Staff & Board
JEnnefer Boyer, MPH
Jennefer has been with Team Survivor since May 2019. Her background is in public health, with 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She received her Master of Public Health degree from NYU’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her work with nonprofit organizations, such as the World Health Organization, has taken her on a journey of living and working abroad in countries including France, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya and DR Congo. While working as the Special Assistant to the President at Catholic Medical Mission Board, a world-wide nonprofit organization based in New York City, she was responsible for the creation and management of the Global Strategic Plan and the Execution Plan.
When children (now ages 8-11) became the center of her life, Jennefer settled in the Seattle area and became a consultant for smaller nonprofit organizations and served on various nonprofit boards. In recognition of her volunteer efforts in adoption work, she was presented with a Congressional Award in Washington, DC. She speaks English and French and enjoys swimming, running and reading nonfiction, but her passion for TSNW is what ignites her enthusiasm most of all.
Beatriz joined Team Survivor in June 2019. She has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. In her career, she has done office management work for companies like HSBC, Citi Group and Colonial Life. With her experience implementing information technology solutions, her expertise has been put straight to use at TSNW. Beatriz is an organizer and loves planning events like galas and retreats. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and a good listener, ready to help wherever needed with a smile on her face. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys volunteering and spending time with her family, including her 10-year-old daughter.
Lisa Black - President
Lisa Black is a 10-year cancer survivor. She retired from Intel in 2016 after 17 years working as an engineering manager, program manager and senior operations manager. Prior to that she worked for various software companies delivering commercial software. Lisa has a BA in Anthropology from Wellesley College and a Masters degree from Seattle University in Software Engineering. Since retiring, Lisa has immersed herself in the non profit world, currently serving on two boards that connect to her passions. She considers it a privilege to be able to work for her favorite causes. Lisa joined TSNW as a member in 2010, has served as a volunteer for the Fall Gala for several years, Dragon Boat Captain for two years and is now delighted to be able to continue to support TSNW as President. She believes that joining TSNW is the silver lining in the dark cloud of cancer. She is also on the board for Seattle Club SAKE Dragon Boat Club as treasurer, as a result of her involvement in the Survivor SAKE Dragon Boat Team. She has no children and currently resides in Maple Valley with her life partner Bob Sterzinger and their two cats.
Lynn Prunhuber - Vice President
Lynn Prunhuber has been a member of Team Survivor Northwest since 2013. She is a breast cancer survivor, a retired attorney, and an avid hiker and gardener. As her sweetheart says, the bad news is that Lynn had breast cancer. The good news is that she has a midweek hiking group that she loves. This group of strong, active cancer-surviving women is an inspiration to Lynn.
The midweek hiking group brought Lynn into Team Survivor Northwest. But then those enthusiastic dragon boaters sang their siren song at the 2014 retreat, and the Mt. Adams fundraiser climb also hooked her.
Lynn credits the medical studies showing that women cancer survivors who exercise have lower recurrence rates, but the real reason she is out there hiking and dragon boating is that it is fun and the women she has met through TSNW are amazing.
Lynn joined TSNW’s board early in 2015. She hopes her work with TSNW’s amazing staff and board will help TSNW continue its great work.
Vicki Katzman - Treasurer
Abbe Jacobson, MPA - Secretary
Abbe Jacobson is a 19-year cancer survivor committed to fitness and an active lifestyle. Prior to joining
Team Survivor Northwest as the Outreach Manager, Abbe owned her own personal training and health
coaching business. Abbe has spent most of her adult life encouraging women to prioritize their health
and she is passionate about TSNW’s mission of providing free fitness to women cancer survivors. Abbe
holds a BA in Political Science from Kenyon College (OH) and an MPA in Public and Nonprofit
Management from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (NY). Abbe is the
proud Mom of two college student-athletes and savors time with her husband, Curtis, and her two dogs,
Charlie and Monty, in her spare time.
Jan lives with her husband, Jim, on Capitol Hill where they raised their two sons. They enjoy many outdoor activities, including biking, hiking, kayaking, backpacking, and snow activities – whatever gets them outside! During Jan’s cancer treatment and recovery, she was extremely grateful for Team Survivor Northwest. The positive upbeat camaraderie with focus on fitness was exactly what she needed. Now she is paying it back by helping Team Survivor as a board member.
Jan’s education includes a degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, along with certifications in computer systems, project management, and business analysis. She spent over 30 years at REI, mostly in IT project management. Volunteer work includes helping The Mountaineers and Hanford Challenge, a watchdog organization dedicated to the safe cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site. In her spare time she enjoys participating in Team Survivor activities and connecting with Team Survivor members.
Allison is a Seattle native; a city girl with small town roots in the state of Maine. She has spent the past 25 years working in commercial property management primarily as an office tower manager in downtown Seattle. She has served on many nonprofit boards and has been an invaluable addition to Team Survivor’s gala committee for the past two years. Allison and husband are parents to a high school junior and are practicing to become empty-nesters. She learned of TSNW through 8 years of dragon boating with Club SAKE. While not herself a survivor, she is the fortunate daughter of one and is happy to help support TSNW’s mission.
Jo has been a Team Survivor member for several years and is our newest board member. She grew up outside of Boston MA, has lived in Philly, DC, Redmond, London and now resides in Bellevue. Jo’s background is customer driven focused. She has worked for several Associations in Membership and has volunteered at her children’s schools, parent councils and non-profit organizations. She is currently working part time in a non-technical capacity for a regional computer IT-company.
In Dec. 2017, Jo was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, discovered by a routine mammogram. Wanting to continue an active lifestyle, Jo looked to TSNW Active Women/Healthy Women classes during chemo for a positive place to stay fit, strong and supported. In January 2019, she signed up to climb Mt. Adams at TSNW’s annual retreat, joined forces with the Midweek Hiking group to train, and summited Mt. Adams in July.
Jo and her husband recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and have three boys ages 24, 21, and 19. In addition to participating in TSNW fitness classes, Jo loves to play tennis, hike with her dogs, and travel with her family. “Being active has been a vital component- both physically and mentally – to my recovery. TSNW has been a silver lining in my journey and I feel passionate about giving back and encouraging others.”