Board of Directors & Staff

The dedicated Staff and Board professionals of GYNCA, as well as our countless volunteers, make it possible for services to be provided to women across 30+ counties in Southwest Missouri.


Jan Robbins
Executive Director

Liz Thrasher
Community Development Director

Ryanne Prugger
Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors/Officers
January 1, 2023-December 31, 2023

Elizabeth "Missy" Forgey

Vice President:
Judy Thompson

Evelyn Gwin-Mangan

John Taylor

Stevia Bonebrake
Amy Carr
Nancy Cathey
Emily Christopher
Laura Dannegger
Charity Fitzgerald
Carolyn Gerdes
David Hernandez
Becky Hogan
Jennifer Huber
Randy Laferriere
Dave Lamberson
Sandra Lowther
Diane Meldi
Susan Mihalevich
Janice Penney
Diana Tyndall

“As a mid-thirty something, I had a routine annual check-up that found pre-cancerous cells on my cervix. I was surprised and shocked when the doctor told me it wasn't 'if' I needed a hysterotomy it was 'when'. That 'when' came several short months after that diagnosis. I serve on the board to bring awareness and hope for women dealing with gyn cancer. You are not alone and have an army of women that have your back.”

– Diana Tyndall, Board of Directors
“My husband’s mother passed away with gynecological cancer in the 80’s before there were groups to support her or our family. While working for Commerce Bank and volunteering with so many wonderful organizations I knew when I retired this is where I wanted to be. The fact that 94% of every dollar collected goes directly to the woman we serve.”

–Brenda Snider, Board of Directors
"I serve on the GYNCA board because I lost my own mother to cancer in 2017. I watched for many years after her diagnosis and during her treatment as she relied so graciously on the support of organizations to help her with wigs, gas cards, prayers, kindness, and support. My mom's pain and burden were eased with the kindness of so many she met along the way and I hope other women are also able to benefit too, knowing they are not alone and we are here to hopefully lighten their load just a little. I want others who are fighting cancer to know we are here for them. I serve in loving memory of my mother, Barbara Rohrbaugh."
-Summer Masterson-Goethals, Board of Directors