Who We Are
Board of Directors
Founder & CEO of TCAF as of October 9, 2009
Until October 26, 2007, I was a mother, a wife and a mortgage banker. On that day, however, my life was changed in immeasurable ways. That was the day my son's battle with cancer began. (click here for more of Jordan’s Story) Everything I had done up to that point in my life, no longer mattered. The only job that mattered was being a mother and watching my son fight for his life. I watched him go through life-threatening surgeries, six cycles of chemotherapy, and countless hours of pain and suffering. Nothing I had done prior to this could have prepared me for what was to come… I wondered why I, along with countless others, was unaware that testicular cancer was such a common diagnosis in young men starting at the early age 15. Why had my son's cancer progressed to stage 4 (aka stage 3c) before we even knew he had it? If we had known about testicular cancer and the signs and symptoms, Jordan’s cancer would not have progressed that far. My passion now is to help other families and young men from missing the signs of testicular cancer and help save lives.
Jordan Jones relapsed after 7 years and passed away June 8, 2016 after a year of extensive treatments and surgeries. I promised him I would continue to fight against this disease and educate others about the importance of awareness and early detection.
Board President as of April 2015
Chris Murphy is a testicular cancer survivor and an accomplished leader with astute business acumen and entrepreneurial spirits with a proven history of delivering positive bottom lines results. Adept in operational efficiencies, personnel management, sales strategies, and equipped with exceptional leadership skills. Incorporates a diverse background with an understanding of prospecting and forecasting, client acquisitions and contract negotiation.
Treasurer as of April 2017
Katie Virbick is a licensed CPA. She demonstrates knowledge in basic accounting and auditing principles. Effective communication skills with clients, coworkers, managers and partners. Demonstrates organizational skills in managing multiple audits at a time.
Dr. Phillip M. Pierorazio, MD - James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Board Member & Medical Adviser
Dr. Phillip Pierorazio is an Associate Professor of Urology and Oncology in the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pierorazio is originally from New York, received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City where he completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in Urological Oncology.
Facebook: Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. Nicholas G. Cost, MD - University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Board Member & Medical Adviser as of May 2015
Dr. Nicholas Cost is a Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus & Children’s Hospital Colorado Dr. Cost’s interest in testicular cancer has guided his training and career development. Testicular cancer is a disease that affects boys and men of all ages. For that reason, after completing his residency in Urology and Urological Surgery, he pursued fellowship training in both urological oncology and pediatric urology. This allows him to provide care to children, adolescents, and adults with testicular cancer at both “adult” and “pediatric” hospitals.
Jason Greenspan, Testicular Cancer Survivor
Board Member as of June 2017
Jason Greenspan is a testicular cancer survivor and an advocate for testicular cancer awareness. He is a graduate from Shippensburg University with a marketing degree.