Triumph Cancer Foundation Board Members
Pam Whitehead, Executive Director – Pam is a cancer survivor and the Founder of the Triumph Fitness Program. She is a long-time advocate for the local cancer community and serves as a local Leader for the Livestrong Foundation. Prior to creating the Triumph Cancer Foundation, Pam served on the Board of Directors for Ride for a Reason, another local nonprofit focused on raising money and awareness for cancer survivorship issues and Parkinson’s disease. Pam is an Architect and co-owns Sage Architecture, Inc. with her husband Paul Almond. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota.
Rob Geyer, Board Member – Rob brings his valuable knowledge of the healthcare arena to the Foundation, as well as his experience of having served on other nonprofit Boards. He is the Senior Vice President, Operations (interim) at California Health & Wellness, a Centene Health Plan. He was the former Senior Vice President of Customer Quality for Blue Shield of California with over 20 years of experience in the field. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at Davis, and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Skip Rosenbloom, Board Member – Skip is a physician, a former health plan medical director, and a businessman, with a broad-based perspective on the health care system and expertise in the issues of quality and medical necessity of care. His experience encompasses a seven-year practice in occupational medicine and emergency medicine, founding a managed care company, and management and consulting work with a wide range of businesses.
Wendy Phoenix, Board Member – Wendy is the Client Services Manager and Operations Manager at the Law Office of David Asch. She has years of experience working on various Boards in the community including WEAVE, where she served as the President. She brings a depth of knowledge and expertise related to the nonprofit sector to our Board including strategic planning and complex problem solving. Wendy is also a breast cancer survivor and an alumni of Triumph Fitness. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University.
Paula Plesha, Board Member & Secretary – Paula is a cancer survivor and alumni of the Triumph Fitness Program in Sacramento. She initially became involved with the Foundation as a sponsor of our inaugural Triumph Uncorked event, but wanted to take on a larger role. Paula serves as our Triumph Fitness administrative coordinator. Paula is currently retired; formerly she was the Client Services Manager for All Stat Courier Services, Inc. She attended Sacramento City College and Sacramento State University.
Jeff Rheault, Board Member – Jeff is the Founder and Principal of Aligne, a local fitness and health related company whose primary mission is developing tailored fitness programming for individuals. Previously, Jeff was a Founder and Principal at Savvy Health Solutions whose focus was on developing wellness programs for organizations. Through Savvy, he created and implemented the Injury Recovery, Loss Prevention and Workplace Health Promotion program, which served over 50 employers in Northern California. Jeff also serves as one of our Triumph Fitness instructors. Jeff brings to Triumph his extensive expertise in the health and fitness sector.
Kathleen Olson, Board Member – Kathleen is an Assistant Vice President & Relations Manager for JP Morgan Chase & Company. She has been involved in numerous charitable organizations in the Sacramento region and brings her extensive experience working with nonprofits to our Board. In addition, she is a member of the Nehemiah Foundation Emerging Leaders Program. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Triumph Advisory Board
Kelly Balaam, Advisory Board Member – Kelly is the Director of Marketing & Communications for Eyefinity, a division of VSP. She has more than 20 years of marketing experience in brand development, marketing strategy, corporate communications, public relations, web design and sales. Her experience in the health care industry includes roles with Radiological Associates of Sacramento (RAS), the California Dental Association and Woodland Healthcare. She received her BA in Communications and Marketing from California State University, Chico. Kelly is also a long time breast cancer survivor who has been active in the cancer community for many years.
Steve Childs, Advisory Board Member – Steve has been the publisher of Sactown Magazine since its inception in 2006. Prior to Sactown, Steve was the president of the largest regional magazine in America — Texas Monthly — which routinely competes with magazines like Vanity Fair and The New Yorker for National Magazine Awards. While he has spent most of his career in publishing, Childs is also an entrepreneur with 25 year experience in executive roles in publishing, finance, advertising and consumer marketing, business development and management. He was also the Founding Director of Communities at Excite, one if the first major Internet search portals. Steve has served on multiple Boards in the community.