About Us

Meet the Founders

Every now and then, we are fortunate enough to meet someone who immediately becomes like family, not just a friend. This was the case for Carrie and Christina. They have many things in common, but the most important is their love of CARING for others. Christina was responsible for naming The CARE Project, Inc. and thought it only fitting for two reasons: 1.) Caring is what we do best. 2.) It's Carrie's nickname to those close to her.

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Carrie Madrid

Founder & President

Carrie began The CARE Project Inc., two years after her own Stage III diagnosis. She realized that there weren't any local organizations providing financial support to patients undergoing treatment. She also wanted to socialize with others in treatment instead of attending a traditional support group.

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Christina Gonzalez

Co-founder

Christina is a natural caregiver, and has been with The CARE Project since it's inception.  She agreed to be Carrie's Co-Founder  and has assisted with bringing her ideas of what The CARE Project could be into a reality. As Carrie's personal friend, she knew firsthand what Carrie endured following surgery and chemotherapy treatments. She served as one of Carrie's caregivers. Christina loves to work behind the scenes, is a master of details and is our Special Events Coordinator.

Our Board of Directors

Carrie Madrid

President and Founder

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Angela D. Martin MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Diane Shapiro

Board Member

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Beth Nelson

Board Member

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Ginny Catren

Vice President 

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Diana Ayala

Board Member

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Norm Pelzer

Board Member

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Diana Jaurigue

Secretary/ Treasurer

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Rashel S. Brody

MSN,ED,RN,CN-BD

Board Member

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Lynn Bennett

Board Member

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