Amy Williams

Amy Williams

Our Founder

Amy, a partner at Hunton & Williams law firm, was treated at Massey Cancer Center in 2011 for breast cancer. She credits her survival to Massey. She led a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle until about 10 years ago. Now she is an endurance athlete, having completed marathons, century rides, swims of up to five miles, and triathlons, including an Ironman. She has formed Amy’s Army to raise funds for and awareness of Massey Cancer Center. Massey Cancer Center works to make important discoveries about cancer, and to translate these discoveries rapidly into better prevention, detection, treatment and control of cancer.

 

Emily Bashton

Emily Bashton

Co-Founder, Ride Leader, Organizer, Volunteer

Emily is an agricultural commodity trader at Southern States Cooperative INC and a former Professional Off-Road Triathlete. Losing her cousin Wendy at age 28 to Leukemia as she waited for a bone marrow transplant brings greater purpose to Emily and her volunteer efforts for Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors. Emily is a huge bicycle advocate and creates the route and logistics of the Pedal thru Petals Ride.

 

Susan Ann Glass

Susan Ann Glass

Co-Founder, Organizer, Volunteer

Susan Ann is a founding member of Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors and helped develop the concept of “Pedal through Petals” as an annual fundraiser for Massey Cancer Center where she continues to be a key driver in the development, planning and execution of each year’s event. For nearly 20 years, she has volunteered her time, talent and treasury to numerous charities, primarily raising many thousands of dollars for cancer research by serving on national and local boards, chairing fundraising galas, directing races and has received several awards from the Governor for excellence for her efforts.

 

Lilo Navales

Lilo Navales

Co-Founder, Organizer, Volunteer

Lilo is an avid cyclist, triathlete, and supporter of Massey Cancer Center. She has been involved with the Pedal Through Petals event as one of the key coordinators since its inception 3 years ago. Amongst other things, Lilo coordinates the raffle, designs cycling jewelry and also stores the ice cream sandwiches that are given out on the event day!

 

Rob Larsen

Rob Larsen

Graphic Designer, Organizer, Volunteer

Rob is a freelance graphic designer. He was treated for testicular cancer, acute myloid leukemia and hepatitis C at VCU Medical Center and Massey Cancer Institute and cured of all three diseases. He has been in remission from the cancers since 1989. He is a lifelong cyclist and has completed 18 century rides and hundreds of shorter ones. He is currently training for a 100 mile ride around Lake Tahoe to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Rob is married and the proud father of three adult children.

 

Dorothy Erlanger

Dorothy Erlanger

Organizer, Volunteer

Meet Dorothy Erlanger: goal-getter, thought leader, obstacle-slayer. Having a birth defect proved to be a catalyst to success for Dorothy. Figuring out things on her own became her only normal. After a triumphant battle with ovarian cancer at 50, Erlanger set out to be a world-class triathlete. With perseverance, Dorothy achieved that goal and took it to the extreme, competing in World Championship Triathlons four times – so far. Dorothy is a master at getting through, around and beyond challenges – taking it on a hundred yards at a time.

 

Catherine Illian

Catherine Illian

Organizer, Volunteer

Meet Catherine, founder of Richmond Rides Bicycle Tours, Guiding experiential tours throughout RVA on comfy cruiser bikes.  When she is not biking, You can find her doting on her three sons and enjoying their neighborhood in Church Hill.

Meghan Murphy

Meghan Murphy

Organizer, Volunteer

Meghan moved to Richmond after graduating from JMU. She eventually landed at Hunton & Williams, where she works with Amy, and has been involved with planning and organizing Pedal through Petals since 2015- its first year. She is proud to help organize fundraising for such a worthy organization.

Taylor Woody

Taylor Woody

Social Media Specialist, Volunteer

My name is Taylor Woody and I am the social media director for petals. I learned about this great event through members of the team. I joined the committee because I want to help spread awareness about cancer prevention.

 

Barry Plott

Barry Plott

Web Designer, Photographer, Volunteer

Barry is a web designer, developer, and photographer currently living in the RVA. His interests are web design, photography, all things techie, art design, architecture, all things beautiful, kayaking, running, camping and cycling. Barry joined Amy’s Army of Cancer warriors in honor of his Aunt Jody Harlow. Jody was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October of 2014 and was taken from this earthly existence on December 1st 2014.

Jillian Ferree

Jillian Ferree

Graphic Designer, Organizer, Volunteer

 

 

Kaley Rosenthal

Kaley Rosenthal

Organizer, Volunteer
Kaley is an enthusiastic supporter and volunteer, lending her marketing and networking talent to Amy’s Army. 
She’s dedicating her 2017 efforts in honor of 2 dear friends, Cristina and Emily, who survived their cancer surgeries and scares. Kaley looks forward to the day when cancer is cured. She lost her dad to stomach cancer in 2011. In her free time, you may recognize her walking her two doodles, Marley and Mia, around Carytown or cycling along the lovely Capital Trail.