Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board

BAG IT Board of Directors

Direction for BAG IT comes from strong, dedicated leadership:

SherriSherri Romanoski
President and founder: survivor, teacher, behavioral health educator
Sherri Romanoski is the founder and president of BAG IT. She has 10 years of experience as a behavioral health educator and 25 years as a classroom teacher. Her skills as a grant writer, parent and teacher, education trainer, volunteer, and curriculum author helped develop the BAG IT program. She is a member of the Arizona Cancer Coalition Quality of Life Committee, Department of Defense Cancer Research Patient Advocate Program, Southern Arizona Oncology Nursing Society. Most importantly, she is a cancer survivor, mother of three grown sons, and a grandmother of three. Her husband, Joe, is a solid supporter.

Donald BrooksDr. Donald Brooks
Vice-President and founding member: oncologist with Arizona Oncology
Dr. Brooks specializes in Hematology and Oncology at Arizona Oncology Associates. Prior to joining Arizona Oncology Associates, Dr. Brooks served as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Science Center in Tucson. He continues to serve the Center as a private practice and clinical assistant professor. Dr. Brooks is a member of the American College of Physicians; American Medical Association;  American Association for Cancer Research; American Society of Clinical Oncology; and the Arizona Clinical Oncology Society. During his free time, Dr. Brooks enjoys spending time with his family, camping, and hiking.

Darlene S. Brady
CPA, CFP, Partner with Busby Sanford Brady CPAs PLC
Darlene received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona and has been engaged in the practice of public accounting for over 23 years in the Tucson area, working with individuals, privately-owned companies, non-profit organizations, estates, and trusts. She is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Financial Planner®. Darlene is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants. Darlene was on the board of the Tucson chapter of the American Women’s Society of CPAs in various board positions for about eight years before she was a member at large for several years.  In her free time, Darlene enjoys running, hiking and gardening.


BAG IT Medical Advisory Board

Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN

Director, Passages – Support and Education in End of Life issues

Donald Brooks, MD
Oncologist, Arizona Oncology

Mark D. Gilbert, MD, FRCP (c)
Director, Mind-Body Medicine Skills Group Program, AHSC;
Director, Professional Development and Associate Director, Psychosocial Oncology,
Arizona Cancer Center;
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Arizona

Debbie Green, Oncology RN
Program Chair, Phoenix Oncology Nursing Society

Jeanne Harvath, RN, LCSW
Social Worker, Arizona Oncology

Grace Hou, MD, FACS
Oncological Surgeon

Cathy Parsons, RN, CMS
University of Arizona Cancer Center

Nanette van der Sanden, RN, CMS
Owner, Commenci

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