Staff

Mindy Griffith

Mindy Griffith

Executive Director

Mindy has overall strategic and operational responsibility for BAG IT. Mindy joined the BAG IT team in 2016 as the Volunteer & Event Coordinator and was selected as the ED in April, 2017. Mindy is thrilled to be part of such a dynamic and committed group of individuals.

Mindy is passionate about education in all aspects, having been a previous elementary teacher and administrator. Mindy grew up in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1998 and although she loves to travel she loves having Tucson as a home.

Email: mindy@bagit4u.org

Joyce Palasek

Joyce Palasek

Program Coordinator

Contact Joyce about general BAG IT questions, learning more about how BAG IT works and/or how to provide BAG IT to your patients, and educational programs/training.

Joyce found BAG IT by way of yoga, literally.  After meeting BAG IT founder Sherri Romanoski while attempting a tree pose in a yoga class, she was immediately taken by the mission and stepped up to help Fight the Fear of a cancer diagnosis.  Namaste . . .

Email: joyce@bagit4u.org

Lisa Terrazas

Lisa Terrazas

Volunteer & Event Coordinator

As the Volunteer & Event Coordinator, Lisa works with BAG IT’s wonderful volunteers and coordinates and facilitates all aspects of BAG IT’s fundraising events.

Lisa joined the staff in July 2017 and resides in the Phoenix area.

Email: lisa@bagit4u.org

Annettra Farrington

Annettra Farrington

Program Assistant

Where to begin…..I was first introduced to BAG IT back around 2004-2005 when the company I worked for put together the binders and bags. After understanding the mission and working hands-on with BAG IT, I fell in love with the company and knew I wanted to be part of the team. So in 2010, I was on board!

I’m kinda the jack of all trades at BAG IT. I officially have my degree in graphic arts, so that makes me the graphic design lady. I also track orders received and that are sent to our distribution office. I keep track of our database, inventory, working with vendors, etc.

In my “free time” (I’m a mom of 2 busy-body girls) I’m also a fitness instructor at the Y, where I teach 3 days a week, kickin’ some booty!

Email: annettra@bagit4u.org

Sherri Romanoski

Sherri Romanoski

Senior Advisor, Founder, Survivor

Sherri writes grants and directs the annual ESCAPE to Thrive Leadership Conference for Cancer Advocates program. She also serves as an ambassador and mentor.

Forever a teacher, Sherri “retired” from the classroom after 25 years of teaching and founded BAG IT to help educate in a different direction – newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families. Now she has grandchildren to teach…oh, the possibilities are endless!

Email: sherri@bagit4u.org