Renee is born and raised in Redding. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2001 and moved to the Silicon Valley where she worked in marketing for the next 7 years.Read More
After returning to Redding, she pursued her creative side by opening a sewing studio.
To further serve her local community and offer her marketing skills to a non-profit close to her heart she joined Nor-Cal Think Pink in 2011 as the Social Media Coordinator.
Renee closed her studio in 2014 to fulfill one of her other dream jobs as a new mom to twin baby boys while also serving on the Think Pink board as one of our newest board members.
Erika Wiechman has been volunteering for Nor-Cal Think Pink since she started helping to stuff bags as a young child.Read More
In 2008 she became coordinator and helped with the daily office duties of the organization. In 2013 she joined the Board of Directors and has been elected as President for the 2016 year.
Erika was born and raised in Redding and is enjoying raising her growing family in the Redding area where they spend time at the lakes, hiking, camping and fishing.
Breast Cancer has personally touched Erika’s life, her Mother-In-Law, Grandmother and Great Aunt are all breast cancer survivors!
Partner with D H Scott & Company.
Cheryl Whitmer retired in January 2016 from Redding Bank of Commerce after 12 years as Vice-President Business Development Officer and Personal Banker.Read More
She was in the banking industry for 40 years with experience as a Branch Manager, Residential Mortgage Lender, Consumer Lender and Branch Operation Manger.
Cheryl joined the Nor Cal Think Pink Board in 2010 as Secretary. Her mother was a breast cancer survivor for over 12 years before she passed away at age 92 from natural causes. Being part of the “Think Pink” mission to promote awareness and education to women and men in Northern California is one of her most rewarding personal experiences.
Cheryl is currently an active member of Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding and a graduate of Leadership Redding Class of 2006. She has previously served on Boards for the American Heart Association, United Way of Shasta and Tehama Counties, Shasta-Trinity ROP, Family Service Agency and as a volunteer for the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce.
Michelle knows and understands the importance of business development and its vital role in creating community partnerships; as well as community support.Read More
Michelle brings more then 20 years of creative multi-media campaigns, strategic media placement, public talks, workshop planning, project coordination and management to the north state.
Michelle has served our community in many capacities as an Event Coordinator, Marketing Representative, Marketing Director and currently Director of Development at KIXE TV. This allows Michelle to provide insight into the needs of our community and the vision to make its success a reality. Michelle has a heart for Nor-Cal Think Pink and has been a dedicated volunteer in many different capacities over the years. She is honored and proud to have been chosen to serve on the board of directors for Nor-Cal Think Pink as the co-media chair. Michelle passion to help educate our community of the power of early detection is derived from her strong family history of breast cancer and the anticipation of one day being able to say “A Cure has Been Found”.
Jen has worked for Walker Printing in Red Bluff for over 7 years. She has experience in Graphic Design, Bookkeeping, Computer Technology and Marketing that she hopes to use to futher the early detection mission.Read More
She started volunteering for Nor-Cal Think Pink in 2011 and is excited about serving on the Board of Directors.
Jen’s inspiration comes from her Mother, who has survived two separate incidents of breast cancer. She hopes to help spread the importance of early detection and help support those who do have to fight the battle of breast cancer. She enjoys spending time with her family and doing church related activities.
Amber Hawk has made Redding her home since 1989. Hawk graduated from CSU Sacramento in 2001 with a Liberal Studies Degree.Read More
Hawk has been doing sales and marketing since 2006, and is currently the Marketing Director for Prime Lending. Her passion is in marketing and volunteering in the community where she is currently active as Chair Ambassador for the Redding Chamber of Commerce, membership committee for the Redding Chamber of Commerce, serves on several committees for Nor-Cal Think Pink and is new to the Board of Directors. Amber also serves as a committee member for Walk to End Alzheimers, Reading Rotarian, volunteer to Salvation Army, and competed in One Safe Place’s Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style, and so much more.
When she’s not working or volunteering, Hawk enjoys spending time with her fiancé (the BIG DAY is set for September 2016), her family and cat. She also enjoys going to the lake, concerts, rodeo’s, listing to music, reading and taking drives.
