Our Team.

Meet Our Leadership

Magic Valley Pediatric Cancer Coalition was founded to further assist families in Southern Idaho whose lives were turned upside down with an unfathomable diagnosis. When a local family’s infant daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, the support provided by their immediate circle extended well out to the community.

MVPCC’s desire is to continue to take small circles and invite the community in to meet the needs of pediatric cancer families. MVPCC is committed to bringing childhood cancer awareness and support to as many people as possible. By working to alleviate the stressors that come with a childhood cancer, MVPCC meets needs that arise from diagnosis, through treatment and into remission.

We currently assist families in Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Jerome, Gooding, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls Counties. If you or someone you love is outside those counties, please still reach out to us and we will help you find resources in your area to give you support.

Our Board

Brandon Cary
President
Brandon is well known in the Twin Falls area for his willingness to serve the clients in his career, as well as finding ways to volunteer and help within the community. Brandon is motivated by the direct impact that the MVPCC is able to impart to families in need.
Shannon Banfield
Vice President
Shannon is the mom of an incredible survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Knowing firsthand how incredible the support of a cancer non-profit can be during a terrifying situation, Shannon was quick to get involved with the MVPCC.
Neil Clark
Secretary
I joined the MVPCC board as a way to give back to the community. I see a real value in the help they provide families and wanted to contribute and help them grow any way I could.
Shelby Evans
Treasurer
Shelby loves people. As a family contact coordinator, Shelby connects and communicates with families. She learns their needs and helps meet them through the resources MVPCC provides. She’s passionate and intentional about bringing a peaceful presence to the families she works alongside.
Adi Leon
Marketing
I joined MVPCC because I have had cancer before and giving support to someone that is going through a difficult time brings so much relief and comfort. What MVPCC does for their families is amazing! Giving them support, resources, and another family that cares for them.
Jose Alvarez
Board Member
With my own siblings and their children, I've seen firsthand how these health scares can be both emotionally and financially grueling. That’s why I'm so passionate about helping this incredible organization offer more support in whatever ways they can – after all, we're here for each other!
Jeremy Black
Board Member
Jeremy became interested in helping with the pediatric cancer cause after attending an event with LG’s Army. He was introduced to MVPCC by Matt and Lacey Lancaster and joined the board soon after. Directly seeing how a family’s life is changed with help from MVPCC is something that makes him proud to be a part of this organization. Jeremy works to reach more families, allowing MVPCC to offer more support, and is always looking for ways to make a difference.
Jerica Williamson
Board Member
When Jerica had the pleasure of meeting Matt & Lacey at the fundraising golf tournament in support of MVPCC, it inspired her to get more involved with giving back to the community. Helping children has always been one of Jerica’s passions - both professionally as an employee for two pediatric dental offices - and now on a personal level too! As family committee chair, she is honored to be able to use her caring spirit to make life easier for families throughout the Magic Valley.
Cooper Chapin
Board Member
Twin Falls native with a reputation for his excellent people skills, Cooper Chapin thrives in the Real Estate world. A critical thinker with excellent problem solving strategies, Cooper walks clients, whether it be first time home buyers or luxury sellers, through the process with confidence. With a big heart, love for his family and quick grin, clients love that Cooper has a deep drive to find home and properties that far exceed their expectations.
Chayo Tellez
Board Member
Chayo is a self-employed full time baker. She is kind, compassionate, driven, and wants to have a positive impact on people. She was raised in the Magic Valley growing up in Rupert. She attended our soiree in 2023 and was moved by the speakers to get involved. She likes participating in farmers markets, hiking, and she has a husky and a yorkie. She is excited about taking a dive into nonprofit work.
Josie Schmitz
Board Member
I'm all about wellness and thrive on outdoor adventures like paddleboarding, skiing, and sharing the joys of hot yoga. But what really fuels my soul is being part of the Magic Valley Pediatric Cancer Coalition (MVPCC) board. It's my chance to give back to our community and support brave children and families battling pediatric cancer.
Denna Methmann
Board Member
Having devoted 14 years to volunteering with Selma's Cancer Support, I transitioned my commitment to community service upon relocating to Twin Falls. The catalyst for my current involvement with MVPCC is deeply rooted in personal experiences. Witnessing my family members navigate the challenges of cancer, enduring the loss of my 6-month-old son to SIDS, has shaped my perspective.
Taylor Moyle
Board Member
I am a LMSW who serves my community by providing mental health services, it’s my passion and way more than a career. I joined the MVPCC board because I felt a calling that there was more I could do for my community. I’ve learned so much from this incredible board and continue to be amazed by the outstanding work MVPCC provides for our communities and families. I am huge believer that there is always more we can do to help those less fortunate than us, especially families with sick kids.