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 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.
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.
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.
Jordan Gentry
Board Member
Jordan is proud to be 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.
Jeremy Black
Board Member
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.
Jason England
Board Member
Jason is a new step-dad and grateful for the opportunity to be at a stage in his life where he not only has the capacity to give back but the time and means to do so. Jason is proud to be a part of the MVPCC Board bringing tangible support and comfort to the families they serve. He’s quick to jump in wherever needed and looks forward to helping as many families in Southern Idaho as needed.