Pamala Ward has been in the medical field since 1985, with 18 of those years as a nurse practitioner.Read More
Her passion is Oncology. She spent 13 years focused on that discipline, with much of the time being a FNP.
Currently, Ward works in the family practice office of Dr. Heidi Herold.
Ward believes it is a privilege to live and work in the North State. She leads an active outdoor lifestyle and is involved in her community.
Her passion to be part of Nor Cal Think Pink started in 2000 as a board member. Ward, served as the secretary for several years, and last year, as president of the board. She is also active on many of the subcommittees.
Ward also serves on the board of Prescription Pets where people take their pets to visit patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living centers. They also go to the libraries and help children with their reading. She and her dog Rusty have been part of this organization for five years.
Since she was a child, Nancy Dubois has been volunteering. Over the years, she has developed a deep passion for giving and helping within her family and community.Read More
Nancy has been involved with the Special Olympics, Seattle Pac Fair, Relay for Life, Red Cross, Church Camps, Church youth groups and tutoring.
After 12 years on Relay For Life, Nancy was approached to volunteer with Nor-Cal Think Pink. Not realizing the impact it would have on her, she happily agreed to help on the Bag Assembly Committee. Once she started, she quickly became the Chair of the Safety Committee; a position she has held for the past three years. Nancy’s mom is a 25 year survivor of breast cancer, and Nancy wants to spread the importance of early detection and annual checkups, so no child goes through what she did as she watch her mom fight for her life.
Nancy has lived in Redding and worked in the medical field for the past 20 years. She is currently the Office Manager at Healthy Living at Home. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding motorcycles and playing with her two grandchildren.
Vickie Shifflett has worked in the medical field for more than 20 years, and for the past nine years has worked as an Oncology Nurse at Mercy Medical Center.Read More
Vickie has a diverse background in the medical field having worked in hospital administration, hospital and clinic business office as well as physicians’ offices.
Oncology is near and dear to Vickie’s heart, as she has lost several loved ones to cancer. Vickie is committed to promoting early detection, healthy lifestyles, and improving health by educating our community.
Vickie is currently the President of the local Oncology Nursing Society, and was previously Program Chair for three years, in which she organized monthly educational dinner meetings. She has volunteered for Relay for Life for more than ten years. She worked on the Survivor Committee during her first year, and was Chair for three years; as well as a Team Captain.
She has been married to her husband, Scott, for 26 years and her hobbies include; walking, hiking, outdoor activities, baseball, scrapbooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Meet one of our new Board members, Renee Marie Angel! She has made the Intermountain Area her home since 1994 when she relocated from Southern California with her three children.Read More
Renee graduated in 2013 with Distinction from Simpson University with a Bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership. Renee has been in the banking industry for the last 10 years and with Tri Counties Bank, in Burney, for the last two serving as Branch Manager. Her prior career choices included: Property Management for Strip Malls, Office Management and even a Head Preschool Teacher. Renee has an extensive background in leadership and volunteerism. Her passion is making the world a better place, particularly in the community that she lives in. Renee serves on the Executive Board as a Treasurer for both the Burney Chamber of Commerce and Ducks Unlimited, Inc. , and will begin a two year term as President for the Chamber beginning in 2017. She also volunteers for Soroptimist International, and serves as a mentor and advocate for girls and women. Her hobbies include: hunting, fishing and hiking the beautiful Intermountain Area, and aspires to be a life long advocate for early breast cancer detection.
Think Pink Coordinator
Valerie Henderson is the newest employee to join the Nor-Cal Think Pink team.
Valerie has an extensive background in Executive Administration, and has previously worked at the California Dental Association/The Dentists Insurance Company, Intel and Blue Shield of CA. Her experience has allowed her to build her skills in organization, communication, technology and teamwork.
Valerie is a California native and has lived in Redding for four years. She lives with her husband, two children and two loveable canines. In her personal time, she is a Girl Scout Troop leader, volunteers in her childrens’ classrooms, and enjoys cooking, photography, traveling and spending time with her family.
Board of Directors Advisory Council
- Fred Weil, Attorney at Law
- Sharon Pereira, MD
- Michael Figueroa, MD