Dorothy Bio PicDorothy Green Phillips
Executive Director

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Dorothy Green Phillips is the Executive Director of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). She has over 40 years of experience in working with cancer related initiatives.

Dorothy began her oncology career with the American Cancer Society, Florida Division, Inc., in 1972, as a clerk typist. She enjoyed a very exciting and interesting career with the ACS. Some of her positions throughout her 30 years with the Society included Director of Meetings and Travel, Director of the State Advocacy Program, Director of the Research Program, Director of a Youth Against Cancer Program, Director of Special Projects, along with many other special assignments. In addition she always served as the staff resource to the ACS President and Chairman of the Board, and was responsible for developing and implementing the Annual Meeting of the Society.

During the last five years of her ACS tenure, Dorothy was assigned to work five hours per week on FLASCO projects.

After retiring from the American Cancer Society, Dorothy developed her own business – Dorothy Phillips Consulting and Management, Inc.

In 2002, the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology contracted with Dorothy’s company to manage the State Society on a part time basis. In 2003, FLASCO contracted with her management company to be the full-time Executive Director for the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dorothy loves her full-time retirement position! She resides in Riverview, FL, with her trusty four-legged sidekick Synamin, a dapple Dachshund. Dorothy has three children, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Julie Newberry
Director of Operations

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Julie Newberry is the Director of Operations of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). Julie joined FLASCO in early 2014 and brings over 14 years of management and association experience. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida.

As Director of Operations, Julie provides strategic leadership, direction, and support to FLASCO member- driven initiatives, projects, and educational meetings. In this role, she supports FLASCO through excellence in financial services, event planning and coordination, communications, and project management, while delivering a positive experience for all FLASCO members. Her dependability and consistency to anticipate needs and perform above and beyond makes her a critical part of the FLASCO team and keeps FLASCO running seamlessly.

Making a career change to the non-profit oncology sector was inspired by Julie’s father, a 15 year Prostate Cancer survivor. Julie is proud to  support the FLASCO Membership and their passionate work that revolves around providing the very best treatments and advancing best practices to bring healing and hope to Florida cancer patients and their families.

On the personal side, a native Floridian, Julie loves spending time with her husband and son, enjoying the Florida sun.

Katrina Williams

Assistant Executive Director

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Katrina Williams is the Assistant Executive Director of Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). She brings 20 years of office administrative and management expertise, having seamlessly organized day to day operations of a wide array of business and organizations in the past.

Katrina joined FLASCO in 2011 and has been a large part of FLASCO’s exponential growth over the last four years. Her dedication and attention to detail while still maintaining a sense of humor under pressure has made her a key player in FLASCO’s success.

Katrina enjoys spending time with her husband of over 23 years, Joe, and her two grown children Josh and Ashton. In October 2014, she welcomed a daughter-in-law to her family, and her granddaughter, Madilynn in November 2015. She is loving the experience and  joy of becoming a grandma!

In her free time, Katrina is completing a Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Healthcare Administration, hosts an exchange student each year, and is very active in her local church.

Amanda Bridges
Director of Marketing and Communications

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Amanda Bridges is the Director of Marketing and Communications of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). Amanda joined FLASCO in September of 2017 and brings with her over 14 years of Marketing, Business Development, and Administrative experience. Her positive and refreshing energy will surely compliment FLASCO and our continued success.

Amanda is an adoring mother of 2 boys and a proud wife of an Army Veteran. She actively supports the Army National Guard Family Readiness Group, providing support and assistance to unit soldiers and families. Through her work with military children and families, Amanda found a passion in community outreach and engagement and volunteers with a local Athletic Club, a non-profit organization supporting underprivileged youth through sports programs.

Although Oncology is a new field of profession for Amanda, her connection to cancer runs deep. She lost her childhood best friend’s Father to a long, hard battle to lung cancer when she was just 13 years old. Years later, her Aunt was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and an Uncle sadly lost his battle to lung cancer in April of 2017. She has always been inspired by the clinical side of Oncology, and is amazed at the work, effort, and dedication each specialist takes in caring for and treating patients. She is thrilled to work and grow with an Organization dedicated to serving and supporting the great efforts of Oncology Professionals.

A Florida born native, Amanda loves to enjoy time with her family, College Football (Roll Tide), traveling to local Florida Springs, camping, and taking advantage of the warm Florida sunshine. It is here, that she is truly in her element!

Mary Lou von der Lancken
Membership Administrator


Mary Lou von der Lancken joined the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology in July of 2015 as a part-time Administrative Clerk. She brings with her over 10 years of non-profit experience. She previously held positions with both the United Way of Collier County and Special Olympics Oregon State Headquarters.

Like so many of us, Mary Lou has a personal connection with cancer, as she has been the caregiver for a loved one who is a cancer survivor. She and her husband have participated in a number of American Cancer Society Relays for Life. Her daughter-in-law currently serves as a member of the ACS Florida Division Board of Directors. Mary Lou’s compassion and willingness to learn more about FLASCO have made it an easy transition to become part of the staff.

She recently moved to the Riverview area from Naples. During her free time, she loves visiting the beach to soak in the natural beauty of the ocean and to search for seashells to add to her large collection. She and her husband also enjoy discovering what surprises can be found in their new ‘hometown’ and around and beyond the Tampa Bay area, where their son lives.

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