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
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.
J.J. Shawver
J.J. joined the MVPCC board to help in any way to ease the pain for families dealing with cancer. Although J.J. has never dealt with childhood cancer directly, his father passed away from cancer back in 2008. He knows how hard it was as a young adult, having cancer take his best friend and can only imagine how much harder it must be for parents dealing with their child being affected by this horrible disease. Cancer is a difficult battle for anyone to fight, and J.J. wants to help make it just a little bit easier for those going through it. J.J. is proud to be a part of MVPCC.
Shelby Tolle
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.
Lacey Lancaster
As a mom who’s endured the loss of a child, Lacey is an incredibly passionate and empathetic addition to the MVPCC board. Lacey leans into to the emotional side of things with the families who come to the MVPCC for support and is active in helping families determine what their immediate needs are.
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.
Matt Lancaster
Board Member
With a kind heart and savvy mind for finances, Matt Lancaster is the leader of the MVPCC board of directors. He is well respected within the Magic Valley for the way he makes people feel seen and supported. Matt’s goal is for each member of the family with a child diagnosed with pediatric cancer to know they are supported by the incredible community the MVPCC has created.
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.
Neil Clark
Board Member
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.
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.
Felice England
Board Member
As a professional grant writer, Felice is a vital part of the MVPCC board. Felice is passionate about working with children and coming alongside families to help elevate their situations. Felice has battled health issues of her own that were cancer-related, she knows the value of an organization that gives funds to families walking through difficult times.
Adi Leon
Board Member
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.