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

Matt Lancaster
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.
Shannon Banfield
Vice President
Shannon is the mom an incredible survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Knowing first hand the incredible support of a cancer non-profit coming alongside the hard days and how it can make the most terrifying situation easier to handle, Shannon was quick to get involved with the MVPCC.
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.
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.
Amber Balbas
Marketing | Events Director
A former special education teacher, Amber is intrinsically driven to tangibly find ways to help those with unique needs. As the marketing director of the MVPCC, Amber works with community members and business gathering larger-scale funds that are put right back into MVPCC families.
Shelby Tolle
Family Contact Coordinator
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.
Jeremy Black
Board Member
Jordan Gentry
Board Member
Jordan is proud to a part of the MVPCC board. When a close friend of his walked through his daughter having cancer, he saw first hand the financial and emotional toll that a pediatric cancer diagnosis gives the family. Jordan meets whatever needs he can on the MVPCC board, but truly enjoys the fundraising side.
Felice Wolters
Board Member