The Board

Roma Hanlon – Roma is currently Chair of the Childhood Cancer Collaboration Team for the California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC).  Previously, as the co-Leader of the Childhood Cancer Committee for the CDOC, she led the draft of the childhood cancer section for California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan (to be published in 2016). (Read more about the plan here.) She has also written in a number of other capacities over the years, from legal writing and software contracts, to freelance writing and community/nonprofit work. Together with Annina, who had osteosarcoma, Roma co-Founded Cure Me Too Childhood Cancer Foundation. Roma obtained her BA in Economics from UCLA and her JD from Santa Clara University, where she was an Associate Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review, and also served an Extern to the Honorable James Ware in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Michael Hanlon – When Michael is not playing Scrabble with Annina, or cycling around Placer County, he is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Kaiser. His interest in psychology is partially genetic, having come from a family of psychologists. He initially obtained his B.S. in Biology from UC Irvine, but after graduation, found his passion in psychology. Michael obtained his M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University, and Ph.D. from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology.

Sonya Stanley – Sonya and her husband have three children, two in college, and one still at home.  Sonya has a strong business background, which includes an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, a BA in Economics from UCLA, jobs at the HJ Heinz Company, volunteer positions within the Ross Valley School District (Strategic Planning Group, Manor Work Group, weekly classroom volunteer, MAP Advisory Board) and the Town of Fairfax (Fairfax Volunteer Board).  Sonya is currently a member of both the Special Education Advisory Committee for Marin County and the District Leadership Committee at Drake High School.

Beth Popham – Beth provides over 20 years of marketing and communications experience and holds a BA in Liberal Arts from San Jose State University.  She is a mother of two teenagers, wife of 15 years and community servant to the city and school district in Roseville, California. Beth also supports local youth soccer programs and charities and enjoys spending time with her family on the lake or in the mountains.


Student Advisor

Annina Hanlon – Annina is an osteosarcoma survivor and Co-Founder of Cure Me Too. After completing her cancer treatment in the 7th grade, she poured herself into her academics and graduated from high school as the Valedictorian in a class of 530+ students. You can watch her graduation speech on YouTube here.  She is currently studying at Stanford University.