Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania

WHO WE ARE

Purpose is a powerful motivator - it's what drives those who support the Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania (FCCT). We are grateful for the purpose-driven leaders, physicians and humanitarians working to create a future where hope eclipses the fear of cancer.

* Thomas Flynn MD, Chair & Director

Medical Oncologist (Minnesota Oncology)

* Hazel Reinhardt, President/CEO

Consultant (Hazel Reinhardt Consulting Services)

* John Reiling, President/CEO Emeritus

President (Safe by Design)

* Kathryn Dusenbery MDVice Chair & Director

Radiation Oncologist (University of Minnesota)

* Randy Hurley MDSecretary & Director

Medical Director of Oncology (Regions Cancer Care Center)

* Michael Nelson MDTreasurer & Director

Professor of Radiology (University of Minnesota)

* Jerry Nye, Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President/Partner, C-suite Resources

* Julie Schmidt, Executive Vice President

President/CEO (Journey: Leadership Pathfinder)

* Mary Cook, Vice President, Development

Doctor of Pharmacy (Retired)

Ellen Abeln MDDirector

Radiologist (Suburban Radiologic Consultants)

Yvonne Datta MDDirector

Medical Oncologist (University of Minnesota)

Helmut Diefenthal MDDirector

Radiologist (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre)

Kelly Dietz MDDirector

Radiologist (University of Minnesota)

Siobhan Flanagan MDDirector

Radiologist (University of Minnesota)

Jeff Herman MDDirector

Radiation Oncologist (Minneapolis Radiation Oncology)

Mark Jacobson MD, Director

Missionary Physician (Arusha Lutheran Medical Center, Tanzania)

John Knoedler MDDirector

Radiologist (St. Paul Radiology) 

Mike Murati MDDirector

Radiologist (University of Minnesota)

Tara Rick, Director

Physician Assistant in Oncology (University of Minnesota Physicians)

Steven Rousey MDDirector

Medical Oncologist (Minnesota Oncology)

B. Aika Shoo MD, Director

Radiation Oncologist (University of Minnesota Health)

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS

It takes courage to take on a seemingly impossible mission - bringing modern cancer care to a country without many basic necessities. FCCT is thankful and proud to be supported by our generous and courageous partners. 

Duke University has a nearly 20-year collaboration with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC). The collaboration has focused on research, medical and nursing education, and capacity building. Prior research has focused on HIV/AIDS, TB, the causes of fever in children and adults, mental health and health systems strengthening. A rapidly growing area of common research interest is in cancer, and collaboration studies have addressed cervical cancer, strengthening of the KCMC cancer registry, and the development of cancer care capacity. A training grant from the National Cancer Institute has been instrumental in supporting these activities.
RadiatingHope is a 100% volunteer-run, mountain climbing, cancer-care focused nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. RadiatingHope’s mission is to improve cancer care, specifically radiation oncology care, around the globe. They provide radiation equipment to countries where cancer care is hard to find, and optimal treatments are sparse. One of the largest radiation oncology equipment manufacturers, Varian, has recently partnered with RadiatingHope to help fund their ‘Partners in Giving’ program in which they will match their employees’ donations to RadiatingHope.
The East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation is a Minnesota 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing radiology services at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC), a 500-bed teaching hospital at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania. It is the site of the Kilimanjaro School of Radiology, the first radiology residency in the country. Through donations, the foundation provides monetary support for the radiology training program, assists in providing equipment for the imaging department and manages a volunteer program for radiologists who wish to contribute by teaching at the Kilimanjaro School of Radiology. Over 100 residents have graduated from the training program and now provide service throughout Tanzania.

IN-KIND DONORS

Ellingson & Ellingson, LTD, Certified Public Accountants

Rick Ellingson

Felhaber Larson, Minneapolis and St. Paul based full service law firm

Jennifer Forbes

Russell Herder, Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations

Carol Russell, Brian Herder, Seth Bohlken, Danielle Fischer