About Us

OUR VISION:
To increase cancer screenings in Northeast Indiana by providing a highly accessible and visible community resource.

OUR MISSION:
To make early detection of breast cancer available to every woman in Fort Wayne and the surrounding counties.

OUR PURPOSE:
The purpose of Francine's Friends is to provide mobile mammography screening and follow-up services to every woman who might otherwise not have access.

OUR GOALS:
• To make early detection of breast cancer available to every woman in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area regardless of her ability to pay.

• To take mammography screening to areas where women have difficulty accessing healthcare.

• To increase the number of screening mammograms by being a highly accessible and visible community resource.

• To reduce breast cancer deaths through early detection.

2016-2017 Officers/Board Members

Sharon Simmons
Board President

Annual Event Luncheon Co-Chair
Community Volunteer


Glynda Harris
Board Vice President
Project Coordinator
Radiation Oncology Associates, PC


Mary Ann Ziembo
Board Treasurer
Community Volunteer

 

Betsy Didier 
Client Service Representative

Sym Financial Advisors 


Sharon Eisbart
Owner/President
Sharon Eisbart Corporate Art
 

Donna J. Emley
Principal/Creative Director
Emley Design Group
 

Cathy A. Fitzgerald
Executive Director
Isaac Knapp District Dental Society
 

Todd E. Haines, CPA, JD
Haines, Isenbarger & Skiba, LLC
 

Jeanne Schneider 
Community Volunteer 

Ellen Tom
Annual Event Luncheon Co-Chair
Community Volunteer  


Irene Walters
Community Volunteer


Sarah L. Wladecki 
Attorney Advisor
Social Security Administration



Ex Officio
Debi Kennedy
Community Outreach Coordinator
Parkview Comprehensive
Cancer Center
 

Marita Dwight-Smith, RT(R)(M)
Director of Breast Diagnostic Center
Fort Wayne Radiology


2004-2005 Initial Founders and Funders:

Parkview Hospital Community Health Improvement Program
Radiation Oncology Associates
Indiana Surgical Specialists
Physicians Health Plan
Lutheran Foundation
United Way of Allen County
Community Initiative
English Bonter Mitchell Foundation
Bowker Foundation (Wells Fargo Bank)
Louis Schneider Foundation
Emley Design Group
National City Bank
Discretionary Trusts
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Jophiel
Waterfield Foundation

Rifkin Foundation
Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology
Midwest Pipe and Steel, Inc.
Baker & Daniels LLP
Rockin’ Docs MusicFest