Executive Board Members
Amy Woods - President
Amy joined LACC in December 2014. She joined because “I like the LACC members, and enjoyed working with them at the Los Alamos Health Fair Skin Screening, so when I had the opportunity, I joined.” As a board member she believes she can offer various services as needed, but one on her primary concerns is to help keep LACC in existence and helpful.
Amy, daughter of Carlotta McInteer, was raised in Los Alamos and works at Zia Realty Group. Amy’s education includes an MBA in finance and Human Resources from Anna Maria College in Massachusetts following a BS/BA degree from Syracuse University. She offers 25 years of experience in Transportation Operations and Management, Pro-Trainer and Instructor for Driver Training, and Safety Management and education. Amy trained 95 women to drive semi-trailer trucks, providing them with a means to earn a good living, as well as training many drivers to become effective trainers. She was a qualified Smith System instructor for reduction of collisions. Amy’s earlier experience includes Field Service Management in office products and computers, and staff Management in Logistics and materials management. She currently serves on the Piñon Park Pool Board of Directors, the PAHOA ACC committee. Amy has recently been appointed to Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission.
Dianne Hammon – Vice President
I joined LACC in October 2014 after being contacted by another member. I have seen firsthand how my father had battled through cancer for 8 years during which I was a caretaker through many of the rough times. I also have other family members with cancer and I have a daughter who is a doctor training as a surgeon in her residency as an Otolaryngologist specializing in head and neck cancers. I hope through my experiences I can maybe make a difference in helping others with their fight against cancer.
As a board member I would like to aid in helping with seminars educating others on different cancers. I also would like to help others in locating information to help them in their fight with cancer and help in providing support services.
Tita Summers - (Treasurer)
Tita joined the Council on Cancer June 2013. She is employed by a recycling facility where she is in the financial department. Wanting to become involved in the community, Tita joined the council to share her financial skills by serving as treasurer and keeping the organization’s financial records. Serving on the council also allows her to honor her loved ones who lost their battle with cancer.
Judith Miller - Secretary
I joined the Council on Cancer in October of 2013. Having worked with cancer patients and their families as a registered nurse for many decades, I wanted to extend my commitment to prevention and early detection as a volunteer in Los Alamos and the surrounding communities.
In general, I would like to increase awareness of resources sponsored by LACC for patients with cancer and their caregivers as well as those offered by other agencies. More specifically, I’d like to volunteer in the Cancer Corner and the Look Good Feel Better program.
I joined LACC in December 2015 at the invitation of another member. Cancer has had a huge impact on my life. I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer when I was 10 years old and my husband to metastatic melanoma a few years ago. My daughter is a cancer research scientist at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The diagnosis of cancer can be devastating to a family. My goal as a board member is to help support individuals and families as they struggle with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Helping to informe others about current cancer research and early detection is another important goal.
I have lived in the Los Alamos/White Rock for 37 years and taught in the schools for 23 years. I love this community. Now that I am retired, I would like to share my experiences and help others.
I was born in Offenbach/Germany 3 years after the end of WWII. Germany was in total ruins and work was hard to come by. My parents divorced when I was 5, and only 3 years later, my mother and I joined many other Europeans in search of work and a better future and moved to the United States. First plagued by illness and language barriers, my mother soon found work and I was able to resume school. After living in Ogden, Utah for 6 years, my mother and I moved to California to be close to friends and we lived there until our return to Germany in 1968. While in California, I completed high school and started college, but continued my education in Germany and joined the German workforce.
In 1974, I met Frank and we got married in June 1975. After living and working in various parts of Germany, such as Munich and Berlin, we decided to take advantage of career opportunities in the United States and moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1998 After working for the University of Kansas for 2+ years, I accepted a position with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in 2002. I retired from LANL in June 2015, after 13 ½ years of service. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management, am bilingual (English and German) – translator/interpreter level, and have basic knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and Serbo-Croatian. My hobbies are travelling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr A. Carolyn Linnebur, Cardiology, Internal Medicine
As a physician with Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico, I specialize in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and have been practicing in northern New Mexico since 1974. I received my medical degree from the University of Michigan. My Echocardiography laboratory received the prestigious ICAEL accreditation. In my spare time, I am a proud member of the LACC, and, outside of my professional field, enjoy raising Alaskan Malamutes, being a master gardener and long distance cycling. I joined LACC as its mission is education and I believe that is what we are providing in this great all volunteer organization.
