Officers:

Diane Legg
President/Founder
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LUNGSTRONG Founder & President Diane Legg has lived with lung cancer for 14 years—nine more years than 85% of people struck by the often-stigmatized disease. She has used that time to raise three sons, along with her husband David, and to become a tireless fundraiser and advocate for leading-edge lung cancer research.  As co-director of the New England chapter of the Lung Cancer Alliance from 2006 – 2012, she launched “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer,” the largest international awareness event for the disease. 

 

In 2011, Diane founded LUNGSTRONG to provide unrestricted funding to lung cancer researchers, allowing them the freedom to think “out of the box” in pursuit of potentially trans-formative treatments. Diane lives in Amesbury, MA, with her husband and three sons; Dean, Cole, and Will.  Since her diagnosis, Diane has run four half marathons & ridden in seven Pan-Mass Challenges; not allowing lung cancer to define who she is or what she can do. Through her work, Diane hopes to help de-stigmatize lung cancer and generate the much needed funding for lung cancer research with the goal of finding a cure. 

Jill O'Leary
Treasurer

Jill met Diane many years ago through their sons and quickly became friends. Diane’s undying will to fight this disease amazed Jill and she eagerly became interested in fighting Diane’s fight alongside her. In 2013, Jill started the first annual LUNGSTRONG 5K run and 1 ½ mile walk in Beverly, MA.  Jill has been a Board Member since 2013 and has served as Treasurer since 2015.  

 

Outside of  LUNGSTRONG, Jill is an Accounting Manager for Newburyport Development (A New England Development Company). Jill spends her time with her husband Jim and their three sons; Brett, Shane and Peyton. Jill enjoys watching her husband coach at the Governor's Academy, watching her boys compete in sports, walking her dog and horseback riding. Jill and her family resides at the Governor's Academy in Byfield, MA., where they are dorm parents.

Board of Directors:
CareyanneDavis

As a close friend of Diane’s and as a Physician Assistant, I was well aware of the brutal statistics regarding lung cancer survival. I had also watched first hand, my beloved grandmother and some of my patients struggle with this disease. Before I met Diane, I was unaware of the disparity in governmental funding for lung cancer research, when compared with other cancers. This is unjust and must change.  Through Diane’s and LUNGSTRONG’s tireless efforts, we WILL change both these funding and survival statistics.

Beth Vossler

Beth Vossler joined the LUNGSTRONG Board of Directors in 2019 but has been supporting the organization since its inception.  She is happy to be on the Board and to help promote its mission. Beth, sister to Diane Legg, is proud of the work Diane has done to shine a light on Lung Cancer, be the voice for others, and advocate for many that are fighting Lung Cancer even as she continues to herself. Beth brings her experience of being on another small nonprofit board.   She is an RN, MSN, with more than 35 years of experience. She lives in West Hartford, CT with her husband Chris.

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David Legg

In addition to being Diane Legg's husband and father of 3 boys, I am a Vice President of Quality Assurance at Charm Sciences Inc. in Lawrence, MA.  After riding in my first Pan-Mass Challenge in 2008, I helped start the PMC Team LUNGSTRONG the following year and have been riding this event ever since.  I have been on the LUNGSTRONG board since its inception and am proud of the fundraising efforts of this organization to support innovative research for the treatment and cures of lung cancer. 

In addition to being Diane Legg's husband and father of 3 boys, I am a Vice President of Quality Assurance at Charm Sciences Inc. in Lawrence, MA.  After riding in my first Pan-Mass Challenge in 2008, I helped start the PMC Team LUNGSTRONG the following year and have been riding this event ever since.  I have been on the LUNGSTRONG board since its inception and am proud of the fundraising efforts of this organization to support innovative research for the treatment and cures of lung cancer. 

Scott MacDonald

Scott's wife Patricia was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2012.  Patricia and Scott met Diane shortly after and were inspired by her courage and extraordinary dedication and efforts to raise money for lung cancer research.  Patricia experienced first hand the benefits of the Boston area research and treatment expertise, including trials for targeted drugs and innovative combination drug therapies.  Patricia survived six years with an exceptional quality of life.  Scott is deeply committed to helping the world class researchers and doctors in the Boston area advance their work through fundraising.  Scott brings over 25 years of business leadership and non-profit experience to the Lungstrong board.

ChristineFrary

Christine has been an active member of LUNSTRONG since 2012 and was asked to be on the Board in 2014.  She has been a rider for LUNGSTRONG’s Pan-Mass Challenge Team since 2013, the Volunteer Coordinator for the annual fundraiser party 'Live it Up LUNGSTRONG', and has donated many hours volunteering at events and working behind the scenes.  Her company, Circle Insurance Agency, has been a consistent financial sponsor of LUNGSTRONG for events such as the PMC, 5K Race, and 'Live It Up'. Inspired to do even more, Christine also leads a local support group for women with cancer once a month.  

Jillian Carter

Jillian's involvement with LUNGSTRONG started in 2018 when she ran her first LUNGSTRONG 5K race just a few short months after her mom was diagnosed with stage III lung cancer, and her aunt stage I. With nearly 20 years of marketing expertise, Jillian has since been able to lend her time and skills to help raise awareness and funds to beat this horrible disease. She is forever grateful for the superior care her mom, aunt, and dad (diagnosed a few months later), have received at Mass General. She is proud to be a part of an organization that is empowering doctors to think creatively by providing unrestricted funds for innovative research and believes it is that level of thinking that will truly have a life-saving impact.

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Lauren Gonthier

Lauren is a recent graduate from Roger Williams University where she earned her degree in marketing during spring of 2020. Lauren is an Amesbury native, and has seen first-hand the profound mark that LUNGSTRONG has made in her community. She has a background in art and a variety of creative experiences that she is excited to bring to LUNGSTRONG. She is proud to be able to provide assistance to such an important cause and be able to use her new degree to make a positive impact.

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