Our Staff

Rob Tufel

Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH

Executive Director
Rob Tufel has more than 20 years of experience in the health field including working as the Executive Director of the Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation as well as the National Brain Tumor Foundation. He also directed the Patient Services Department at the National Brain Tumor Foundation, the Adult Services Department at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay and founded the HOPE Project, a unique case management program for HIV affected families with children. Rob was the recipient of the Haas-Koshland Award following his graduation from UC Berkeley with a dual master’s degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health. He is the past President of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Alumni Association Board.

Dawn Hogh

Dawn Hogh

Deputy Director

As the Deputy Director, Dawn raises awareness and funds for Cancer CAREpoint.  Dawn Hogh has 25 years of experience in high tech marketing, serving as Vice President of Marketing for a variety of public and private companies.  Her non-profit experience includes serving on the Board of Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley, and previously serving as Sr. Director, Development & Marketing for Hope Services.  Dawn has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering, both from the University of Michigan.  Having recently lost an aunt to colon cancer, Dawn has seen firsthand the impact cancer has on families and the need for Cancer CAREpoint’s services.


Sheryl Brown

Survivorship Project Director

As Director of Operations, Sheryl manages Cancer CAREpoint’s volunteer services, program calendars and scheduling of services and many other coordination tasks. Previously, Sheryl oversaw the rapid growth of a hospice organization’s volunteer forces. Because of her long history as a volunteer for hospice and many other organizations, and as a three-time cancer survivor herself, Sheryl is adept at talking to cancer patients, their families and caregivers and answering their questions with both experience and expertise.

Morrigan Bruce

Morrigan Bruce

Director of Programs

As Director of Programs, Morrigan oversees Patient Services and works with staff and volunteers to ensure that the Cancer CAREpoint’s programs and services meet the needs of the community. Morrigan has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Social Action from Palo Alto University and a Master’s of Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management from California State University Dominguez Hills. Her nonprofit and community service experience includes work and outreach with YWCA Silicon Valley, The Health Trust, Service League of San Mateo County, and currently she is volunteering with a start-up nonprofit in her free time. Like many others, cancer has impacted her family and friends, so she feels grateful to have this opportunity to support patients, caregivers and families affected by cancer.

Cecilia Carranza

Cecilia Carranza

Outreach Manager

Cecilia is a San Jose native. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from San Jose State University. Her father is a Leukemia survivor who has now been in remission for over 19 years. Cecilia knows firsthand how a cancer diagnosis can affect a person and those close to them. Her experience with cancer will be beneficial to her position as Outreach Manager at Cancer CAREpoint. Cecilia is fluent in Spanish and she looks forward to working with the community by helping those touched by cancer.

Ariane Chapple

Ariane Chapple

Development Manager

Ariane joins Cancer CAREpoint with extensive professional and volunteer experience from non-profits such as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Having lost a parent to cancer at a young age, she has chosen a career path in health-related non-profits that fund research for cures, advocate for patients and offer support programs. She is thrilled to be working in the community that she was born and raised in and supporting the cause closest to her heart: Cancer.

Debbie Chinchiolo

Debbie Chinchiolo, MSW

Social Worker

Debbie Chinchiolo received a Bachelor in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Social Work from San Jose State University. She started her career in social work in 1996 and has many years of experience working with patients and their families who are coping with a serious illness. Debbie spent several years at Hospice of the Valley as a Medical Social Worker, where she provided patient and family support, including night and weekend crisis intervention. She served as the Director of Social Services at Our Lady of Fatima Skilled Nursing Facility for 8 years. In addition, she has worked in the elementary school setting. Cancer has touched several people in her family, including her mom who is a cancer survivor. She is very honored to be a part of Cancer CAREpoint, providing support to patients, survivors and caregivers whose lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Laura Crutchlow

Laura Crutchlow, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Laura Crutchlow received her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She began her career at Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ, working in oncology, providing counseling and needed services to cancer patients and their families. Over the past 26 years, Laura has provided counseling, psychotherapy and supportive services to individuals and families in medical centers, schools and private practice. She has extensive experience working with families challenged with medical diagnosis, and children with developmental delays. Laura is looking forward to bringing her experience and expertise to Cancer CarePoint and serving those challenged with cancer.

Denise Garlick

Denise Garlick

Program Manager

As the Program Manager, Denise Garlick assists the Director of Programs and Operations in managing the programs provided. Like many people, her life has been touched by cancer; a grandmother and friend passed from cancer, and family members and friends are cancer survivors. Denise earned a B.S. in Human Development/Applied Developmental Psychology. Her prior job experience includes working as a Psychobiology Research Assistant, a Medical Assistant, and a health/medicine specialist Surfer and an Editor at Yahoo! Inc. Denise appreciates the opportunity to be a resource for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their caregivers and families at Cancer CAREpoint.

Amy Goldsbury

Amy Goldsbury, MSW

Social Worker

Amy Goldsbury earned a BA in psychology from Sonoma State University and a Masters in Social Work from San Jose State University. She worked in school administration for five years before becoming a cancer survivor. During the many years since her diagnosis, Amy has volunteered with the American Cancer Society as an educational speaker and with the establishment of their Colon Cancer Free Zone. She has also worked with Strides for Life as a survivor mentor, and as a board member on their Colon Cancer Foundation. Amy brings a broad perspective of compassion and expertise to her work here at Cancer CAREpoint.

Sharon Luebbe

Sharon Luebbe

Office Manager

Sharon has 30 years of administrative experience in the medical field, including 25 years at Good Samaritan Hospital/Samaritan Health Care System and 4 years at San Jose Medical Center. As a cancer survivor, Sharon brings a special perspective to her work to support Cancer CAREpoint’s vision and is grateful for the opportunity to “give back” to help others on the cancer journey.

Vanessa Murillo

Vanessa Murillo

Client Care Coordinator

Vanessa has worked in the medical field for 6 years and is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. Working at Good Samaritan Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford gave her the opportunity to help others of all ages. She has lost a close friend to colon cancer and can relate to the hardships cancer brings. She is happy to have joined Cancer CAREpoint and help cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in their journey. She is fluent in Spanish and is thrilled to help grow the Hispanic outreach in our community.

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