Our Board

Breast Cancer Solutions is organized as a 501c3 non-profit organization under the laws of the State of California. Our volunteer Board members donate hundreds of hours each year to help us accomplish our goals.


Diana Lithgow, PhD, DNP, FNP, RN-BC, Board Chair
Professor of Nursing, Director FNP Program, Director Ambulatory Care Programs, Assistant Dean of Distance Operations, College of Graduate Nursing, Western University of Health Sciences

Grizelda Padilla, Secretary
Dispatcher, Santa Ana Police Department

Deborah Ellis, Treasurer
Retired, Auditor, City of Long Beach


Gary Balogh
Senior Insurance Premium Auditor, US Reports, Inc.

Mitzi McKay
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Western University of Health Sciences

Edward L. Nelson, MD, FACP
Chief Hematology/Oncology Division
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, School of Medicine and Dept. of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences
University of California, Irvine

Dana Orsini
Senior Manager, Communications, Broadcom Foundation

Kommah McDowell
Community Advocate and Author

Linda So
Human resources manager, Couldstaff, LLC