Board of Directors & Staff

The dedicated Staff and Board professionals of GYNCA, as well as our countless volunteers, make it possible for services to be provided to women across 30+ counties in Southwest Missouri.


Liz Thrasher
Community Development Director

Ryanne Prugger
Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors/Officers
January 1, 2022-December 31, 2022

Amy Carr

Vice President:
Elizabeth Forgey

Accounting Advisor:
John Taylor


Becky Hogan
Brenda Snider
Carolyn Gerdes
Dave Lamberson
Diana Tyndall
Dustin Rich
Janice Penney
Jennifer Huber
Judy Thompson
Karen Thomas
Lisa Beecham
Nancy Cathey
Padgett Smith
Sandra Lowther
Stevia Bonebrake
Summer Masterson-Goethals
Susan Mihalevich

Ex-Officio Members:
Dr. Marcia Hernandez / GYN Oncologist – Mercy Women’s Oncology

Dr. Al Bonebrake / GYN Oncologist – Ferrell Duncan Clinic CoxHealth
Dr. Molly Greenwade / GYN Oncoligist- Ferrell Duncan Clinic CoxHealth
Dr. Jessica Gillen / GYN Oncologist- Ferrell Duncan Clinic CoxHealth
Kristen Heydt FNP-C AOCNP- Ferrell Duncan Clinic CoxHealth
“As a mid-thirty something, I had a routine annual check-up that found pre-cancerous cells on my cervix. I was surprised and shocked when the doctor told me it wasn't 'if' I needed a hysterotomy it was 'when'. That 'when' came several short months after that diagnosis. I serve on the board to bring awareness and hope for women dealing with gyn cancer. You are not alone and have an army of women that have your back.”

– Diana Tyndall, Board of Directors
“My husband’s mother passed away with gynecological cancer in the 80’s before there were groups to support her or our family. While working for Commerce Bank and volunteering with so many wonderful organizations I knew when I retired this is where I wanted to be. The fact that 94% of every dollar collected goes directly to the woman we serve.”

–Brenda Snider, Board of Directors
"I serve on the GYNCA board because I lost my own mother to cancer in 2017. I watched for many years after her diagnosis and during her treatment as she relied so graciously on the support of organizations to help her with wigs, gas cards, prayers, kindness, and support. My mom's pain and burden were eased with the kindness of so many she met along the way and I hope other women are also able to benefit too, knowing they are not alone and we are here to hopefully lighten their load just a little. I want others who are fighting cancer to know we are here for them. I serve in loving memory of my mother, Barbara Rohrbaugh."
-Summer Masterson-Goethals, Board of Directors