Who We Are
Executive Board Members
Paula Roybal Sánchez - President
I joined the LACC in March of 2009. As a home economist with the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, I’m always looking at ways to network and expand education efforts to more members of our community thus improving the quality of life of our residents.Both the LACC and the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service have a common goal of providing awareness and preventive education on health issues facing our community.
I bring to the Council a variety of skills including the teaching of nutrition and health related topics, organizing events and activities and the ability to work with diverse clientele in non-traditional settings.I hope to use these skills to assist the Council in their mission.
Bernice Williams - Vice-President
After a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and 6 months of chemotherapy treatment, I was inspired by LACC’s Ovarian Cancer seminar
and became a member. My desire was, and is, to help others who are going through
cancer and to learn more about the resources we have available. LACC asked me to join them in the fall of 2007
and since then I have been either the President or Vice President until
2012 when I took time off but, instead continued to be active. I am again on
the board as Vice President for 2013. Since 2007 LACC has increased its
services to include a room at the Los Alamos Medical Center called the Cancer
Corner, brought the American Cancer Society signature program “Look Good … Feel
Better” back to Los Alamos, and provided both the Patient/Survivor Cancer
Support group and the Cancer Caregivers Support group. My current goals are to
expand LACC’s outreach and services, to help create a shared long term vision
for LACC, and to continue to help this community deal with the challenges
cancer creates. It has been a rewarding experience to be a part of this
organization and to be with the many people whose lives have been touched
Valerie Idler (Temporary Treasurer)
Zohra Woodward - Secretary
Dr A. Carolyn Linnebur, Cardiology, Internal Medicine
As a physician with Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico, I specialize in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and have been practicing in northern New Mexico since 1974. I received my medical degree from the University of Michigan. My Echocardiography laboratory received the prestigious ICAEL accreditation. In my spare time, I am a proud member of the LACC, and, outside of my professional field, enjoy raising Alaskan Malamutes, being a master gardener and long distance cycling. I joined LACC as its mission is education and I believe that is what we are providing in this great all volunteer organization.
Dr Kathryn Zerback, M.D.
As a native New Mexican, I am thrilled to be back in my home state after 18 years of practice in nearby El Paso, TX.A graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, I am Board Certified in Surgery, but have specialized in treating breast cancer throughout my career.Having served on committees and as a board member for the Cancer Consortium, Rio Grande Cancer Coalition, American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, I am both honored and delighted to be able to join the LACC and serve the cancer survivors of Los Alamos.
I joined the LACC in November of 2008 to show my thankfulness and appreciation for the wonderful treatment and all the support I got here in Los Alamso during and after my diagnosis
with cancer. It saved my life and I would like to give back to others! One of my main concerns
is to help cancer patients to keep their strength and flexibility through healthy body exercise. Besides that, I would like to find ways for patients in our area to help lift mental stress by expressing their concerns through art therapy. Being a milliner, I can also make comfortable, good looking head wear for
cancer patients who often have to face hair loss during and after treatment.
Cosmetologist in the Los Alamos community, I am interested in serving the
community in ways that enhance the lives of women. My life has been touched by cancer in many ways. For the last four years, I've had the amazing opportunity to facilitate the Look Good
Feel Better classes at LAMC. This allows me to use my gifts and
talents to educate and support people and help them experience joy
in the midst of their journey. As a Professional Life Coach, I desire to provide support, and offer a listening ear,
encouragement, and if desired offer direction and hope for the next chapters in
their story. I would like to network and expand education efforts to more members
of our community thus improving the quality of life of our residents. The LACC
embraces much of how I yearn to use my talents and my passions and I trust we
have a common goal of providing awareness, support, and preventive education on
health issues facing our community. The LACC offers me an opportunity to bring a breath of fresh air into our city, and into those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
Dr Peter Lindberg, Oncology and Hematology
Dr. Lindberg is a board-certified internal medicine practitioner, whose practice in the LAMC is limited primarily to prostate oncology and hematology. He has been practicing in Los Alamos since 1972.
Dr. Lindberg received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Medical School in Chicago, IL, in 1962 and completed his residency at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, IL.
Dr Erik Bernstein. Oncology and Heamatology
Sheila McClees RN, BA, BSN, RMM
I'm a health care worker in Los Alamos and joined the LACC Board in early 2011. I wanted to share my knowledge and experience as a member of the health care community to help with the high quality programs the LACC offers, contributing my time and energy towards an organization which benefits healthy living.
Ev Griggs (LAMC Auxilliary Liaison)
I joined the LACC Board in Spring 2010. I am the liaison for the Auxilliary Women's Group. Pooling the resources of this group of volunteers, we can help with seminars and other educational events.I believe that gettting information out to cancer patients is extremely important. Being a cancer survivor is helpful for those who have cancer now, Working in the Chemo Lab at the LAMC allows me to work with patients in a way that I know helps. By listening and showing them that people do survive cancer I can bring them hope and comfort.
Kay Kerbyson Ph.D
In 2005, my husband was diagnosed with cancer. It woke me up to the reality that no one, no matter what their age or general health, is immune from cancer. In 2006, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and am continuing to fight it. Since then, I have made it my mission to educate women about this deadly disease and how to identify it early. I am Mom to twins Abby and Hannah and have been a proud member of the LACC since Dec '07. By being a Member, and now Associate Member, I have found a channel to both educate Los Alamos about cancer and provide support to those in the community who are dealing with all types of cancer.
I am a long time member and now associate of the council. You may have seen me manning the desk at the Health Fair each year.
I am a Hospital Auxiliary Board member and Hospitality Chairman. This means that I, along with others, help with lite suppers at the cancer seminars. By being an Associate Board Member I can be kept abreast of the LACC's needs. By joining I also wanted to find out all that is available to cancer patients and their caregivers.
Jennifer Pitt RN
I have been a member of the LACC since November 2010. I'm a registered nurse and health care worked and joined in order to learn about the many resources the LACC offers and to help share those resources with the community.