We are grateful and humbled to these founding members of our Business Advisory Council and welcome this exciting time for them to contribute to our national growth and international expansion.
Please meet the Firefighter Cancer Support Network’s Business Advisory Council (BAC). Our BAC consists of thoughtful national community leaders who will advise the FCSN Board of Directors and staff and serves as a critical-community champion of our mission – to assist firefighters and EMS providers and their immediate families diagnosed with cancer by providing badge-to-badge support, training, education and guidance.
Members of the Business Advisory Council share their gifts and talents in service to our nonprofit by providing our organization with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local, national or international resources, colleagues and/or peers; and their philanthropic support or other forms of needed assistance.
Jaci Gilfillan Brown brings over 30 years of experience to her role as the Enterprise Chief Communications Officer and SVP of Market Strategy at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) where she is responsible for developing enterprise communications and market strategies that effectively reach those served by CTCA. Jaci and her team oversee all external communications, media relations, Stakeholder (employee) communications, social media, collateral development, community outreach, external Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs, and physician relations.
Before entering the healthcare field, Jaci built an effective 20-year career in public policy and politics. She served two US Secretaries of Education and the Vice President of the United States, supporting priority domestic policy programs and communication initiatives for the Administration. After leaving The White House, Jaci served on the leadership team of the public policy organization, Citizens for a Sound Economy (which later became FreedomWorks), where, over the course of 16 years, she and her teams raised millions of dollars nationwide, grew a national network of grassroots activists, and led multiple political and public policy victories both at the state and national levels.
Jaci holds an MEd from the University of Virginia, a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University, and is active in community service organizations, including her role as the Vice Chair of Candeo Schools Board of Directors. Most importantly, she is the proud daughter of a lifelong firefighter father who, unfortunately lost his battle with colon cancer.
Matty Gregg is self-described as a life enthusiast. He is extremely excited to be a part of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. In 2018, he ran 5425 miles across America to raise funds and awareness for the organization. In the past five years, he has raised over $500,000 for various charities through what he defines as “extreme activities.” When he’s not spending time with his family, Matty is the Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness of First Republic Bank in Boston, Massachusetts and a producer of musical national tours.
Julie graduated from UCLA with Honors in 1986, and obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree in June of 1989 from Southwestern University School of Law. Julie started her career representing professional basketball players in contract negotiations with the NBA and since has represented safety members and their families for 30 years in workers’ compensation, personal injury, disability retirement and employment issues. Julie has drafted workers’ compensation legislation on behalf of police unions and testified before the California State Senate and Assembly. She is a Certified Specialist and has served as the President of the LA Valley Applicants’ Attorneys Association. She sits on the governing board of the Star and Shield Foundation, is an advisor for the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation and is Counsel for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network and the Law Enforcement Cancer Support Foundation. She has been selected to Southern California Super Lawyers since 2009 and has been recognized in Los Angeles magazine’s Top Women Attorneys in Southern California.
Julie loves to spend time with her family and is extremely proud of her children.
Shevy is a graduate of the University of Maryland, University of Baltimore School of Law, and Institute of Police Science in Washington D.C. Growing up the son of a businessman, Shevy’s entrepreneurial spirit has always driven him to pursue new and exciting business ventures. This led him to becoming the Chief Marketing Officer & Partner at Marstudio, a Corporate Branding & Strategic Marketing firm in the DC
Metro Area. As the past CEO of various local DC businesses & the current Chief Marketing Officer of Marstudio, he truly enjoys finding solutions that help businesses get off the ground, continue their growth, and maintain their competitive edge. Dedicated to his community, Shevy has experience as a Fire Fighter, Police Officer, and an EMT. In recent years, he has contributed his time to multiple Board of Directors as well as engages in multiple other philanthropic activities.
Dan is Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer for Dignity Health Foundation – Inland Empire and Glendale Memorial Health Foundation. He has over 25 years of fundraising experience previously serving in vice president positions at Heritage Valley Health System and Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, as well as fundraising management positions at University of Maryland Medical System, Loyola College of Maryland and Miami University (OH). He currently serves as the health care chair for Inland Action advocacy board and is a member of Leadership Glendale.
Dan received his BA and MS degrees from Miami University in Oxford, OH and a graduate of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Executive Residency Program. He lives in Claremont, CA with his wife and three daughters.