directors since 2009 and a member of the executive committee since 2011. Linda took interest in Expedition Inspiration after she lost her mother to breast cancer and was approached by Heidi Mickelson to be involved.

Linda received her Bachelors of Science in food science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, in 1986. She continued her education at Better Process School and in an Ice Cream Manufacturing Short Course at the same university and studied physical chemistry and technical writing at University of Wisconsin.

Linda has an extensive background in the food science industry. Most recently, from 2003-2007, Linda was an independent contractor for ingredient sales in the western U.S. at Shanks Extracts, Inc. Since 2007, Linda has been the senior account manager of the Northwest for Mitsubishi International Food Ingredients based out of Dublin, Ohio.
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Teresa McGoffin, Chair Elect
Teresa McGoffin joined the Expedition Inspiration board in December of 2011. She lends her expertise to the technology committee. Teresa learned about Expedition Inspiration from friends and started as a volunteer at Expedition Inspiration’s Twilight Snowshoe events.

Teresa received her bachelors in business administration from Pacific Lutheran Unviersity in Tacoma Washington in 1982 before pursuing a career in the technology realm. Since 1995, Teresa has worked for the Blaine County School District in Hailey, Idaho, as a network and telecommunications specialist. Many of Teresa’s school district colleagues have suffered from breast cancer, and Teresa feels that we need to find cures now.
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Christal Holmes, Treasurer
Christal Holmes is a senior tax accountant with Harris & Co and a Certified Public Accountant, licensed to practice in the state of Idaho. Christal has more than 9 years of experience practicing public accounting. She has knowledge in the areas of tax preparation and planning which include Individuals, Partnerships, C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC) and Tax Exempt Organizations. She also has experience preparing Reviewed and Compiled financial statements as well as the use of various versions of Quickbooks. Before joining the firm, Christal worked for the Grand Teton Music Festival in Teton Village, Wyoming where she gained lots of valuable experience in non-profit accounting as their Director of Finance.

Christal enjoys horseback riding in the Owyhees and also hiking/exploring around the old mining towns of Silver City, Idaho. She likes to stay involved in various volunteer positions with organizations in her community.
Kimberly Allison, MD
Kim Allison joined the Expedition Inspiration Board of Directors in 2012 and gives her excellent input to the "vision” and "talent” committees. Kim was referred by former Young Investigator Awardee V.K. Gadi, MD, PhD, and is a perfect fit for Expedition Inspiration’s board: Kim is not only a breast cancer survivor but also a breast cancer pathologist who diagnoses and studies the disease.

Kim graduated with her B.A. from the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University in 1997 and received her M.D. from New York Medical College in 2001. Kim is the director of breast cancer pathology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Following her breast cancer treatment, Kim wrote "Red Sunshine” about her journey from physician to patient.
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Jackie Davis
Margaret Hepworth
Margaret Hepworth joined the Expedition Inspiration Board in March of 2014.  She first became aware of EI through founding member, Dr. Ronald Dorn.  Margaret and her husband have lost several family members to breast cancer and Margaret is also a survivor of the disease.

Margaret lives in Boise with her husband Charlie.  She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Education and Art and also has a Master’s Degree in Education from Boise State University.  Margaret taught in the Boise School District before staying home to raise her four children. 
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Cheryl Jorcyk, PhD
Cheryl Jorcyk received her BS from Penn State University.  During her undergraduate years she spent the summers working with Dr. Takis Papas at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, where she first gained her interest in cancer research.  

Dr. Jorcyk received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD under Dr. Dennis Watson involving the study of the human oncogene ETS1 gene and its involvement in cancer development.  She did her postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Jeffrey Green at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, where she worked on a transgenic mouse model for breast and prostate cancer.
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Paul Montgomery, MD
Paul Montgomery, MD, has been a valuable member of the Expedition Inspiration Medical Advisory Committee since 2009.

Dr. Paul Montgomery has been a Medical Oncologist/Hematologist at Mountain States Tumor Institute since 1991. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology. 

Montgomery is a fellow in the American College of Physicians within the American Society of Internal Medicine, and a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Idaho Medical Association and the Ada County Medical Association.

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Suzanne Pere Mulenos
Suzanne has been involved in leadership roles at Expedition Inspiration ever since she started volunteering years ago. Prior to being chair, she served as co-chair of the board, and on the annual Twilight Snowshoe committee for three years.
Suzanne is a breast cancer survivor and attributes her involvement with EI to her "deep desire to bring this disease to its knees forever.” Suzanne also taught Founder Laura Evans in her step classes.

Suzanne received her B.S. in Nursing from Western Washington University Intercollegiate Center for nursing Education in 1977. She owned Fit City in the Seattle area from 1980-1990 and continues to teach fitness classes today.
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