Julie Newberry Executive Director
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Julie Newberry is the Executive Director of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). Julie joined FLASCO in early 2014 and brings over 15 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 Executive Director, 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.
Julie’s passion for FLASCO and its mission was inspired by her father, a 17 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, son, and newborn daughter, enjoying the Florida sun.
Katrina Williams Director of Strategic Partnerships and Programs
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Katrina Williams is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Programs at the 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!
Denise Simpson Project Coordinator
Denise Simpson joined FLASCO in January of 2020 as Project Coordinator of FLASCO. She brings with her over 25 years of management and organizational experience. While oncology is a new profession to Denise, her passion for supporting the oncology workforce is personal, as she lost her father to cancer in 2002. Her positive interaction with the healthcare team that treated her father, made a huge impact on her family during a very stressful time. It is her hope to be able to give back to the oncology community with her dedication and attentiveness to the FLASCO members who make this their life’s work. A Florida born native, Denise and her husband have 2 daughters (and sons-in-law) and the love of her life, her 7-year-old grandson. Denise loves to enjoy time with her family and pets, decorating her home, boating, and taking advantage of the Florida sunshine! If you wish to welcome Denise, email [email protected].
BC Davis Administrative Specialist
BC Davis is the Administrative Specialist for FLASCO. BC comes to FLASCO from the hospitality industry with 15+ years in event planning and project management with a heavy emphasis on customer service. She looks forward to using her administrative and organizational skills in furtherance of the FLASCO mission. Having experienced firsthand the important care and work that all dedicated oncology professionals perform, and the critical role they play in the patient’s journey, she is honored to support these heroes as part of the FLASCO team. On a personal note, BC is passionate about cooking, enjoys entertaining, spending time with family and friends, and boating on Tampa Bay with her husband. If you wish to welcome BC, email [email protected]