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West Cancer Foundation Strengthens Executive Team with Two Key Appointments

MEMPHIS, TENN., June 6, 2024 – West Cancer Foundation, which provides free cancer services to improve patient outcomes, today announced it has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Stephanie Douglas as Vice President of Development and Rhonda Causie as Director of Research, Grants and Strategy.

Douglas joins the team with nearly 20 years of philanthropy, sales and development expertise. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with various types of fundraising initiatives including employee giving campaigns, sponsorships, corporate gifts, special events, digital giving and peer-to-peer fundraising, as well as community engagement. Prior to joining West Cancer Foundation, Douglas was with the United Way of the Mid-South where she worked with some of the largest corporations in Memphis.

Causie has been a business/technical writer for local and national corporations and nonprofits for nearly 40 years. For the past 20 years, Causie has served the Memphis nonprofit community through program design and execution, grant writing and administration, with more than $17 million in grants awarded. Her grant experience includes securing and stewarding funds from local and national foundations and all levels of government. During her time at the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Causie designed and led multiple high-profile community initiatives, including Leading From Every Chair®, the Opus One Series, the Symphony Soul Project, Family Tunes & Tales, Orff-Orchestra Concerts, and more.

“We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie and Rhonda to the West Cancer Foundation family,” said Leighanne Soden, West Cancer Foundation President. “Their exceptional leadership and proven track record of success will be instrumental in advancing our mission and driving meaningful impact in the fight against cancer in our community.”

West Cancer Foundation’s mission is to break through barriers to cancer care and improve patient outcomes by providing accessible patient resources, early detection and education, and research to improve health inequities. The organization provides free cancer services to those who are uninsured or underinsured including cancer screenings, transportation to and from treatment appointments, lymphedema garments, and post-mastectomy prostheses, garments and wigs.

About West Cancer Foundation

West Cancer Foundation is dedicated to advancing the fight against cancer by providing patient resources to improve treatment and recovery, early detection and education to reduce critical cancer outcomes, and community-based research to improve health inequities. The Memphis-based nonprofit was founded in 2020 and is committed to developing collaborative partnerships and innovative patient-centered initiatives that remove barriers to cancer care.  For more information, visit

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