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.


Mary Lou von der Lancken
Membership Administrator

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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.

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!


Rachelle Elliott
Administrative Specialist

Rachelle Elliott, a business professional, holds over 10 years of experience in the administrative field. Her previous role in Cardiology, paved the way to her position with FLASCO in the field of Oncology. The medical field has been a long-time passion for Rachelle, starting when she was a young girl, shadowing her mother, a Respiratory Therapist. Rachelle says “I fell in love with the busyness and chaos of the hospital”. Rachelle has mastered finding comfort within chaos both in her professional and personal life. As a proud Mother of two little boys, her boys create more exciting chaos, and she would not change it for the world. Rachelle and her family enjoy weekends at the park, riding bikes, hiking around Disney Springs, boating, and exploring their creative side with finger painting. Rachelle is thrilled to be a part of the FLASCO family and looks forward to an exciting career journey and continued professional and personal growth.

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