As a Cosmetologist in the Los Alamos community, I am interested in serving the community in ways that enhance the lives of women. My life has been touched by cancer in many ways. For the last four years, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to facilitate the Look Good Feel Better classes at LAMC. This allows me to use my gifts and talents to educate and support people and help them experience joy in the midst of their journey. As a Professional Life Coach, I desire to provide support, and offer a listening ear, encouragement, and if desired offer direction and hope for the next chapters in their story. I would like to network and expand education efforts to more members of our community thus improving the quality of life of our residents. The LACC embraces much of how I yearn to use my talents and my passions, and I trust we have a common goal of providing awareness, support, and preventive education on health issues facing our community. The LACC offers me an opportunity to bring a breath of fresh air into our city, and into those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
I worked at the lab doing specialized programming until retirement in 2006. I also taught math and computer science classes at UNM-LA until retiring from that in 2013. I became a board member of LACC in late 2015 through the encouragement of another board member. I had been naïve about getting cancer for a long time and when it happened, it was a shocking reality check. I hope I can help others become aware of cancer and cope with it if it occurs.
Zohra Woodward – A Cancer Survivor
Zohra joined the Council of Cancer October 2012. She joined to help others and give support to cancer patients. Zohra has been a key volunteer in the Cancer Corner.
Dr Kathryn Zerbach, M.D.
As a native New Mexican, I am thrilled to be back in my home state after 18 years of practice in nearby El Paso, TX.A graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, I am Board Certified in Surgery, but have specialized in treating breast cancer throughout my career.Having served on committees and as a board member for the Cancer Consortium, Rio Grande Cancer Coalition, American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, I am both honored and delighted to be able to join the LACC and serve the cancer survivors of Los Alamos.
Sherry has been a member of LACC since September 2013. Her involvement with the council has been in publicizing the bi-annual seminars.
Ev Griggs (LAMC Auxiliary Liaison)
I joined the LACC Board in Spring 2010. I am the liaison for the Auxiliary Women’s Group. Pooling the resources of this group of volunteers, we can help with seminars and other educational events. I believe that getting information out to cancer patients is extremely important. Being a cancer survivor is helpful for those who have cancer now. Working in the Chemo Lab at the LAMC allows me to work with patients in a way that I know helps. By listening and showing them that people do survive cancer, I can bring them hope and comfort.
Kay Kerbyson Ph.D
In 2005, my husband was diagnosed with cancer. It woke me up to the reality that no one, no matter what their age or general health, is immune from cancer. In 2006, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and am continuing to fight it. Since then, I have made it my mission to educate women about this deadly disease and how to identify it early. I am Mom to twins Abby and Hannah and have been a proud member of the LACC since Dec ’07. By being a Member, and now Associate Member, I have found a channel to both educate Los Alamos about cancer and provide support to those in the community who are dealing with all types of cancer.
To find out more about ovarian cancer, click on this link: Ovarian Cancer Information Sheet or go to www.ovariancancertogether.org
I am a long time member and now associate of the council. You may have seen me manning the desk at the Health Fair each year.
Jennifer Pitt, RN
Jennifer served on the board of LACC from November 2010 to June 2012 when she moved to St George, Utah. She holds a position with Dixie State University where she is the Adjunct Clinical Instructor for School of Nursing and Intermountain Healthcare/Nurse Case Manager. Since moving , Jennifer has played a key role in preparing applications to the NM Nurses Association for awarding continuing education credits for community seminars.
Laurie Kain, RN
Laurie has be an associate member since February 2014. She is currently working at Los Alamos National Laboratory Occupational Medicine.
Anna Marie Solomon
Anna Marie has served as an associate member since May 2013. She has assisted the council with publicizing the bi-annual seminars.