Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Names Lynn Rasys as Executive Director

Sarasota, FL – April 3, 2017……… .The Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation (FCSF), a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides financial assistance for non-medical living expenses to qualified cancer patients, announced the promotion of Lynn Rasys to Executive Director, following the retirement of Valerie Vance. Previously, Lynn was the FCS Foundation Volunteer Program Manager responsible for recruiting, training and scheduling volunteers at facilities currently participating in the FCS Volunteer Patient Support Program, as well as developing and identifying additional Florida Cancer Specialists’ facility opportunities throughout the state. Lynn also coordinated the volunteers at the Foundation office in Sarasota and at Foundation events.

Brad Prechtl, CEO of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) and Board Chair of the FCS Foundation, said, “Lynn has done a remarkable job in growing the volunteer program for the Foundation and I know she will now focus her attention on growing our donor base so that we can serve even more patients in need. She is a proven and dedicated leader with a true heart for our mission.”

In her role as Executive Director, Lynn oversees all aspects of the FCS Foundation, including strategic planning, financial oversight, staff management, program development and execution of the Foundation’s mission, vision and goals. A graduate of Salter College in Worcester, MA, Lynn has over 25 years’ experience in corporate and nonprofit management. Before joining the Foundation, she was Director of Communications and Development at Cat Depot, and responsible for media, public relations, advertising, fundraising, donor development and human resources. In 2004, Lynn became the Executive Director for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Florida Suncoast Chapter, where she was responsible for the overall operation of the six-county affiliate. In her leisure time, Lynn enjoys reading, the Florida beaches, and spending time with her family and four rescue cats. Both Lynn and her husband are from Massachusetts, and enjoy vacationing in Maine.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the great team at the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation and excited about what the future holds,” Lynn said. “One of the most significant things about the FCS Foundation is that we are able to have an immediate impact on cancer patients in need and it is extremely satisfying to witness the big difference that the Foundation is making in these patients’ lives.”

The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization assisting cancer patients in need throughout the state of Florida. Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute pays for FCSF staff salaries and overhead expenses, so that nearly 100% of all donations go directly to qualified cancer patients to pay for non-medical living expenses.