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Meet The Board Members

Quayvius D. Jones, Co-Founder

"As her son, I've witnessed my mother's resilience and passion firsthand. Supporting this nonprofit isn't just a professional responsibility, but a deeply personal one.

Every initiative and every penny raised brings hope to those battling cancer. Standing by my mother's side in this mission is a privilege, as we strive to touch and heal lives together."

Shirlene Stafford, CEO 

“Hello! I’m Shirlene Stafford, and I’m a cancer survivor. In 2010, I was informed that there was a strange-looking growth in my upper throat area that needs further testing, but I ignored this and moved forward in life.

In 2016, I took my yearly exam. They told me once again about this strange growth, which had grown bigger. My test results showed that I had head and neck cancer, and I had to endure 10 weeks of daily radiation.

I’m now a cancer advocate. I sit on two committees and one pharmaceutical committee that aim to help cancer patients, survivors, and their families throughout their journey and improving caregivers’ experiences.

Right now, I’m doing whatever I can to help cancer patients and survivors.” 

Thomas Walters, VP of Operations

In 2022, I begin to notice some unusual things happening with my body. After a week or so when things didn't improve and I started feeling worst, I immediately went to the emergency room. I was admitted that day and after several labs and test I was told I had Pancreatic Cancer.


I received rapid treatment and eventually surgery. I am happy to say that I am cancer free and I contribute it to God's grace, early detection and great doctors. 


When I was introduced to Shirlene Stafford, CEO of Cancer Not My Friend and the organization's mission, I knew this was where I need to be so that I can give back to support others on their cancer journey. 

Cedric B Jones, Treasurer

As a board member of Cancer NOT My Friend, I pledge and look forward to assisting my other board members  and the community with living a comfortable life while dealing with the trails and tribulations of cancer.

And pray that my 40 plus years in the medical field will be a great asset.

Tonya Shells, Secretary

I am a supporter, and my support is always available. Through this organization, I hope that my support
will reach a vast number of cancer patients, cancer survivors, cancer caregivers, as well as other supporters.

“Illness does not define you. Strength and courage do”. Let’s continue to do the work!

Renee Campbell, Administrator

As a board member of Cancer NOT My Friend, I am committed to our vision of advocating for the healing process of cancer patients and survivors. 

It is truly an honor to be part of a team that stands beside those in need, offering support, hope, and resources to ensure no one faces this battle alone.


Together, we can create a future where every survivor has the opportunity for a healthier, brighter tomorrow. 

Dr. Patricia Fickling, Chaplain

Rev. Dr. Patricia Roberson-Fickling is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Atlanta Public School graduating from J. C. Muphy High School in 1976. While at Murphy she was very active in community and school activities. She is a member of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church (Decatur.) She is the Assistant Minister of Children, Tween, Youth, and Young Adult Ministry. She serves in the following ministries Glenda J. Black Ministers Spouses and Widows Guild as the president.
The former chairperson for the Board of Christian Education. Patricia is the current chaplain for the Women’s Ministry. Additionally, she has served on the strategic planning committee and the Beulah Experience Team. Her volunteerism includes being a former member of the Atlanta Public Schools Go Team, and chaplain at the Atlanta Airport Chaplaincy.
Dr. Fickling’s academic achievements are a graduate of Berry College (B.S.), American Public University (MBA), Columbia Southern University (MPA), and Jacksonville Theology Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry. During these academic endeavors, she achieved membership in the Omega Nu Lambda National Honor Society and The National Society of Leadership and Success.
Rev. Fickling is married to Rev. Leo Fickling, Jr. He is a Vietnam Veteran and an associate minister at Beulah. Together they have three adult children and four 
Rev. Dr. Fickling considers it an honor to serve on the Board of Cancer Not My Friend as their chaplain. It is her prayer that her years of experience in community engagement, leadership training, and strategic planning will be an asset to the continued growth of the organization.

Meet The Advisory Board 

Benjamin Souter, Board Advisor 

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