Leadership Team

Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH

Chief Executive OfficerView Bio

Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH

Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH, brings more than 25 years of experience working in the non-profit sector where he created, implemented and managed a variety of innovative social service, research and health programs. He began his career volunteering in the LGBTQ community as well as working in low-income communities impacted by HIV which deepened his passion and dedication to health. He has also worked as the Executive Director of Cancer CAREpoint, a non-profit organization in Silicon Valley that provides free support services to cancer patients and their families; the Executive Director of the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation, the nation’s largest private funder of brain cancer research; and the Executive Director of the National Brain Tumor Foundation, a non-profit organization that provided patient and caregiver support and funded research. Rob has volunteered at numerous organizations including the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Axis Dance Company and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara. He currently volunteers on the board of BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency) and the Kaiser Oakland Member Advisory Council. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College and Masters’ Degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health from U.C. Berkeley.

Margaret Stauffer, LMFT

Chief Mission OfficerView Bio

Margaret Stauffer, LMFT

As Chief Mission Officer for Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area, Margaret is responsible for managing mission delivery and maintaining the high quality of the Cancer Support Community’s comprehensive cancer support services. She develops new program components, supervises the clinical team, and ensures that program services are available and accessible to as many people affected by cancer as possible. Since she began at Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area, she has grown the annual number of individuals served by 60% and the utilization of our services by close to 50%. She has also implemented services in Spanish and grown programs for children affected by cancer.

Margaret is the Master Trainer for Open to Options, a decision support program that is used across Cancer Support Community affiliates. She is one of the authors published research about the intervention. She has served as Chair of the National Council of The Wellness Community. She also served on the Public and Environmental Health Advisory Board for Contra Costa County.

A licensed marriage and family therapist, Margaret has extensive experience in working with the chronically ill and their loved ones, including those with cancer, diabetes, and other health challenges.

Administrative Staff

Alex Rubin

Director of Communications

Andy Dunn

Donor Engagement Manager

Carol Louisell

Director of Special Events

Cheryl Nobusada

Finance and Operations Manager

Libby Eppinga

Director of Donor Support, Capital Campaign

Manny Galdamez

Program Associate

Maricela Becerra

Program Manager

Yvonne Woods

Community Outreach Manager

Zenaida Burgos

East County Program Manager


Chief Relaxation Manager

Therapist Facilitators

Debbie Rosenberg, LMFT

Therapist Facilitator

Erika Maslan, LMFT

Therapist Facilitator

Eve Bazo, LCSW

Therapist Facilitator

Kathy Jones, LMFT

Therapist Facilitator

Victor Ortiz, MA

Therapist Facilitator

Renee Zaloumis, LCSW

Therapist Facilitator

Milagros Garcia, LCSW

Therapist Facilitator

Julie Barr, MFT

Therapist Facilitator

Therapist Facilitator Interns

Raksha Motomura, MS

Doctoral Student, JFK University

Tomas Frymann, MA

Clinical Psychology, Columbia University

Jennifer Linderoth, MA

PsyD Trainee, Alliant University

Devon Pons, MS, CCLS

PsyD Trainee, University of San Francisco


Carol Balfe
Yoga Nidra
Gabriella Gordon
Reiki for Self Care
Eddie Roberts
Tai Chi Chih
Jules Campbell and WomenSing
Sing for Life
R. Consuelo Inez
Sound Healing
Lilia Roman
Gentle Yoga and Urban Zen
Mirtha Carballo
Yoga – Antioch
Dawn Jacobson, MD
Ayurveda, Integrative and Functional Medicine
Jenny Schneider
Trauma Release Exercise
Linda Carucci
Healthy Eating on a Budget
Janet Kettelhut
The Healing Power of Writing
Noel Sivazlian-Rodela
Tinrin Chew, RD
Barbara Kluver
Melinda Tuetschel, RMST, CMT
Pilates, Osteo-Pilates, Moving for Life
Michi Clements
Yoga and Sunshine Chair Yoga
Kathryn La Mar
Sing Along with Ukes & You
Suzanne Warren
Chandra Collins
Cooking with Chef Chandra (Antioch), Tai Chi
Camila Loew, PhD
Eating the Mediterranean Way
Susie White
Eating for Healing
Pam Derks and Robannie Smidebush
Kundalini Chanting and Yoga
Kathy O’Hare
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Chau Yoder
Integral Tai Chi
Jared Finkelstein
Compassionate Communication
Shell Portner, RN
Cancer 101; Living Well Beyond Cancer; Mindfulness & Resiliency Series
Maxine Younger
Gentle Restorative Yoga; Roll, Release, Relax and Restore; Mindful Somatic Yoga
Patricia Frame
African Drumming
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