Our Board



President and CEO
When diagnosed with invasive Bladder Cancer in 2004 at 47 I was terrified, I had a disease that I knew so little about that I had to look up the symptoms.

When diagnosed with invasive Bladder Cancer in 2004 at 47 I was terrified, I had a disease that I knew so little about that I had to look up the symptoms. I felt totally alone and did not know what direction to go in. I remember being shocked that accurate information and support seemed impossible to come by when dealing with bladder cancer. I promised myself if I survived that this had to change. While working with survivors, I became fascinated with the potential of on-line social networking and what it could offer to the Bladder Cancer survivor’s community. I envisioned an organization with its first priority being survivor and caregiver support, giving access to trusted information while becoming another voice to advocate for Bladder Cancer. In the late summer of 2007, I shared my vision with other Bladder Cancer advocates and the American Bladder Cancer Society was born. My husband Edward and I live in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts with our four dogs. I have retired from my career as a Realtor® to volunteer my time to the American Bladder Cancer Society full time. The last ten years I’ve seen incredible change in my life. Today finds me with no evidence of disease living a full life following Radical Cystectomy. And a disease that I didn’t even know the symptoms of ten years ago has become the focus of my life’s work.



Secretary / Treasury
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) graduating in 1978. He was employed in the U.S. defense.

His career began in his hometown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts at the former General Electric Ordnance Systems. While working on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) at the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, he met and married Cynthia in 1992. The family then relocated to eastern Massachusetts while Ed was working at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. In 1995, the family moved to western Massachusetts where Cynthia and Ed reside in Dalton. When Cynthia was diagnosed with muscle invasive Bladder Cancer in August, 2004, he became her partner in the battle against this disease. Following his retirement from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in early 2013, Ed has made the American Bladder Cancer Society his primary volunteer effort.



Sally grew up near Boston, Massachusetts and has been married to her husband, Mike, for 46 years. They have two grown sons and four grandchildren.

She is a practicing Real Estate Broker with Sotheby’s International Realty in Falmouth, MA and has sold real estate for over 21 years. She has always volunteered in the community starting with her children’s school years and now volunteering with the Falmouth Service Center in Falmouth in their local Food Pantry. The American Bladder Cancer Society is very special to her. Supporting her friend, Cynthia Kinsella through her treatments, she was honored to be asked to be part of an organization that is helping other Bladder Cancer patients with support, hope and a medium to advance the awareness of Bladder Cancer and the need for early diagnosis and treatment. Sally was our organization’s first Treasurer/CFO, serving from late 2007 until August of 2014. With her increasingly busy schedule, she is now delighted to continue to be a member of the Board of Directors.